When a life-threatening asthma attack induced by the fumes in her newly-painted apartment lands Heather Morrison in a New York City emergency room, her life will never be the same. She opens her eyes to a handsome man, the knight in hospital scrubs who saved her life.
Heather falls instantly for the very married doctor, Jeff Davis. The doctor takes advantage of her gratitude, disguised even to Heather as love, and a torrid affair quickly ensues. Despite his promises to the contrary, Jeff is a heartbreak waiting to happen. Heather has no idea that because he is her doctor, their affair violates medical ethics and even legal mandates. When the relationship ends, Heather, a woman scorned who has done her research, will stop at nothing to get retribution. In addition to breaking her heart, Jeff has gotten her addicted to prescription pills and interfered with an adoption process in which she had been involved.
Set in the bustling city of New York, A Medical Affair by debut author Anne McCarthy Strauss could be a game changer for many women as it exposes the truth behind her doctor’s behavior and Heather’s subsequent filing of a civil suit. Although a work of fiction, years of research make A Medical Affair a strong warning to women of the prevalence of and reality behind doctor-patient affairs.
This is truly a story that must be told.
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