Gwen Bailey has been busy taking care of everyone but herself. After a tragedy tore her family apart, she put her dreams aside to be with family. Now that her life is getting back on track, and her new Chocolaterie is open, she can concentrate on snagging the handsome, mysterious customer who has her dreaming about her own happily-ever-after…
Doctor Luke Thomson has spent the last five years filled with guilt. He hopes to make amends in Shadow Creek, however he doesn’t count on falling for the adorable and gorgeous Gwen Bailey. He vows to not get involved with her, but she’s too sweet to resist. It’s only a matter of time, though, before the truth comes out. Luke knows there’s no way Gwen will look at him the same way once she discovers his secret…
“You can’t tell me what or who I need. You can’t tell me who I can fall in love with. All I know is that life passes by and if you’re too afraid to take a risk, one day it’ll be all over and there’ll be nothing to show for our time here. If you don’t want me, that’s one thing. But to not even try because you’re afraid? I don’t think so.”
The Doctor’s Redemption is the third book in the Shadow Creek, Montana Series, but can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel. Told from dual points of view, The Doctor’s Redemption follows the story of Gwen and Luke. After a terrible tragedy tore her family apart, Gwen has spent her time taking care of everyone and everything around her; even if that means putting her wants and dreams aside. Flash to the present, Gwen’s life is finally on track and she’s starting to live her dream. The last thing she ever planned on was meeting Luke….5 years ago, Luke’s life was hit with a major tragedy. To this day, he still harbors guilt. He wants to make amends for his past. What he never planned on was Gwen. He knows he should stay away, but he can’t deny the pull that he feels towards her. Will Luke and Gwen take a chance on what could be an amazing HEA? What will happen when Gwen learns of Luke’s past? You’ll just have to pick up this book and see for yourself.
The Doctor’s Redemption might be a novella, but this book packs a punch. It is fast paced and grabs you from the very beginning. The Doctor’s Redemption is a wonderful story about second chances, forgiving oneself and redemption. I think this story was sweet and had a lot of heart. It does deal with some rather tough subject matter, but I believe that it was handled and written well.
Overall, I thought The Doctor’s Redemption was a quick and easy read. I was able to finish it in just a few short hours and thought it had just the right amount of romance with a dash of drama. Overall, an enjoyable read.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book via the publisher and NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*