Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: Remission by Ofelia Martinez @XpressoTours

Ofelia Martinez
(Heartland Metro Hospital, #1)
Publication date: June 30th 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

He nearly destroyed her career. So why cant she stay away from him?

As Dr. Carolina Ramirez’s career is taking off, she gets incredible news. Dr. Hector Medina, the doctor she idolized as a teenager and whose research she used to design her cutting-edge clinical trial, is joining her team. As her boss.

But they say you should never meet your heroes, and Carolina is about to get far more than she bargained for. She knows a liaison with her boss is a bad idea. But in addition to the intellectual spark they share, theres an undeniable physical connection between them she cant seem to ignore.

Then it all goes wrong and instead of explaining himself, he skips town, nearly destroying her—and her career—in his wake.

Seven years later, hes back and opening up old wounds she’d thought long healed. She’s recovered her career, her reputation, and her confidence despite his devastating betrayal. She should hate him. Instead, she finds herself drawn to him once again.

Why cant she get him out of her head? And why does her body still react to him after so many years apart?

This steamy, slow-burn, medical romance has a wonderful happily ever after and is perfect for fans of Mariana Zapata, Alexis Daria, and TL Swan. 

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He was true to his word. The remainder of the meal was very polite, and no lines were crossed. I was pleased to see him not fighting me when I wanted to split the check with him. I wanted no room to interpret this dinner as anything other than a meal between colleagues.

I was taken aback when he exited the elevator on my floor.

“What are you doing? This isn’t your floor.”

“I’m walking you to your room.”

“That’s really not necessary.”

“I don’t mind,” he said. Either he was oblivious to my discomfort or intentionally ignoring it.

I opened the door to my room and turned to stretch my hand out to shake his. He looked at my hand for one beat, then two. He grabbed it, finally, but didn’t let go.


“Hector, don’t.”

“I’m trying not to.” He stepped closer to me, my hand still in his.

“You’re not doing a great job at it,” I said, my voice breathy.

“Then you know how much I’m hating this. I hate not being in control.” His voice deepened, and there was a hoarseness to it now.

I tried pulling my hand away from his grasp, but he was too strong. “Just one minute,” he pleaded. “I lose all control with you. Why do you do this to me?”

“I’m not doing anything.”

“You are doing it by existing.”

“We really shouldn’t—” I started to say, but I leaned into his personal space as much as he was invading mine.

“No, we shouldn’t,” he said. He closed the remaining distance between us. His hand came up to the side of my face. He pushed back a strand of my hair and carefully tucked it behind my ear. His hand then lingered on my cheek, his thumb hovering near the corner of my mouth. My chest heaved when he looked at my lips; a hunger burned in his dilated pupils.

This was a moment that could change my life if I let it. It felt very much like the night that I picked him up from the bar, but it couldn’t be more different. He was sober, so there was no questioning what I found in his eyes, or what story his body told me, those muscles taut as he held himself back, his brows knitted together in pain—the pain of restraint.

We stood in the threshold of my hotel room, and he awaited the answer to the question his body was asking. He was charged like a wire, but ever the gentleman, wouldn’t step a foot in my room if I didn’t ask him to.

My body reacted to him too. How could it not? He let go of my hand and brought his second hand to the other side of my face. He was pleading now, and the skin on my arms broke into goosebumps at his touch. I grabbed his hands and pulled them off my face. “I can’t,” I said panting.

Author Bio:

Ofelia Martinez is a Mexican-American romance author. Originally from the Texas border, Ofelia now resides in Missouri with her partner and their dog, Pixel.
She loves good books, tequila, and chocolate. Though she identifies most with Makoto Kino, she proudly shares a birthday with Usagi Tsukino. When not writing, you can find Ofelia making visual art.
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bn100 said...

nice excerpt