WOW WOW WOW!!! One of the instalment of the Maitland Maternity books!
Years ago, Ellie Maitland was shattered by what she perceived was a rejection by her best friend Sloan Cassidy. Since then, her sole comfort has been her family and her ambition which has driven her. As an administrator for her mother's maternity clinic, Ellie strives hard to prove her worth to the clinic's clients as well as to her family. Though she knows she will never be a beauty like her twin sister, Ellie knows business and she struggles to achieve a footing in a world where she is perceived as being too young and inexperienced to fill her mother's shoes. To add to the trouble at the clinic, Sloan Cassidy comes back into her life with his twin daughters in tow. The two girls are too much for him to handle and he wants Ellie to help him while they renew their friendship.
Tara Taylor Quinn has written a mediocre installment of the Maitland Maternity series. Because much of the conflict between Sloan and Ellie resides in the past with their friendship, Quinn seems to have a hard time illustrating a development between the two romantically. Their single bond is Cassidy's daughters who truly are too much for a single father to handle. Ellie is a contradictory character whose strength of purpose is always underminded by the vulnerability she has felt since she was a teenager. Because of this, it was hard for me to take her seriously as it was for the business people she dealt with. Though she finds confidence in her work, her lack of faith in her mother's approval of her for the position doesn't ring true. The author's prose is good and the story is not bad at points. I just got the sense that Quinn had tried to tackle too many issues of the characters and their relationship at the same time which did not allow for a fluid storyline already marred by the overarching plot concerning the abandoned baby.
I enjoyed this book very much. This is part of a 12 series book editon.
Sloane Cassidy, the guy who broke her heart ten years ago is back-and wants her to help him take care of his 18 month old twins. While Ellie tries to resist falling in love all over again, a woman with amnesia comes into the picture, and they are still searching for the mysterious baby that was left on their doorstep. I can't wait to read the rest of the series!
Ellie Maitland was goal-oriented. She operated on five-year plans. Finishing her master's degree by night, serving as chief administrator at her family's renowned clinic by day, she was out to prove herself, big time.
Sloan Cassidy had eighteen-month-old twin daughters, and not a clue in the world how to handle them since his wife had left. But he knew who did.
No way was Ellie going to let herself be roped into helping to care for Sloan's little girls. Those kids brought out all the maternal instincts she wanted to suppress. And she had no time. And Sloan was way too appealing. And everyone knew the cowboy had broken her heart ten years ago. Except Sloan.