Gold Coast Angels: A Doctor’s Redemption
Author: Marion Lennox
Publisher: Harlequin/Harlequin Medical Romance
Date of Publication: September 6, 2013
Sam Webster lives for three things: his little heart patients, his dog and surfing. Out on the waves this gorgeous lone wolf can find the solace he craves.
When a bubbly new nurse spots him on the beach and begs him to teach her to surf, his first reaction is a big fat no! But Zoe’s lust for life is infectious and tempting—she has learned to grab each moment. Can she show Sam that life is worth living if he’ll take the biggest risk of all with her?
This was a sweet book, all things be told. Both hero and heroine have had some horrendous events in their pasts which understandably leads them to be relationship-shy. But then they find each other and they will help each other heal, even before they realize they’re doing it.
Zoe … wow. I don’t often read about heroines who’ve been ill the way she was most of her life, but I really admire how Ms. Lennox handled not only the truth about Zoe’s life history, but how she built that into a serious stumbling block to a relationship. I really found Zoe’s reluctance, her unease about forming a relationship with Sam, believable (though toward the end I was getting a little tired of it and wanted to slap her – hence 4 stars, not 5).
Sam. Poor, poor Sam. I can’t believe how much his emotional scars must have weighed on him. He deserved to find himself a very happy ending, and a wonderful woman once he dared to love again. And Zoe indeed was the best match he could have found.
The secondary cast in this book can’t be overlooked. I fully expect that at least two of them will show up in a subsequent book in the Gold Coast Angels series, given the sparks that flew between them. The gossipy environment of the hospital was a lot of fun to immerse myself in, and I’m very glad I took the time to read this book.
I’ve only read a couple of the Harlequin Medical books, but I can honestly say I have no qualms about reading more.
Thank you Ms. Lennox and thank you Harlequin for letting me read this!
Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.