Dr. Camille Larson is a surgeon and a germaphobe. She’s also prickly, difficult and socially inept. She wishes she didn’t have so many fears, but most of all she wishes she was normal. She has no idea why Dr. Wyatt Holladay would be interested in her.
Wyatt used to like it things easy. It was only when he struggled with alcohol that he realized he had taken a lot for granted and had been living a shallow existence. Once he was surgeon but now he decided to work in diagnostics. He solves medical puzzles and Camille is asking for his help in understanding why two of her patients died. Soon he would have to use his deduction and observation to protect Camille from a series of escalating crimes.
Camille is an intriguing heroine but I really liked Wyatt. He knows he has his work cut out for him if he wants a relationship with Camille but he accepts her for who she is. When she has to deal with one of her greatest fears, he doesn’t dismiss it. He’s there for her and helps her through the aftermath. Wyatt is patient but he has his moments of deep frustration when Camille tries to push him away. What he wants most of all is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for Camille, which makes him a hero in my eyes.
The Doctor’s Deadly Affair by Stephanie Doyle is a Harlequin Romantic Suspense. It’s nominated for the 2012 RITA in the Best Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure category.