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Once a Good Girl... [Kindle Edition]

Wendy S. Marcus
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Book #2 in the Madrin Memorial Hospital Series.  

Prim Victoria Forley's perfect life changed forever the night she slept with Kyle Karlinsky, baddest boy in town. These days, single mom and über-perfectionist nurse Victoria has goals that nothing, not even Kyle's shocking reappearance, can derail. But behind Victoria's oh-so-frosty exterior is a heat that only Kyle can unleash.... Maybe it's the right time to be with the wrong guy after all?

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This story challenges the guidelines of a Harlequin Medical Romance in an excellent way. The characters face many emotional upheavals and readers will not be able to resist the rising tension that builds to a crescendo. Don't be surprised if you devour this romance in a single sitting! RT Book Reviews ~ 4.5 stars

An intriguing read, ONCE A GOOD GIRL, the second novel in gifted author Wendy S. Marcus's MADRIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL series, will have you quickly turning the pages to see what is in store for Kyle, Victoria and Jake. I found it hard to put the book down and in fact, read it in one sitting. Ms. Marcus brings the characters to life right in front of your eyes as she writes about everyday people. This is the first story I have read by this talented author, but I look forward to reading more of her works. With witty repartee, second chances, teenage love, a range of emotions, claustrophobia, romance and new beginnings, this story is a feel-good story that you will want to read more than once. Although this story is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone. Still, do not miss the first book in this series; WHEN ONE NIGHT ISN'T ENOUGH. I also look forward to the next book in this enticing series; THE NURSE'S NOT-SO-SECRET SCANDAL, due out in May. I highly recommend ONCE A GOOD GIRL to anyone looking for a great story! ~ Romance Junkies, Blue Ribbon Rating 4.5 

From the Author

Once a Good Girl was a finalist in the 2013 Desert Rose RWA Golden Quill Contest and the 2013 WisRwa Write Touch Reader's Award Contest.

Product Details

  • File Size: 433 KB
  • Print Length: 185 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Medical Romances (February 1, 2012)
  • Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006IIWZ42
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #738,856 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Once A Good Girl February 1, 2012
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Once a Good Girl...

ONCE A GOOD GIRL by author Wendy S Marcus is a Mills & Boon Medical December 2011 release in UK and Harlequin Medical January 2011 release in NA.

Victoria Forley was a single mum and after lot of struggle was now on her way to her dream job of Director of Nursing at Madrin Memorial Hospital. She had worked hard for her promotion but will the appearance of the town's bad boy, Kyle Karlinsky change that? After all Kyle was the father of her son Jake and he had left town the same day she lost her virginity to him!

Does he expect to walk back in her life and just take off where he left off? Isn't he nine years too late for that? And she realized he was the Dr.K everyone was talking about!

When Kyle comes face to face with his son, he realizes the sacrifices Victoria must have made to bring up his son. How she must have stood up to her strict father at seventeen just to have the baby. Kyle realizes he never stopped loving her. But would Victoria see the man behind the previous betrayal she felt, and let the attraction she feels for him now grow? Because meeting Kyle was like coming out of deep freeze after nine years! And Kyle aims to make her crave him like he craved her. Once he accomplishes that then he'll go for her heart!

ONCE A GOOD GIRL is a beguiling romance that tugged at my heartstring and kept me on the edge of my seat. A fabulous teenage story is depicted of illicit attraction, forbidden passion and the healing power of love in adulthood.

Wendy S Marcus's has written this tale with such depth, sensitivity and heart that readers will not be able to resist devouring this romance amid all the medical drama in a single sitting. The witty dialogue and the mesmerizing emotions will keep the reader glued to the pages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Book March 1, 2012
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I already knew Wendy S. Marcus was a great writer after I read her first novel, When One Night Isn't Enough. But her second novel completely blew me away. Tightly written, with a kick butt heroine I adored, and a hero who was strong enough to admit when he was wrong - these characters haunted me for a long time after I read The End. A must read for category fans and anyone who loves a good love story with real characters and obstacles to overcome. Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Once A Good Book... March 4, 2012
By RockerT
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I enjoyed this Medical Romance. Wendy S. Marcus has a fresh style that takes us on an emotionally honest ride with just the right touch of humour. This is the HM&B Medical Genre at its best. If you haven't tried Medicals before then this would be an excellent introduction to the world of Medical Romance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not same ole, same ole May 26, 2013
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I recently read Wendy Marcus's debut book and so enjoyed it. Once a Good Girl is both a reunion and hidden baby story, but don't let that fool you into thinking it's the same ole-same ole. Marcus's characters, a heroine with a good girl complex and a bad boy hero turned good guy, are what really made this story shine for me. Their son and the hero's therapy dog were just icing on the cake!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Second Chance Story January 6, 2013
By Tara
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I'm always up for a second chance stories and glad I came across this one. I'm big on characters and these two drew me in from the start. The strong-willed heroine and semi-reformed bad boy had me rooting for them to overcome their obstacles. And there's a twist in the history between the two that I haven't read before in this type of story line making it even more appealing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another amazing story from Wendy S Marcus November 22, 2012
By Fiona
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What can I say about this book that wouldn't be full of overdone superlatives and gratuitous pandering to the ego of the author. I loved her first book and I OMG loved this one. There is a whole different vibe to these books I haven't come across before in category romance and I love it.

The characters engage beautifully with a realistic precision that pulls me into the story immediately. Her heroines are amazing women who overcome odds that would drown lesser people. Yet they are not annoyingly perfect paragons, they are fighting every step of the way to make their world better, to protect those they love, to get through each day.

And what can you say about the heroes. These guys are to die for. Flawed, adorably and occasionally irritatingly so, yet with a capacity to love that comes through right from the start and makes you want them in your lives.

Victoria and Kyle have history. Some of it amazing as only first love can be. And like sometimes happens, true love wasn't enough to overcome the burdens of history and interference from the outside world. It left scars on both of them but also left Jake, their son. A son Kyle didn't know about.

How these two work out their destiny is a sometimes funny and always moving and emotional read. I love reunion romances and this was an amazing one. Well done Wendy S. Marcus.
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Wendy S. Marcus is an award-winning author of contemporary romance. A nurse by trade, Wendy holds a Master of Science in Health Care Administration, a degree that does her absolutely no good as she now spends her days, nights, and weekends mucking around in her characters' lives creating conflict, emotion, and of course, a happily ever after. Wendy lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley region of New York. When she's not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her dog Buddy, and blogging/e-mailing/tweeting/facebooking with her online friends. To learn more about Wendy and her books visit her website:

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