Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Doctor's Devotion by Cheryl Wyatt - Brief Review

About the Book:  (from the publisher)

When he fled Eagle Point years ago, former air force trauma surgeon Mitch Wellington left only broken dreams behind. Now he's back with a new dream—opening a trauma center in the rural area and saving lives. He hopes to hire the quick-thinking nurse who impressed him during an emergency. But Lauren Bates lost her faith and doesn't believe she deserves to help anyone. Mitch knows firsthand what loss feels like. And it'll take all his devotion to show Lauren that sometimes the best medicine is a combination of faith, community—and love.

About the Author:
Cheryl Wyatt's closest friends would never dream of the mayhem she plots during announcements at church. A Registered Nurse-turned-Stay-at-Home-Mom, joyful chaos rules her home and she delights in the stealth moments God gives her to write. She stays active in her church and in her laundry room. She's convinced that having been born on a naval base on Valentine's Day destined her to write military romance.

Her debut novels, A Soldier's Promise and A Soldier's Family release from Steeple Hill publishers in January and March 2008. Prior to publication, Cheryl was published in non-fiction and had six manuscripts place in twelve RWA contests.

My Thoughts:

“…the beauty that unleashed every time she blinked was kicking his concentration to the curb.  She had the most gorgeous green eyes.”

“…[He] watched her departure, enjoying every second of her appealing stride.”

“A handsome hunk thought she was pretty.”

I’m sorry.  I tried.  But I cannot get past the very unrealistic mush of this story.  If every man and woman on earth reacted this way around each other half the planet would die in the first eight hours of the day stumbling into moving traffic. 

I’m sure there a  terrific story in here - Cheryl is an award winning author for Pete's Sake - but right now…romance is at the bottom of my belief system, and these two…well it ain’t happenin’ for me.  Sorry.  I signed up for the wrong tour.  I’m sorry.

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