Nurse Falls for Her Patient’s Grandson
I chose this story at my favorite book review site because it has a nurse as the heroine, Lexie. I am an RN myself, so I can’t help but want to read books that have a nurse as the protagonist! Lexie, though, is a private duty nurse. The relationship between her and the hero, Drake, was fractious from the beginning to nearly the end. They certainly didn’t like each other when they first met; neither was impressed by the other and formed bad impressions. But the author peeled back the layers of both of these complex characters, making their growing relationship seem organic as we got to know them better. I absolutely adored Oliver, the dying grandfather. I believe there is a saying that at the end of your life your regrets have to do with your personal choices about family and relationships and not about your job or career. Oliver is the living embodiment of that concept, and his realization is something that he wants to leave as a legacy for his grandsons who are battling over his business.
I do actually like the story from a romance standpoint, but from a nurse perspective, it is not realistic. It would be against our code of ethics to date a family member of our patient! So that aspect of the story didn’t sit right with me. I had to consciously put that idea aside, imagine that I wasn’t the nurse, and just try to enjoy the characters and romance for what it was. It did have some issues with grammar, punctuation, and usage, but not enough to detract from the enjoyment of the story. I love how the author injected southern charm into the story. While I have not visited the south, I enjoyed the quaint phrases and habits and southern-style dialogue. All in all, I found this to be an enjoyable read.