Only Yours - Susan Mallery
Released September 2011
Reviewed by Tracy Farnsworth
Montana Hendrix's day takes an unusual turn when one of the dogs she's working with takes off on a lively romp through the hospital. She catches up with the dog in the burn ward where she receives a thorough scolding by Simon Bradley, a top surgeon known for his expertise treating pediatric burn cases.
When Simon's burn patient responds to the dog, he realizes he needs to look into Montana's work with therapy dogs. Working closely with Montana, Simon can't help but notice that Montana fills his every thought, but a horrific event from Simon's childhood has convinced him that love doesn't exist. Is Montana the woman who can teach Simon that love does exist and is exactly what he needs?
It's usually a given that if I read a Susan Mallery novel, I'm in for a treat. Only Yours is perhaps the best story I've ever read by this romance author. I loved every word of Montana and Simon's story. Simon's definitely a wounded hero, but Montana is the perfect counterpart because she's tough as nails and very obstinate. This is not the first book in the series and somehow I missed the first, but I will definitely be remedying that. If you're looking for a sizzling character romance, you will not want to miss Only Yours.