Good morning, everyone. Iâ€™m happy to be here at Coffee Time Romance. Iâ€™m Alyssa Fox. Yesterday started a big day for me; my debut book, Road to Recovery was released. All I have to say is, it was a crazy day, but so much fun. Itâ€™s like watching your babies going to school. You worry about them, but know youâ€™ve done all you can to make them the greatest they can be. Thatâ€™s the same for any bookâ€¦you put your heart into writing it and you just pray that people love it as much as you do.
Itâ€™s as thrilling as the day an editor offers to buy your book. Iâ€™m sure I drove my family crazy talking about it all day. But I have to say I have the sweetest husband and kids; roses were delivered to end my release day. They were a Motherâ€™s Day/release day gift. So I hope yaâ€™ll will come to love this story as much as I loved writing it.
Feel free to visit my website, and also my blog. I love talking with readers. I’m doing a giveaway on my blog the winner will be announced on Sunday. You could win anÂ Eiffel Tower necklace along with a copy of the book.
Dr. Erin Millerâ€™s life was going great; for the most part, anyway. She was single, had a career she loved, and a cherished circle of friends, but something was missing. When a mentorship with the Chief Pediatric Surgeon becomes available, she couldnâ€™t be more thrilled. Maybe this is just what the doctor ordered! That is, until the handsome and charismatic Dr. Kyle Reynolds decides he wants the mentorship as well.
Kyle Reynolds has lost everything including his wife and daughter. With nothing left in his life except for his job, he sets his sights on the new mentorship position with single-minded determination. The only obstacle he faces is the sexy Dr. Erin Miller.
Erin leaned back in her chair. She sat surrounded by the tomes sheâ€™d pulled from the shelves. It made no sense to her. The tests sheâ€™d been waiting for had all come back fine. Those two hours sheâ€™d hoped it would take had turned to six. She was still waiting for an ultrasound report, which should be coming any moment. She placed the latest report on the table and reached her hand to her head, slowly rubbing her temples. It wasn’t like her not to be able to figure out what was going on with a patient. She dreaded the look on the parents’ faces when she had to tell them. Sometimes it seemed like days before reports came back, and that was the only part of her job she hated.Â Her stomach knotted as she glanced at the clock. Only twenty minutes before she had to give them an update.
Her mind wandered back to the meeting six hours ago, and the way her body had warmed under Kyle’s gaze. It had only been for a brief moment. Girl, you seriously need to get laid, that’s all it is. There’s nothing to the way he looked at you. You’re imagining things.
â€œGood afternoon, Erin,â€ She jumped at the deep voice coming from her left. A glance over her shoulder confirmed what she already knew.
â€œAfternoon.â€ She fumbled to grab the chart in front of her, hoping he’d leave. He sat down next to her. His gaze singed her cheeks, but she couldn’t look up; instead, she concentrated on the chart in front of her.
The memory of their first week working together came to her mind again. When she walked into the office, she’d been drawn to Kyle, who had sat in a chair across the small room, so arrogant and sure of himself. Kyle wasn’t her type at all; she normally stuck with the safe, boring guys. Everything about him had screamed he was more. Just once, she wanted to take a chance and not do what everyone else expected. It had been time to let go and have some fun. Well, that’s what she had wanted to do, and based on his flirting heâ€™d seemed to be into her too.
For a moment, her mind drifted back to the dance theyâ€™d shared at the Christmas party three years ago. Against her best judgment, sheâ€™d said yes to Kyle’s offer to dance. Really, what could one little dance do? Boy was that ever wrong, from the moment heâ€™d taken her in his arms. She could feel the chemistry between them. The smoldering heat took over, and she couldn’t think of anything but him, as fire raced down her spine, consuming her. Her mind told her to break the dance, that it had been a mistake, and yet she couldn’t. The pull between them was greater than her need to move away.
Her gaze had traveled upward. His eyes had darkened, her knees had weakened, and it had taken everything in her to fight the strong attraction she felt toward him.Â She saw the unspoken question in his eyes. The song ended. “I’m sorry…I just can’t,” she had whispered and left him on the dance floor.
Instead of taking a chance on Kyle, sheâ€™d gone the safe route and starting dating Dr. Lopez. Someone she had thought was ready to settle down and start a family like she had been. Too bad the safe route had turned into the biggest mistake of her life. It had caused her to re-examine her plans. To wait until she was more established in her career before she seriously started dating again.
She continued pointedly ignoring Kyle, and relief washed over her when Jenny, one of her interns, walked up and said, “Here’s the CAT scan report.”
â€œThanks,â€ she said, taking the report. She studied it. Erin closed her eyes and rubbed her forehead. This keeps getting crazier. She opened her eyes slowly to skim over the report again. Nothing had changed. â€œThis makes no sense,â€ she whispered, more to herself than to anyone else.
â€œWhat’s doesn’t make sense?â€ Kyle asked.
Setting down the piece of paper, she turned to look at him. â€œI’ve got a three year old patient, and it shows he has no appendix, yet he has all the classic symptoms of having appendicitis. I don’t get it; I’ve run every test I can think of.â€
â€œHere, let me take a look at his chart.â€
Erin handed him the chart and watched him as he read it. His eyebrows drew together as he concentrated. Her fingers itched to trace the scar above his right eye, and she wondered how he’d gotten the injury. He cleared his throat, jarring her back to reality.
â€œThis doesn’t make sense. Come on, I want to check him out myself.â€ Kyle stood.
Although she wasnâ€™t crazy about his taking over like that, she was so relieved to have another brain working on the problem that she let it slide.Â Her bruised ego was nothing compared to the well-being of her young patient.
Kyleâ€™s hand brushed against the small of her back as he let her precede him into the room. Shivers of pleasure raced down her spine so quickly they were gone in an instant.
- About the Author
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Alyssa didn’t start off wanting to write for a living. She wanted to be a nurse at first, but then it turned into being a mom. Being at home with four small children, she needed an outlet. Alyssa started out writing a YA book, but it took a bad turn, and that’s when she found her genre with smoking hot sex scenes.
Alyssa now resides in the beautiful mountains of southern West Virginia with her loving husband and four wonderful children who put up with her writing craziness. They have been shushed more than once so she could write down something a character was saying.
As a stay at home mom and the family taxi driver, she still finds time to write about the alpha heroes and strong-willed heroines who keep her imagination running wild.