Mou sent in this request for a book she left on the bus some years back:
I read this medical romance from M&B maybe 10 years ago, and never quite
got over the fact I left it on the bus. It happens on a remote New
The resident doctor, our heroine, is quite, shy,
compassionate and very very good at her job. The incoming doctor (the hero),
who shall support her, is flying in and she goes to pick him up as there's a
storm. They don't get along well, because he's incredibly private and
withdrawn, and rebuffs all her approaches.
But they work well as a team, and he kisses her and then calls her a slut? Later we come to know that he lost
his baby daughter who drowned in a swimming pool because her mother was too
busy partying? The little girl had a strawberry birthmark on her cheek and
his ex-wife had hated the imperfection – he no longer trusts any woman?
There's also, I think a part where our heroine operates on someone's
strangulated hernia, but reads up on the procedure before the operation? And
in the last scene, our pair go and help the re-floatation of beached whales
and then decide they love each other too much and want to do things like
that forever together? Does this ring a bell? I would love to read this
again, so please, help me!
Do you remember this book? Also: I think that might be the worst curse ever, “I hope you leave your only copy of your favorite book on the bus.” How sad is that!