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Paging Dr. Cupid
by Nancy Fraser
GENRE: Vintage (1960s) Historical
Santa Rosa, CA, January 1967
Newly appointed Chief of Emergency Medicine Dr. Garrett Langley can't seem to find a secretary to keep up with his demands. His love life isn’t going so well, either. He recently lost his long-time girlfriend to his older brother and saw a workplace romance end in disaster, leaving him with a busy career but no love life.
Piano prodigy Grace Valentyne forfeited the second half of her Julliard scholarship to come home to California and care for her mother. Now, with her mother gone, she must find a job in order to pay for the remainder of her education. When offered the opportunity to work for the physician nicknamed Dr. Cupid, she jumps at the chance.
Grace soon finds herself in over her head—and not just with the office equipment. But falling for the boss won’t get her back to Julliard. She needs to keep her focus and not let the sexy doctor derail her professional goals.
Garrett shoved the last clipboard into place atop the nurses’ station. So much for organization…routine. Rounds had taken twice as long as he’d anticipated, and the need for a secondary consult had caused him to miss his standing department head meeting.
Not that he minded. Sitting around a conference table with a dozen other doctors discussing schedules and budgets was not his idea of productive time management. He’d have much rather been holed up in office tending to his dictation.
Dictation? Or is it Grace who has you anxious to get back to your desk?
If he were being honest, probably a bit of both. Okay, a bit of one, a lot of another. “I’m back,” he called out, his arrival at the corner of the desk obviously surprising her.
She startled, her head jerking up. “So I see.”
It was then he noticed the look of fatigue in her expression, the dull lifelessness of her usually bright eyes. And the roses. On her blouse. He crooked his finger and beckoned her to follow. “Can you join me, please?”
“Yes, of course.” She stood, the sudden motion causing her to wobble. He grasped her elbow to steady her before stepping into his office. Once she’d crossed the threshold, he shut the door behind them. “What time did you leave work last night, Grace?”
“What time?” Her gaze lowered and she bit her lower lip before saying, “I told you, I’m not putting in for overtime pay. It shouldn’t matter how late I stayed.”
Slowly, he reached out and lifted the embroidered collar of her blouse, running his thumb across the rose and leaf detail. “You didn’t go home at all last night, did you?”
“What makes you think that?”
“This is the same blouse you were wearing yesterday.” A vision of Grace on the stepladder, her pencil-straight skirt hugging her hips and bottom came back to haunt him. “And if I’m not mistaken, the same skirt.”
She let out a long, weary sigh and sank into the leather chair opposite his desk. “I couldn’t face disappointing you again. When we couldn’t find that little girl’s file…I don’t know…something inside me just snapped.”
He glanced briefly at his watch. Four-ten. Grace had been at work for over thirty hours. “Get your coat, hat and purse. I’m driving you home.”
“My car is here. I can drive myself.”
“You can barely keep your eyes open. You’re an accident waiting to happen. The last thing I’d want is to see you lying on a gurney in the ER.”
“No arguments. Get your things. We’ll be leaving in ten minutes.”
I...uh…I work until five.”
He shook his head and shot her what he hoped was a quelling glare. Pointing toward the outer office, he ordered, “Not today you don’t.”
This book was such a fun and super short, easy read! At only 82 pages it didn’t take more than a couple hours to read it. And trust me; once you start you won’t be able to put it down!
This book is extremely entertaining and true joy to read! I was drawn in right off the first few pages and although I was curious to find out how the story would end, I was in no rush to get to the end as I was enjoying seeing how the story unfolded.
Grace Valentyne is a student at Julliard. However, her mom falls ill and Grace leaves college to move in with her mom and take care of her. Sadly, Grace’s mom passes away. Now that Grace can’t afford to go back to Julliard she makes a plan to get a job, save up some money, and then go back to school in about two years tops – she says. However, It just so happens that at the same time Dr. Garrett Langley has just had his fourth secretary quit on him. He is new to the Emergency Department team and apparently his predecessor, Dr. Taylor, was a “lackadaisical womanizer” and left the department in disarray. So far all of the recently hired secretary’s seem to clash with Dr. Garrett and aren’t up to his standards. That is until Grace is hired to be his new secretary. There is an instant spark between Garrett and Grace. Their chemistry and passion just leaps off the pages! They are so entertaining and play well off each other. I found myself constantly smiling and laughing at the two of them!
The main characters, Garrett and Grace are so realistic, genuine, and totally relatable. They both had been going through some difficult personal issues, but it only made them stronger, and more compassionate.
I really liked Grace and Garrett. They each had wonderful characteristics on their own, but together, they were an even stronger couple. I’d imagine Grace and Garrett would be a couple you’d invite over for a dinner party or have them over for game night lol.
This book was so well written, with great details, flowing sentences, and at perfect steady pace.
This book is packed full of happy, fun, interesting, and intriguing scenes that truly make this book a romantic comedy!
There is even a recipe at the end of the book that I will definitely have to check out.
I was a little nervous about this book being set in the 1960’s. However, it honestly didn’t detract from the story; I actually found it to be more entertaining. For example, when Grace is wrestling around with “the metal monster,” also known as the typewriter lol. I wasn’t alive in the 60’s, but I do remember typewriters and yes they were super annoying and complicated to use, so I totally felt for Grace lol.
I would absolutely recommend this book! You will not regret one minute of reading this book! But fair warning – once you start you won’t be able to stop lol!
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Like most authors, Nancy Fraser began writing at an early age, usually on the walls and with crayons or, heaven forbid, permanent markers. Her love of writing often made her the English teacher’s pet, which, of course, resulted in a whole lot of teasing. Still, it was worth it.
Published in multiple genres, Nancy currently writes for four publishers. She has published twenty-two books in both full-length and novella format. In November 2016 Nancy celebrated twenty years as a published author and will release her 25th book in mid-2017.
When not writing (which is almost never), Nancy splits her free time between her five grandchildren. She’s also an avid traveler with Las Vegas being her favorite destination. Nancy lives in Atlantic Canada where she enjoys the relaxed pace and colorful people.
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