I actually felt a little sad as I finished reading Wounded Souls (L.A. Metro 3) by R.J. Nolan. I’m sad because I’ve become invested in the characters and the stories in this series, and I know that this is the last in from this series. These characters have become like good friends that I’m afraid I may not see again.
In Wounded Souls we are again at L.A. Metropolitan Hospital where we meet two doctors who work in Emergency. Former Navy doctor Dale Parker has worked the night shift in the ER since she’s physically recovered from wounds she sustained in the desert of Afghanistan. Ashlee Logan is hired as a temporary ER doctor to cover a doctor who is forced to go on an early maternity leave. Logan has worked her way from Boston to L.A. over the past two years with only her Great Dane Drake as her companion. Both women are still recovering from traumas that have changed their lives completely in many ways, both physically and emotionally. Both are also dealing with insecurities that could affect a budding attraction and possible relationship between the two.
I really enjoyed reading their story. It is a heartwarming tale that will leave you smiling and possibly shedding tears at the same time. Ms. Nolan did a superb job developing these characters with their back stories and the effects those pasts have on their present. I loved how the secondary characters, their friends, co-workers, and even Drake the Great Dane helped the two overcome their pasts and come together as a couple. It’s just a beautiful story and is going into my favorites folder.
I always believe that if you are going to read a book from a series, you should start at the beginning of the series and work your way through. I encourage you to do that with the L.A. Metro series. They are all great stories. However, I will mention that this book actually could be read as a standalone story. The characters from the other books do show up here as secondary characters, but it is not necessary to know their stories to read this book. I am very glad that I read the books and stories in order, and I encourage you to do the same.
I received this book as an ARC from Ylva Publishing for an honest review.