I’m Dr. Nick Raines.
Brain surgeon and notorious over-thinker, I take the analytical approach with everything, until I can determine the best, carefully calculated plan of action. It’s no shock the producers of the popular reality series The Doctor Is In have decided to call me Dr. Neurotic.
Besides my more than full-time job as Chief of Neurosurgery at St. Luke’s Hospital, I’m a single dad and my number one priority is my daughter.
But life had plans to add another priority to my list.
Charlotte Hollis. Outspoken, impulsive, and beautiful, she’s everything I didn’t know I was craving.
She makes me wonder What if?
What if I don’t have to be alone for the rest of my life to give my little girl the father she deserves?
It’s a battle—my battle: Head vs. Heart.
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Max Monroe chose the perfect doctor as the final story in their St. Luke’s Docuseries; readers who are familiar with Monroe’s fabulous Billionaire Bad Boys series know exactly who Dr. Nick Raines is and while our ill feelings for the brain surgeon are definitely valid due to his past mistakes and his black/white viewpoint that left Winnie Winslow as a single mom, Max Monroe does one hell of a job of transforming the good doctor into a man worthy of his daughter and worthy of a second chance from the people he’s let down the most.
Nick Raines is a changed man, and while some may say it’s too little too late, he’s worked his ass off to prove that his top priority is his daughter, Lexi, and he’s done it by being not only the father she needs but also the father she wants. Even if it took some time, he finally realized that financial security wouldn’t make him live a full life…wouldn’t make him feel like he meant something to someone…wouldn’t make his daughter light up due to being taken care of as opposed to truly being present in her life. And with that goal in mind, Nick has allowed himself very little ‘him’ time. His focus has been on his job, his patients, and his daughter, putting everything else, including any kind of a romantic relationship, out of his mind because he refuses to be distracted from what’s most important to him.
But Nick has never met someone as bewitching as Charlotte Hollis, and even though, she first meets with him to take him away from New York and away from his daughter, what Charlotte actually gives Nick is a chance to live a little…a chance to realize that he can have a life outside of the hospital…outside of his time with his daughter, and Charlotte helps Nick to learn that his head doesn’t always need to control his life…that rationally thinking sometimes isn’t the only choice, and while Nick may be a little slow on the take when it comes to these ideas, by the time the story ends, Nick has proven he deserves time with his daughter, has given up more than anyone knows in order to not break his promise to Lexi, and has turned into a man who has his priorities straight and would willingly do anything it takes to keep his daughter in his life.
Charlotte is the perfect woman to show Nick exactly what he’s been missing by living such a narrowed lifestyle…don’t get me wrong, Nick’s decision to focus solely on medicine and his daughter is what he needed to do when he first moved back to New York, but it’s been a few years, and he continues to step up like he should, so maybe it’s time to bring a little fun into his life, loosen him up a bit, and stop him from overthinking every single move and decision he makes. And, if anyone can handle that job, it’s definitely Charlotte because she seems to lead her life according to her heart way more than her head!
I have to mention Lexi in my review of Dr. Neuro because she was such a pivotal character in the story, not only because she’s Nick’s daughter but because her presence is awe-inspiring. Lexi has an absolutely brilliant mind and even though the way she views the world may be different than many other kids her age, I’d much rather live in her version because it’s pure, honest, and magical:)
I loved all three stories in the St. Luke’s Docuseries, but Nick and Charlotte’s story will stay with me the most because it proves that people can change…that they can realize what they did wrong and fight like hell to transform into who they need to be for the ones they love the most. I absolutely adore how Max Monroe handled Nick’s book and the steps they took to show their readers and those characters with ill feelings towards Nick an improved version of a highly intelligent and worthy man!
4.5 Poison Apples
With a quick smack and a groan, I silenced the alarm and rolled over to my stomach to shove my head into the fluff of my pillow.
“Oh my God,” I grumbled.
Even the sound of my own voice was grating.
Great, I thought. This should make work interesting.
I grabbed my phone off of my nightstand, rolled back onto my back, and typed out a quick message.
Me: So, apparently, you’re a sadist.
A reply popped up nearly immediately.
Me: I’m actually sore.
Charlotte: It takes time to acclimate to the dance life. You’ve got good moves, though. Be proud, soldier, be proud.
Me: Oh, so I suppose you’re completely fine?
Charlotte: Yep. 😉
Me: I kind of hate you.
Charlotte: That wears off. Trust me. Pretty soon you won’t be able to live without me.