After an arrest for DUI, paramedic
Nolan Daniels is sentenced to one hundred hours of community
service. On the first day of his sentence at a nursing
home, he meets the director, the sexy Dr. Mark Harrison.
Too bad Dr. Harrison is exactly the type of man Nolan
doesn’t like—rich and stuck-up. Still, he decides to make
his time at the nursing home as fun as he possibly can.
Mark Harrison’s life is busy beyond
belief with the running of the nursing home, a job he never
wanted in the first place. He’s attracted to Nolan, but
determined not to act on it. A bad boy and temporary
employee is the last man he needs, or at least that’s what
he keeps telling himself…
Alternative Treatment is the story of two men
who have put aside large parts of themselves. Nolan lives
his life on the edge, all short relationships or one night
stands and high-adrenaline work. He doesn’t want to be in a
relationship, or take responsibility for his actions. Mark
is just the opposite. He takes too much on, and worries too
much about what others want, to the point that he’s living a
life he didn’t choose. When they meet, sparks fly, but
neither of them is sure they want to let it go anywhere.
When they finally get together, the love scenes are hot.
The storyline is full of internal conflict and emotion.
Opposites may attract, but sometimes their road to happiness
is rocky. With personal upheaval and one excruciatingly bad
decision on Nolan’s part—one that almost made me mad enough
to put the book aside—it takes a lot of work for Mark and
Nolan to reach any kind of understanding. While I think I
understand Claire Thompson’s reasons for making Nolan act
the way she did, it took me a while to get back into the
story. Fortunately, he redeemed himself enough for me to be
pleased at the ending. If you like flawed heroes and a lot
of sometimes negative emotion, Alternative Treatment
is a good and memorable read.