By becoming involved with the plot of Losing Patients, (Random Romance), the reader gets the chance to live the life of a clever, witty nurse—something I could never emulate without the power of the writer's mind and imagination. Although the novel is listed under the genre of Romance, the story contains the tension of a thriller, the thought process of a detective novel, and the yearning of a woman in love but determined not to show it. The power of Virginia Taylor's writing involves the reader in the plot showing tenderness, spirit, and the thoughtful encouragement of a child in the family.
The finely drawn descriptions of people and places helped me to live the story vicariously. I could experience the city of Adelaide, the cars, the houses, the nurses working with Bree, and most of all, the way she perceives her own family compared to Sam's relations.
Refusing to fit in with society, Bree sticks to her individual flare in clothing, and flaunts expected behaviour. The wealthy Sam loves her for it, although he doesn't tell her, which keeps them both from knowing their true feelings for each other. Is it love, or lust? I suggest you read the book to the gripping conclusion and find out.