TBR Day. Deliver Me / Farrah Rochon. 2007


This book by Farrah Rochon has one of the best opening pages I've ever read. Seriously. You can go read it here at Amazon. It totally made me laugh. As did a few other parts of Deliver Me. I needed something that wasn't too serious and I lucked out.

Here's the blurb:

After being dumped by her boyfriend and passed over for yet another promotion, Monica Gardner moves to New Orleans, determined to make a name for herself as the new attending ER physician at Methodist Memorial Hospital. As for men--she's through with them. But when given the chance to chair the hospital's annual charity banquet, Monica must elicit the help of gorgeous Ob-gyn Elijah Holmes. 

Eli will do anything to thwart his matchmaking Mama's plan to reunite him with his high school girlfriend. So, when the sexy new ER doc asks for his help in planning this year's charity banquet, Eli devises the perfect scheme: He'll help put on the best banquet the hospital has ever seen, if Monica poses as his new girlfriend. But when Eli finds himself falling in love, he realizes convincing Monica of his true feelings may be his greatest delivery yet.

I found Deliver Me to be a solid, entertaining read that I really enjoyed. New Orleans is always a great backdrop for a story, and it was particularly interesting given that the book was set in the near aftermath of Katrina. Eli comes from a loving family and his interactions with his mother and brothers were fun. His matchmaking-mama reminded me of a few Regency matchmaking-mamas. I guess the theme is ageless and universal! Monica is a little uptight, coming from a family of over-achievers and determined to make a place for herself in her new job and city. I liked how she began to let go as she got to know Eli better.

The book has a secondary romance subplot. One of Eli's patients is in a troubled marriage. While I suppose you could argue that Amanda and Jeffrey's story could have been left out, I'm glad it wasn't. Their story was more serious because of Amanda's mental and physical health issues--but it also dealt with stuff we don't normally see in a romance novel.

Deliver Me is the first book in the Holmes Brothers trilogy. I look forward to reading the next two books.

Comments

  1. Another of Ms Rochon's for this month's TBR Challenge. It's a sign, no doubt!

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    1. LOL! Absolutely! The other book reviewed, Yours Forever, is one I'd also like to read.

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  2. Ohh I'm sold! But it doesn't look like this is a short story.
    Oh who cares, I just added it to my TBR list.
    Your choices almost never fail me Phyl!!

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    1. No, it wasn't short. For some reason I thought it was category-length and by the time I was halfway through it I realized I was wrong. Oh well :) Hope you enjoy!

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  3. You got me! That preview was great. I must have this one. Great review and teaser. :)

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    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy it too!

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  4. I really, really need to read Farrah Rochon. I have at least a couple of her Harlequin Kimani titles in the TBR and this one sounds right up my alley.

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