Dr. Victor Turov is at the top of his game. A world-renowned heart surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, he is also wealthy, good looking, and in complete control of his life. The only problem is he needs the right kind of woman, and a good submissive is hard to find.
Enter Abby Shea, a young and beautiful widow, who runs into Dr. Turov while volunteering. Sparks fly between the two, but something about the good doctor scares Abby off. Victor has to aggressively pursue her until she agrees to a date. Now he just needs to convince Abby his lifestyle is something she can live with.
There are many obstacles along the way including worried friends, nasty in-laws, a voyeur, and one highly judgmental counselor. Through it all Victor keeps them on track with creative punishments, while Abby grapples with how much freedom she is willing to give up in the name of love.
Gibby is no stranger to the perils of romance. Single until the age of 37, she dated many an interesting (dare we say crazy) guy until meeting the love of her life, Jim. The two are now married and live in the Cleveland, Ohio area. They are joined by their very spoiled dog, Scoob. Gibby believes there is no true norm when it comes to relationships, and they all take hard work and dedication. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found hiking in the park or attending the theatre. Check out her blog at www.gibbycampbell.com.
Mary grimaced. “Don’t worry, hon. I knew he was coming. I’d best get out there before Dr. Dictator has a stroke.”
Mary laughed. “Our lovely chief of cardiothoracic surgery. I was warned he would be escorting his patient to the floor.”
Abby grinned. Rachel had often told her tales about testy doctors and the egos they sometimes carried with them. She had cringed at the stories and secretly marveled at her friend’s ability to put up with it. But Rachel didn’t take shit from anyone. Now she looked at Mary curiously.
“That bad, eh?”
Mary nodded and made a face. “Dr. Turov is an excellent surgeon, and his patients usually survive. But he can be a prick on wheels to work with. I’ve been doing this for years, and he is the most controlling doctor I have ever met. He only uses specific meds and procedures, and if you disagree with him he will tear your head off. Not to mention he expects the labs and monitor set up immediately.”
“And here I thought I was going to have an easy night.” She gave Abby a wave and quickly ducked out of the room.
Abby watched her rush into the room next door. The gurney was being wheeled in, and she caught a brief glimpse of a tall man in scrubs following it. She presumed him to be the surgeon. Then she turned back to her patient. His breathing was definitely slowing down.