Silver Oak Medical Center series by Aiden Bates

Deliver Me (Silver Oak Medical Center #1)

AUTHOR’S BLURB: Torn between passion and profession, what will he choose?

Losing his brother at a young age sets Carter Idoni’s future in motion. Dedicating his life to saving people, Dr. Carter will do anything for his patients. And when the medical center gets taken over by a national network of hospitals, Carter is instantly attracted to the new CEO. Finn Riley may be handsome and rugged, but his icy demeanor is a turnoff for a loving man like Carter.

As the two strong-willed men fight over patient care and procedures, more than their anger heats up. Suddenly, their passion is undeniable and irresistible. But when one night of desire turns to promise, tragedy strikes, threatening to destroy all they’ve built. Can they find comfort in each other or will the pain ultimately rip them apart?

This 100,000 word steamy first book in the Silver Oak Medical Center series is a stand-alone novel that will pull at your heartstrings. When one man ends up pregnant, the worst happens. You will be cheering for these two lovers as they claw their way back from pain for a future and a family together.

MY REVIEW: Finn was filled with rage from the beginning, and then confused and raging and then insisted some change of mind he had should have mystically conveyed itself to Carter and pouted when it didn’t.
Carter was Dr. Perfect, of course. Except for a whole list of things you need to read to find about.
Usually, when two people fight and do the enemies to lovers things it feels like there is sexual tension. Not like one guy’s gonna slug the other guy cuz he’s a rage-aholic. And not cuz the other guy acts like an unprofessional brat. This left me cold. I hope the rest of the series is better.

Playing Daddy (Silver Oak Medical Center #2)

AUTHOR’S BLURB: There’s more on the line than fame and fortune when this movie star wants a family with the man of his dreams.

Blockbuster action star, Dylan, will do anything for the big screen. No stunt is off-limits for this daredevil. But when his latest stunt lands in him in the hospital, more than his acting career is on the line. With a pushy agent and an impatient director, Dylan might not get the care he needs for a proper recovery.

When Rick, the chief resident doctor, steps in, he can’t wait to get his hands on Dylan–and heal his body and heart. As they grow closer and their passion ignites, Rick knows one thing is for certain, he’ll do anything he can to protect Dylan from the vicious and unforgiving plans that Hollywood has in store for Dylan. But the powers-that-be will stop at nothing to destroy Dylan’s chance at a future with Rick. After all, their biggest star can’t possibly drop everything to settle down and start a family of his own

Now, with a baby on the way, Rick and Dylan must fight for what they really want. Can they to stay together when everyone is trying to stop them from “Playing Daddy?”

In this 100,000-word novel, Playing Daddy, two men discover how hard falling in love can be with a baby on the way when Hollywood pulls out all the stops to keep them apart. With explicitly hot scenes, this novel will take you through a passionate ride–full of love. But in the end, will family prevail?

MY REVIEW: A full and dramatic story that will have you angry and perplexed. The title doesn’t seem to sync up with the storyline very well, in my opinion, but that’s minor. The love story is good and believable.
I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this book.