Guest: Kathleen Grieve


Scavenger Hunt Instructions:
For Dating Impossible, I wanted to do something a bit more than just a regular blog tour. I thought it would be fun if you all looked for a secret word. From day one, there will be a secret word inside the body of each post. When you string them together in order, they make a sentence. Be the first person to email me at with the completed sentence and win a $100 Amazon Gift Certificate! To be eligible, you must also leave a comment on each blog, follow my own blog , follow me on Facebook!/pages/Kathleen-GrieveAuthor/251669291518939 and on Twitter @kathleengriev

I will also be picking one person from each comment section to win a free e-book copy of Dating Impossible, the second book in my Dating Series from Evernight Publishing.

I look forward to hearing from you! Now let’s have some fun! First off, I’d like to thank fellow Evernight Publishing author, Sam Crescent for having me here on her blog today.

Have any of you ever had to go to an emergency room or was admitted to the hospital? What did you observe while there? I’m talking about the interaction between co-workers, here. Was it a tight-knit team? Because in healthcare, being a team player is invaluable. Not just to make the shift go smoother, but a well-oiled team saves lives. When I walk into work and see who is on shift with me, I know how my night is going to go.

Recently, I prepped a patient going for open heart surgery. Her comment in the morning as I was doing the “hand off” to the oncoming nurse was “Gosh, everyone is so happy here!” This made me feel exceptionally good. The CVOR and CVICU staff I’ve had the pleasure of working with over the years is a very tight group with a lot of years of experience under our belts. We’ve seen and treated a lot of broken hearts together. Some fixable…sadly in some cases—not. But that giving, caring relationship between co-workers can really make a difference in someone’s life. (secret word #7 “stuff”)

In Dating Impossible, there is an interaction between co-workers that I’m showing throughout the book. Some positive and some not so much. I’ve experienced both—as a patient and as a caregiver. So, what has been your experience? Don’t forget to leave me a comment to be eligible for the grand prize drawing of a $100 Amazon Gift Card and a chance to get your free e-copy of Dating Impossible! Enjoy the rest of your day!


Focused on her career, Dr. JJ Jones doesn’t have time to date—and she certainly doesn’t want to date the “player” of the ER none other than her girlhood crush, Dr. Cruz Avery. JJ found out the hard way that romantic relationships in the work place don’t mix forcing her to relocate back to Arizona and change jobs. She’s determined to spend her free time enjoying her Harley, reading true-crime novels, and learning about the new community she lives in. Dogged by the gorgeous Dr. Avery with his skillful hands, disarming smile, and hot lips, her resolve wavers. For now, she’s having fun making his mission to date her down right impossible!


But damn if she wasn’t all prickly one minute and hot and yummy in his arms the next. His cock hardened and he shifted in his chair. Large almond-shaped green eyes, pink pouty lips, and that sexy belly button ring and tattoos. Cruz shook his head. JJ was definitely a mix of contradictions. She was all innocence and badass rolled into one. And smart.

None of his usual bullshit lines would work with her. So how was he going to get past her no-dating-a-co-worker rule and find out if they had the possibility of a real future together? Christ, she was making this entire dating thing impossible. He rubbed the tense muscles of his neck.

Sex two nights in a row doesn’t mean we are dating. Or in a relationship.
Her words looped over and over against his skull and were the other reason why he couldn’t concentrate on jack-shit today. What he needed was a plan. But what?
He sat up straighter in his leather chair. The kernel of an idea blossomed. What if she didn’t realize they were going out on dates? Yeah, baby. He liked the notion already. But he’d have to tread carefully. JJ was a clever girl. Cruz would just have to be one step ahead of her in order to make his plan work. And once she was hooked on him… He glanced at his reflection in the full-length mirror that hung on the back of his office door and pointed to himself. His lips curved into a perfect smile and he winked.

Who could resist this?

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About Kathleen Grieve
Full time nurse, amateur cake baker, writer, and zombie obsessed, Kathleen draws a lot from the real-life medical drama she experiences as a RN for her novels. Writing romance is a creative outlet where she can effectively deal with the daily stress and sorrow, adding levity and humor to situations that provide a happily ever after when there isn’t one.
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