Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Only His Heart

Title: Only His Heart
Author: Shawn Lane
Publisher: Amber Allure
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ISBN: 978-1-60272-692-5
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary; Exhibitionism
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Rose Nymph

After first setting sights on Doctor Calvin Lassiter, Emergency Nurse Matt Walton felt the need to introduce himself. He had heard the man was cold but the doc’s good looks are just too much of a temptation for Matt to resist. Their first meeting doesn’t quite go according to plan but Matt thinks he has seen a glimmer of hope beneath the hard façade. There’s a reason Calvin is burying his emotions and Matt is willing to bet only he can be the perfect tonic for Calvin’s bruised heart.

Only His Heart is the third book in Shawn Lane’s Only series and shifts the focus from the law firm to the emergency room, with sweltering results. Calvin and Matt are both captivating, lovable characters with a great deal of depth. The chemistry between the pair was hot and there is one scene where Matt shows his more adventurous side on a roof top that I feel needs particular mention. It was fun to observe the plot unfolding, even if some of Matt’s choices drove me crazy as I just knew they were going to return to haunt him. The build up to the inevitable fall out of one particular moment of bad judgment on Matt’s part was very well done. It was painful to read as all the good work at getting Calvin to break free from his shackles was threatened but these characters are in it for the long haul, a characteristic of all the stories in the series so far that has made me come back for more time and again.

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