THE DOCTOR'S SURPRISE FAMILY (4.5) by Mary J. Forbes: The quiet life on Firewood Island suits Dr. Dane Rainhart perfectly. A trauma surgeon on sabbatical after being wounded in Iraq, he's taking each day as it comes and trying to forget the past. But widowed BandB owner Kat O'Brien is a part of that past, and she makes Dane want a future -- with her. But Kat's still hurting over her husband's death, and Dane's experiences have left him damaged both physically and emotionally. Finding a way to be together isn't going to be easy. A simple plot allows Forbes' complex, rich characters to shine. Dark, dangerous Dane is a standout, and this book is a keeper.

Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer