I was provided with an advance reader copy by My own copy 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.
Series: Sunshine General Hospital #1
Published by Harlequin Medical on May 1, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Medical Romance
Source: My own copy
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The bond they share…
Orthopedic surgeon and struggling single mom Dr. Mackenzie Fawles can't believe her eyes when she sees John Watson—the man who saved her and her tiny daughter—again. He might have vanished before she had a chance to thank him, but she's never forgotten how safe she felt in his arms.…
John stopped doing emotion a long time ago, after the death of his wife and child. But an unexpected connection was formed the day he saved Mackenzie, and now she's slipping past all his well-guarded defenses….
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The first RuBY Review Challenge book for this week is One Life Changing Moment, the May 2013 Harlequin Medical release from Lucy Clark.
Here are my thoughts on One Life Changing Moment:
This was such a lovely and emotional story to read. These two people shared an experience that nobody should have to endure – the death of loved ones, and the resultant grief – and there was a connection that was greater than either John or Mackenzie could explain.
Even though John and Mackenzie realise quickly that the strange pull to the other is not something that they imagined for all the time they were apart, I loved that they didn’t just suddenly jump each other. Their relationship grew around even the darker moments of grief, and Lucy Clark’s done a wonderful job of showing how grief, when left unchecked, can keep you from moving forward. I also loved how Mackenzie didn’t try to push John to get over it.
This is far from just a grief book – it shows a beautiful relationship between a mother and child, and the romance that develops between John and Mackenzie is sweet and tender. Mackenzie’s strength is a thing of awesome, and in her, John has found someone who understands and wants his happiness.
Reading all these RuBY books, particularly the ones that are part of a series, is such a great thing and I can’t wait to get a few free moments to see how the others at Sunshine General Hospital get to their HEA. I really enjoyed One Life-Changing Moment, and its RuBY nod is much deserved.