Tuesday, July 08, 2008


Kathleen Grieve has a new release, her very first, available now from The Wild Rose Press. THE DOCTOR'S DECEPTION is a medical romance and who better to write a medical romance than an R.N.? I hope you'll check out the blurb, excerpt and review below - this isn't the last we'll be seeing of Kathleen Grieve!!

Heart Surgeon Stone Lassiter has successfully transplanted beating hearts. It's his own that is causing him the most agony. With a death bed promise to his fiancée, he's driven to open a transplant center in her hometown, and arrives at Deerborne County General Hospital. Single minded in his focus, he inadvertently alienates the nursing staff he needs to make his dream a success. He sets his stethoscope on intensive care nurse, Faith Daniels, to improve his image.
Nurse of the Year, Faith Daniels has passed every nursing exam, but when faced with the task of the MCAT, she has severe test anxiety. Burned by her ex-husband, who used her while she put him through law school, she has become focused on passing that darn exam, and achieving her own dream to become a doctor in her own right.
Will the white lie Stone tells Faith jeopardize the love they find?

Check out an excerpt here - you'll be tempted, I promise!

My Romance Junkies review:

When you put together a strikingly beautiful nurse with trust issues thanks to a cheating, no-good ex-husband, and a gorgeous doctor with a guilt-ridden past and a single-minded goal for the future, how could there not be an abundance of emotion? Readers get this (and more!) in Kathleen Grieve’s THE DOCTOR’S DECEPTION.

Faith Daniels has bounced back from an ugly, insulting divorce, keeping busy as a much-loved nurse; even earning the distinction of Nurse of the Year at Deerborne General Hospital. When she repeatedly draws the short straw amongst the nurses, forcing her to work with the impossibly difficult heart surgeon, Dr. Stone Lassiter, she thinks she’s simply unlucky. Stone is known as being cold, angry and downright nasty and working alongside him is just plain torture, regardless of how gorgeously masculine he is. Faith’s biggest dream is to someday be a doctor herself, but she’s been unable to pass the MCAT, freezing up every time she’s made the attempt. Stone offers to help Faith overcome her anxiety issues in exchange for her attending a hospital charity ball as his date; she decides to take him up on his offer. The last thing in the world that she would have expected is an undeniable, unstoppable attraction between her and Stone. When a misunderstanding makes it appear that Stone has deceived her, just as her ex-husband had, her pain is crushing.
Dr. Stone Lassiter doesn’t realize how much the nurses in his department dread working with him. When a colleague tells him that the transplant center that’s been Stone’s dream since losing his fiancée to heart disease years before is in jeopardy because of repeated complaints about him, he knows he has to do some serious damage control. He’s certain that being seen with Faith will go far in patching up his tattered reputation. What Stone doesn’t expect is to fall completely for the sweetly wonderful Faith. Just when he begins to put the pain and heartache of the past behind him and he’s happily thinking of a future with Faith, a misunderstanding with devastating consequences rips his plans to shreds.
I personally feel that Kathleen Grieve has a real winner with her first release. This book has everything a romance reader could possibly want with realistic characters who aren’t syrupy sweet or too good to be true, and emotions that in one way or another have been experienced by each and every one of us at some point in our lives. Faith is a strong heroine, despite past heartaches inflicted by her ex-husband. She’s beautiful, motivated and bright, and driven to succeed. Stone is well-respected for his abilities as a heart surgeon, but past promises have made him oblivious to everything but overwhelming guilt over the death of his fiancée years before. THE DOCTOR’S DECEPTION definitely does not read like a first book and I look forward to many future releases from Ms. Grieve. If you enjoy great romance with a medical setting, steamy passion, and a tortured hero that you’ll find yourself rooting for, I highly recommend THE DOCTOR’S DECEPTION.

Click here to go to The Wild Rose Press for purchasing information.

Kathleen will be guest blogging here in the near future - watch for details coming soon!
Thank you, Kathleen, for the opportunity to read and review THE DOCTOR'S DECEPTION for Romance Junkies - and thanks, everyone, for stopping by to check it out!


Cryna said...

Great review Laurie as usual. This story sounds so good and I will have to check it out over at WRP.

Kathleen Grieve said...

Wow! Thanks Laurie! I'm so glad you enjoyed Stone and Faith's story!



Barb V. said...

Another great review Laurie. Thanks for bringing this new author to our attention. I'll be heading over to WRP to add this one to my cart.

Laurie said...

As an ex-RN I do occasionally read the medical romance series. I love learning about new authors so I will definitely look for Kathleen's book! Keep on writing Ms. Grieve!

Karin said...

That's a great review, Laurie. Put it together with the excerpt and it makes this book practically irresistible. Definitely one I'll be picking up.

Susan said...

Thanks for introducing us to Kathleen! Great review and excerpt. I'll be checking this book out.

flchen1 said...

Oh, thanks, Laurie! This sounds really good! I love learning about new authors :)