Thursday, February 15, 2018

Book Brief: Won’t Feel A Thing (St. Cross #1) by C F White

wont feel a thingTitle ~ Won’t Feel a Thing

Author ~ C F White

Publisher ~ Loose Id

Published ~ 19th December 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance





It takes more than a doctor to mend a broken heart.
Ollie Warne is fresh out of nursing school and working his dream job as a pediatric cardiology nurse at St Cross Children's Hospital, London. He wants to start the new year free of personal heartache after his track record of falling for the wrong man--his New Year's resolution is to live a life of carefree liaisons from now on.
He immediately meets Jacob, father of one of Ollie's patients and a man harboring more guilt and past demons than even Ollie, which is saying something...
Their growing attraction makes it hard for Ollie to keep his distance, but he has to. Not only do the ethics of his profession demand it, but Ollie is entangled with another man--a predatory doctor who has a huge personal and professional stake in Ollie's life.
Ollie risks more than his job by getting involved with a patient's father--and much more than just the success of his New Year's resolution, something that was supposed to ensure that, this time, he won't feel a thing.


Cheryl’s Review

Ollie is a nurse. Jacob is the father of one of Ollie’s patients. Ollie is having a self-destructive affair with a senior doctor. Sounds like a recipe for disaster, and it is – for them, but certainly not for the reader.

I loved this book from start to finish. It’s not perfect, but the flaws only make the story more charming.

The book is an easy read, with lovable characters, a dastardly villain, a quirky best friend and an adorable little girl. There’s just enough tension to keep you on your toes but the story itself is gentle and believable. There is enough detail put into the nursing that it’s very believable and it’s easy to follow the characters through their daily routine and into their dramas.

I have to admit, I didn’t like the first “sex scene” because I felt it was gratuitous, but the later ones with Ollie and Jacob are sweet and hot.

There is little to complain about as the book is smooth and complete. The story arcs make sense and play out nicely, the dialogue flows well and is believable, and best of all the characters have emotional depth. I really felt for Ollie when he got himself into hot water.

I loved the whole idea of having different smiles for different situations, which popped up throughout the book. It made me think and it made me smile. I’m sure there will be plenty of smiles evoked from reading this book, as well as a few sniffs maybe.

All in all this was a nice, easy read with no major drama and an engaging storyline. I can highly recommend for people who like to take their medicine with a little sugar.

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Meet C F White

Brought up in a relatively small town in Hertfordshire, C F White managed to do what most other residents try to do and fail—leave.

Studying at a West London university, she realised there was a whole city out there waiting to be discovered, so, much like Dick Whittington before her, she never made it back home and still endlessly searches for the streets paved with gold, slowly coming to the realisation they’re mostly paved with chewing gum. And the odd bit of graffiti. And those little circles of yellow spray paint where the council point out the pot holes to someone who is supposedly meant to fix them instead of staring at them vacantly whilst holding a polystyrene cup of watered-down coffee.

She eventually moved West to East along that vast District Line and settled for pie and mash, cockles and winkles and a bit of Knees Up Mother Brown to live in the East End of London; securing a job and creating a life, a home and a family.

Having worked in Higher Education for most of her career, a life-altering experience brought pen back to paper after she’d written stories as a child but never had the confidence to show them to the world. Having embarked on this writing malarkey, C F White cannot stop. So strap in, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride...



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