Pete Morgan tries to avoid the curious stares and sad glances of his friends and family. After being shot in the ER, where he was working, and watching his best friend and fellow doctor die right beside him, he can't stand their pity. Maggie Holms is a physical therapist who helps her patients channel their anger into their rehabilitation. She's had a crush on Pete for a long time, but she's battling her own demons, and only Pete seems to see them as they work together to rebuild the strength in his legs and Maggie's self-confidence. Michelle Celmer's House Calls (4.5) is a unique Desire story featuring two characters with health issues. Its depth of character and emotion makes it a very heartfelt, compelling read.