Delivering Her Secret
Thank you to Alexandra M. for enlightening me to the (for me) new term ‘safe’ romance. Super helpful for me and hopefully for some of you readers. And for those of you that are curious, yes, this is a ‘safe’ book.
Charlie visits a local doctor, hoping to get a script for birth control. She’s not sexually promiscuous or anything, and despite being a 23y/o virgin she thinks it’s better safe than sorry. When she meets Dr Houston Pope, a visiting doctor that is set to leave for Alaska the next day, his less than stellar behavior causes her to leave the office before getting the prescription. Oh well, she’ll just go back for it later. It’s not like she’ll lose her virginity that night to a cocky doctor or anything, right?
The book was good and engaging, but it falls under countless clichés that honestly, I’m kind of sick of seeing. They have a whirlwind affair and off he goes, unknowingly leaving her with a little something in her belly. She fails to communicate this to him, he’s less than thrilled when he finds out, but we still get a HEA anyway. I’ve seen this plot countless times and it’s been done better just as many times as it’s been done worse, so Delivering His Secret is a nice go-between.
I do wish Charlie would’ve been more proactive when the mothers in town treated her like shit. I know she couldn’t slap them or anything, but maybe pull their hair a little? There were a few things left unanswered at the end that I, well, wanted answered. Such as *SPOILER* does Charlie ever go back to work or does she go back to school to become a pediatric nurse? I learned about Houston’s job update, but nothing about hers.