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Thursday, December 31, 2015

4/5 Review: Summer On Lovers Island by Donna Alward


 
What happens when a seasonal fling turns into the love of a lifetime?

Lizzie Howard's life has always been adrenaline-charged. Top of her class at Harvard Med and now a gifted trauma doctor, Lizzie's medical career has always come before rest, relaxation, and especially romance. But when one careless mistake brings her future to a screeching halt, Lizzie's only chance at reviving it is to temporarily take over a friend's practice in Jewell Cove. The sleepy Maine coast, a world away from the bustling emergency room Lizzie knows and loves, leaves her feeling more lost than ever-until she meets widowed doctor Joshua Collins, and her heart starts beating a little bit faster...
Coming home to Jewell Cove was Josh's salvation after his wife died. Looking for peace among the familiar faces of friends and family, he's grateful to work in the town's small medical clinic by day and spend his nights trying to forget everything he's lost. Lizzie's big-city sensibilities are a brash reminder of the world he's pushed away, but he can't deny that together they've sparked a flame that crackles higher and brighter every day. Maybe love is the best medicine after all ...
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This is a great easy reading romance about doctors and the Maine area. I thought it was a great stand-alone novel but want to go read the other books in the Jewel Cove series. The story is written about a small sleepy area and the descriptions want to make you go explore it yourself.  The love scenes and their romance were easy going and made this an easy to read romance.

I liked how the story evolved about two very different doctors who were totally different personality wise from each other, became a nice romance of how people can adapt change and see what they really need and want.  Both Doctors Lizzie and Josh had extreme problems that brought them to the same medical practice.  Lizzie was only supposed to be there for a short time to help out a friend and recover from family tragedy and work related tragedy.  Josh was always the small town sort of person and was returning to settle down after his wife died. She had not been a faithful wife so he had lots of heart hurts to get over.