If they tear down their walls, can they break the story wide open?
ER doctor Grace Reilly thrives on patching up her patients, propping them back on their feet and sending them home healthier, yet emotionally she feels flat on her back after being deceived by her ex-boyfriend. She’s shelved her malfunctioning romantic radar, possibly forever. But she’s not opposed to no strings attached sex, especially when she meets the brooding and enigmatic Oren Brody. Even better? After giving her a mind blowing orgasm with no reciprocal expectations, he vanishes as mysteriously as he appeared.
Six months ago Oren Brody and his brothers, Asher and Ebon, bought the London Phoenix newspaper to save the esteemed daily from bankruptcy. They need a big scoop or a budget shortfall could shut them down. A confidential tip about corruption and potential medical malfeasance points Oren toward St. Hilda’s Hospital – the same hospital where his mother unexpectedly died after a visit to the ER for a pounding headache. He needs answers, and Grace seems to be the key. He’d tracked her down hoping she could be a source. Seducing her was accidental, but he finds himself unable to ignore their zinging chemistry and he doesn’t really want to.
Oren needs to earn Grace’s trust, but that’s a big ask since their first meeting began with a lie and ended with sexual fireworks. Grace has already been deceived by one lover, can she forgive and forget and give Oren a chance?
Crowley (The Striker's Chance) lays the groundwork for an emotionally rich series with her first London Phoenix novel, featuring two overworked, heartsore professionals who come together to expose a medical malpractice cover-up. Dr. Grace Reilly shares a stolen moment of lust with a man who turns out to be the new editor of one of London's longest-running broadsheet newspapers. Oren Brody and his two brothers rescued the London Phoenix from bankruptcy, and they need a real story to boost the paper's circulation. Oren has a lead on a malpractice scandal at Grace's hospital the same hospital in which Oren's mother died unexpectedly but he needs Grace's help to uncover it. What begins as a tenuous working partnership develops into an intense passion, until Grace and Oren find themselves on opposite sides of a breaking news headline. Vivid characters and an intriguing premise make this contemporary especially appealing.