Broken Heart Syndrome
Today’s Free Kindle eBook: Broken Heart Syndrome
Shy, reclusive Frankie and her best friend Lou obsess over Thomas G. Longley, as they reverently refer to him, for their entire first two years of medical school. So when he publicly humiliates her at the student bar she is devastated.
Ten years later, Frankie has to work in the testosterone driven environment of Cardiology before she can start her palliative care training and, to her dismay, Tom is her boss.
Thankfully the subject of her long-term crush doesn’t seem to remember her and, given her ability to blend into the background, she’s not really surprised. What does surprise her is how cruel he is. Sure he squished her self esteem like a bug at Uni, but the Tom she spent many a pointless lunch break or library session covertly watching seemed easy going and quick to smile; not an uptight, overly critical bully.
Between passing out in theatre and being covered head to foot in the bloody vomit of ‘Scary Glenda’ (A&E’s most frequent, frequent flyer), she can’t wait to get through the six months.
Although she’s too timid to tell Tom to jog on when she is his only target, when it’s her patients that he starts trampling she decides to grow a backbone, and Tom begins to see that she is not the cold, aloof woman he once thought.
Unfortunately his past behaviour is not Tom’s only obstacle to gaining Frankie’s trust. You see, Frankie knows all about being pushed around. She’s dealt with enough verbal and even physical abuse before to last a lifetime, and she’s not going to be fooled into thinking that this ruthless alpha male has turned over a new leaf.
Luckily for Frankie, Tom is used to getting what he wants. He’s determined to make her see herself clearly for the first time in her life and he’s just arrogant enough to believe that he can break through her defences.
But Frankie has secrets, and a past that is not ready to let her go quite yet …
This book is a full-length contemporary romance / romantic comedy with its own HEA and no cliffhanger.
Praise for Broken Heart Syndrome
“Greys Anatomy meets the romance novel.” “Fantastic love story.” – Heroes and Heartbreakers
“This one I guzzled over a weekend. A really good love story. Great plot, great array of characters. Loved it, in fact I’ve just downloaded the sequel.” – Anna’s eBook Reviews
“A must read and a series that begs to be on everyone’s e-readers and shelves. Love, understanding, patience and passion – perfection.” – The Book Fairy Reviews
“Very well written.” “Hard to put down.””Very funny.” “I couldn’t help but feel connected to the characters.” “This is my first book by Susie Tate and most definately won’t be my last.” Life Books and More Book Blog.
“This series has suspense, great banter, friendship, love and drama: what more could a reader want?” Scandalous Book Blog.
“I loved this story. It’s heart warming, hilarious in places, warm and believable.” “Grabs you from the start.” “Pulls you in.” “I really, truly enjoyed this tale and am looking forward to reading the next one in the series.” Words Turn Me On Book Blog.
“Loved Tom, especially when reading from his point of view.” “Loved the ending and the epilogue.” Miss Clare Book Blog
Susie Tate is a general practitioner now, but she’s also spent years as a hospital doctor. Having worked with and treated some real characters in her time and been involved in some pretty bizarre and often hilarious situations, she wanted to use her experience to write what she hopes is a funny, at times heartbreaking story, with a real insight into what goes on behind the scenes in medicine.
Warning – this is an adult contemporary romance and does contain some swearing. Susie would love to say that being foul-mouthed is completely out of character for her but…
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