Beckett, Tina, Hot Doc From Her Past, (Richmond, Surrey: Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2015).
Title: Hot Doc From Her Past
Author: Tina Beckett
Issues: Bereavement; Grief; Parenthood;
A smile she could never forget!
Stepping into West Manhattan Saints, Dr Tessa Camara is stunned to discover the hospital’s new orthopaedic surgeon is Dr Clay Matthews — her ex! Four years apart did nothing to extinguish the fire between them, but she has never forgiven Clay for his betrayal…
Clay still doesn’t know why Tessa ended their relationship. And with his adorable little daughter, Molly, to consider, he doesn’t have time for Tessa’s independence issues. But resisting the passionate Brazilian woman, who once stole his heart, is easier said than done!
Our family lived and worked for many years in Brazil. One of the most fascinating things we experienced while we were there was our son’s class doing a demonstration of capoeira, a Brazilian martial art. It was completely different from what I’d expected, with its flowing movements accompanied by the beat of the tambourines and a unique instrument called a berimbau.
In Hot Doc from Her Past, Dr Tessa Camara is slogging through the last year of her residency along with three other housemates. Tessa happens to have Brazilian parents, who have encouraged her to retain bits and pieces of her heritage – one of which is capoeira. When her martial arts studio decides to participate in the hospital’s summer festival it creates the perfect storm – because an old flame has just burst back into her life…someone she is desperately trying to steer clear of. Only the hospital, her friends and fate have other plans!
Thank you for joining Tessa and Clay as they circle each other in the capoeira ring and in life, each hoping to avoid losing not only the match but also their hearts. I hope you enjoy reading their story as much as I loved writing it!