Dr. John Flores has had an amazing year, to say the least. In a few short months, he moved from LA to Ann Arbor, Michigan to take a professorship at the University of Michigan, found out that he was adopted, discovered that his friend of severalMoreDr. John Flores has had an amazing year, to say the least. In a few short months, he moved from LA to Ann Arbor, Michigan to take a professorship at the University of Michigan, found out that he was adopted, discovered that his friend of several years, Benita Cochran Deveraux was his sister, and also found a radical cure for the disease that would have led to his death had it not been for an unexpected miracle.
(If youve read Something to Talk About, the 6th book in the series, youre aware of all these changes. If you havent read it yet, now would be a great time to pick it up) The miracle is Nina Whitney- the haughty, buttoned-up ghostwriter assigned to help him turn his manuscript into a best-seller. Nina is cool to the point of being ice-cold, reserved and definitely unsexy, at least thats what John thought. That is, until he found out that underneath her frosty exterior Nina was an amazing woman. She was the one who had gone to his new brother Adam and told him of Johns condition and asked him to donate part of his liver in a transplant that would save Johns life.
It was just the beginning of the new relationship that emerged after Johns move to Michigan. Nina showed him so much care and concern that every step of his recovery was easy, except getting to know her the way he wanted to.
Far from being an ice maiden, he found out that Nina was an exciting, enticing woman and a total mystery. She had a secret that she was hiding from the entire world, especially John. Even though he was falling in love with for her, she would only let him get so close to her and no closer.
There was an invisible wall around her that he had to break down in order to get to what her really wanted which was her heart. John was determined to win her love, but in order to do that, he had to win her trust, something that Nina had lost long ago. John was determined to have her and he held back nothing in his pursuit of her love. Nina couldnt resist the romantic way he swept her off her feet until she could finally admit that she loved him, too, but she was still keeping secrets from him.
Her past was too painful to share and it took all of Johns patience and quite a bit of his skill as a psychotherapist to get her to open up to him. Nina did open to John and during a romantic trip to Puerto Rico, she shared more of her past with him than shed ever shared with anyone, but in the following weeks a crisis arose that sent her back to her home in Oakland, CA leaving only a terse goodbye letter that could have been put on a Post-it note.
John goes after her to put their love on the line- either she can trust him with her whole heart or their relationship cant last. She is stunned that he came for her but she is still afraid that telling him the truth about her past will destroy everything. But her love for John finally gives her the strength to bare her soul and tell him all the secrets shes been carrying for so long. After John hears the true story of her life he loves her even more and he proves that love by bringing her a gift of closure that is beyond any dream shes ever had.
From beginning to end, this is a sensual story of the healing power of love.