Saturday, October 21, 2017

Beg, Borrow or Steal by Susie Tate, a new 5 stars author

Ladies, OMG! I've discovered this author by chance, and I absolutely recommend you to read her books! In the last few days I've binge read her other series and I can assure you, her books are awesome! Cute and strong female characters, alpha males, amazing secondary characters, the perfect mix for an outstanding book! 

For now, let me tell you a little more about Beg, Borrow or Steal, the first book I've read by Susie Tate <3

Jamie is proud of everything he’s achieved. A consultant anaesthetist and the Medical Education Director – he’s a pretty big deal. So when one of his medical students falls asleep, right in the middle of a tutorial, he is furious. He’s a bloody good teacher, damn it!

Maybe he could have been a little more understanding. Maybe he didn’t have to try and humiliate her. But the shock of how beautiful this particular student was when she finally opened her eyes, and his inappropriate reaction, only fuelled his anger. He’s tired of lame excuses from wild party animals burning the candle at both ends, and he’s going to make an example of this one.

For Libby, pride is a luxury and beauty is currency. Pregnant at seventeen and an aspiring doctor, she couldn’t afford to be proud, so she cashed in on her looks instead. She will beg, borrow or steal to achieve her dreams and give her daughter the life she deserves, even if she has to forgo sleep – even if she has to leave her dignity behind.

Only now that she’s not just sitting in lecture theatres like her first two years of medical school, now that she’s working in a real hospital, Libby is realizing that the thread she’s been hanging onto for so long may be about to snap. The last thing she needs is to have riled the gorgeous, judgmental Head of Medical Education. But there’s only so far you can push yourself, only so much pressure you can be under until you break. Libby’s been on that cliff edge for a while; her health may just tip her over.

A kick in the shin from a four-year-old girl and a confrontation with her tearful, exhausted mother soon forces Jamie to see what a bastard he’s been. Libby may not accept his help, but he’s relentless when he wants something, and it’s not long before he realizes that this mother and daughter belong with him. So when a stag night he’s on ends up in the best strip club in England and he sees who the main attraction is, his reaction is explosive.

Despite everything, Libby finds she still has some pride left. This man has made her feel small twice now. He won’t be getting a third shot. No matter how gorgeous he is, no matter how persistent …


Woooo, I loved this book!
I discovered it by chance, it was in a thread focused on books with awesome children, and I will never thank enough who added this book to the list!

First of all, I loved the writing style! It really caught my attention, is was fluid and captivating, and I couldn't put the book down.

The book focuses on Jamie and Libby, a doctor/Med teacher and a medical student. They are two persons at two very different places of their career, with different backgrounds and lives, and it was really really interesting to see how they managed to make their relationship work.

I have to admit that my fascination with this book was probably due also to the fact that I'm a med student too, so it was great to read about something familiar to me (even if I study in Italy).

One thing that I appreciated really much was the reality of this book, not only the medical facts, but also the struggles of both Libby and Jamie in accepting their different background and life style (well, in Libby's case, a forced one). I felt for Libby, the difficulties she had to overcome, and I really admired her strength. I also understood Jamie and his struggles to understand and accept Libby's need of independence, her stubbornness, her second job...

And I can't forget to mention the awesome Rosie!!! She was a force of nature! A little moody, like all 4 years old, but I loved her personality 😂❤

Now I can't really wait for the book of Millie and Pav. I'm already fascinated with their characters, and I'm so excited to read their story!


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