Bedside Manner

Author: Sophia Rae

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Release Date: May 2008

Blue Ribbon Rating: 4.5

Format: EBOOK

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Emergency room nurse Sara Delaney thought her life was simple.  Working all hours until she is numb from lack of sleep still doesn’t allow her to forget the guy that took her virginity so many years ago in high school.  She also hasn’t forgotten the pain that he caused her when he broke her heart.  Although her life is busy with work, she has no social life to speak of, and sex is so rare that she is afraid she will never have it again.  When, during a particularly busy shift, she goes to do the intake of a patient having an allergic reaction, Sara is suddenly struck motionless.  The patient having the reaction?  It is none other than Alex Conrad, the man that hurt her so badly years ago.

Alex Conrad has come back to his hometown.  When he has an allergic reaction and visits the emergency room, he is surprised to find Sara Delaney as his nurse.  Remembering how he treated her all those years ago doesn’t make him proud, but in his own inflated egotistic way he is determined to once again make her his.  The fact that she is feisty and independent and not receptive to his seduction skills sets him down a notch, but it also makes him more determined to once again become Sara's lover.  Now all Alex has to do is convince Sara of this fact – and that might be quite the task.


With one scene, Sophia Rae hooked me on this book.  As a girl that can remember having her heart broken in her youth, I wanted very much for Sara to let Alex have it with both barrels.  I wanted him to pay for hurting her and I wanted him to pay big.  The longer I read, however, the more I found myself wanting Sara to forget Alex’s youthful and selfish decision and forgive him.  Time has changed the boy she knew and made him a man – and it is his adult reflections and treatment of Sara that made me fall in love with him.  Sexy and playful, Alex is certain he can have Sara as a lover again.  Imagine his surprise when she is harder to win over this second time around.


BEDSIDE MANNER brought the characters to life. I cheered for them to find the love each held in their hearts for the other and as such I was thoroughly entertained through out this extremely well written and wonderfully told story.  I loved it.

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Natalie

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