Reviewed by Kimberley
AUTHOR: Scotty Cade
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 69 pages
RELEASE DATE: December 27, 2017
Dane McCormick’s job negotiating leases and building out furnished office suites takes him all over the country. He stays until the job is done—and then he moves on. As satisfying as the job is, it leaves him no place to call home and no chance to build a personal life. After arriving in Greenville, South Carolina for a job, a severe stomach virus knocks Dane for a loop. He finds a local urgent care clinic… and a tall, dark, and handsome doctor who goes well above and beyond his duties to treat Dane. The doctor’s bedside manner makes Dane forget all about his stomach flu.
Carter Baldridge has dedicated his life to caring for others. Since graduating from medical school, he has spent all his time and energy building his urgent care business, But the morning he steps into his examining room and sees Dane McCormick on the table, he realizes it might be time to devote some attention to a part of life he has neglected. The spark is there, but so is a major obstacle in the form of Dane’s peripatetic lifestyle and a bad experience in Carter’s past. Both have to decide if the risk is worth the reward.
This is another great read from Scotty Cade. This features one of my favorite character professions: doctors. I truly enjoy reading this author’s work. This novella, in my opinion, reads like a full 200 page plus novel; the characters and storylines are so well written.
I loved Dane and Carter. At first I wondered how these two MCs would fit together. Dane travels extensively for his job with really no home base and Carter is an established and settled physician. Although both men seemed compatible, both were leery of acting on their attraction. I felt like there was more fear on Carter’s part because his stemmed from a bad experience and fear that maybe Dane’s lifestyle would prevent him being content in the relationship.
This story, as with the others, flows really well. There are no outrageous scenarios. You have the story of two men who meet and fall in love; it’s the subtle build to a real relationship in between that’s the captures and holds your attention.
This author’s characters are no twinks; characters are always men of a particular age, some would call mature. It’s this age group that I enjoy reading. His books are always immaculate in their presentations: the covers are superbly done and his editing is always spot on perfect.
I definitely recommend this novella.