Thursday, 29 September 2011
Book Review: Monday Knight by Janet Elaine Smith
by Janet Elaine Smith
Review copy supplied by author.
"Monday's child is fair of face." Monday Knight had heard it from the day she was born. Her whole life revolved around it; today she was the leading model in the world. But in the twinkling of an eye, it was all gone, thanks to one drunk driver. Dr. Stephen White, world's most noted plastic surgeon, was her only hope. Clad in anonymity, he vows to do the impossible when she shows him a picture of Monday Knight and indicates that is who she wants to be. Personal struggles seem insurmountable, but Dr. White's sense of humor supercedes, and among wigs, lingerie and dandelions, he sets out to win her over. All he has to do is convince her he truly loves her; it is not just pity.
International Supermodel, Monday Knight has been told since childhood that her looks and beauty are her only asset, her mother taking the adage from the old nursery rhyme, Monday's Child is fair of face very seriously.
But a drunk driver soon puts paid to all that, and Monday is horribly disfigured in the accident. There is only one person who can even attempt to put her back together again, renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephen White.
Monday sees the doctor as self-centered, arrogant and she despairs that her fate is in his hands. When she starts to fall for him, she is worried. Does he only see her as one of his patients, or is there something more to his care for her? She hopes it isn't pity. She would rather die than have anyone pity her...
This is a short, fast paced romance, the pages just seem to turn themselves as you want to read on to find out what happens next. The sexual tension shimmers between Monday and Stephen throughout, even if Monday does spend most of the book wrapped in bandages like a mummy!
There are some very humorous incidences, including a plumber who gets his hand stuck in a rather unfortunate place...
It's a fun book and anyone who likes a bit of humor in their romance will love it.
Reviewed by Annette Gisby, author of The Chosen.
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