Monday, December 5, 2016

[Pat's Review]: "Mended by Love"

romance novel cover, contemporary romance, Mended by Love by Stacy Eaton
Mended by Love by Stacy Eaton
Publisher: December 5th, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Josey Napier had given up on love after a longtime crush told her he loved her like a sister. Intent on staying busy at work as a surgical nurse to suppress the pain, Josey is shocked when she recognizes Tucker Wheatcraft, the police officer who saved a friend’s child from drowning, on her operating room table—fighting for his own life.

Four months after pulling a young boy from the freezing water while off duty, Tucker is struck by a car and shot. When he wakes up and finds the woman he’s had his eye on standing vigil over him, he’s thankful to be alive, but after weeks of therapy, Tucker still isn’t getting the feeling back in his legs, and the mind games are starting to wreak havoc with him. Can he ever be the kind of man that Josey deserves? 

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Reviews of Eaton's Previous Novels:

Distorted Loyalty -- Pat

Second Shield -- Pat
Second Shield II: The Return -- Pat

Whether I'll Live or Die -- Pat

My Blood Runs Blue (#1) -- Pat

Barbara's Plea -- Pat

Cured by Love -- Pat

Tangled in Tinsel -- Pat

Revived by Love -- Pat

Pat's Review:

A contemporary novel full of courage, strength, and a beautiful love story.

Josey Napier is the head surgical nurse in a NYC hospital. Needless to say the surgical floor is a rough and ready place. After a call from the ER, she finds three policeman injured in a protest gone bad. The most serious was Tucker Wheatcraft, a policeman who had saved a friend's son from drowning. She has seen him on occasion at gatherings, but never dreamed he would end up in her surgical room. Tucker had been hit by a car, then with a compound fracture of his leg lay immobile on the ground when a protester appeared with a gun aimed at his head. At the last minute his partner tackled the man to the ground, but he got a shot off that went under his vest to his abdomen. He survived, but barely. After two long surgeries, Tucker is on the slow road to recovery, with the chance of never walking again dominating his mind. Josey has been by his side both off duty and on. The decision is made to move Tucker back to his family's home in Texas, where he could get the care he needs. Josey is faced with a difficult question when he asked if she would go with him to help him recover.  With lots of unused vacation time, she considers it, and agrees. His family is very wealthy, and a private plane and anything she wants is suddenly at her disposal. She is starting to get the feeling that what she really wants is Tucker.

Ms. Eaton has each character with alternating chapters, so you really get an inside look at their thoughts. Tucker seems almost too good to be true, but the long recovery starts to wear on them both. Strong feelings and sexual pull join to make things even more difficult. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel with its roller coaster of emotions, and recommend it if you like some medical issues with a romance.


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Pat received an e-ARC of this book from the author.

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Thanks for the review, Pat! 😊


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