My review cross-posted from Joyfully Reviewed: http://www.joyfullyreviewed.com/reviews/Apr10/emergency.dz.html
EMT Brian and ER doctor Stephen have been friends for years. When Stephen’s marriage dissolves, Brian offers him his guest room. Brian’s been attracted to Stephen, but even though the sexy doctor is getting divorced, nothing will ever happen because Stephen is straight…or so Brian thought. When Brian learns Stephen is bisexual, his willpower to keep their relationship platonic is tested. But strength of will can only last so long when Brian volunteers to answer any questions Stephen has about exploring his desire for men. Friends soon become lovers, but the question is, will sex turn their friendship to love? Or will it cause their relationship to flatline?
Emergency is a journey of sexual discovery, friendship, and what happens when both those elements meet. Drew Zachary takes two likeable, hardworking, confident men and puts them in a situation which makes their normally easy relationship awkward, all for the benefit of finding love. It was a joy for me to watch Stephen discover what he likes sexually and to see him grow more self-assured in that arena. When it came to Brian, the more sexually experienced (in terms of male/male relationships) of the pair, I enjoyed seeing him not only “help out” Stephen, but take a chance and risk his own heart to move their relationship to the next level.
Emergency is the second City Hospital novel, but each book fully stands on its own (I don’t believe the heroes of the first book are even mentioned). I enjoyed Emergency and look forward to reading more City Hospital stories.