A Nurse To Claim His Heart (Neonatal Nurses #1) by Juliette Hyland
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A picture is worth a thousand words…What about a viral video?
When Dr. Benedict saves an infant on the Washington Metro, the treatment he performs with nurse Penny becomes the talk of the town—and social media! Not least because the world thinks they’re a couple… While a real relationship is a no-go zone for divorced Benedict, prolonging their “faux-mance” is the perfect way to raise vital hospital funds. But the longer their ruse goes on, the more real it feels!
My first Juliette Hyland novel covers so much including loss, a marriage of convenience, betrayal, and most importantly, love.
She believes in fairy tales and happily ever after. He believes in promises and love in the present. Can they have a future together or will their life experiences keep them apart?
Dr. Benedict Denbar, a neonatal pediatrician, is known as Playboy Denbar, a closed book, and a dedicated and amazing physician. Penelope “Penny” Greene, is an excellent and kind nurse whose broken engagement sent her back to the children’s hospital where she had been friends and colleagues with Benedict. Penny and Benedict share a medical moment on the metro which has caused a public relations craze that could raise funds for the maternity ward desperately needed for the hospital. At the hospital PR’s request, Benedict and Penny are to fake a relationship for the cameras in order to get the funding they need. They agree with their own doubts about a mutual attraction and their life choices. Penny wants marriage, children, and forever and Benedict does not.
Penny and Benedict make a great team in and out of the NICU. The chemistry is strong, but there are reasons for hesitation. Benedict has a past that needs closure and Penny needs to build her self-confidence again before moving on. Despite their misgivings, they fall hard and fast ignoring the elephant in the room about their future. When a situation in the NICU brings everything to a head and they have to confront their fate. Eventually, Benedict’s surprising secret comes out which brings back the pain and lies of her broken engagement giving her no choice but to end the relationship. Realizing love is about taking risks, they get their happily-ever-after with Benedict redeeming himself in a memorable way.
The story gives one an inside look at the operations of a NICU highlighting the pain and suffering parents go through with their babies’ treatment in the unit and the joy when they pull through. I loved Benedict’s baby graduation board to give parents hope during the most terrifying of times in their lives.
This is a lovely romantic story about making sacrifices and taking risks on love. The characters are genuine and the setting in a NICU is inspiring and real.
Thank you to Ms. Hyland for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
- A signed copy of A Nurse to Claim His Heart, a sample of Juliette’s favorite coffee (or tea) and a $10 Amazon gift card
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Juliette Hyland believes in caffeine, hot drinks and happily ever afters! She lives in Ohio, USA, with her prince charming, who has patiently listened to many rants regarding characters failing to follow the outline. When not working on fun and flirty happily ever afters, Juliette can be found spending time with her beautiful daughters, giant dogs or sewing uneven stitches with her sewing machine.