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Won't Feel a Thing

(St. Cross #1)

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  40 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
It takes more than a doctor to mend a broken heart.

Ollie Warne is fresh out of nursing school and working his dream job as a paediatric cardiology nurse at St Cross Children's Hospital. Wanting to start the New Year fresh from personal heartache and his track record of falling for the wrong man, Ollie’s New Year’s Resolution is to rid himself of emotional baggage and live
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Published July 31st 2018 by Pride Publishing (first published December 19th 2017)
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Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-books
~4 Stars~
I’ve never read this author before, so when I came across the blurb, I was intrigued and decided to give it a go. Now that I’ve read the book, I’m glad I gave it a shot. But I am also not quite sure how to explain my feelings. I’m really on the fence about how much I equally liked and disliked different parts of this book as a whole. There were some parts of the book and character interactions that flowed really well and others seemed kind of disjointed and I felt a little lost in the s
Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie

3.75 Stars

The blurb drew me in and I really wanted to love this story, but for me, it just didn’t deliver like I was expecting.

I liked Ollie, but the story is told completely from his point of view, so while I liked Jacob as well, I wish the author had developed his character better. The progress of their relationship moved much too fast. I wanted it to develop more naturally and slower, but they did have good chemistry. I also would have liked to see more page time with them as a couple and m
Laura Nelson (Tangents and Tissues)
New Year’s Resolutions - do you make them? Me? Well, I try not to because I invariably always break them *shrugs* lol.

Ollie Warne makes one - he decides from now on he won’t feel a thing. Strange, isn’t it? For how can we experience all life has to give - good or bad - if we don’t open ourselves up to the feelings that go with it? So as you can imagine, I was hooked. What would make this warm, charming and demonstrative young man make such a decision?

Landing a coveted position as a paediatric c
Funzee Shu
Dec 25, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, mm-romance

Their growing attraction makes it hard for Ollie to keep his distance, but he has to...

Oliver Warne aka Ollie tired for always being 'the second' in his life. When his baby sister diagnosed with cancer, Ollie must 'accept' that all his parents attention was full on his sister.

Years later, when his dad diagnosed with dementia, Ollie must 'accept' that it always his sister he remember and not him. When he decided to be a pediatric nurse, he then meet with Elliot, a senior doctor when he work a
Joyfully Jay
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kenna
A Joyfully Jay review.

3.75 stars

I grabbed up Won’t Feel a Thing because I have a weakness for medical romance stories…especially if one of the MCs is a nurse. My Dad was a male nurse in a sea of women and it wasn’t always easy for him (I have so many stories, but that would take up hours and hours of your time). I think Ollie was written nicely and was a good depiction of not only a male nurse, but a nurse in general. He was gentle with the children in his care, honest with his patients’ parent
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm-romance, kebb
Oliver Warne, Ollie, is tired of always being second. Second to his parents as a child when his sister was diagnosed with cancer, second when his father gets dementia and only remembers his sister, and second to the closeted Dr. Elliot Rawlings who has the power to destroy his nursing career. As a New Year’s resolution, Ollie vows that he “Won’t Feel a Thing” in this first book of CF White’s St. Cross series.

Ollie is aware that he needs to make changes in his life but doesn’t want to face things
Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Usually for a book of this length, I can read the whole thing in a single day. This one I wound up spreading out over three days because I needed to put it down every so often to give myself a break due to two characters who aggravated the heck out of me every time they were on the page—the doctor with whom Ollie’s been entangled (Elliot), and Jacob’s ex Becky. There’s a lot of angst in this book, but each time when these two made their appearances during the story, it’s like I could feel my blo ...more
Aug 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Book 1 of the St. Cross series introduces us to Ollie, a nurse on the paediatric cardiology ward. Currently trying to split from a bad relationship and live a New Year's resolution no emotional baggage. This is tested instantly however upon meeting Jacob, the dad of a new patient of his. A strained and testing relationship with the little girl's mother causes Ollie to invest himself more than normal in the welfare of the little girl and her father. There's an instant attraction and connection be ...more
Becky Baldridge
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Won't Feel a Thing is quite the charming tale. While it is a bit more angsty than I normally like, Ollie is such a likable character that I was quickly caught up in his story. Determined not to be taken advantage of any longer, Ollie makes a New Year's Resolution. Of course that resolution is tested when he meets Jacob. Both Jacob and Ollie were so back and forth about things that I didn't really feel a strong connection between them. The attraction was obvious, but I would've liked to have seen ...more
Jul 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, reviewed
Ollie is a pediatric nurse. He loves his job and takes very good care of his patients. He has been involved with a doctor for several years. Elliot is a control freak, keeping Ollie under his thumb. Elliot helps pay for Ollie’s fathers care in an expensive health facility. Ollie know Elliot is not good for him but is unable to cut the ties that bind them.

With Ollie’s newest patient Daisy, comes her father Jacob. The attraction between the men creates no end of difficulties. Elliot won't let Olli
Jun 30, 2018 rated it liked it
This is my first book from C.F. White. When you meet Ollie, you can tell he's in a point in his life where he knows he needs to change but doesn't really want to accept it. He made a resolution to stay away from men, but when he meets Jacob, the father of one of his patients, everything changes. The connection between the two is palpable, but throw in Elliot and Jacob's ex, then it becomes a little too angsty for me. The characters drove me crazy at times, and I found myself putting down the boo ...more
Nora Jordan
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ollie has been there and done that. A stilted relationship with a closeted, controlling, jerk of a doctor has the nurse making a resolution to not get emotionally involved. Ollie wants fun and baggage free, until he meets a patient's father. Jacob certainly has baggage, but he also has a really great smile and more than a passing interest in Ollie. When Elliot, the doctor, refuses to let go, it could jeopardize Ollie's career. Will Jacob stick by him? Or has Ollie really made a mess of everythin ...more
Dara Nelson
Jan 02, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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While this was a good story there were a few things that left me .... adrift is the best way I can put it. I felt like not enough was explained about Jacob and his past. How did Becky know, word for word, what he said to each man he bedded and why did Ollie never ask him about it? And then there was Elliot, who I hated...but then I didn’t. I felt sorry for him and kind of wanted Ollie to give him another chance.
Overall this was a good story. I just felt like it needed a little more.
Barbara Lampron
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a good book!

I really liked it. I knew he had to get away from the bad news doctor. And now he has his very own hacker ☺. Thanks for a very good book C.F. White. I will be looking for more!
cupcakes and bookshelves
Overall this was a good story, a little frustrating at times and just felt like it needed a little more.

*Copy kindly given in exchange for an honest review, thank you so much*
3.5 Stars

Won't Feel a Thing” is the first installment of St. Cross series by C.F. White which evolves around people of St. Cross Children’s Hospital. This pilot puts fresh out of nursing school Oliver “Ollie” Warne on the limelight. This ever cheerful young nurse - tired of having affair with closeted and domineering man - decided to severe (personal) relation and forgo feeling anything or get involved for the time being. Only he didn’t count on the attraction to his patient’s father.

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3.25 stars
I'm pulled in two different directions with this book, there was a hit and miss regarding Ollie for me. I wanted to shake Ollie with his attitude towards Dr. Jackass, he put up with too much BS for my liking. Then there was the dad, Jacob, I couldn't tell if he was wishy-washy at first or just trying to all keep the peace. I thought it was a sweet story regarding the relationship between the dad and daughter and the ex was well written, she was a witch.
I think I was wanting more but t
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