Book Review: Reawakened at the South Pole by Juliette Hyland

Posted September 21, 2021 by WendyW in Blogging, Book Review, bookblogger, New Release / 8 Comments

Reawakened at the south pole
Reawakened at the South Pole
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by Juliette Hyland
Publication Date September 28, 2021
Published by Harlequin
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Genres: Fiction / Family Life / General, Fiction / Medical, Fiction / Romance / Medical, Fiction / Romance / Workplace
Pages: 192
Format: ARC

An antarctic adventure
and a reunion of a lifetime…
ER nurse Helena Mathews wants just one thing: to show her parents that she’s no longer the fragile, premature baby they cradled in the NICU. So her new South Pole–based job is the perfect way to break free! But Dr. Carter Simpson’s arrival proves that you can’t just erase the past. Her one-time best friend may have left without a trace after a life-altering discovery, but he never left Helena’s heart…

“Oh this was just perfect! I loved a good medical romance and Hyland has truly delivered a goodie with The Pediatrician’s Twin Bombshell! I loved every bit…this was just the type of book that you don’t want to put down because it just keeps getting better. If you enjoy a good fast paced medical romance, then this is the book for you!”
-Harlequin Junkie

“An emotionally intense love story! Juliette Hyland shines once again…. Her characters are richly developed with intriguing back stories and the mix of medical situations with the budding romance is always spot on. Always looking forward to more from this endearing voice. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a medical setting with complex characters, emotional interactions and a well-deserved happily ever after.”
-Goodreads on A Stolen Kiss with the Midwife

My Review:

Reawakened at the South Pole by Juliette Hyland is an exciting, and lovely medical romance that takes place in one of the most remote and inhabitable places on Earth.  Once I started reading Reawakened at the South Pole, I couldn’t put this down until I finished.  

Emergency Room nurse Helena Mathews has a lot to prove to her parents.  As a premature and sick baby, her parents coddled and protected her while growing up.  Her parents never had high expectations of her and didn’t like her to take any risks.  So when she applied for and was accepted to take a 9-month rotation at the South Pole expedition location, she knew this is her chance to prove to her parents that she can live a full life and take risks.  

Helena does not expect to run into her childhood friend Doctor Carter Simpson who is on his third rotation at the South Pole as the clinics’ doctor.  Carter Simpson was her brother’s best friend in school and Helena’s friend as well.  When he disappeared, along with his family at the end of school, both Helena and her brother tried, but couldn’t find him again, and they never knew why he left so fast.  

I really enjoyed the medical aspect of this book.  It’s clear that the author has a background in medicine as the clinical scenes were well described and interesting without being gory or too explicit.  I loved the inside look into the operations of the South Pole expedition center, it was interesting to read about the issues the residents have living in such extreme conditions.  

The characters were very well developed and both Helena and Carter had to resolve their own issues in order to feel like they deserved love.  They both had strong motivations to volunteer for these extreme conditions, and it was interesting to see how these motivations changed over the course of the book.  

I highly recommend this book to lovers of medical romances and anyone interested in the inner workings of a research center at the South Pole. I received a complimentary copy of this book.  The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

8 responses to “Book Review: Reawakened at the South Pole by Juliette Hyland

  1. Great review Wendy. This one sounds really good with both the medical aspect and the Antarctic setting. I will see if I can find this one. A new author as well. 😀📚

  2. I’m in the medical field so I enjoy medical romances. I read a romance/thriller/suspense set in Antarctica and it was an interesting setting. I’d like to read this one!