Sidelined by injuries from a vicious assault, chaplain Riley Hale is determined to return to her former duties as an ER nurse. But how can she show she's competent when the hospital won't let her attempt even simple tasks? Determined to prove herself, Riley volunteers at a controversial urban free clinic despite her fears about the maverick doctor in charge.Dr. Jack Travis defends his clinic like he's commander of the Alamo. He'll fight the community's efforts to shut its doors, even if he must use Riley Hale's influential family name to make it happen.As Riley strives to regain her skills, Jack finds that she shares his compassion--and stirs his lonely heart. Riley senses that beneath Jack's rough exterior is a man she can believe in. But when clinic protests escalate and questions surface about his past, Jack goes into battle mode and Riley wonders if it's dangerous to trust him with her heart.
This was a good one! Riley was an ER nurse and loved it until a brutal attack left her incapable of doing the job. At least that is how the hospital sees her, she knows that she can do it if just given the chance. Jack runs a clinic in the right part of town but for the 'wrong' people. Now the neighbors are trying to shut down the clinic because of the crime rate increase. Riley's family has money and influence and her working at the clinic just might be what both of them need both career wise and emotionally.
I liked Riley. She was kind, caring, considerate but she had a backbone! Jack came across as arrogant occasionally but I think that was his trying to cover feelinigs. The set up for the dog, caretaker and just the whole medical community made you feel like you were there because of all the small details. The whole storyline kept me entranced and I'm looking forward to more from this wonderful author.
I rate this a 5/5. It was a good clean read that had a great storyline.
Thank you to Tyndale for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.