Friday, June 10, 2022

Review ~ ISLAND REUNION WITH THE SINGLE DAD by Traci Douglass

Island Reunion with the Single Dad
by: Traci Douglass
Genre: Contemporary Medical Romance
Release Date: April 26, 2021
Publisher: Harlequin Medical Romances
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Will the heartbroken doc take her second chance with the single dad? Find out in this emotional and uplifting Harlequin Medical Romance from USA TODAY bestselling author Traci Douglass.

Home is…
…where the doctor is?

Widowed Dr. Morgan needs a fresh start! But the first man that Morgan meets on Whidbey Island in Washington State plunges her back ten years…to a passionate encounter she’s never forgotten. Dr Ely is now a single dad—and her new, if temporary, colleague! Yet as their connection bursts back into life, Morgan’s resolve to protect her broken heart is sorely challenged. Dare she let herself dream of forever again?

From Harlequin Medical: Life and love in the world of modern medicine.

I'm one of those readers who doesn't necessarily read the blurbs for books of authors I enjoy reading. Traci Douglass is on my list of authors that I enjoy, if not love. Thus, I didn't read the blurb for Island Reunion with the Single Dad. To say I was really confused in the beginning would be an understatement. I definitely need to start reading the blurb first. After reading it, the initial interactions made more sense.

10 years ago, when Morgan and Ely randomly met they really hit it off. She was visiting Whidbey Island, during a layover for her job and he was simply enjoying a college break. One thing led to another and they shared a memorable night. There were definitely plans to reconnect later but life happened. Now Ely's a divorced single father and Morgan is a prickly jaded widow.

Island Reunion with a Single Dad had all the elements for me to love it, including a second chance romance, surprise workplace romance, and a young kid. Ely and Morgan are each broken for various reasons, and those reasons are truly valid. My problem is that Morgan and Ely didn't burrow themselves into my heart. I understand their feelings and feel for them. I just didn't have the connection I wanted with them. The secondary characters of Dylan, Ely's son, his ex-wife, his brother, and his personal chef were great. They definitely added perspective to the story. I can actually see these characters being in a spin-off.

Island Reunion with a Single Dad is a second chance, slow burn, open door romance that feels more like a closed-door romance.

~ Favorite Quotes ~

“People’s actions spoke way louder than their words.”

“We’re all responsible for our own choices.”


**Received a copy of the book courtesy of the author and voluntarily reviewed it.**

Rating: 4

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Traci Douglass is a USA Today Bestselling Author whose stories feature sizzling heroes with humor, quick wits and troubled pasts and heroines who are smart, tenacious, and always give as good as they get. She holds an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University and she loves cute animals, chocolate, coffee, hot UK actors, and sarcasm—not necessarily in that order.

Her books are published with Harlequin/Mills & Boon, Entangled Publishing, and Tule Publishing.

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