LEAVING AN IMPERFECT PAST…
Monica Gardner is starting over. The broken-hearted St. Louis native has nothing left at home any longer: her future is being an ER doctor at a New Orleans hospital. Her first day makes for a bumpy start as she continually runs into handsome but irascible Dr. Elijah Holmes—a man who could make her change her mind about finding true love.
FOR NEW EXPECTATIONS
For years, Dr. Eli Holmes has been living up to his own high expectations—and is burning himself out in the process. The only time this “Super Doc” ob-gyn slows down is to notice the beautiful eyes of a newcomer, Dr. Gardner. He’s pleased to know that she’s more than just a pretty face, she’s also an ace physician. When they work together, sparks fly. But with both Monica and Eli trying to hard not to fall in love, they realize they can’t resist this affair of the heart.
Release Date: November 10, 2011
Holmes Brothers #1
Deliver Me is the first book in the Holmes Brother series from Farrah Rochon. I’ve heard about this series of books forever, and finally had to give them a try myself. I loved Deliver Me so much; I downloaded all the other books in the series when I was only 25% finished reading it.
Elijah Holmes aka “Super Doc” is an ob-gyn who gives his all to his job, even going above and beyond to take care of his patients. He is also absolutely drop-dead gorgeous and has pretty much been a player for years. He has made it a rule to never date doctors after being burned pretty badly in college.
Enter Monica Gardner, who is starting over in New Orleans after having her heart broken in St. Louis. She has taken a job as the head of the ER and hits the ground running from the moment she joins the hospital. Not only does she basically run the ER, but she has also agrees to help run the charity event to keep The Parenting Center up and running, which the citizens of New Orleans are in major need of always. Of course Eli is the one doctor with the most experience, and he is the one to offer to help with the event.
I have to say I laughed out loud on more than one occasion when Monica and Eli were together. From him almost hitting her with is car on their first meeting, to him needing her to pose as his girlfriend to keep his mom from setting him up with his old high school girlfriend, I found myself totally falling in love with them as a couple. They had some serious chemistry, even if neither wanted to admit it in the beginning. OMG I loved Monica and Eli together so much!!! I have to say I loved that Monica made Eli wait to make love for the first time. I don't think I could have bought into them as a couple if she had just jumped into bed with him, when I knew she was still getting past the deception of her ex. Let me just say it was so worth the wait though!
With Monica's trust issues, I knew there was a good chance those issues would become a problem between them. I won't lie, it almost broke my heart to see her accept what she was told rather than talking to Eli about the situation. However, when Monica wants to make things right, she also does it in a big way. I had all the happy sighs going by the end of the book.
I adored Monica and Eli's story, but have to say I also fell in love with the entire Holmes clan along the way. I can't wait to read each of the Holmes brothers get their very own stories, and I so look forward to seeing what is going on with Monica and Eli along the way.
Rating: 4 stars (B+)