Sometimes appearances deceive. Take me, for instance. I look like a respectable doctor with his shit together, but the rural Montana mental hospital I work at is actually a sanctuary from my demons. At just thirty-five years old, I’ve already failed on an epic scale. Treating patients at Hawthorne Hill is part of my atonement.
I’ve found peace when a new patient turns me inside out. Allison Cole is a beautiful, haunted survivor who fell into silence after witnessing a murder. But even without words, I’m drawn to her. The closer we get, the more I’m tempted to cross my professional boundaries and give in to my desire.
Soon I find myself in a desperate race to put the pieces of Allison’s silence together. Her life becomes inextricably entwined with mine as I fight to save the second chance I never thought I’d have. I’ll break whatever rules I have to in order to protect this woman who’s been to hell and back. For her, I’ll do harm.
Absolute Perfection – A spoiler free review
A touch of the forbidden. A doctor/patient romance. It is epic and yes I am fangirling.
This has everything that I love in a read. Romance, suspense, chemistry, banter and an exceptional plot with in-depth characters you are rooting for every step of the way. With a very unique setting taking place in Hawthorne a mental institution.
Expect the unexpected with this book.
The heroine fighter and survivor. After witnessing the murder of her twin sister, Allison is at a loss. She might not talk but she is mentally all there. Her Aunt thought it was wise to give her the treatment that she apparently needs or not.
The tortured Knight in tarnished armor. Dr. Daniel Delgado, Dr. Lumberjack is doing his best to redeem himself. As a former alcoholic and a loss he blames himself for as doctors are not meant to do harm. He failed and lives his life in a self-imposed isolation. He holds back from living until he meets Allison.
Forbidden romance a touch here, a look there, a camping trip that turns to a kiss. Notes exchanged with books that bring them closer together. I felt spooked when I read the scenes at night with Allison – nice touch there Ms. Rothert.
I feel deeply in love with both MC of the book as well as the secondary characters of this book as well. There are so many twists and turns to the plot in this book and I was surprised to the revelation of what is going on.
I definitely recommend this book and it is worth a reread for me in the future.