Montana Doctor

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Montana Doctor

Harlequin American, #1408

Montana Doctor by Ann Roth is a small town Harlequin American contemporary romance. I enjoyed this romance and am looking forward to more. You will enjoy the characters and how their situation plays out.

Mark is a family practice Dr. from a small town who wants to go somewhere big. His vision for himself involves bit cities and big money. He grew up with his mom. She was a single mom who worked two jobs and there still was never enough money. He vowed he'd move away from a small town and never come back. He is on his way to the airport and misses his flight due to an accident, he stops to help someone. The elderly lady, Florence Jones, comes to and tells him to call Dr. Tom. That is her doctor. He calls Dr. Tom and lets him know she's been in an accident. Dr. Tom wants to thank him in person and invites him to dinner. He agrees. He and Dr. Tom go to a local diner and have dinner. Dr. Tom looks ill and Mark helps him when he realizes he is having a heart attack. Mark agrees to help out at the clinic for a week until they can find someone to replace Dr. Tom. Mark makes it very clear to everyone that he isn't staying. He has a job in LA at the Archer Clinic. He meets Stacey, Dr. Tom's receptionist. Can they convince the career driven doctor to stay in a small town where he vows he'll never live again?

I can relate to Mark and his dream of living in the big city and not in a small town. He thought that nothing could change his mind especially not for small town life again. I could see his stubbornness and how he fights it all the way to the end. I also could relate to Stacey who left LA and doesn't want to go back. She wants to find a man and settled down. Neither expected Mark would stay. He had only agreed to help until they can find someone else as he didn’t want to leave the towns people without care.

I enjoyed this Harlequin American title and authors writing. I will have to look for more of her books.

Book Blurb for Montana Doctor

To Mark Engle, it's simple. There's Los Angeles—success, money, excitement—and there's Montana. So when he finds himself stuck playing small-town M.D., Mark is less than pleased. The only appeal is clinic receptionist Stacy Andrews, a big-city escapee in love with Saddlers Prairie and its neighbors-are-family feel. Too bad rural and close-knit are exactly what Mark's looking to evade.

Stacy knows Mark's type too well. A career-driven man like that would never put a tiny community—much less a wife and family—first. So why is she hoping he'll stay? No one can overlook the chemistry between the pair, and soon the whole town conspires to push them together. But it'll take more than matchmaking for Mark to change his life plan, even if his heart truly belongs in Montana.

Night Owl Reviews May, 2012 4.00