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30 review for The Patient Nurse

  1. 4 out of 5

    Chantal ❤️

    6++ SECOND CHANCE STARS I will freely admit that I am a complete Lover of Diana Palmer older books. She wrote about angst like it was going out of style! This book made me mad, sad, glad and simply made me Fall in love. The hero Ramon is just about the most messed up and confused guy there is. He was married before to cold bitch of a woman who wanted money and prestige but not the man. Also, the fact that the heroine was related to his dead wife was a contributing factor in his rejection of the h 6++ SECOND CHANCE STARS I will freely admit that I am a complete Lover of Diana Palmer older books. She wrote about angst like it was going out of style! This book made me mad, sad, glad and simply made me Fall in love. The hero Ramon is just about the most messed up and confused guy there is. He was married before to cold bitch of a woman who wanted money and prestige but not the man. Also, the fact that the heroine was related to his dead wife was a contributing factor in his rejection of the heroine. He was not ready to deal with what his life had become because he chose to close himself off to the possibility of love. Real tangible love that he could have had with the heroine had he been a little less judgmental and been willing to listen! The heroine Norie is just about the best person ever. If anyone deserves to be happy, it's her. She is smart hard working and sweet. She is strong but not when it comes to those she loves. She loves with her whole heart and is an amazing person. They are just awesome together! The Doctor and the Nurse, how could this fail!? IT CAN'T! My favorite part is when the hero tells the heroine about seeing his unborn children in her eyes aka that famous Brian Adams song lyrics. My heart just melted! I was just soooo sweet! Personal note: I asked my husband Honey, Why can't you say stuff like that?" My husband answered "Because I have a dick and we already have 6 kids, how many more should I be seeing here?" (Yeah not one romantic bone in my man's body, clearly!) But I digress here. This book was EPIC! Totally sweet and worth a read even without all the dirty talking and the sex every two minutes. This book kicks butt in the emotional department. I have read and reread this book at least 7 times to date. I'm sure to read it more times in the future. LOVED IT!

  2. 5 out of 5

    StMargarets

    Melodrama definition: (n) a sensational dramatic piece with exaggerated characters and exciting events intended to appeal to the emotions Example: The Patient Nurse Exaggerated Characters: Heroine is the quintessential martyr figure who is literally dying of a broken heart because of a heart valve and metaphorically dying of unrequited love for her late cousin’s husband. Hero is her late cousin’s husband, a Cuban heart surgeon who can literally heal the heroine’s broken heart – both physically and e Melodrama definition: (n) a sensational dramatic piece with exaggerated characters and exciting events intended to appeal to the emotions Example: The Patient Nurse Exaggerated Characters: Heroine is the quintessential martyr figure who is literally dying of a broken heart because of a heart valve and metaphorically dying of unrequited love for her late cousin’s husband. Hero is her late cousin’s husband, a Cuban heart surgeon who can literally heal the heroine’s broken heart – both physically and emotionally. The late cousin – beautiful on the outside, ugly and evil on the inside. The aunt and uncle – snobby and careless of the heroine and of poor people in general. Every single one of these characters did a 180 in the story. (view spoiler)[ Heroine went from plain martyr/wallflower to beautiful, beloved and the center of everyone’s focus. Hero went from fighting his feelings about the heroine to loving her and acknowledging his first marriage was a trainwreck The aunt and uncle went from disowning the heroine until she was at death’s door, now she is their second daughter. (hide spoiler)] Exciting events The flashbacks to all the mean comments to the heroine. (There are a lot!) The late cousin killing herself by sitting out in the rain for two hours (view spoiler)[The heroine collapsing the night of the cousin’s death and then after running for the bus to land in the hero’s surgery. The tense surgeries and long recovery. (hide spoiler)] Appeal to Emotions: Hurt/comfort Justice being done Family acceptance Rescue kitten named Mosquito I would add that I think any good melodrama will go down easy. That is: The pacing will be quick so you don’t start looking for plot holes or motivations or use your intellect in any way. The dialogue will be focused and dramatic: "To my shame, I saw my sons in your eyes the day I found you in the kitchen at your aunt's house," he whispered, watching her face color. "And I was married. What a living hell it was, to know such a sin and be unable to repent it." His eyes closed. "I paid for it and made you pay for it. And we are both still paying for it." The sentiments will be broad and universally appealing: "Their marriage was announced and planned, and all the things that had worried Noreen vanished in the euphoria of loving and being loved. Everything fell into place. The greatest surprise was the pleasure the news gave to Noreen's aunt and uncle." Yes, it's cheesy, but what is not to like? And honestly, quality melodrama is hard to write. An author has to play it straight and be committed to the exaggerations and the emotions. No tongue in cheek here. So if you love hurt/comfort stories, give this one a try.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jacqueline J

    Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit. Never, never did I think I would ever rate a DP so high. I even checked to make sure the same Diana Palmer wrote this one but yup, seems so. The hero had been an ass to her before the book starts and maybe for the first chapter or so but it is immediately obvious that he is doing it and has always done it because he secretly loved her while married to her now deceased cousin and there is a lot of guilt involved. The rest of the book involved him trying Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit. Never, never did I think I would ever rate a DP so high. I even checked to make sure the same Diana Palmer wrote this one but yup, seems so. The hero had been an ass to her before the book starts and maybe for the first chapter or so but it is immediately obvious that he is doing it and has always done it because he secretly loved her while married to her now deceased cousin and there is a lot of guilt involved. The rest of the book involved him trying to make it up to her and trying to take care of her etc. He was so sweet and caring. The plot made sense even if the long suffering heroine was almost cloyingly sweet and martyrific. It was an angst fest all around. And, okay, it sure didn't take me long to fall off the no more DP for me bandwagon did it?

  4. 4 out of 5

    Vashti

    I have been wanting to read this book for a very long time.Yiu have to either love or not love this author.I happen to love and enjoy this author's books.That said ,this book was a slight departure as it did not involve ex military men,drug runners,gaming refs and any of the Jacobsville gang.This book has a heart surgeon who is of Cuban descent and a girl who is from a poor farm background who is a Registered nurse who also is the H's dead wife'cousin.The cousin is dead for the past 2 years and I have been wanting to read this book for a very long time.Yiu have to either love or not love this author.I happen to love and enjoy this author's books.That said ,this book was a slight departure as it did not involve ex military men,drug runners,gaming refs and any of the Jacobsville gang.This book has a heart surgeon who is of Cuban descent and a girl who is from a poor farm background who is a Registered nurse who also is the H's dead wife'cousin.The cousin is dead for the past 2 years and she is accused of neglience in the death by her aunt,uncle and the hero.They are both work collegues and each try to avoid the other.Things come to a header when the heroine passes out and has to have emergency heart surgery.Unknown to the hero ,he preforms the surgery and only realizes it is the heroine when he makes his rounds and sees that it is Noreen ,the heroine.Ramon,the H,now seems to realize that things involving his wife's death is not what it was.His hidden feelings for Noreen surfaces and when she is discharged from hospital,he takes her home with him to recoup.Feelings for each other confessed,reconciles with aunt and uncle.and hero states that marriage was a sham and was basically blindsided by dead wife Isadora.The only thing that really sort of irked me was when the H states he felt like having Latin food for dinner and he would tell the cook to make quesidas and fajitas.This guy is CUBAN,he would be ordering roast pork,black beans and rice if he wanted latin food.I told this to my husband ( who is Cuban) and he laughed .But I did enjoy this read barring the food issue,lol.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Margo

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book is so very Diana Palmer it deserves a special award. The h was long-suffering and tragic, and the H was inexplicably cruel to her. What's that, you say? That describes most Diana Palmer books? You are correct, but what makes this a must-read is because I honestly believe that this H has the least consistent, most inexplicable behavior of all Palmer H's. Yes, I said it. He has jaw-droppingly ridiculous explanations for past behavior, constantly baits the h with specific cruelties, then This book is so very Diana Palmer it deserves a special award. The h was long-suffering and tragic, and the H was inexplicably cruel to her. What's that, you say? That describes most Diana Palmer books? You are correct, but what makes this a must-read is because I honestly believe that this H has the least consistent, most inexplicable behavior of all Palmer H's. Yes, I said it. He has jaw-droppingly ridiculous explanations for past behavior, constantly baits the h with specific cruelties, then somehow reverses the statement later without batting an eye. NOTHING HE SAYS MAKES SENSE. And the worst thing is...I believe him. This H is completely irrational, but he sells it. My advice is to abandon all logic and join me in this journey. You'll also get the bonus of a the h's stoic acceptance of every awful thing Palmer, her family, and the H threw at her. It's so grim at points that it is almost laughable. You can thank me later for letting you be a part of this trainwreck.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Vintage

    Yeah, Diana Palmer is not my favorite as her heroes, insert eye roll, can be big fat jerks. Per Jacquiline's review, this is not your typical DP hero. Noreen, a nurse, is the Mary Sue-iest Mary Sue you've ever read at the beginning of the book. Ramon, excuse me, Rah-moan is her cousin's widowed husband. He's an uber handsome, mega masculine, Cuban heart surgeon who can cuss bilingually. He is a big fat meanie to Noreen in part because he thinks she abandoned Isabella, the cold-hearted, slutty wif Yeah, Diana Palmer is not my favorite as her heroes, insert eye roll, can be big fat jerks. Per Jacquiline's review, this is not your typical DP hero. Noreen, a nurse, is the Mary Sue-iest Mary Sue you've ever read at the beginning of the book. Ramon, excuse me, Rah-moan is her cousin's widowed husband. He's an uber handsome, mega masculine, Cuban heart surgeon who can cuss bilingually. He is a big fat meanie to Noreen in part because he thinks she abandoned Isabella, the cold-hearted, slutty wife he professes to adore so she ended up dying of pneumonia. Yes, we have a Grace has Bob's dead wife's heart! moment here. What is the other part of why he is such a big, fat, meanie? Read a couple of hundred romances, and you tell me why. In addition to Ramon blaming the h, Isabella's incredibly shallow parents do as well. Why not, they used Noreen like a modern-day Cinderella when they had to take her in. When we first meet our little h she is one of the most annoying of h's. She's a mealy-mouthed martyr that doesn't say boo to Dr. Ramon when he makes rounds. Everybody knows he can't stand her. He ups the ante when she starts faltering in her nurse of the year role. Turns out that the h has a heart problem which leads to emergency heart surgery by... guess who, then a stint of rehab at his apartment. Suddenly, the book turned from a 2 star into windbreak. Miss Mary Sue turns into a feisty, defiant spitfire. Cutting to the chase, we find out more about Ramon, and, flutter my fan, he's a Cuban heart surgeon who can cuss bilingually and emote like nobody's business. When he lays it on the line, he brings out the inner Barbara Cartland heroine in me..Oh Tarquin. Yep, he's not so much a sexy talker as a romantic talker. We just don't get that anymore. He is more interested in talking about souls than how tab A inserts nicely into slot B although he expresses interest in that as well. Nicely done. Not quite a 4 star, but close.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Preeti ♥︎ Her Bookshelves

    This nurse is patient – literally and figuratively! It’s different in that there are no cowboys here, no cops, no ex-mercs and no mention of Jacobsville and it’s residents. But we do have our cruel meanie H who falls for and marries the glamorous vampy cousin. A perpetually suffering h, who denies but behaves just like a sacrificing doormat. Add body shaming comments and sneers, scapegoating and unnecessary cruelty. And we have our DP story. I liked some things like the medical condition and trea This nurse is patient – literally and figuratively! It’s different in that there are no cowboys here, no cops, no ex-mercs and no mention of Jacobsville and it’s residents. But we do have our cruel meanie H who falls for and marries the glamorous vampy cousin. A perpetually suffering h, who denies but behaves just like a sacrificing doormat. Add body shaming comments and sneers, scapegoating and unnecessary cruelty. And we have our DP story. I liked some things like the medical condition and treatment details that do not bore. The h actually gets a petulant, whiny spine of sorts. The story doesn’t drag and no usual DP repetitiveness or push-pull. No chestfuzz rubbing scenes either. This was more of a slow realization of sorts for the H and has emotional potential.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jules2016

    Just when I thought I've read every ridiculous romance book out there, this little gem comes along. Here we have a hero who is a heart surgeon. He was was in an unhappy marriage to the heroine's cousin and when she died while he was away he blamed her death on the heroine. This book takes up two years after that cousin's death. What you learned in the book is that the hero and the cousin were married for four unhappy years. Not only did the cousin have another lover, she was also shallow, not the Just when I thought I've read every ridiculous romance book out there, this little gem comes along. Here we have a hero who is a heart surgeon. He was was in an unhappy marriage to the heroine's cousin and when she died while he was away he blamed her death on the heroine. This book takes up two years after that cousin's death. What you learned in the book is that the hero and the cousin were married for four unhappy years. Not only did the cousin have another lover, she was also shallow, not the brightest bulb in the pack and a complete money whore. The hero apparently stayed married because of his faith. I'm curious what faith that was since during that entire time the hero tormented the heroine, often being rude and cruel to her. In addition to being maligned by the hero, she was also treated very poorly by the cousin's parents who had taken her in after her own parents had died. They also blamed the heroine for their daughter's death. Now here comes the ridiculous bit. The heroine has a heart problem. One day she collapses and is taken to the hospital for emergency heart surgery, which is performed by the hero. While she is in the hospital the hero learns what truly happened when his wife died and that the heroine was not responsible. Against her wishes, the hero takes her to his place to recuperate. Let me reiterate, the heroine has avoided this guy for six years and he has showed her nothing but complete animosity and hatred, yet she allows him to take her to his house to recover! One day, a few weeks into her recovery he asks her what kind of ring she likes-Huh? Did I miss something?! No groveling, no sex, just lets her know that he wants her to have his children. And I guess her aunt and uncle were struck by lightning as well because all of a sudden they wanted to be nice to her and take her to the Caribbean - WTF?! She professes her love to the hero and agrees that she wants to have his babies. They stay chased until after the wedding and have wild passionate virgin sex, I think she is like 25. Abso-fucking-lutely ridiculous!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    HOW can this be classified as romance to people?! I don't understand. The "hero" blames the heroine for his "perfect" wife's death that he claims to love yet their marriage was a sham. He verbally abused her every chance he got and I can see her taking his crap because she's sweet natured but in the end Noreen was not only as pathetic as her hero in the end she was worse. I was proud of her when she kept her distance from him and kept her guard up when he did a 180 into I'm-Mr-Nice-Guy-That-Ever HOW can this be classified as romance to people?! I don't understand. The "hero" blames the heroine for his "perfect" wife's death that he claims to love yet their marriage was a sham. He verbally abused her every chance he got and I can see her taking his crap because she's sweet natured but in the end Noreen was not only as pathetic as her hero in the end she was worse. I was proud of her when she kept her distance from him and kept her guard up when he did a 180 into I'm-Mr-Nice-Guy-That-Everyone-Loves-And-Trusts. When he wanted to care for her after her surgery and she actually let him was what really ticked me off. It was obvious to everyone but him and her so called family what kind of person she was. They treated her like crap and I don't understand how she could ever forgive them for that. His excuse for his mistreatment of her: because he wanted to be with her but was already with her cousin. (Dramatic eye roll) Gag me!!! She chose a life with an inconsiderate loser rather than standing up for herself, kicking him to the curb like the dog he was. and humiliating him the way he did to her all that time. He degraded her and expected her to come running into his arms because he was finally ready to "act" like a man who wants a woman. He will never be a man to me. This book is not for you if you like to see grown men still pushing women into the sandbox and pulling her hair to get her attention.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kay

    This is an emotionally charged romance with a hero filled with remorse and a heroine bitter from being misjudged. There's always been a spark between Noreen and Ramon, but he'd been too obsessed with Isadora to wonder about it. Noreen has always loved Ramon something he begins to realize. As Ramon comes to see in Noreen the wife he'd always dreamed of having, he faces a hard battle to win her trust. As in other books I've read by Ms. Palmer, the hero treats the heroine with brutal cruelty until This is an emotionally charged romance with a hero filled with remorse and a heroine bitter from being misjudged. There's always been a spark between Noreen and Ramon, but he'd been too obsessed with Isadora to wonder about it. Noreen has always loved Ramon something he begins to realize. As Ramon comes to see in Noreen the wife he'd always dreamed of having, he faces a hard battle to win her trust. As in other books I've read by Ms. Palmer, the hero treats the heroine with brutal cruelty until he realizes his mistake. Unlike the other books, this hero learns his error fairly early in the book, and spends the rest of the story trying to make it up to her. The last few chapters are devoted to their HEA with a sweetness that was nearly over done. While I don't begrudge Noreen her happy ending, it's the angst of the first of this book that made this a compelling read.

  11. 5 out of 5

    fleegan

    This is the worst book I've ever read. It's like the Plan 9 From Outerspace of my book list. This is the worst book I've ever read. It's like the Plan 9 From Outerspace of my book list.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Janie

    Rating: 5 stars. I never get fed up of rereading this book! Love it even more that there's a manga version too. Rating: 5 stars. I never get fed up of rereading this book! Love it even more that there's a manga version too.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Astraycat

    H was typical DP's jerk hero. He was h's cousin's wife, two years ago his wife died and he blamed h for it, and then treated her badly whenever he met her in hospital. Although there was a misunderstanding at the night when his wife died, he already fell out of love with her shortly after they got married. Therefore, I didn't get why did he still miss her so much? It was so sad to see how h endured all these mistreatment from people around her who supposed to love her for so long. Still think she H was typical DP's jerk hero. He was h's cousin's wife, two years ago his wife died and he blamed h for it, and then treated her badly whenever he met her in hospital. Although there was a misunderstanding at the night when his wife died, he already fell out of love with her shortly after they got married. Therefore, I didn't get why did he still miss her so much? It was so sad to see how h endured all these mistreatment from people around her who supposed to love her for so long. Still think she forgave H too soon, he should beg more! I loved DP's books but most of the time I hated her heroes, and this was one of them.

  14. 4 out of 5

    amanda s.

    Finally! Diana Palmer that worth five stars! I don't know about you, but for me this book is killing me! In a sweet, torturous way. I like Ramon, despite his lack of kindness in the beginning towards Noreen. But it made sense to me, so I don't hate him that much. And the way he wins her back? Perfect. I fancy him and his gentleness. Nailed it again, Diana Palmer! Finally! Diana Palmer that worth five stars! I don't know about you, but for me this book is killing me! In a sweet, torturous way. I like Ramon, despite his lack of kindness in the beginning towards Noreen. But it made sense to me, so I don't hate him that much. And the way he wins her back? Perfect. I fancy him and his gentleness. Nailed it again, Diana Palmer!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jenny

    Sweet story but the romance is not that compelling!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Mtve41

    5 million stars straight from my heart. If you haven’t already read it and you like DP, make a run for it. The sweetest, tenderest of loving that could come alive out of the pages and possess your soul. Really, like DP says in the book : “There are in life a few moments so beautiful," he whispered, "that even words are a sort of profanity.” This book picked me up today and maybe put me right back down because now that it’s over, I can’t get back to reality. It really was such utter perfection del 5 million stars straight from my heart. If you haven’t already read it and you like DP, make a run for it. The sweetest, tenderest of loving that could come alive out of the pages and possess your soul. Really, like DP says in the book : “There are in life a few moments so beautiful," he whispered, "that even words are a sort of profanity.” This book picked me up today and maybe put me right back down because now that it’s over, I can’t get back to reality. It really was such utter perfection delivered home from DP. Sigh. Ramon is a cardio surgeon going through the motions of having lost a young, beautiful wife. With an accident of timings, the h (who is also the wife’s cousin) couldn’t be with his wife at her last moments and she passes away. Now Ramon has deep sated hateful feelings for this cousin who still lives. Along with a guilty secret that Ramon had better not let out to see the light of day. Noreen the h is a cardio nurse. Sweetest disposition but fiery, Noreen is no pushover but she’s just about done being held the scapegoat for her cousin’s death. When reality couldn’t be more far from the truth of what had happened. Both the h and H in their earlier acquaintance were secretly lusting on each other but Noreen knew better than to go after a married man. And Ramon has been blinded by his wife’s beauty to know before marriage how they were water and oil. This is a story of passion, regrets, scorching chemistry and bone-deep tender loving that ruins you for life. Will go in my absolute favourites for life.

  17. 4 out of 5

    christine danielle (Bibliophilic Madness)

    Check out my blog for other reviews: The Patient Nurse by Diana Palmer Cover: 3 Plot: 5 Characters: 5 Overall Rating: 5 There are in life a few moments so beautiful, that even words are a sort of profanity." The Patient Nurse was such an emotional read. I was crying most of the time while reading this book. Noreen was blamed for her cousin's death by her aunt, uncle and her cousin's husband, the man she was hopelessly in love with. This is my first taste of Palmer's books and I am not disappointe Check out my blog for other reviews: The Patient Nurse by Diana Palmer Cover: 3 Plot: 5 Characters: 5 Overall Rating: 5 There are in life a few moments so beautiful, that even words are a sort of profanity." The Patient Nurse was such an emotional read. I was crying most of the time while reading this book. Noreen was blamed for her cousin's death by her aunt, uncle and her cousin's husband, the man she was hopelessly in love with. This is my first taste of Palmer's books and I am not disappointed. I loved the plot and the characters were amazing. Noreen was abandoned by the only family she has when her cousin died and they all thought it was her fault. I was very irritated with her aunt and uncle since she was treated unkindly. I hated Ramon on the first part of the book since he put all the blame on Noreen without even letting her explain her side of the story. Though while the book was progressing, I can really see the hero was very repentant and believe that this book offers a really great groveling. I wished the book was longer though since at some parts it was fast-forwarded. All in all it was a real great book that I will surely re-read.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Cheesecake

    Noreen and Ramon. One of the few DP books where the H really does redeem himself. Super angsty but in a delicious way! Noreen has known Ramon for years, but not long after they meet for the first time, he marries her more overtly pretty but self centered cousin, Isadora. So she suffers an unrequited love for him for years. To make it worse, he and Isadora's parents all believe that it was her fault Isadora died. Of course that's all hogwash and they will eat crow before the HEA. Noreen believes t Noreen and Ramon. One of the few DP books where the H really does redeem himself. Super angsty but in a delicious way! Noreen has known Ramon for years, but not long after they meet for the first time, he marries her more overtly pretty but self centered cousin, Isadora. So she suffers an unrequited love for him for years. To make it worse, he and Isadora's parents all believe that it was her fault Isadora died. Of course that's all hogwash and they will eat crow before the HEA. Noreen believes that Ramon is still pining for his lost love, Isadora, but it's just Ramon hiding his guilt from even himself. Things come to a head when it finally comes to light how heart-sick Noreen is (pun intended), but luckily Ramon is a renowned heart surgeon! And where do you think he will want her to convalesce?? Why his apartment of course! I got tired of hearing about Isadora, but she is integral to their love story. Ramon, although he treats Noreen terribly in that old-school-romance way for the first 25%, spends the rest of the book wallowing in guilt and making amends. Best of all, Noreen is so sure that he hates her and loved Isadora, she takes a LOT of persuading to forgive him and accept his love. It's not really a 5 star read, I just enjoyed the angst etc so much ; )

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sometime

    Wow, this book was so deliciously angsty! A wronged heroine served up with a big helping of Hero grovelling. I loved it! While the h was a bit too self-sacrificing, I thought she was strong and not a doormat. The H was a beast to her for years but once he pulls his head out of his rear, he is the perfect H. There is a lot of misdirection about the H's marriage to the beautiful Isadora, but we find out the truth in the end. The H has been lying to himself for years and it takes the scare of Noree Wow, this book was so deliciously angsty! A wronged heroine served up with a big helping of Hero grovelling. I loved it! While the h was a bit too self-sacrificing, I thought she was strong and not a doormat. The H was a beast to her for years but once he pulls his head out of his rear, he is the perfect H. There is a lot of misdirection about the H's marriage to the beautiful Isadora, but we find out the truth in the end. The H has been lying to himself for years and it takes the scare of Noreen's illness to snap him out of himself. It also helps that I never felt like Noreen came in second. She was definitely an improvement over the dead wife. If you are in the mood for a little old school, woman scorned romance, and you aren't weirded out by cousins sleeping with the same man, then this is the book for you!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kathy Reader

    Not sure how I missed this DP book but somehow over the years skipped this one! Noticed a few others I will have to add to my collection. I enjoyed this book and would have given it 4 stars but I wanted a epilogue darn it! I sure wish she wrote her characters more like this then the male asshole types she seems to be writing about more recently. The sex scenes were mild but considering when it was written I guess it was keeping with the times lol.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Debbie

    This is one book that I've been wanting to read for a long time, but just couldn't ever find it. I'm happy I was able to get it for my Kindle. It was wonderful! I will be counted as one of my favorites. This is one book that I've been wanting to read for a long time, but just couldn't ever find it. I'm happy I was able to get it for my Kindle. It was wonderful! I will be counted as one of my favorites.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    This was so unlike other DP books I've read. I couldn't believe she wrote this! Oh my gosh. Was DP possessed by the spirits of old school HP presents writers when she wrote this book? The first half of the book was just un-put-downable. This was so unlike other DP books I've read. I couldn't believe she wrote this! Oh my gosh. Was DP possessed by the spirits of old school HP presents writers when she wrote this book? The first half of the book was just un-put-downable.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Barbara Rich

    Just an old fashioned romance with the usual mix of misunderstandings but love finds a way!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ilen Miller

    Made me cry like a little girl,(like usual) actually the ultimate lovely chessy love story.

  25. 5 out of 5

    JillyB

    I recently read a review from someone where they said they were currently on the “DP Sobriety wagon” I laughed at that, as I am on a bender with her books at the moment. I did take a couple of days off to cleanse my palate, but here I am again! This story is one of the reasons I can never break up with DP. I hesitated on this at first, because I steer clear of Dr stories(I’m not sure why🤷🏻‍♀️) it’s a stand alone book which I appreciated because there was no big set up for the next 5 books...I ne I recently read a review from someone where they said they were currently on the “DP Sobriety wagon” I laughed at that, as I am on a bender with her books at the moment. I did take a couple of days off to cleanse my palate, but here I am again! This story is one of the reasons I can never break up with DP. I hesitated on this at first, because I steer clear of Dr stories(I’m not sure why🤷🏻‍♀️) it’s a stand alone book which I appreciated because there was no big set up for the next 5 books...I needed a break from DEA and mercenaries... Our hero is a renowned heart surgeon and a good man...but of course we see through flashbacks and a few current interactions that he has been cruel to our heroine. He blames the heroine for the death of his wife(the heroine’s cousin). However, in flashbacks we see that he has had issues with the heroine since the beginning. The h has been in love with the H since day 1 but knows not to get in the way of her beautiful, shallow, spoilt cousin. The cousin senses the h’s interest and does her level best to make sure the h knows she doesn’t stand a chance with the hero and even lies to heroine about hero not wanting kids or pets. Cousin marries Hero after 2 months and hero finds his wife to be cool-whip frosting when he wanted butter cream. Our hero is honorable so he stays committed to the marriage despite the fact that he isn’t allowed children, pets, or it sounds like sex as she gets that elsewhere! 4 years later his terrible wife is dead and he along with his wife’s parents who raised the heroine...blame the heroine! Well of course she is not responsible( how could she be? she is one of the most giving heroines (or doormat) ever alive) and the true story comes out after the heroine has emergency heart surgery performed by the hero(he didn’t know he was operating on her). Heroine knew she had a heart issue and was saving up money to have it done. She chose a Dr in another city. Once our hero discovers the heroine was not responsible for his wife’s death, he becomes very remorseful. He takes the heroine to his apartment to recover with a full time nurse...You see he has always had feelings for our heroine but had to squish it down as he was committed (reluctantly) to his wife. By being mean to heroine he didn’t have to deal with his feelings. Heroine doesn’t want her love feelings known to hero because she is pretty sure his kindness to her is not anything more than guilt...This story had a lot of angst in it because you could feel the unrequited love they had for each other...In the end the hero gets the girl, the aunt and uncle finally become loving for the first time to our heroine, and a stray kitten gets a home!

  26. 5 out of 5

    💋Meme Chanell Book Corner💋

    I normally don’t like stories where the heroine is weak for a man. Noreen after her parents died was raised by a wealthy aunt and uncle whom had a obnoxious daughter they all treated her like their personal servant. Until their treasured daughter passed away They then blamed her for this and also Ramone her husband I don’t even think he really loved her it was infatuation their marriage was tumultuous but no one knew. He also treated Noreen horribly. They refused to even let her tell them why she I normally don’t like stories where the heroine is weak for a man. Noreen after her parents died was raised by a wealthy aunt and uncle whom had a obnoxious daughter they all treated her like their personal servant. Until their treasured daughter passed away They then blamed her for this and also Ramone her husband I don’t even think he really loved her it was infatuation their marriage was tumultuous but no one knew. He also treated Noreen horribly. They refused to even let her tell them why she left her cousin alone while she was sick. You see Noreen is a nurse Ramone had to go out of town and his wife was sick he asked Noreen to watch her. Noreen got sick and could not get back to her cousin. So for two long years they all isolated and blamed her. Noreen allowed this treatment and for years has been in live with Ramone after saving her life he realizes he was wrong about her. He also realizes why she dresses the way she does. Let me tell you this man is obnoxious. I did not like him too much in the beginning if this story. But he redeemed himself and he actually had a reason for the way he acted. I just wish Noreen took up for herself earlier but she does after her surgery. Can Noreen finally be with the man she has loved for years.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Gibbs

    Dr. Ramon Cortero is a renowned heart surgeon who married the wrong woman. His marriage appeared perfect on the outside but on the inside it was destructive. Meanwhile, the right woman was under his nose the entire time. Nurse Noreen Kensington has secretly loved Dr. Ramon Cortero since her cousin brought her home 6 years ago. Noreen's life was not all roses and she was suffering from a broken heart in more ways than one. Everyone blamed her for a tragedy that really wasn't her fault. Ramon is h Dr. Ramon Cortero is a renowned heart surgeon who married the wrong woman. His marriage appeared perfect on the outside but on the inside it was destructive. Meanwhile, the right woman was under his nose the entire time. Nurse Noreen Kensington has secretly loved Dr. Ramon Cortero since her cousin brought her home 6 years ago. Noreen's life was not all roses and she was suffering from a broken heart in more ways than one. Everyone blamed her for a tragedy that really wasn't her fault. Ramon is hostile towards Noreen and she tries to avoid him whenever their paths cross. Fate will cause him to rethink his treatment of her and have him scrambling to come to grips with his past actions and she will finally have a chance to be heard. Ramon is your typical male lead character. He is rude and cruel to the heroine in order to hide his feelings towards the heroine. He comes around in the end and she does become less meek as the stroy goes on. This was good book for a rainy day.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Krizthal Cruz

    So I read this in a different way. I've only been exposed to Diana Palmer books after reading adaptations of a few of her novels. The Patient Nurse is one of them. I grew up reading Japanese mangas and I love reading "Josei" genres. Josei is categorized as "woman", "womanhood", "female", "feminine", etc. This novel was adapted into a 5 chapter graphic novel. I loved this so much that I HAD to read the book. I must say I was not disappointed! I'm so glad that I finally made time to read a few of So I read this in a different way. I've only been exposed to Diana Palmer books after reading adaptations of a few of her novels. The Patient Nurse is one of them. I grew up reading Japanese mangas and I love reading "Josei" genres. Josei is categorized as "woman", "womanhood", "female", "feminine", etc. This novel was adapted into a 5 chapter graphic novel. I loved this so much that I HAD to read the book. I must say I was not disappointed! I'm so glad that I finally made time to read a few of her actual novels which are the originals of these adaptations. The manga version is like a sample version of the real book. So now I'm obsessed! Noreen is such a tragic character that has every right to have the kind of attitude she carries. Just because you're an adult, some things cannot change overnight. I feel bad but I like seeing the other characters feel guilty because of misunderstandings. I feel a sort of connection to Noreen because of her pain emotionally.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    Ramon and Noreen This was a great read. Good plot, very well written packed with depth and deep raw emotions. Ramon dislikes Noreen, his deceased wife's cousin. She find her responsible for his wife's death. Noreen is a nurse with a secret that could end her career. When that secret comes to light, Ramon and her family will finally find out what really happened that fateful night that changed everybody's life forever, especially Noreen's, who had to carry the burden of it all. Highly recommended Ramon and Noreen This was a great read. Good plot, very well written packed with depth and deep raw emotions. Ramon dislikes Noreen, his deceased wife's cousin. She find her responsible for his wife's death. Noreen is a nurse with a secret that could end her career. When that secret comes to light, Ramon and her family will finally find out what really happened that fateful night that changed everybody's life forever, especially Noreen's, who had to carry the burden of it all. Highly recommended

  30. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    How could a nurse who is brilliant at her job be so clueless about her own job security and healthcare to push herself to brink over a major heart problem?? Noreen wasn't a character, she was a doormat. Why would a man treat a girl he's attracted to like such utter shit, seemingly forget his attraction for years then suddenly realizes he wants to marry her?? (Also as a brilliant heart surgeon miss the signs that Noreen is basically dying on her feet.) Ugh. So terrible. How could a nurse who is brilliant at her job be so clueless about her own job security and healthcare to push herself to brink over a major heart problem?? Noreen wasn't a character, she was a doormat. Why would a man treat a girl he's attracted to like such utter shit, seemingly forget his attraction for years then suddenly realizes he wants to marry her?? (Also as a brilliant heart surgeon miss the signs that Noreen is basically dying on her feet.) Ugh. So terrible.

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