Title: Ideal Girl
Author: Jenny O'Brien
Publish Date: August 31, 2015
Source: I received a copy from the author.
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "Ideal girl is the first in a series of romantic novels, which find old fashioned girls thrown into modern day settings.
set in the fictitious Dublin hospital of St Justin's staff not only
have to cope with their stressful jobs, they also have to cope with the
mire that is 'pre- relationship hell!'"
My Two Cents:
"Ideal Girl" is the first book in the Irish Hospital Romance series by Jenny O'Brien. The title of the book is taken from the idea that the ideal girlfriend is an Irish nurse. In this book, we meet Liddy, a student nurse, who doesn't really think she has time for romance. This book is a good example of how sometimes life has other plans for us.
This is a sweet romance that had me aww-ing throughout the book. Liddy doesn't think much of herself. She is just trying to keep her head above water with this new job. Enter Mitch, a handsome doctor, that has designs on making something with Liddy even if she seems somewhat oblivious. This is a fun, light, and frothy novel that was perfect for whiling away an afternoon.
The characters were good. I really liked Liddy. I felt bad for her in the beginning because she had to deal with a character named Donal, who also is at the hospital. He is like the cartoon skunk, Pepe LePew, on steroids. Some of the stuff that he does is really over the top and almost criminal. I liked the way that the author developed the romance between Liddy and Mitch.
The writing was pretty good. I thought there were a couple places that could have been slimmed down a little for flow but on the whole, this was a good romance! I enjoyed it!