Sara Delaney, ER nurse, finds herself
working so much and so often, that she doesn’t have time for
a social life. No time for romantic interludes, and she
wonders if “her parts are still working” after three years.
Near the end of one of her exhausting shifts she is asked to
evaluate a patient suffering from a bad allergic reaction.
The allergy patient turns out to be none other than ex-high
school jock, lothario, Alex Conrad. He just happens to also
be the young man who took Sara’s virginity.
Sara at first doesn’t really want
anything to do with Alex. With determination and hot
pursuit, Alex convinces Sara into a relationship of sorts
and Sara only agrees after promising sex only and no
commitments. Beside Manner is a fun story,
full of passionate and sexy encounters, over-protective
brothers, and a fun twist to the high-school reunion type
stories. (the allergic reaction meeting was the best!) Sex
between Alex and Sara is hot, steamy, and proves Sara isn’t
the only one with a great bedside manner. Watching Alex and
Sara fall in love as adults was exciting and a great
addition to the Delany storyline, which was started with
Sara’s brother Marcus and Sara’s best friend Chole, in A