Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Doctor's Secret Bride by Anna E. Ross

She placed a finger in the space between her nostrils and pulled her nose upward. When she saw the slight hint of a smile flash across Precious’ face, she knew it was over. She rolled her eyes back into their sockets until only the whites were visible, pursed her lips, and began making slurping noises like a pig at the trough.

“Hee, hee, hee, hee.... You’re silly.”

“And you’re precious. C’mere.”

~~~The Doctor's Secret Bride by Anna E. Ross

Dr. Erik LaCrosse needs a nanny for his daughter, Precious. When Michelle Carter arrives at his doorstep for the job, he has misgivings about her. She is too young and beautiful to be a nanny. But Michelle Carter has other ideas. She wins over his daughter in no time.

Erik is attracted towards Michelle and soon they marry each other secretly. Erik's first wife had died in an accident and Michelle seems to hold a key to that. When Erik learns of her secret, he cannot bear to be with her. Michelle leaves him easily enough as no one is aware of their secret wedding. 

Michelle might be homeless and penniless but she devotes all her free time to be with underprivileged children. She and her brother turned out good despite having an abusive father. She lost her job and he stole all her money too. Her father is the cause of all her troubles.

I found Erik arrogant and self-centred. I finished the novel because of Michelle. She is strong, good and knows how to help others. I think she ought to have made Erik grovel at her feet. She gave in too easily!!


Nise' said...

Cute teaser. I like stories about strong women despite the circumstances.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Good Teaser. Michelle sounds like an interesting character with a sad history. I'd like to read her story.

fredamans said...

Sounds like a book where the characters might frustrate me. Like the teaser though.

Beth F said...

The teaser is fun but I'm going to trust your review and give this a pass.

JLS Hall said...

Great teaser! I think I'd dislike Erik, too.