Spicy dialogue, enjoyable characters, an interesting premise and good storytelling will have readers devouring this delightful novella like a refreshing Italian ice in the blazing Texas heat — and yearning for more. While some scenes are a bit predictable, readers will enjoy the respite Giroux offers in this entertaining nugget, the first in a series.

Surgeon Michael Dennison is a wounded, emotionally damaged individual. Violet Bellows is the one person that can soothe the roughness and heal the spirit, if only he would relinquish his fear. Together they will learn how love can repair brokenness, rebuild ravaged self-esteem and unveil pure happiness. (LCGIROUX.COM, dl. $2.99)

Reviewed by: 
Diane Morasco