Come Closer by Brenda Rothert
An adult standalone, contemporary romance
PURCHASE IT NOW!
Sometimes appearances deceive. Take me, for instance. I look like a respectable doctor with his shit together, but the rural Montana mental hospital I work at is actually a sanctuary from my demons. At just thirty-five years old, I’ve already failed on an epic scale. Treating patients at Hawthorne Hill is part of my atonement.
I’ve found peace when a new patient turns me inside out. Allison Cole is a beautiful, haunted survivor who fell into silence after witnessing a murder. But even without words, I’m drawn to her. The closer we get, the more I’m tempted to cross my professional boundaries and give in to my desire.
Soon I find myself in a desperate race to put the pieces of Allison’s silence together. Her life becomes inextricably entwined with mine as I fight to save the second chance I never thought I’d have. I’ll break whatever rules I have to in order to protect this woman who’s been to hell and back. For her, I’ll do harm.
I really enjoyed this suspenseful, taboo type romance.
It sucked me in from the beginning, with the tragic story of Allison, and what she had been through and witnessed. Daniel has demons of his own he’s dealing with, but has overcome so much and knows what he can and can’t handle. I love how Daniel slowly got Allison to open up, never pressuring her, and always being understanding.
There are twists throughout this story, and a huge one I had NEVER seen coming. The secondary characters added so much to this story. Between helping Allison come out of her shell a bit, a few acts of deception, and one willing to risk his life for another, it might have been one of the best supporting character groups I’ve read about.
I would definitely recommend reading this