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Deliver Me

(Holmes Brothers #1)

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  3,309 ratings  ·  236 reviews
Monica Gardner is starting over. The brokenhearted St. Louis native has nothing left at home any longer: her future is being an ER doctor at a New Orleans hospital. Her first day makes for a bumpy start as she continually runs into Dr. Elijah Holmes - a man who could make her change her mind about finding true love.
Paperback, 340 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Leisure Books (first published February 27th 2007)
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May 24, 2013 rated it liked it
Deliver Me was a fun, quick read, and if it weren't for the last quarter of the book, which didn't match the rest of the book in tone or consistency, I probably would have given it four or more stars.

Monica and Eli are both likable characters, she is an overachiever looking for a place to leave her mark and he is a hotshot obstetrician who's already left his on the New Orleans hospital where they meet.

Their chemistry is clear from the moment they meet; even as he uses some seriously poor judgme
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book ends RIGHT AS THEY FIGURE OUT THEIR ISSUES. What the heck, Farrah? Other than that, this book was great, but that ending killed me!!
K.J. Charles
Just not my cup of tea, I don't enjoy the player type of hero. It's an oldish book and the interactions and the tropes kind of show it. But I liked the heroine a lot and the author's style was enjoyably breezy so will try something more recent.
I was doing okay with this until the end. I've got a pretty low tolerance for stories where one party decides something about the other and then they just go off without bothering to talk to someone about it. Was there mildly damning evidence of cheating? Sure. But if you had any actual faith in the relationship you were building, you'd actually talk to the other person before running away like a child.

And I really didn't get the addition of the couple dealing with bipolar disorder during pregna
Rebekah Weatherspoon
A light, fun read. I want more about the heroine. Just like her adventures through life. She was fun.
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Women of Color in Romance Book Club read for February 2018.

Have to say that I found this, Rochon's first published book, a real disappointment. Its heroine, Monica, is an ER doctor who moves to New Orleans after breaking up with her boyfriend of 6 years. She and the hospital's hot player Ob/gyn, Eli, immediately start snarking at each other, but when Monica needs his help on a charity benefit for the hospital, Eli says he'll help—if Monica pretends to be his girlfriend.

They are both physically a
Jun 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. Monica and Elijah were great characters. Their attraction to one another was apparent from that first elevator ride, and just gained momentum from there. I will say it was great to read about New Orleans post Katrina. Having never been there before, this books give some you some very descriptive details about the city, and just reading it really can help you paint a good idea of what the town is now like. New Orleans was a wonderful back drop for this book. I can't wait ...more
~Mindy Lynn~
Amazon Freebie 7/3/17
2% Rotfl! Woman in labour with a breech birth. Super Doc arrives while she is screaming in a contraction, rubs her abdomen, makes a five inch slit and out pops a baby. No anaesthetic, no operating theatre, ...

3% A woman who was in the running for a Nobel prize for her research on abdominal cancer? There isn’t one abdominal cancer.. the term refers to a multitude of cancers - inc . stomach, liver, pancreas,rectum, colon, bowel. One person was researching ALL those?

Do the research. Its not hard t
Raquell Barton
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great start

This novel is a great start to a 6 book series about a family in New Orleans. Elijah and Monica were so great together. I liked that they started off not liking each other - well she didn't like him - but that eventually changed when she got to know him. If you like a sweet contemporary romance with a little spice this ones a great pick.
DNF (07/17)
God, I just really dislike all these characters... and the story too.

The plot sounds alright (which is why I picked up the book), but all the characters just come across as whiny, assholes. Even the support characters are irritating as hell. The only one who I can't say straight out that that I don't like is the brother Alex, and that's likely only because he hasn't actually said much.

The story itself is just fluff (that's why we love these kind of books), but the way it's being wri
Blow Pop
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So I REALLY liked this book.

I DID NOT like the ending. It was too abrupt.

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It left questions for me that I know if I were the author I know EXACTLY how I'd answer one of them
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I l
B. Love
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I thought nothing could blow me away more than this wonderfully written story, then I checked out the reviews. For the love of all things literary pleasure, do not let the one star reviews fool you! This story is AMAZING!

My reviews are based on a five point system.

I give one star for each of the following -

Hero/heroine chemistry
Overall approval of the storyline
Flow / consistency
Character development
Relatable/likable hero/heroine

First of all, Farrah followed the traditional romance formula beauti
content warnings: childbirths on page, emergency childbirths, BAD MENTAL ILLNESS REPRESENTATION, "crazy ex-girlfriend," sex without a condom in the same area code, bipolar disorder, repeatedly pressuring a secondary character to have sex

If I wasn't reading this for the group that is not a book club, I would not have finished it. Eli is a dirtbag and stays one. Monica is okay until she loses all reason. The women are all in that "crazy" category. In the end, I think I liked Alex, but only because
Freebie on Amazon! I'm glad it was free, because I probably wouldn't wan't to purchase it. It was overall an okay book, but there was things that really didn't make a lot of sense to me, and got very annoying.

It starts with Monica moving to New Orleans to get away from her ex, and to just start a new life. There she meets Dr. Eli. They end up making a bargain to help him get rid of his mother's match making ways, and to help Monica's career.

But neither one of them realized that sparks would fl
Melissa at My Chaotic Ramblings
When looking at the cover you will be mislead, the characters are not white (though that had no effect on the story for me).

Eli and Monica meet before Monica actually starts working at the hospital that Eli is an OB at. Eli is instantly attracted to her and just figures that it was a once in a lifetime spotting of her. That is until he makes a complete fool out of himself thinking that she is a nurse instead of the ER doctor that she really is.

There is of course sexual tension between the two,
Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved it. The story is told in effortless fashion. Dr. Holmes had me on edge. I knew that leggy girl would show her face. I loved the character Monica. Not wanting to repeat a broken past, I loved how much fire she had and in the end, she git her diamond back in the way of the Super Doc. I really enjoyed Jeffrey and Amanda's storyline. Mental illness is a real issue and I was happy to read about in the way it was told. So glad the Daniels got back on track. I would love to read more a ...more
Treshaun Bates
Aug 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. Eli Holmes is such a fine man.
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Deliver Me is the first book in the Holmes Brother series from Farrah Rochon. I’ve heard about this series of books forever, and finally had to give them a try myself. I loved Deliver Me so much; I downloaded all the other books in the series when I was only 25% finished reading it.

Elijah Holmes aka “Super Doc” is an ob-gyn who give his all to his job, even going above and beyond to take care of his patients. He is also absolutely drop-dead gorgeous and has pretty much been a player for years. H
Nana Prah
Sep 06, 2017 rated it liked it
The story between Eli and Monica was lovely. They each had their own past issues to contend with and it progressed well throughout the novel. I didn’t quite understand Eli’s motivations when it came to asking Monica to pose as his girlfriend. In my opinion his mother wasn’t so demanding for him to have to go to such lengths. I think his subconscious wanted Monica for real to begin with and didn’t know how to sidestep his rule of not dating doctors. His heart knew.

The supporting characters were e
Pratna Imrith
Aug 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Deliver Me is the first book in the Holmes Brothers series as well as the first book that have read by Farrah Rochon. This book like any other had both its positives and negatives, but I personally felt that the story did not have any wow points which made it stand out or remember-able. Eli's character was of a flirt doctor who considered himself to be super doc, but in order to try and save the parenting center that he put so much effort into he had to strike a deal with the beautiful doctor. M ...more
Leigh Kramer
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
It's hard to know how to rate this one. I didn't read the synopsis before I started and if I'd realized this was about two doctors in a medical setting, I might have skipped it. I used to work in a hospital and there's so much that authors get wrong with this setting and that was definitely true here. I did my best to set it to the side though because I've been wanting to try one of Farrah Rochon's novels for a while.

What I liked: an honest depiction of post-Katrina New Orleans, Monica's charac
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Around 1.9 stars...

The premise was a good one (I like enemies to lovers tropes so the idea of two people not liking each other but slowly starting to connect and fall in love is one I look for) but the characterization of the protagonists was completely annoying, and I didn't really think they were a good couple. I disliked that Eli was a player whose attitude towards romantic relationships was very dated and I don't think he really changed. Monica had some qualities and I liked she didn't give
Marcena Hooks
Jul 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I always enjoy a good romance, and this book nailed it throughout. A tale of two doctors who are unlikely to be a good match, end up being just that. I laughed out loud at some parts, and got all mushy on other parts. I loved how Farrah weaves the stories of actually two couples and I could even sense possible behaviors of bipolar disorder via the character Amanda. I enjoyed reading about the Holmes family bond also. Since the ending was a cliffhanger, I believe the author wanted the reader to d ...more
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Five stars, worth more. Eli was a doctor of obstetrics and a ladies man. His nickname was Super Doc for many reasons. Monica was a new doctor at the hospital. When Eli first encountered Monica, he was impressed with her beauty. The next time he saw her, he fired her for starting a C-section. He was under the mistaken impression she was a nurse. She corrected his impression with a sassy response. He went from bad to worse when he almost ran her down as she emerged from her car. By now she thought ...more
Jeanne Johnston
Oct 18, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Tyerra Chambers
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I absolutely loved the ending! ( my favorite part!) everything about the book was really good. The only thing i wish the author elaborated more on was Monica’s family and maybe included her siblings presence more throughout the story. Possibly even flashbacks of when they were children’s and how in different situations the competitiveness she experienced growing up was. Overall, I one hundred percent recommend this book. I especially liked how the author went into the life of one
Jackie Vanderpool
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
GREAT GREAT GREAT Book. For some reasons I am starting to love books that have a setting in New Orleans and Louisiana. But another great book to me by Farrah, I have read a few other books by her and enjoyed this one just as much. I may end up reading the other books in the Holmes series. Characters were great as well as the story line. I like how she switched it up and added another couple in the mix of the story and how they worked on their problems but their story just seems like it was const ...more
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: freebees, dnf
DNF (35%)
This wasn't exactly bad but I just wasn't enjoying it. It was very slow and didn't seem to be going anywhere. I got a bit annoyed by the references of how hot and beautiful and accomplished they thought the other person was. I don't think I liked Eli, and I didn't really care about Monica and what happened to either of them. The crazy ex-girlfriends were annoying. There was something about the writing that didn't work for me. I didn't see the point of the story of the other couple that
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

If books about New Orleans, doctors and romance are your thing, Ms Rochon is your cup of tea. This book was first published in 2007, and it shows its age a bit, from the unprotected sex to the evil former girlfriends, but that aside it was an enjoyable and romantic story. I was very invested by the time we got to the great ending. I haven't read any other books by Rochon, but I'm buying the reast in the series--these Holmes brothers are quite moreish.
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A native of south Louisiana, Farrah Rochon officially began her writing career while waiting in between classes in the student lounge at Xavier University of Louisiana. After earning her Bachelors of Science degree and a Masters of Arts from Southeastern Louisiana University, Farrah decided to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a published novelist. She was named Shades of Romance Magazine's Be ...more

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