Friday, June 2, 2017
Code Triage by Candace Calvert
Nick and Leigh are days away from their divorce being finalized. With their marriage already on shakey ground Nick sealed it's fait by having a one night stand with his best friends sister Samantha while mourning the death of his friend. Leigh knows how to run. She's been running away from situations all of her life because she knows that relationships don't last. Her mother's many boyfriends has shown her that. Leigh has even chosen a career as an ER doctor so that it is easy to pick up and leave when she needs to. Nick has repented his actions and is desperate to reconcile with Leigh but it seems at every turn their relationship is thwarted. Leigh has no desire to work things out, as long as she has Frisco her horse she believes she can walk away. Sam also has other ideas for Nick. Sam is raising a daughter on her own and having Nick in her arms has shown her that she wants him in her life and will do just about anything to keep him away from Leigh, including using her daughter to snare him. When all three of them are brought together in the ER emotions run high and there's no escaping their entertwined lives.
First the problem I had getting through the book. When I read that Nick had had an affair I pretty much just wanted to close the book! I have no patience for cheating spouses, especially one that is supposed to be the hero of the story! I totally get that people make mistakes and I totally love how God restores marriages, BUT it is just one of those instant dislikes that I have in my reading. So throughout me reading this book that was a constant sour note in the experience. The rest of the story was GREAT! I loved the suspense, the danger that was portrayed, and I even liked Sam's character as an almost "Fatal Attraction" type woman. I loved the lessons that Nick and Leigh learned about themselves and the growth they had through their situation. I enjoyed Frisco's drama as well and his relationships with a little girl who wouldn't speak and a wounded little donkey. This is the 3rd book in the Mercy Hospital books and as par for the course for me, I have read them out of order, but I don't think it mattered in the understanding of the story. If you are a fan of hospital drama's then I would recommend checking the series out.