200 Harley Street: The Tortured Hero by Amy Andrews: Review

June 28, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★★★

I was provided with an advance reader copy by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Any and all opinions expressed in this review are mine alone. I received no financial incentives to review this book.

200 Harley Street: The Tortured Hero by Amy Andrews: Review200 Harley Street: The Tortured Hero by Amy Andrews
five-stars
Series: 200 Harley Street #8
Published by Harlequin Medical on July 1, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Medical Romance
Pages: 192
Format: eARC
Source: the publisher
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Reunited with his past…

Running the Hunter Clinic’s charity operation has given surgeon and ex-soldier Ethan Hunter a new lease of life. His reconstructive work with wounded soldiers and civilians helps block out his army traumas. But when Ethan learns that he’ll be working alongside beautiful surgeon Olivia Fairchild – the woman whose heart he regretfully broke – he can’t help but remember the passion they once shared…and is surprised by the sinfully delicious sparks her touch still ignites! Is Olivia the only woman to finally provide peace for this long-tortured hero?

I am really enjoying the dark, conflicted heroes of late – the ones who have secrets and hide their true selves from the world at large.

From billionaires to businessmen, from deliverymen to doctors, the dark, brooding hero is fast becoming a favourite.

Amy Andrews does this kind of hero really well, and Ethan is no exception to this rule.

So, what did I think of 200 Harley Street: The Tortured Hero:

This is still not out in the wild until Tuesday, so I am not planning to reveal all its secrets. Why? Because I want you all to read it! I haven’t yet read the others in the series, but I will definitely be doing so after this stellar conclusion to the Harley Street continuity.

As I said before, Ethan radiates that conflicted vibe. His past is littered with ill-tempered, moody behaviour, and despite what has eventuated in his life since his previous involvement with Olivia, you can still see hints of that in his character. But by no means is the character of Ethan unlikeable. Far from it, in fact. I loved his growth as a person, his realization that he didn’t need to be who he was. The compassion he shows to the girl whose life he helps transform is just beautiful.

Olivia – she has been through the ringer and back, and then pulled back again, first with Ethan and then with the loss of her parents, but I loved that she wasn’t dragged down by all this. She picks herself up and faces the world, rather than hiding from it.

Their past and the present that’s brought them back together collide in an incredible chemistry. The connection that was there before, between Ethan and Olivia, is evident in how they are together now.

I loved the excitement of the medical aspects of A Tortured Hero. The young girl that Ethan and Olivia care for through the clinic, the condition that brings her to them and the way in which it is helped, were fascinating.

I first discovered Amy Andrews through her medical romances, and this is another one that I will be adding to my keeper list. I really do hope that there are more of them in her writing future, because if they are even close to this, I’ll be a happy camper indeed.

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