by Kay Stockham

September 2009
ISBN: 978-0373715879
Reviewer Graphic Button Harlequin
Mass Market Paperback

Ms. Stockham has once again written a touching story that I am sure will touch any reader who picks up Simon Says Mommy. This book is part of the Tulaneís series but, like the others, it can stand on its own. I would recommend reading the other books in the series and the last one that is coming up soon.

Dr. Ethan Tulane was once passed over for the position as Chief of Surgery, so he took a trip to Niger with Doctors Without Borders. While there, he feels as if he is in love with Simon - who was orphaned. Ethan adopts Simon but unknown to him he would be asked to take over the Chief of Surgery, which will make life difficult. Not only is Simon in a new country but there is a bit of a communication problem, one that both Ethan and Simon are trying very hard to work on.

Megan Rose is hoping to start over. After years of abuse she has struggled through a very bitter divorce and she is on her way to her sister, Jenís house. Part of moving on is asking for forgiveness and explaining why she did what she did when they were younger. The only problem is that Megan is very sick. Ethan has taken her into his home to help her get well and she ends up working for him as a Nanny to Simon. Megan also speaks French which makes this an easy job for her.

Unknown to Ethan and Megan they find that they are very attracted to each other and it becomes heated. But Megan has secrets - and when the truth comes out will she feel she has to run again? Will she feel safe with Ethan?

I loved this book. When I picked it up I did not have much time but figured I could start it. I ended up staying up until after one in the morning on a work night to finish it. There are many times that you may find you eyes watering and you really feel for the characters.

Reviewed in November 2009 by Theresa.

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