Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 2
Successful physician and loving mother, Olivia Crane fiercely believes youthful mistakes should be kept secret and skeletons are better left in closets. Unfortunately, Dr. Luc George, the French psychiatrist, she loved ten years ago, detests secrets and has a professional tendency to dig into people’s minds.
Determined to rekindle their former relationship, Luc strolls back into her hospital and her life, tries to unravel her many secrets and threatens to shatter her carefully constructed world. Against her better judgment, Olivia succumbs to his charm and welcomes her second chance, but on her own terms. The past forgotten, no questions asked.
Can Luc help her conquer her inner fears or will he get burned by the past too? Will Olivia grab her second chance and finally find happiness with the love of her life?
Mona Risk writes a beautiful love story about second chances and being afraid to take a leap of faith. Fans of Mona Risk will not be disappointed with her latest book, Prescription of Trust, which is book one in her Doctor’s Orders series. It is a fast paced book that you just can’t put down until the end.
Olivia Crane is an overworked psychiatrist, whose boss is taking a sabbatical. In his place a French psychiatrist will be spending the next six months at their Crisis Center to help Olivia run the department. Olivia has read the Frenchman’s articles and feels that Dr. Lucien de Vicour-Michelet will be a wonderful fit while Dr. McMillan is away. That is until Dr. Lucien shows up in her office, and she realizes that he’s Dr. Luc George, the man she fell in love ten years ago while she was a resident at the University of Cincinnati. Luc has mistakenly believed that Olivia wanted him to come to Cincinnati but Olivia didn’t recognize Luc’s new last name. Two years earlier when his uncle had died, Luc had inherited the title of ‘count’ along with the land and a chateau and had changed his last name accordingly.
The last thing that Olivia needs is the added complication of having Luc back in her life again. Immediately the mere smell of his cologne brings back sweet memories of their year long romance. Ten years ago she pushed him away, in order to maintain her secret. Now with him here in Cincinnati for the next six months, she fears that she will fall under his spell again. Furthermore, with Luc here, it is inevitable that he will find out about Melissa, her daughter. As an immature naïve eighteen year old freshman Olivia fell in love with the charming Jeremy Rutherford, a senior. The relationship abruptly ended when she got pregnant and Jeremy hit her and threw her out when she refused to have an abortion. She returned home, had Melissa and let her parents raise her to keep her hidden and safe from Jeremy. She told Melissa that her father was a war hero named Joe Madden who had died in Kuwait.
Ten years ago, during her affair with Luc, Olivia had been too scared to tell him about Melissa because she thought she’d lose his respect. When he went back to France she told him she didn’t love him, but it was just in order to protect Melissa. As soon as he learns her secret, Luc tells Olivia that she must tell Melissa the truth. It is the only way to put the past behind them and move towards a future with him.
Luc’s intentions are to win Olivia’s heart once and for all. She is the only woman he has ever truly loved and this time, he will stop at nothing to keep her in his life. However, Olivia believes that she can not give her heart to Luc, because her sole existence surrounds Melissa. But the more Olivia is around Luc, the more she feels the pull of desire and attraction. She realizes that she never stopped loving him, but is love enough?
Will Olivia give Luc and herself a chance at happiness or will she slam the door in Luc’s face once again in order to protect Melissa? Will Olivia trust Luc enough to help her face her demons and tell Melissa the truth?
You’ll have to read Prescription for Trust to find out. It is a wonderfully written book about true love and the rarity of second chances. I would prescribe that anyone wanting a lighthearted fast-paced love story should read this book.
5 Tea Cups!