Lucy needed a change of scene. She didn’t expect the change of a lifetime.
Doctors Without Borders has been Lucy Young’s life for the past four years. After being rescued from a conflict zone, she’s making a change from saving lives under gunfire to practising medicine in safe, serene Siena.
Now treating wealthy patients at a private clinic, she’s never felt less comfortable. She’s used to helping those in dire need – not those in need of a nip and tuck. Her turmoil grows when she encounters injured tennis star David Lorenzo, whose smiles make Lucy forget her aversion to the rich.
She’s soon falling for the sportsman but is she losing herself in this world of excess?
All she’s ever wanted was to help the underprivileged, so can her future lie in Siena at the clinic – with David?
This sunny romance is the perfect summer escape for fans of Lucy Coleman and Alex Brown.
A magnificent beginning to a delightful new series – I do so enjoy Trevor Williams’ novels!
Lucy Young is not only a doctor, she is a surgeon and four the last four years she has been using her skill working for Doctors Without Borders. After a very close call in Africa, she needs to work elsewhere for a while – for the sake of her own physical and mental well-being. Her next position is working in a private clinic in the sun drenched region of Tuscany, Italy; a post she’s not really comfortable in, preferring to put her talents to use helping the underprivileged, not the rich and famous. One of the first patients she meets is tennis player David, former superstar whose injury has ended his career. Lucy finds herself very attracted to him, but with millions in the bank and rich lifestyle, can she ever feel comfortable with him?
Having been an avid reader of this author’s previous series, I was really looking forward to reaching this one on my list – and I was not disappointed. With a wonderful storyline which successfully encompasses both the richest and poorest of this planet, there is much to be learned. For me, part of the fun of Trevor’s books is that he always includes a labrador somewhere in the story; this time round it was a veritable feast of adorable pooches with several dogs and puppies too! They are always a part of each story and I look forward to discovering their names and personalities every time. Also included is a bit of historical information on the area where the story is set, and this novel is bursting with little gems which any would-be traveller can look out for. Add in that I could almost imagine the Italian sun warming my bones (always welcome in Scotland, believe me) and I have had a super time reading this. Collectively, along with excellent writing it all adds up to a very readable and terrifically enjoyable, smooth-flowing book which I’m very happy to give both the highest recommendation and five sparkling stars!
My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley and to Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
- Format: ebook
- Size: 212 pages
- Publisher: Canelo Escape
- Publication Date: 27 August 2020
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I’m a man. And a pretty old man as well. I did languages at university a long time ago and then lived and worked in France and Switzerland before going to Italy for seven years as a teacher of English. My Italian wife and I then came back to the UK with our little daughter (now long-since grown up) where I ran a big English language school for many years. We now live in a sleepy little village in Devonshire. I’ve been writing almost all my life but it was only seven years ago that I finally managed to find a publisher who liked my work enough to offer me my first contract.
The fact that I am now writing romantic comedy is something I still find hard to explain. My early books were thrillers and historical novels. Maybe it’s because there are so many horrible things happening in the world today that I feel I need to do my best to provide something to cheer my readers up. My books provide escapism to some gorgeous locations, even if travel to them is currently difficult.