Dr. Garrett Gibson is the only female doctor in England, having been educated and trained in France since women were banned from doing so in her home country. She was given an opportunity by Rhys Winterborne when he hired her to assist his doctor in providing medical services to his workers. It’s given her credibility and a successful career, though sometimes it means visiting some of the rougher areas of the city to see patients. For some time she’s had the feeling she’s being watched and one evening when three men try to assault her, the man who’s been following her shows his face and assists her in taking the attackers down. Ethan Ransom is an inspector with Scotland Yard’s secret service and he’s made it his mission to protect the beautiful doctor. But protecting her isn’t the only thing on his mind.
the heart of the story…
Ethan and Garrett had crossed paths in an earlier story so that spark of attraction began before this night. Both are very attractive people who are very skilled at what they do and the attraction is no wonder. I enjoyed their romance but the intrigue around Ethan’s paternity and his job are even more compelling. There’s a conspiracy afoot at the highest level in Scotland Yard that threatens the stability of the government and Ethan’s in the thick of unearthing the traitors. I liked this bit of mystery and suspense that eventually affects his relationship with Garrett and introduces him to the family ready to embrace him.
Four books in and the narrator continues to be the voice of this series. She’s such a good storyteller no matter who’s front and center. I’ll be listening to the rest of the books as she delivers such great performances and heightens the reading experience.
the bottom line…
I enjoyed the story for the romance, mystery and suspense. Suspicions about Ethan’s paternity were hinted about earlier so it came as no surprise but his acceptance by his new family made the story more interesting. I also loved seeing Garrett’s skills being put to use as she adds to the cast of remarkable women in this series. It’s not a complicated story but I liked everything about it.
- Release Date: February 27, 2018
- Series: The Ravenels #4
- Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
- Audio Length: 9 hours, 56 minutes
- Publisher: HarperAudio