In the shadow of the nation's capital, Kate Livingston's respectable life as a government worker is disrupted by an encounter with the insufferable Trevor McDonough, the one man she'd hoped never to see again. A Harvard-trained physician, Trevor never showed the tiniest flicker of interest in Kate, and business is the only reason he has sought her out now.
Despite her misgivings, Kate agrees to Trevor's risky proposal to join him in his work to find a cure for tuberculosis. As Kate begins to unlock the mysteries of Trevor's past, his hidden depths fascinate her. However, a shadowy enemy lies in wait and Trevor's closely guarded secrets are darker than she ever suspected.
As revelations from the past threaten to destroy their careers, their dreams, and even their lives, Trevor and Kate find themselves in a painfully impossible situation. With everything to lose, they must find the strength to trust that hope and love can prevail over all.
This book had me hooked right from the start. The two main characters Kate and Trevor, were so different but so much like one another at the same time with their competitive streak. The way they spoke to one another; you knew sparks were flying between them.
The mystery element of the story was really good as well. I never did guess who was behind all the threats and incidents. When it was revealed it was a surprise.
Finally the medical and history side of the story was really quite fascinating and you had to admire the staff's dedication, especially Trevor's to the danger they put themselves in. It made me think of the Ebola outbreak at the moment and what the scientists and doctors must be going through trying to find a cure for it. So although this story was set in the late 1800's it is a very relevant story for today.
Stars out of 5 : 5 A solid 5, I read it in a day as I couldn't put it down. I had to know what happened next. Really well worth the read.
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