Southwick, Teresa, Her Maverick M.D. (Montana Mavericks: The Baby Bonanza, Book 2), (Richmond, Surrey: Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2016).
Title: Her Maverick M.D. (Montana Mavericks: The Baby Bonanza, Book 2)
Author: Teresa Southwick
Imprint: Special Edition
Issues: Child Abandonment; Infidelity; Loss
Rust Creek Ramblings
I’m sure you’ve heard there is a new doctor in town. Sexy Jon Clifton looks more cowboy than paediatrician, he’s good with kids and dogs, and what we all want to know is: Why is this man still single?
Though there are plenty of ladies in Rust Creek Falls who would like to change the confirmed bachelor’s status, Dawn Laramie alone seems to be immune to his charms. The dedicated nurse works side by side with Dr. Jon day after day, intent on keeping things professional…and distant. Meanwhile, we here at the Gazette can practically hear the tension thrumming between these two. Our diagnosis? A classic case of lovesickness with an age-old cure! But will the doctor’s proposal heal Dawn’s wounded heart?
I’ve written before about my four brothers and how close my bond is with them. We also had a sister and lost her to cancer a number of years ago. I miss her very much and regret not being able to share with her all of life’s highs and lows the way only sisters can.
In Her Maverick M.D. sibling relationships play an important role in getting the hero and heroine together. Paediatric nurse Dawn Laramie and her sister, Marina, shared a childhood that didn’t include their father because mostly he stood them up for Christmas, birthdays or even visitations. The experience cemented their loyalty to each other – and also made it difficult for Dawn to trust a man with her heart. But her sister is the one who encourages her to keep an open mind about a happy-ever-after. Dr Jonathan Clifton is more geek than smooth-talking charmer. He’s more into logic than complicated feelings, and reluctant to jeopardize the work environment with romance…until some sage advice from his brother tips the scales towards love.
The relationship between Dawn and Jon was so much fun to write, but I also found a wonderful connection to other characters in the book. And for me it was lovely to put on the page the girlie bond of sisters that I missed out on with my own.
I hope you enjoy Dawn and Jon’s story as much as I did writing it.