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This is the first in a series about the people of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. You will meet all of the main players, then each book will give them their own story of how they found love. Eye specialist, Drew, divides his time between his Sydney practice and the Royal Flying Doctor Service, restoring sight to outback dwellers. With Drew's regular nurse on maternity leave, he is curious to meet her replacement. But, when he meets the stunning blonde, he can barely catch his breath. Escaping an abusive ex, Linda is keen to make a new life for herself. She meets the handsome Drew, on her first day in town. Drew makes it clear straight away, that he wants to date her. She warns him that she can't do a full-on relationship, right now. But within days, the two can hardly bear to be apart. And a crazed person with a gun nearly takes away their future . Now, Linda realizes she doesn't want to wait for happiness. A very good start to the series.
In the hands of another author, Andrew Lowman would be a fantasy. He is tall, hansom, passionate about helping people and self-effacing with a love of the outback. But in this book he comes to life. As an eye specialist He heads a team working for the Royal Flying Doctor Service to provide an eye clinic to outback people, especially to indigenous people.
The book is marketed as an Outback Romance complete with a romance subtitle and a lurid cover. Whilst this may attract romance readers who are the largest buyers of books, the strength of the book is in the descriptions of the outback, the work of the clinic and the characterisation of the closely knit team. Yes, there is a romantic angle between Andrew and Linda his new nurse, but it is not overdone. Even the obligatory sex scene is muted and is secondary to the story.
I am giving it four stars because there are some minor issues. The TV reporter is too far over the top, the book is too short and Linda’s character is not fully developed. Nevertheless it is a worthwhile read.
The team members are dedicated to their work and have great respect and care for one another. They are all interesting people. I am pleased to see that subsequent books in the series will tell their individual stories.