Sunday, 5 April 2009

Review – Lovers of Alpha Squad 2 – The Doctor’s Patience

 

The Blurb

Sam is a special ops soldier. He knows how to handle a gun, fight his way out of almost any situation, and is usually prepared for anything…except the feelings he is quickly developing for Dr. Daniel Evans, the squadron doctor.

Doc, however, has had feelings for Sam for quite sometime, but he has no idea what to do about them. For as long as he has known him, Sam has always been straight. When a chance encounter with Sam leads him to believe that Sam might be interested in more than a doctor patient relationship, Doc decided to pursue Sam, only to learn that Sam is married…to a woman!

Heartbroken, Doc ignores Sam's pleas for help when his wife is attacked. But when Sam brings his pregnant bride home and Doc learns that Sam still has feelings for him and it's a marriage of convenience, will Doc forgive Sam?

As they try to explore their new relationship, the danger that brought Sam home in the first place threatens to separate them permanently. With the help of their friends, Sam and Doc try to protect Sam's wife and themselves, hoping for a life together.

 

 

The Review

 

Characters

Sam – The brother who had to shoulder the most, the friend who covers everyone back, the man who has denied himself his very soul.

Daniel – Team doctor and the most determine man there is when it comes to right and wrong. Undecided about the feelings he has no control over, but he knows exactly who he wants. 

 

The Plot

Sam, a special ops soldier, finds the business of soldiering and handling guns and ammunition as easy as it can get. What he finds a trial to deal with, is, his feelings for the team’s doctor – Dr. Daniel Evans.

Daniel knows what he wants and what he wants is Sam, and after just a moment hesitation he makes his feeling known with dire consequences. Sam is however interested in nothing more than a platonic relationship with him, this leaves Daniel simply devastated.

When Sam has to deal with family obligations and things go wrong, his pleas to Daniel for help falls on deaf ears. However, when push comes to shove and all the cards are laid on the table will these two men ever get the chance to make what is wrong between them right?

 

 

"So, Doc," Sam began hesitantly, "Do you date?

Doc nearly dropped the wad of gauze he had in his hands at Sam’s question. His eyes flew to Sam’s before lowering quickly back down to the hand he was working on.

"Yeah," he said, clearly surprised that he had asked. Why in the hell would Sam be interested in whether or not he dated? Unless…

"Why?" He asked, unable to contain a small kernel of hope growing in his heart.

"I just wondered. I’ve never seen you go out before."

Doc held his breath waiting for Sam to continue but after a few moments of silence he finished wrapping Sam’s hand and stepped back. "Okay, that should do it. Keep it dry for the next couple of days. I’ll take out the stitches next week. And remember to keep it clean."

Sam watched Doc clean up the medical stuff, his movements stiff and awkward. Had he offended the Doc by asking? He hoped not. He liked Doc and thought of him as a friend. And you could never have to many friends.

"Hey, Doc?" Sam said as he stood up from the exam table. "I hope I didn’t offend you or anything. I was just curious."

As casually as he could manage, he said, "You didn’t. I do date on occasion but lately…"

"Lately?" Sam asked when Doc didn’t continue.

Stains of scarlet appeared on Doc’s cheeks as he finished speaking. "I’ve kind of gotten interested in someone lately and don’t want to mess it up by dating someone else."

"You’re interested in someone?" Sam asked, clearly astonished, his feelings towards Doc becoming confused when he realized that he was upset that Doc might be interested in someone. "Anyone I know?" he asked sharply.

Doc was startled at the hostility in Sam’s voice. "Why do you want to know? Why would you care?"

"I don’t!" The force of Sam’s seething reply took him off guard. Sam was clearly angry but for the life of him Doc couldn’t figure out why. Did Sam think that he was interested in someone he himself wanted?

"Sam…" Doc began.

The Doctor’s Patience © Stormy Glenn

 

 

Surprise Element

With all the drama happening in these men’s lives with love and career – there was not a lot of angst happening in this book. After they sort themselves out – they kinda got on with the rest of the story. So more twist and turns rather than angst between the men. 

Predictability

Everything was up in the air with this one – you just never knew who anyone would end up.

 

Smut/Ick Factor

Can i be honest here and say – not enough of the darn thing. Sam and Daniel has so much to give to each other – but when life and honour gets in the way it was touch and go and to be honest i wondered if they were ever going to get their chance.

 

Positive

THE DOCTOR’S PATIENCE is the second book in THE LOVER’S OF ALPHA SQUAD series and this time it’s the team doctor’s turn at the heartbreaking business of love. You can’t help who you fall in love with, but getting turned down at every attempt is enough to put anyone off and it certainly has with Daniel.

When he comes face to face with the unthinkable, he knows he has to man up to what Sam asks of him. Sam is duty bound at every turn of his life. From childhood to manhood, he has never had a chance to just be himself.

When he gets a second chance to have what he wants, it just might be too late, as danger follows in his footsteps and he comes with enough baggage to put off any sane man, he's hoping his hardest that it hasn’t put Daniel off.

From the moment you open the pages of this book, you are knee deep in steam. Daniel and Sam are just absolutely perfect as enemies, but even better as lovers and they burn up the pages before you get to the end of this fantastic read.

With Ms. Glenn’s usual creativity, expect issues and drama and so much fun untangling the mess that Daniel and Sam have around them.

Lots of emotional moment but all in all this was a fun read.

 

Negative

There were some unresolved issued in this book that just stood out. Although as this book is a series you never know alot of the unfinished business just might pop up in future books.

 

Cover

Nope didn’t like it at all – nothing sensual about this book and these men were sensuous if nothing else…

 

2 Speak To Me:

DeSeRt RoSe on 5 April 2009 at 11:09 said...

Nice review EH :)

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Erotic Horizon on 5 April 2009 at 11:36 said...

Thank you Ms. Rose for stopping by.

I love the award - Thank you..

E.H>