Wrapped Up In You (Renée’s Review)

 Wrapped Up In You
Author: Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine
Publisher: Self-published
Release Date: January 21, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Established Couple
Page Count: 72
Reviewed by: Renée
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5


Christmas has always been Carter Pierce’s favorite holiday. But with his partner, Dr. Vaughn Bennett, working crazy hours in the ER, it’s difficult to make any kind of plans.

Easter was an appendectomy.
Thanksgiving, a ruptured spleen.
And Christmas had called Vaughn away to work for Doctors Without Borders.

So when the calendar hits February 14th, Carter expects it will be just another day when he kisses his man goodbye so he can go and save the world.

Little does he know that Vaughn has a huge surprise up his sleeve—one that will change their lives forever.

The good, the bad, and the ugly:

The good:
This story was sweet and unbelievably romantic.

The bad:
It was so sweet and romantic that it crossed the line into cheesy.

The MCs could take anything and make it into sexual innuendo. Anything. Frequently. A page didn’t go by where it didn’t happen.

The ugly:
One of the MCs in this book is an ER doctor. As a former ER nurse who does a little of many things in health care now, I’m always interested to see how this would be portrayed.

  • Dr. Vaughn Bennett, the ER doctor in question, is “on call” a lot and tends to miss many holidays with Carter. See, ER doctors don’t take call. They work shift work.


  • Carter meets Vaughn when he goes into the ER with a nasty laceration to his face (described as very deep) after being hit with a football.


wait, wut? Unless the football had a glass shard hanging off of it, I’m fairly sure this injury would not cause a deep laceration that needed stitches. It could cause one helluva bruise though.

  • “He was tall, maybe six two, with a head full of thick blond hair and a white lab coat with the name Dr. Vaughn Bennett, MD inscribed above the left pocket.” <—-No, I assure you, that wasn’t the inscription. Doctors frequently have their names embroidered on their lab courts, for sure. However they EITHER have “Dr. Vaughn Bennett” OR “Vaughn Bennett, MD”. NOT BOTH. It’s repetitive. It’d be like saying “Doctor Vaughn Bennett Doctor.”
  • And the granddaddy of all pet peeves: “Nurse Kathy said you didn’t appear to have a concussion.”


Kathy is Vaughn’s colleague. They work together. He wouldn’t call her “Nurse Kathy” anymore than you’d call a fellow waiter “Waiter Dave.” He’d call her “Kathy”!!!! My husband laughs anytime a medical show or movie comes on if he sees my face when a doctor calls “Nurse!” when he needs help. We actually know each other’s names, and if we don’t, we say “excuse me?” like normal people.

Ella Frank certainly has quite a following. Are you telling me she couldn’t be bothered to get one, single person in her life or fanbase to beta this story, who works in health care? Lazy.

Rant over.

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