Donovan Wright never thought he would literally “save the woman of his dreams” from a runaway cart but that is exactly how he meets ER nurse, Simona Andrews. He recognizes the attraction and wants to get to know her better. Simona, unaware of Donovan’s occupation, is reluctant to date him as she harbors emotional scars from a previous relationship. In addition she has guardianship of her 11 month-old niece and wants to avoid the spotlight. Yet, she cannot deny the feelings Donovan brings out when they are together. She realizes he is a sweet and lovable guy but can she trust that he can guard their privacy?
Donovan is also struggling with trust issues and wants complete honesty in his next relationship. Once Simona agrees to a date and then a second, Donovan senses she is hiding something. An emergency causes her to come clean and Donovan feels the relationship they were building was mostly one-sided. He has to decide if she is worth it. Donovan has his work cut out for him and he just needs one chance to show Simona she is the one for him.
I thoroughly enjoyed Donovan and Simona’s story and adding in little Jasmine to the mix made for a lovable story. Ms. Lister did a great job in character development. Readers are able to empathize with Simona, but their hearts will really go out for Donovan. Ms. Lister portrays Donovan as a man not afraid to fall in love and when he does, he falls mind, body and soul. His love knows no boundaries and he works diligently to convince Simona to give him a chance. Although, Simona compromises the relationship with her trust issues, readers will experience the hurt Donovan feels and want to reach through the pages and shake some sense into her.
The story flowed very well and will keep readers engaged and rooting for this couple. It was great to catch up with a few old friends: Monte, Janae, Damien and Karen. Overall, this is a good read. Readers do not sleep on this author.
-Reviewed by Deborah