Welcome to the second book in the Echo Lake contemporary romance series from Maggie McGinnis. Please read on for my review and excerpt, don’t forget to check the tour stops to see what other readers thought of the book, and be sure to enter the tour-wide giveaway where a Grand Prize winner will get a $25 gift card to a retailer of the winner’s choice, and two additional winners to receive eBook copy of FOREVER THIS TIME. But first,
Heart Like Mine
We all read romance for different reasons, but primary among those reasons is the characters: we want to understand them and feel what they do, and we want to be entertained. Occasionally a story comes along that will provide just that: two characters that you want to have as friends, and see all the potential for them as a couple.
Delaney is a financial analyst, brought into Mercy Hospital to help improve their bottom line, and the department that is most important to the ‘powers that be’ is Pediatrics. The interim head of Pediatrics is Dr. Josh Mackenzie: competent, capable, and utterly devoted to his work and his patients. He wants to prove that his department is doing solid work for the kids and the community, and Delaney seeing just what they do is a key part.
Wanting to give every department a fair shot, Delaney knows she should see what Josh has to offer, but past experiences makes her unable and unwilling to spend time in the department.
These two are adorable together: Delaney hides a deep wound behind a competent and businesslike exterior, but every time she and Josh come into contact to discuss budgets and expenses, they can’t ignore the attraction, or that they are at cross purposes where the budget is concerned.
These two are so very much alike: dedicated, passionate and commited to doing their very best in every situation. Slowly developing, the story reveals a relationship that develops over time, allowing the characters to grow and share information about themselves while strengthening their connection to one another. Far from smooth, the story brings up areas of conflict and compromise, showing our couple working to find real answers in an all too complicated system of healthcare finance.
A lovely story that fits nicely into the series while standing on its own without issue.
Title: Heart Like Mine
Author: Maggie McGinnis
Series: Echo Lake #2
Also in this series: Snowflake Wishes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Published on: 5 April 2016
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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ONLY LOVE CAN HEAL A BROKEN HEART
Delaney Blair loves her job at Echo Lake's Mercy Hospital, where she's developed a reputation for being smart, fair, and driven. When she's assigned to cut funding, she has to temporarily relocate her office, put on borrowed scrubs, and go toe-to-toe with Dr. Joshua Mackenzie, the interim head of the pediatrics department. His killer smile and rock-star body are distractions Delaney could do without, but she's determined to stay focused while she brings his budget into line. It's not working.Beloved by his colleagues and patients alike, Josh is too busy caring for sick kids to talk numbers with the sexy, stiletto-clad Delaney. Every time they talk business, tensions run high…but so does a powerful attraction neither of them can ignore. When an emergency brings Mercy to its knees, Delaney and Josh must work together to save lives. But can they also find a way into each other's hearts?
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.