By My Side

By My Side - Wendy Lou Jones [bc:By My Side|22195050|By My Side|Wendy Lou Jones||41543665]

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'By My Side' is a well written medical romance with a unique twist. Authentic medical references give the story a realistic edge.

There are two stories in 'By My Side'. The first adds a fascinating dimension, yet is so simple it doesn't detract from the complex medical romance of the second story.

Lena is at a crossroads in her young life. Emotionally scarred she finds attending a funeral with her mother very difficult until left to her own devices she meets an enigmatic stranger who senses Lena is troubled and tries to help by telling how she met the love of her life after a funeral. Lena likes her new friend who knows and speaks well of her mother and gradually becomes enthralled in the story that she tells.

Katy is an A&E nurse, a likeable character who often speaks before she fully engages her brain. Adam is an Orthopaedic consultant who is dedicated and good at his job but struggles with his people skills. This flaw is a nice authentic touch. Damaged by his past Adam doesn't want to like Katy but she starts to get under his skin. Their love story is full of twists and tragedy but the romance is heart warming.
The ending is surprising, poignant and hopeful.

The perfect read if you like medical romance with strong, emotional characters and are prepared to open your mind to new possibilities.

I received a copy of this book from Harper Impulse via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

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