Title: The Nightingale Effect
Author: Zoe Hardwicke
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Cover Design: Swoon Romance
Release Date: March 24, 2015
When it’s your job to save others, sometimes you forget to save yourself.
Three nurses share a waterfront house on City Island, a few miles and a world away from the bustle of Manhattan. After exhausting shifts at a busy Manhattan Hospital, these women like to unwind at The White Cap, an old seafarer’s bar.
But soon, Grace, Cherri, and Joanne will need more than just a place to unwind, as they succumb to the pressure and politics of the Intensive Care Unit while juggling the demands of relationships, past and present.
One night, an injured movie star arrives at the hospital, and the ICU is turned upside down. Grace, who has long since given up on men, takes the lead in caring for the famous actor. While watching over her handsome patient, she becomes drawn to him in ways that challenge her own strict professional code.
Cherri, the youngest of the trio, has her own man to watch. Having left her small Southern town to seek her fortune in New York City, Cherri attracts the interest of the ICU's most eligible young doctor, setting into motion her plan to marry a wealthy Park Avenue physician. But when catastrophe strikes at work, Cherri finds herself on the brink of losing everything.
Joanne, separated from her drug-addicted husband, really needs the stability her job provides. But she, too, is addicted — to her love for the man she married. Even as she risks her job for him, someone else begins to capture her imagination. But can he provide the kind of distraction she needs to move forward once and for all?