Max Bainbridge is an ace newspaper reporter who gets all the biggest assignments, most recently covering the fighting in Afghanistan. When he is shot on the battlefields, he is operated on and then flown home. The nurse responsible for his subsequent care is Evelyn Hammer, a 35-year-old woman who ran for her life, and from the musical spotlight, when she was 17 and on the cusp of fame. Her new identity has been in place, and impenetrable, ever since. Over the years, she’s found singing is a more soothing way to wake people from surgery, and they are usually so foggy they don’t realize she’s been singing to them. Until Max, that is.
Evelyn knows she’s breaking one of the cardinal rules of nursing by dating a patient, but she can’t resist Max. What begins as an innocent affair with a definite expiration date when Max leaves for his next assignment becomes a real threat to unmasking Evelyn’s hidden identity. Max can’t control his journalism instincts as one clue after another emerges and he realizes he doesn’t know the person he’s fallen in love with.
Only by uncovering Evelyn’s secret past can they move forward with their future. But her past is still there, and threatening. Some secrets are better left alone.
I have been fascinated by the development of the United States my entire life, so it’s only natural that I write historical and contemporary romances set in America. I use my writing as an excuse to tour the country as much as possible. I now live in an eclectic college town in Ohio with my puppy-mill rescue dog, Mary.
I absolutely loved this book. The writing was flawless, the characters jumped from the pages and came to life...it was an amazing read. Very few books have ever made me snot cry, this was one of those books. Definitely a must read.
After being injured in Afghanistan covering the news as a reporter, Max is flown to a hospital in DC. He is awakened by singing, what he says is the voice of an angel. There is something about his beautiful nurse that he just can't resist.
Evelyn knows it's wrong to date a patient but there is something about Max that draws her like a moth to flame. She figures that a short romance couldn't possibly change her life too much. His job will send him back out in the field in six months anyway so its not like he's going to be around long term.
Max is a reporter and he knows a story when he sees one. Evelyn definitely has some deep dark secret and he's bound and determined to figure out what exactly it is that she's hiding. But will that secret be the end to their relationship?
This is definitely a book you need to check out. It does have some adult content so I'd say it's an 18+ read.