OUT NOW! Hearts to Heal by Deirdre O’Dare
Raised by her father after her mother’s death due to a drunk driver, Bonnie Verdugo has grown to be very focused and driven. Her ultimate goal is to become a doctor. Meanwhile she works as an EMT while she takes courses to become a nurse practitioner, each effort a step toward her dream. She has no time for romance or a social life. Then a hiking accident puts her in the care of Jerry Bertini, a fine orthopedic surgeon, but also a man with a reputation.
Jerry Bertini has always been a rebel, going against the family tradition to become a physician instead of a lawyer. He enjoys being the black sheep. Despite his reputation as a playboy, he has a serious side. His career is almost his life, and he’s also trying to raise his motherless daughter. Jennifer is now a teenager and suddenly a handful of trouble. So is Bonnie, the saucy little Latina EMT who ends up under his care when she breaks her leg. He doesn’t suspect how quickly she will get under his skin until it is too late. Now what will he do?