She’d gotten nervous about her first day at The Inside Word—a tabloid! God help her, how had she come to this?—and before she knew it, she’d found herself walking out the door of her new apartment dressed in what, in her saner moments, she referred to as her slut suit.
Cleo is an up-and-coming investigative journalist who got her former employer, The Tucson Sun, a nomination for the Pulitzer. So why is she now accepting a job with The Inside Word, a tabloid? It’s complicated. In fact, her life has been nothing but. Her mother is a former Vegas showgirl who is now a choreographer in Vegas which Cleo likes to keep on the down low. Even her ex-boyfriend Martin Howard Prescott the third didn’t know about that side of her life, but now she has sold her soul to the devil and her sign on bonus will be in the bank soon to take care of some debts. Everything is going as planned…or is it? She didn’t count on having to work with sexy Alec Ramirez with those bedroom eyes and smoldering good looks.
“She’d thought that Ramirez fellow had been within a breath of backing her up against the break area’s counter and taking her right there. And for a second, it hadn’t seemed like a bad idea.”
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But here we are, day in, day out with our patients, their families; we see it all. Nurses are like hospital furniture. Everyone else constantly moves, the Ists get promoted, patients go home or die but we stay, steadfast, waiting to be sat on, leant on, perhaps kicked about a bit.
Alice is a compassionate nurse and unit manager in Ward 9B, a small High Dependency Unit at St. Catherine’s Hospital. Patients there hover between life and death.
One of her patients, Frank Ashcroft, has been on her ward for two months which is unusual for someone in his state. He had a brain stem stroke leading to a coma and Dr. Sharma wants to move him to a morgue waiting room to let him die, but Alice is optimistic that Frank can hear her during their long one-sided talks. Frank is a good listener who doesn’t judge while she chats about her husband, David, and her many devastating miscarriages. All she wants to be is a good wife and mother, and when a young, pregnant female coma patient, Cassie, is admitted to her ward, she has hope that if a baby can survive in a coma patient, then maybe one could survive in her. But, someone wants to harm Cassie, and Alice will protect her and the baby at all costs. Continue reading “#BookReview: If You Knew Her by Emily Elgar @emily_elgar @weiss_squad”
Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Romance, Series
Release Date: February 2012
Beginnings is a romantic thriller set in the criminal underworld of 1970s London. Eleanor Chapman is 16. She has no idea her father is employed in a world of organised crime until the day he is forced to go on the run, leaving her at the mercy of dangerous people.
Her life is spiralling out of control yet on the night she plans to escape, she stumbles across a mysterious prisoner. His name is Jake, a rock musician from Holland and he has a contract on his life.
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“Always watch your step or you might land in something you can’t wipe off – Nanny James”
Kansas at the end of the Civil War. It’s her twentieth birthday and Cara Calvinia James is alone after the death of her family. Her wish is about to come true…to go to California and start a new life, but a stranger and a baby enter her life that day and change it forever. What is in store for Cara as she helps a man in need?
Dake Reed, former Union soldier, is going home to Alabama to face his family and friends who call him a traitor. Little did he know that he would be responsible for taking a newborn baby home to Alabama after promising a dying mother he discovered lying on the road. He hoped to find someone to help him care for Anna Clayton’s orphaned child on the way to Alabama, but can Cara, an independent, spirited woman from Kansas help him?
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This story has as many twists and turns as Lombard Street in San Francisco.
Nick and Amy Dunn were the golden couple; the couple everyone wanted to know, but after losing both of their jobs in New York the marriage started to wane. Nick finds out that his mother dies which prompts them to move to Missouri to run the family bar. To Nick’s surprise Amy disappears and the investigation uncovers all kinds of secrets that point to Nick as the abductor and killer.
Written from Nick and Amy’s points of view this is a sociopathic tale revealed right before your eyes. This is an incredible read and your emotions will be ripped apart and thrown in your face. A must read for those who like a disturbing mystery.