Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Deliver Me
Author: Aiden Bates
Series: Silver Oak Medical Center #1
Heroes: Carter Idoni/Finn Riley
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 366 Pages
Publisher: Aiden Bates
Release Date: March 20, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Torn between passion and profession, what will he choose?
Losing his brother at a young age sets Carter Idoni’s future in motion. Dedicating his life to saving people, Dr. Carter will do anything for his patients. And when the medical center gets taken over by a national network of hospitals, Carter is instantly attracted to the new CEO. Finn Riley may be handsome and rugged, but his icy demeanor is a turnoff for a loving man like Carter.
As the two strong-willed men fight over patient care and procedures, more than their anger heats up. Suddenly, their passion is undeniable and irresistible. But when one night of desire turns to promise, tragedy strikes, threatening to destroy all they’ve built. Can they find comfort in each other or will the pain ultimately rip them apart?
This 100,000 word steamy first book in the Silver Oak Medical Center series is a stand-alone novel that will pull at your heartstrings. When one man ends up pregnant, the worst happens. You will be cheering for these two lovers as they claw their way back from pain for a future and a family together.
Review: Dr. Carter Idoni and hospital CEO, Finn Riley have one of the most combustible relationships I’ve ever read about. This is a true “enemies to lovers” story, but one where the two men also allow for that heat to roll into a passionate sex without strings scenario. These two are both very good at what they do, but also very bad at the whole relationship thing. And neither is afraid to speak their mind where the hospital and patient care is concerned, yet they both clam up when it comes to talking about feelings.
This story is also paranormal, but only in the aspect of men getting pregnant, being alphas, betas, omegas, but that’s it. There is no shifting and they are human except for that their status and ability to bear children.
This issue for Dr. Idoni, who is a world renown OB-GYN who specializes in high risk pregnancies, is that he is also an omega, and though barely 30, is now considered too old to bear children. This is the case of poor Carter being treated like a pariah, on the one hand, and like a genius professionally. I felt so bad for him. This issue was compounded because his ex-boyfriend, Tom, dropped him for a younger omega because he wanted lots of kids, but he also wanted Carter as his side piece. A big portion of this story is the strange relationship and the horrible treatment Carter receives from his ex and his new, younger and more fertile husband, Paul.
Where Finn Riley is concerned, the man’s sole focus is the all mighty dollar and so the head butting occurs when his cuts affect patient care. Carter is a dominant man when it comes to his patients. Too bad he is so submissive otherwise. I was really concerned that these two would never admit their feelings for each other, would stop allowing their emotions to get the best of them so they could talk out their differences, and I really wanted the miscommunication and lack of communication to end so they would finally be on the same page.
Unfortunately, that took nearly the entire book. I must say I was really bummed that after all the detail with the ex-boyfriend and his new husband, and the detail in the hospital drama, that when Carter and Finn finally get together it was rushed. So much so that in the span of a chapter they are all lovey dovey, get married, get pregnant, have a baby, and live happy ever after…. all off page. After such a great book and well written story, I was about ready to dropkick my reader. It was like having bullet points on the relationship and I was highly disappointed with how it ended, although I loved the ending itself. If that makes sense.
Still recommended, as you tell from the 4 star rating, because this book is unique and well written.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*