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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Published by Author Sam Crescent

Sam Crescent is a USA Today Bestselling author who is passionate about romance. She resides in the UK, and loves creating new exciting characters that take her on a journey she never expected. When she's not panicking about a story or arguing with a character, she can be found in her kitchen creating all kinds of havoc.

10 thoughts on “Guest: Kathleen Grieve

  1. As an RN, I worked with a group of nurses on a L&D unit that were my best friends. The same group of us worked together for 6 years, and I can honestly say we were a happy group – smiling and laughing frequently. That’s not always the case, but it’s wonderful when you’re lucky enough to work with a great group.

  2. Exactly, Patty! You were fortunate to have that great bond for so long. With all the changes in healthcare last couple of years, people have been changing jobs more I’ve noticed. Good luck in the Scavenger Hunt!

  3. I have been admitted and had family been in hospital and each time the staff have been outstanding! They’re all very caring and do all they can to help

  4. This question is kind of tough for me to answer because my husband used to work in the ER and he is a fireman/paramedic now so he knows most of the people there. I’m guessing this doesn’t really give me a good idea of the interaction because they usually start talking to him and are really friendly. But a long time ago when I had to take my son in I just remember thinking how it ran so efficiently but it didn’t seem like everyone was interacting a whole lot ( maybe they were just really busy with patients). But I have also noticed there is always a very symbiotic relationship between the nurse and the doctor when they are together.

    1. Yes, Shannon, the relationship between a nurse/doctor is very important. If we don’t work well together then it will make for a long shift. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Hubby’s been to the ER a few times, me once that i can remember, & we’ve both been admitted for stuff too. My latest experience was April 2012. I had just had a talk with one of the docs about the whole acid reflux/breathing tube thing and how I’d be slightly awake when they were going to put it in and thus i shouldn’t be alarmed by the ‘choking’. yeah, not fun to hear and i became a bit anxious at that point. then when it came time to go to the OR the nurses are talking as they’re wheeling me away and they’re discussing the types of face guards they like to wear and why ~ because of the blood splatter. So there goes my overactive imagination and I’m picturing blood spurting from my abdomen and streaking up their gear. (TY love of horror films and the Kill Bill series…lol) By the time i was in the theater and they had me move to the table i wasn’t a happy camper. granted, i had been pretty emotional about the whole procedure for a few months leading up to that time & I started breaking down as they were trying to put me out…thinking about what i was going through and the blood spatter and how i was going to react to the recovery (last time I went under – back in ’03 – and woke up it wasn’t a good experience) Thank god for the drugs they shot me up with that knocked me out so I didn’t become a total basket case. But i do remember one nurse trying to tell me it was going to be all right as someone else pumped whatever it was they were using into my IV. So I gather from all that they were a good team. At least this time in the recovery room the staff was on top of things and pretty pleasant to deal with. Tho i do have a story that deals with my coming round after the operation too, but that’s for another day. 😉

    1. Very inappropriate of those nurses to talk that way…usually that’s reserved AFTER you’re knocked out! Lol. JK. Sorry you’ve had unpleasantness. Overall, most hospital experiences are really positive. I hope you filled out your patient satisfaction survey. That’s the only way we have to improve things, CR! Thanks for stopping by!

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