Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Intensive Care

Pub Date  
Publisher: Momentum Books     
4 Stars

Book Description:
Escaping to the country was meant to be easy ...
On the surface it looks like busy intensive care nurse Kate Kennedy has it all: a long-term relationship, a great career and a sleek inner city apartment. But appearances are deceiving, and in one fell swoop everything comes crashing down around her. In a moment of spontaneity, Kate leaves her city life and takes a new role as Nurse Unit Manager at Birrangulla Base Hospital, but her dream move proves harder than expected.
Local café owner Joel O'Connor finds himself increasingly drawn to the gorgeous new nurse, but like Kate, he's been scarred by love and isn't looking to jump into anything. Yet their chemistry is hard to deny and after a near fatal incident, Joel and Kate find themselves opening up to one another.
Just when Kate thinks she's found love again, their fragile relationship is thwarted by their pasts. Can they both let go of their guilt and grief to move on to a bright new future?

My Review:
This was such a sweet, feel good romance.  The author introduces us to two characters that you automatically fall in love with.  Kate is such a sweet girl who has just had all of her illusions shattered about her relationship and with out thought she impulsively packs up and moves across the continent to start a new life.  The author brings this character to life by showing both her strengths and weaknesses.  She is very confident as a nurse, but when it comes to relationships and men she is always second guessing herself.  Then we meet Joel who honestly appears too good to be true.  He sees Kate as an attractive new comer who admittedly is lonely for friends so he befriends her.  As their bond strengthens they still deny feelings other than friendship.  Joel feels that after his devastating loss and downward spiral that he will never trust himself to love again.  Kate is coming off of a long term relationship and after the colossal mistake that was she doesn't trust herself enough to try again.  The author has developed a good storyline and great imagery which draws the reader in and keeps them turning the pages.  This is a new author to me by definitely one I will read again.
I was given this book by Netgalley for a honest and unbiased opinion which is stated above. 

Meet The Author:
Nicki Edwards
Nicki Edwards
Even 25 years of marriage, travel, children, study and work wasn’t enough to keep Nicki busy. In January 2014 she woke up and decided to fulfil a lifelong dream to write a novel.
Nicki calls herself a city girl with a country heart. Unfortunately the only way she can escape to the countryside of her dreams is by living vicariously through the lives of the characters in the rural romance novels she loves to read. If she could spend her days dressed in jeans and boots out on the farm surrounded by horses, dogs, cows and sheep, she’d be in her element.
When Nicki isn’t dreaming, reading or writing about rural life, she can be found in her scrubs in the Emergency Department where she works fulltime as a nurse. Nicki writes medical rural romance for Momentum and her debut novel is available now.


  1. Katrina I've just stumbled across your lovely review and I want to say thanks! So glad you loved Intensive Care!

    1. Nicki, I really loved this book. Thank you for stopping by. I am glad you liked my review.