PULLING DOUBLES - Christina C. Jones
Warm Hues Publishing
REVIEWER: Barbara Larnell | RATING: A
REVIEW: AIt’s here - the second book that features one of the Wright brothers. This time author, Christina Jones, features Dr. Joseph Wright, Jr. PD. (You’ll find out what those last two initials mean when you read the book.) The setting is the University Hospital’s Women Center where Joseph is the head resident and the heroine, Devyn Echols, is under Joseph's supervision as she works out her year-long internship as a Nurse Practitioner. The fireworks begin instantly as Devyn and Joseph immediately bump heads as they attempt to engage in a professional relationship without allowing their personal feelings to interfere. Good luck with that!
It’s immediately apparent that Joseph and Devyn are attracted to each other. The chemistry is intense and tangible. Something is bound to happen when you are pulling a double shift with someone you are attracted to. As in the first book of the series, the characters engage in fresh, witty, and believable dialogue that enables the storyline to flow smoothly. Whether it’s Joseph and his brothers or Devyn and her best friend, Reese, the dialogue is grown-up and contemporary.
As the story develops, we find that there is a lot more to Devyn that meets the eye. The author presents a ‘real life’ health issue that this character has to deal with. It also becomes a point of contention in Devyn’s previous relationship with her ex, the self-assured Malcolm Sevier, who takes advantage of her health complications in order to try to control her. The episode that resolves that conflict is one of the best in the book. No spoilers! The eclectic cast of dynamic side characters include Eric, Devyn’s brother; Justin, Joseph’s brother; Aviva, straight-shooter friend to both Devyn and Joseph; and the ex’s, Malcolm and Mariah (aka Crazy Pants). We are also reunited with the hero and heroine, Jason and Reese, from the first book of the series, GETTING SCHOOLED. We get to see how that relationship has progressed. Last, but not least, there’s the budding relationship between Imara, Reese’s mother and Joseph, Sr., the father of the Wright brothers.
I like that the author tells the story from the point of view of the main characters. This technique allows the reader to be privy to the inner thoughts and feelings of those characters. I must pass this disclaimer on to you. There is the use of profanity throughout the story, but don’t let that stop you from reading a great story. Even though there are no wedding bells ringing at the end of the story for any of our couples, I eagerly await the third book about the third brother. I liked PULLING DOUBLES. It’s a delightful, contemporary story that I know you will enjoy.
26th April 2016 | firstname.lastname@example.org