A big-city doctor in a small-town Montana practice....A former nurse who has sworn off doctors forever....The scene is set for passions to ignite in Big Sky Country. For readers of Robyn Carr and Sherryl Woods.
City doctor Josh Stanton and his sports car don’t suit the country, but with his medical school debt about to bury him, Josh has to make the best out of a bad situation. Adjusting to his new job and life in the middle of nowhere isn’t easy, but at least the views of the mountains—and one distractingly attractive local—are stunning...
After eight years away, Katrina McCade is back in Bear Paw for a break from her life, bad choices—and men. But when a broad-shouldered stranger bursts into town, she finds herself unexpectedly saddled with the town’s sexy new doctor as a tenant. Katrina doesn’t need a man to make her happy, especially a disgruntled physician. But try telling her body that…
"This is a funny, sexy, and heart-warming novel that I feel is a must-read and a keeper. It made me laugh. I loved each character, and wish I could visit Bear Paw."
Catherine Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of Silver Thaw
"Delightful." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
In the first Medicine River contemporary, the charismatic little town of Bear Paw, Mont., hosts delightful characters whose interactions feel deep and real. Chicago doctor Josh Stanton decides to knock off some of his huge student loan debt by working in rural Montana. His fianc e declines to relocate to the boonies with him; heartbroken, he swears off lasting relationships. Nurse Katrina McCade returns to her hometown of Bear Paw to lick her wounds after an unhappy affair. Katrina and Josh are poleaxed by mutual lust, and they decide to become lovers with no strings attached but as they begin confiding details of their lives, feelings change. The plot twists around medical emergencies, a second romance line involving Katrina's brother, the troubles of a local youth, relationships between parents and children, and former lovers learning to be friends. All these elements contribute to the comfortable feeling of smalltown life. The witty conversations, family drama, and accurate (but never maudlin) descriptions of loss and grief will have the reader laughing out loud, wiping away tears, and eagerly awaiting future books.
A wonderful start to a small town romance series
A wonderful start to a small town romance series, Fiona Lowe starts with Dr. Josh Stanton, who has set up practice in this little town to be able to pay off loans and escape from the big city ER. He’s busily adjusting to the remoteness of the hospital and the small-town atmosphere, and the adjustment is a big one for him.
Katrina grew up in Bear Paw, but left to pursue her nursing in the big city. While in Philadelphia, she was involved with a doctor that turned out to be married: she needed a change and home felt best.
From the start, these two were vibing off one another, but both were tentative and reluctant to get involved. When you added in Katrina’s family and the ‘small town’ feel, a relationship doesn’t feel like what either wants, but two adults can enjoy the benefits without attachment. Or so they think.
Adding to this is a lovely secondary storyline that is equally as sweet and endearing – love is in the air in Bear Paw Montana, and few will escape unscathed. Low on angst and tension , the characters in this story shine through with challenges and expectations that feel real and honest. Humor and clever dialogue, descriptions that bring the town and Montana to life and a story that will have you laughing, crying and thoroughly enjoying the story.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.