The Passion of Patrick MacNeill
"A former Marine fighter pilot battling to help his young son recover from burns suffered in the accident that killed his wife finds new life when he meets a beautiful new surgeon. This is the kind of book every reader hopes to find: full of wonderful characters, exciting passion and tender love. A joy, indeed." –RT Book Reviews
RT Book Reviews “WISH” Hero Award Winner
Maggie Award Winner
Romance Writers of America RITA Award Finalist
Golden Heart Finalist
Dedicated burn surgeon Kate Sinclair shields her tender heart behind a white coat and a coolly professional manner. But something about the little patient the nurses dub “Iron Man” and his vital flyboy father challenges her as a doctor and a woman.
Since the car crash that killed his wife and almost took his son, pilot Patrick MacNeill’s life has revolved around his little boy. No one—no woman and certainly no interfering doctor—can intrude on their bond, forged in love and pain.
When little Jack’s care brings these two together, it ignites a passion they can’t ignore. But their growing involvement threatens Patrick’s emotional barriers and Kate’s professional future. With so much at stake, will she trust her judgment...or her heart?
Praise for "emotionally compelling" New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra:
"Virginia Kantra is back where we want her, writing fantastic contemporary romance." –Rendezvous
"I'm a long time Virginia Kantra fan girl because every time I read one of her books, she reminds me why I read romance." –JoAnn Ross, New York Times bestselling author
"Kantra has to be the only romance author I've read whose characters are as rich as those of Nora Roberts." –The Romance Reader
"I have read and enjoyed all of Virginia Kantra's books. One thing for sure, her heroes are some of the best in the business. They are strong and tender with a protective and nurturing streak and a deep commitment to family - all traits that I love." –All About Romance
“Don’t dare miss THE PASSION OF PATRICK MACNEILL, Virginia Kantra’s emotional tour-de-force that will introduce you to some of the most compelling, most endearing, most memorable characters you’ve met.” - New York Times bestselling author Eileen Dreyer
“Utterly compelling...beautifully written.” – Bookbug
“Kantra has a lush writing style that I really admire and characters who are well-rounded and believable. Not to mention that her MacNeill heroes are luscious enough to eat.”
– New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries
More is needed to the ending
This was a well-written book it revolved around childhood hurts and love lost through tragedy. The brief and I do mean very brief ending was too short and did build on the issues so well-threaded throughout the previous pages.
I love reading stories about children. This is a great story and it is very emotional for victims of abuse and burn victims. Loved the romance and the ending.
I don’t give books 5 stars. Hardly ever. But I loved this book so much that I had to. It wasn’t a “perfect” book but the characters were so captivating and realistic that you couldn’t help but fall in love with them. Especially little Jack. He always seemed to have the right thing to say at the right time. I started the book HATING Patrick. But in the end, he was one of the most compassionate, lovable male protagonist I’ve ever come across. The love and connection between the characters was tangible. I also have a deep appreciation for the fact that the characters did not have the cliche “on again, off again” relationship. Rather there was a slow build up to their love (I say this despite the fact that I read the book in less than 24 hrs, that says a lot). The storyline was realistic and shed light on a very important medical issue. I learned a lot while reading this book. I have only two minor complaints. The consistent use of the word “masculine” on behalf of the female protagonist in the beginning drove me a little crazy. It felt excessive. My only other complaint is hardly a complaint.. I just wish there was an epilogue or several! I wanted to hear more about the rest of Kate, Patrick, and Jack’s story. All in all excellent book. I highly recommend it.