Date: April 1, 2003
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Reviewer Notes: Mature,
Holiday: Valentine's Day
the Beastly MD
Dynasties: The Barones
cardiologist surgeon Dr. Matthew Grayson had been dubbed the 'Beast
of Boston General'. The disfiguring scars that marred the left side
of his face, and his cold aloof personality had earned him the elusive
nickname. He is surprised to find that he is fascinated and intrigued
by Rita Baron, a young nurse who works along side him in CCU. Unlike
most, Rita is able to meet his eyes without any sign of pity or
repulsion. Her kind, warm, nature is displayed daily with the care
she gives to her patients. His admiration of her skills leads him
to purchase a small gift as a token of his gratitude. He is unable
to give it to her directly, so he leaves it in her mail slot, and
then forgets to attach a card to let her know who is the giver of
the gift. When he hears the hospital rumors that suggest Rita has
a secret admirer, he knows that he will never be brave enough to
reveal to the beauty that her secret admirer is a true beast.
Rita Barone refused to touch the million-dollar trust fund that
was entitled to her as being a part of the prominent rich Barone
family. Instead, she selected a career that would allow her to make
a difference in many people lives and offer rewards that money would
never be able to purchase. She is puzzled when she finds a gift
in her mail slot. When she realizes it is Valentine's Day, she assumes
she has a secret admirer. Will she be able to get him to reveal
and if he does, how will she react?
as old as time, true as it can be . . .who can ever get enough of
reading about Beauty and the Beast? This treasured theme is one
that holds my highest regard and admiration. Whenever I am lucky
enough to find a book that explores this topic, I am on cloud nine.
Elizabeth Beverly has done an excellent job in relating this theme
to modern day times. Her characters and plot are strongly developed,
and easy to relate to the conflicts that love is famous for creating.
I feel this book deserves a perfect 10!