This was a sweet book, all things be told. Both hero and heroine have had some horrendous events in their pasts which understandably leads them to be relationship-shy. But then they find each other and they will help each other heal, even before they realize they're doing it.
Zoe ... wow. I don't often read about heroines who've been ill the way she was most of her life, but I really admire how Ms. Lennox handled not only the truth about Zoe's life history, but how she built that into a serious stumbling block to a relationship. I really found Zoe's reluctance, her unease about forming a relationship with Sam, believable (though toward the end I was getting a little tired of it and wanted to slap her - hence 4 stars, not 5).
Sam. Poor, poor Sam. I can't believe how much his emotional scars must have weighed on him. He deserved to find himself a very happy ending, and a wonderful woman once he dared to love again. And Zoe indeed was the best match he could have found.
The secondary cast in this book can't be overlooked. I fully expect that at least two of them will show up in a subsequent book in the Gold Coast Angels series, given the sparks that flew between them. The gossipy environment of the hospital was a lot of fun to immerse myself in, and I'm very glad I took the time to read this book.
I've only read a couple of the Harlequin Medical books, but I can honestly say I have no qualms about reading more.
Thank you Ms. Lennox and thank you Harlequin for letting me read this!
Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.