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When One Night Isn't Enough (Madrin Memorial Hospital #1)

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  108 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Confessions of an E.R. nurse…

Nurse Ali Forshay has swapped dating disasters for nights out with the girls. But after spending more time than is strictly necessary discussing the man she loves to hate—the notoriously delicious Dr. Jared Padget—Ali's horrifying realization is that she's one hundred percent crazy in lust with him! Her conclusion: spend a feverish night togeth
Mass Market Paperback, U.S. edition
Published July 2011 by Harlequin (first published June 1st 2011)
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Nas Dean
Jul 01, 2011 Nas Dean rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WHEN ONE NIGHT ISN'T ENOUGH is by Harlequin M&B Medical author Wendy S Marcus.

Nurse Ali Forshay hates bad boy Doctor Jared Padget but finds herself drawn to him. The chemistry sizzles between them. After an explosive night together, Ali ends up getting pregnant. She discovers later he is married though on the verge of getting a divorce. But he was reluctant to marry again. And Ali wanted marriage or nothing!

I loved it! This story is liberally spiced with humor, pathos and heartfelt emotion.
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I found this novel quite by chance up on Goodreads. Look beyond the totally bogus cover and you discover a story well worth delving into. Though medical romances aren’t my favorite type of romances to read, I make time for them occasionally and this is one time I am very glad that I made the exception to read one. I loved When One Night Isn’t Enough, the story has two likable characters, granted I loved the he
Harlequin Books
"This is the author's debut Medical Romance and it was very well done. Brava! An enjoyable romance filled with emergency room medical drama, just the way I like it. There was a warmth, tenderness, sensitivity in this lovely sensual read. An emotional read. The characters were strong and driven, very realistic along with the conflict." From a review posted by an member. To read more, go here.
Adrienne Giordano
When One Night Isn't Enough was my first medical romance and it was a fabulous read. It was the perfect length for curling up on a weekend. Ali and Jared were a great match and Wendy S. Marcus did a wonderful job of bringing their conflict center stage. Ali wants to settle down and Jared doesn't and they both had good reasons for wanting those things. It was fun riding along as they tried to figure out if they could compromise.

An all around great read and I highly recommend it.
Jennifer Probst
Aug 09, 2011 Jennifer Probst rated it it was amazing
I really loved this debut book by Wendy S Marcus. The characters were strong, the conflict was real, and the writing was professional. Marcus has a great voice filled with wit that comes out in the story. I was never a big fan of medical romance but this story hooked me! Looking forward to other books by this author.
Connie Cox
WoW! This was different--in a good way! Love the more realistic heroine with her backstory. Also enjoyed the more real-to-life dialogue b/t the heroine and hero. Wendy Marcus goes on my auto-buy list.
Regina Richards
Aug 17, 2011 Regina Richards rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: romance readers
Recommended to Regina by: Jen Probst
Delish. Two characters who start out in believable conflict with themselves and each other slowly, reluctantly, deliciously fall in love. Loved it!

Full disclosure: Though I haven't met author Wendy Marcus in person, I belong to a virtual group with her and find her to be a truly lovely person. That said I NEVER offer to review a novel until AFTER I've read it and loved it. Otherwise, things get awkward if I have to write a bad review for someone I know. Ergo, I read and enjoyed this book before
Ju Dimello
Aug 16, 2011 Ju Dimello rated it it was amazing
I read this book not once, but twice! And both the times ended up reading late into the night!

I really felt the chemistry between the characters were sizzling and the sex- plain rocked! I really chuckled aloud at some of the scenes and in fact read it aloud to my DH as well ;)

Kudos to Wendy, for bringing a fresh take on medical romance, where the setting and the romance blended seamlessly into one.
Susan Jones
Jul 02, 2011 Susan Jones rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading this debut novel by Wendy Marcus. The characters Ali and Jared were real, exciting and had a real crackling chemistry from page 1. I will look forward to Wendy's next book to be published later on in the year.
Aug 18, 2011 Amy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: medical-romance
I loved Ali! She's tough, funny and someone I'd like to have as a friend. Jared is a to-die-for guy with just the right mix of heroic qualities and a playful bad-boy attitude to leave a girl weak in the knees. I loved every minute of this story.
Sep 02, 2011 Jen rated it really liked it
An engaging and emotional read. I was occasionally baffled by the heroine's changeable feelings, but this was well matched by the hero's own transformation. Love that the "medical" aspects were detailed but not clinically so (pun not intended). Overall an enjoyable, investing story!
Cynthia D'Alba
Oct 13, 2011 Cynthia D'Alba rated it really liked it
It's been quite a while since I've read a Medical Romance from M&B, mostly because so many of them take place outside the US and I had trouble identifying with the characters, their lingo, and their situations.

However, I snatched up Wendy Marcus's book after reading an excerpt and I'm so glad I did. The story line was much grittier than I usually see with series romance. The heroine has a past she'd like to forget, a past that I don't usually find in category books. So a big WAY TO GO to bo
Sara  HarlequinJunkie
Apr 06, 2012 Sara HarlequinJunkie rated it it was amazing
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“When One Night Isn't Enough” was Wendy’s debut novel and WOW was I impressed. This book sucked me in from the first page. The author did a fantastic job bringing the characters to life. I loved Allison with her stubborn quirky personality and Jared who was just dreamy. The chemistry between these two characters sizzled off the pages. I loved the witty dialogue and narration of this story. The author did a great job giving this book a modern feel; the heroi
Amy Denim
Jan 23, 2012 Amy Denim rated it really liked it
This book shouldn't have been as good as it was. The whole thing was totally cliche. A nurse and a doctor, a pregnancy after a one night stand. People who have been hurt from their past relationships. Been there, done that, bought the book. But somehow this author made the old standbys fun and exciting again. There was great tension, great writing. She even made me cry a couple of times, and I read funny lines out loud to my sister.
Great read.
Cute read!!
Jul 27, 2011 Nance rated it it was amazing
Well what can I say about a hot and steamy erotically charged medical romance that was author, Wendy Marcus', first work? It was simply "smashing" as the British would say, whereby in Great Britain is the destination that this engaging new novel was recently first published. Allison Forshay is a confident and independent ER nurse working at Madrin Memorial Hospital where she meets handsome exciting Dr. Jared Padget. The two are instantly attracted to each other, but Ali sees in Jared those same ...more
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