Review + Giveaway || Heart Like Mine (Echo Lake #2) by Maggie McGinnis

Heart Like Mine
by Maggie McGinnis

Series: Echo Lake (#2)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release date: April 5th 2016
Genres: Romance, contemporary
Age category: Adult (unofficial)
No. of pages:  368 pages (paperback)
ISBN/ASIN: 1250069084 (ISBN13: 9781250069085)

Delaney Blair loves her job at Echo Lake's Mercy Hospital, where she's developed a reputation for being smart, fair, and driven. When she's assigned to cut funding, she has to temporarily relocate her office, put on borrowed scrubs, and go toe-to-toe with Dr. Joshua Mackenzie, the interim head of the pediatrics department. His killer smile and rock-star body are distractions Delaney could do without, but she's determined to stay focused while she brings his budget into line.

It's not working.

Beloved by his colleagues and patients alike, Josh is too busy caring for sick kids to talk numbers with the sexy, stiletto-clad Delaney. Every time they talk business, tensions run high…but so does a powerful attraction neither of them can ignore. When an emergency brings Mercy to its knees, Delaney and Josh must work together to save lives. But can they also find a way into each other's hearts?
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I have a deep respect to all doctors out there, I admire them. This book just so happen to have a character with that profession. And that ends the story of how I picked up this book.

Anyhoo, this book was a joy to read. The writing, pacing, setting, characters, all of it was on point. It's no wonder that this book was a true page turner. I filed this book under the "just hooks you right up and the next thing you know, you're turning the pages, and won't lift a head until your finished"-shelf.

Delaney and Joshua were amazing, as far as characters can go. Both have good head on his/her shoulder to go along with their golden hearts. There's a lot of heartwarming scenes, that could thaw and melt even the coldest of hearts, that proves it. I could gush about them all day but to put it simply, the two ranks high to my "awesome book people"-list. There aren't many people in that list, just so you know.
There were supporting characters, of course, and they helped the relationship of the two. They were such a fun addition to this book and I couldn't think a more appropriate set of supporting characters than them. There were one or two characters that really ticked me off but besides them, I love all the characters (Megan! You are hilarious).

Overall, this book is awesome. A lot of books doesn't really hold a candle to this book, plot wise. Anyway, my initial rating for this book bumped up to four when I remember just how much I enjoyed reading this book.

Did I like the ending? Yes, the epilogue was a gem. It's so fun and hilarious to read.
Is it a page turner? Yes.
Will I re-read it again? Of course.

          “You’re just going to have to go down there, Delaney.” Megan propped a hip on Delaney’s desk two days later. Delaney envied her assistant’s long skirt, gypsy earrings, and long, loose cotton blouse. In college, she’d have topped it off with a head scarf and combat boots, but for the workplace, she’d gone with her standard-issue leather sandals.

          Delaney looked down at her own outfit and wondered when she’d turned into a toned-down version of her country club mother. Her neatly ironed blouse was set off by a perfectly matched skirt and jacket, and as she fingered the pearls at her throat, she sighed. Then she let her eyes coast down her calves, down to the Jimmy Choos she’d bought just last month. It was her splurge, her bow to girliness and inappropriate spending, and damn, she loved these shoes.

          She really did need to ditch the pearls, though.

          “I can’t just go down there, Megan.” Delaney felt a tingle at the base of           
her neck, just thinking of walking onto the pediatric floor. No, she definitely couldn’t go down there.
          “Well, he’s obviously not coming to you.”
          “How can he just ignore my messages like this? It’s downright rude.”
          “Or he’s downright busy. Have you seen the bed count on pediatrics this week?”
          “No.” Delaney cringed. It wasn’t the kind of thing she kept track of on a daily basis. 
          “There is always the possibility that he’s not intentionally ignoring you. Just saying.”
          “I’ll check.” Delaney clicked into the system that listed current inpatient numbers. When she got to the pediatric floor, her eyes widened.           
          “Exactly.” Megan raised her eyebrows.
          “We don’t even have that many pediatric beds.”
          “I know. They had to move a couple of the teenagers up to adult floors to make space.”
          Delaney clicked back through the past month, and the patient counts went up and down a little bit, but not much. 
          “I’m just saying—this could be why Dr. Mackenzie hasn’t called back.” Megan leaned close to Delaney and plucked open her top button.
          “Which means you, third floor, this afternoon. He’s clearly isn’t coming to you.”
          Delaney felt the chills creep down her spine. She had never actually been on Mercy’s pediatric floor—had never been on any pediatric floor—not since Parker had died.

          “Delaney? You okay?” Megan’s brow creased as she studied Delaney’s face. “You are six shades of white, girl. Does talking to non-executive-suite people make you this scared?”
          “No.” Delaney’s voice came out in a whisper.
          “Oh.” Megan’s hand flew to her mouth. “Oh, God. I’m sorry.” She squeezed her eyes shut. “I’m so sorry. I wasn’t thinking.”
          Delaney nodded slowly. “It’s okay. It’s been—a long time since he died. Not like you would think of it.”
          “But I should have. I’m really sorry.” Megan tried to look into her eyes, but Delaney’s felt all shifty. “Do you want me to go with you?”
          “No, Meg. I don’t want to go at all.”
          “I know. He’s not coming to me.” She took a deep breath, blowing it out slowly. Maybe it wouldn’t be horrible. Maybe she wouldn’t melt into a panic-puddle at the elevator doors. Maybe she wouldn’t see Parker everywhere she looked.
          Maybe pigs flew.

About the author:
USA Today bestselling author Maggie McGinnis is a Golden Heart Finalist who lives in New England, vastly outnumbered by both children and cats. She writes sweet romances set in Montana and Vermont, and feels extremely fortunate that through her books, she gets to fall in love every single day. She's a sucker for romantic comedies, popcorn, and the perfect green pen, and if she wasn't an author, she'd totally be rocking a Nashville club in her pink cowgirl boots. It's probably good that she embraced the author thing, because her singing skills are better suited to the shower, and really? Pink cowgirl boots?

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  1. Great review. Thank you for hosting HEART LIKE MINE today!

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