When in Bloom (Southern Charm #4) by Nicole Dennis

When In Bloom Disclaimer MaleTAGCould the personal challenges of a former Army doctor and a brilliant florist get in the way of a chance at life and love?

Fighting Type One diabetes since childhood, Jude Sebastian runs to prove he can live a normal life, until epileptic seizures begin to change his life. Even with Dawson, his Medical Alert Golden Labrador, at his side Jude finds daily life difficult. He owns the floral shop, Flowers in the Breeze, and designs everything from simple bouquets to elaborate themes for weddings and celebrations.

At the Shore Breeze Clinic, Jude comes across a man clearly suffering with a PTSD episode. A new arrival in the small town, Doctor Elliott Sheffield, a retired Army Ranger doctor is looking for a second chance after what he saw in the Middle Eastern deserts.

Wanting a normal relationship, Jude tries to deny his disorders, but something is happening. He can’t regulate his sugars and his disorder worsens. When he returns to the clinic, Dawson alerts him to an oncoming seizure.

Will the personal issues and challenges of both men get in the way of a chance at love?

Reader Advisory: This books contains scenes referencing PTSD, seizures and diabetes. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 Crystal Marie_s RamblingsTAG

I’ve read all of the books in this series so far, but I really have to say that this one is by far my favorite. There was just something about the characters that really drew me in and kept me wanting to read more and more.

One thing that I do have to give the author props for big time is that even though there is medical talk in this book, (and what I would consider a fair amount of it), I wasn’t lost with it. It was explained in a way that a person who has no experience with the medical issues talked about would be able to understand and follow along with the story perfectly. And with how important of a part those issues played in the story, I thought it was great how they went about explaining it.

I did enjoy all the characters in the book. I felt like Jude and Elliott were both amazingly strong men – who were willing to lean on each other when they needed the support. And they were both there for each other no matter what.

Like with any Dennis book though, there was the drama and suspense happening and I have to say, HOLY CRAP! I couldn’t believe what emotions I was going through as I was following along with the story. Things were insanely well done that I couldn’t turn the pages quick enough.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a new series. I would say that even though this is book 4 in the series, it can still be read as a standalone. You get some information about the previous couples, but if you haven’t read them, then I would say you could still read this and follow along just fine.


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