Blow Hot, Blow Cold

Blow Hot, Blow ColdI discovered Betty Neels several years ago accidentally at the libraryI hadn't read Harlequin romances since high school! I really liked her wellwritten, warmhearted and sweet stories about strong but (usually) plain girls (sometimes nurses, sometimes not) just trying to get by and do a good jobbut never doormats, mind you! They are always swept off their feet by a large, wealthy, successful (always Dutch or English!) professional hero who you know will cherish and spoil them (generally doctors, with a few interesting variations).

Yes, the stories are cookiecutter, but they always involve lots of travel and fine meals (described in delicious detail!), fashion, beautiful homes, cooking, gardening, beloved pets (everyone's got at least a cat, usually a dog, too!)all the things I love! These are Cinderella stories, absolute brain candy, but I find them addictive and have collected a ton of them, so I can reread at will! No sex, unfortunately, but God knows we can get that in plenty of other books . . . A real treat, especially after a long day, to soak in a hot bubble bath, sip a glass of wine and take a trip with Bettyhappy ending guaranteed! Sophy, an orphaned nobody, a stubborn British nurse, won't abandon her patient to save her own skin, despite rapidly advancing fire. The visiting surgeon (Max, no Dutch name??) is impressed!

Loved this book. And I think it's one of the very first Betty wrote. Since then, she has blessed the world with uncountable rich Dutch doctors with tonguetwister names, and plainjane heroines with beautiful eyes and a soft mouth (I kid you not).

Betty was a nurse herself, and lived through Hitler's London Blitz. She began writing medical romances after she retired, in about 1967. So, she was about 60 years old when she started her new career.

Wiki says: Betty Neels (born 15 September 1909 in Leyton, Englandd. 7 June 2001 in England) was a prolific British writer of over 134 romance novels (first publication entirely for Mills & Boon in United Kingdom and later reprinted in the North America by Harlequin), beginning in 1969 and continuing until her death. Her work is known for being particularly chaste. There is some really stellar dialogue and prose in this one.

"Well, I'd rather be run down by a Bentley than anything else," he stated. "Excepting a RollsRoyce, of course."

"If only I'd known,"murmured the tall man, "I would have done my best to oblige you."
**************
That gloomy old proverb "be sure your sins will find you out" stalked fierily before her eyes. She gave it a metaphorical kick.
**************
Sophy Greenslade, theatre nurse, meets Professor Jonkheer Maximilian van Oosterwelde when her younger brother runs across the street in front of the Professor in his Bentley. He is in England to fill in for Sophy's godfather, a surgeon, whom she calls Uncle Giles. Uncle Giles is Max's godfather, too.

Thus Max and Sophy are thrown together for the next few weeks at work and Max becomes a family friend. Sophy falls in love with Max and despite several kisses and a few dates, she thinks he is not at all interested in her.

Sophy tries to avoid him and invents a fictional boyfriend, John Austin, a bank manager from Harrogate. Sadly, when Max deliberately misnames him as John Morris, even Sophy forgets what his name is supposed to be. (AustinMorrisboth British automobilesTGB, I see what you did there!)

The first part of the book ends with a fire in the hospital while Max and Sophy and their team are in surgery. Max keeps operating until quite a bit after the last possible moment. When they get ready to make a run for it, Max "had an arm in a protective arc over his patient, he drew her close against him with the other one and as she felt it tighten around her, she felt quite safe." "They reached the door as the ceiling around the burning door caved in, and smoke and flames poured into the room."

Once cleanup is completed, Sophy is out of a job. Max has returned to Holland, but soon Sophy receives a letter from him. His nurse is in measles quarantine and he asks Sophy to replace her temporarily. She accepts and as soon as she arrives in Utrecht, she meets Tineke van der Wijde, who she assumes to be Max's SO.

Now, it is true that TGB's heroines are often very quick to assume relationships were none exist. However in this case, Sophy can be acquitted because Max and Tineke have deliberately conspired to behave so that the public will assume they are "engaged to be engaged."

So Sophie tries not to get too close to Max and is confused and bewildered by his kisses and his behaving in an interested fashion toward her.

He throws a surprise birthday party for her. He invites her to be his date at a dance at his home and when he is kissing her in the conservatory, Tineke bursts in, he leaves her and goes away with Tineke and another doctor, Karel von Steen.

Later he tells her he wants to explain. She becomes furious (and really, who could blame her?) and says some very nasty things to him.

He arranges for her to go back to England almost immediately and they treat each other very coldly in the interim. On the last day, Tineke comes to see Sophy and explains that she and Karel have been in love for 10 years, but he is married to a woman who is institutionalized for insanity (very Jane Eyre, no?). Max is a cover so that Karel and Tineke could spend time together without people knowing. (Karel is RC so, no divorce, you see.)

So, as she is leaving, Sophy goes to his office at the clinic and confesses her love for him and then runs out. Of course he catches her before she leaves the hospital, pulls her into an empty conference room and kisses her and proposes.

This is certainly one of TGB's best crafted books. Wellplotted, lots of lovely secondary characters, plausible plot line. 4 1/2 stars.

Reread 9/19/17nothing to add, really. 4 Stars ~ Sophy had been 21 and newly registered as a nurse when her parents died in an auto accident leaving her responsible for her three younger siblings. With her grandmother's help she's managed to keep her small family together these past four years, but has left her little time for herself. She's now Sister in the operating theatre and highly respected. Her godfather is head of surgery and when he suffers from a heart ailment he asks another of his godchildren, Max also a surgeon, to fill in for him while he recuperates. Max has some free time while his own surgical unit in Holland is being completed. They work well together, and because of his connection with her godfather, he becomes a frequent visitor in her home. Her younger brother and sister are in awe of him and Max has charmed her grandmother. Afraid of her growing feelings for Max, Sophy pretends to have a boyfriend. A fire in the hospital totally destroys the operating theatre, which means Max is no longer needed and soon Sophy will have to go on a rotating float in other wards for the many months until the theatre is rebuilt. Receiving word that his own operating theatre in Holland is well ahead of schedule, Max heads home. A week after he leaves, Sophy receives a letter asking her to work with him as his surgical Sister has been quarantined for several weeks. By this time Sophy realizes she's in love with Max and she's reluctant to go, but her godfather asks her to accept as a favour to him to repay Max for the time he's spent in his stead. She stays in the home for the nurses and gets on remarkably well as most of the hospital staff speak english. Rumours have it that Max is soon to announce his engagement to a very pretty woman whom he spends most of his weekends with. The mixed signals that Max sends her has her very confused and when he kisses her she's both happy and angry because she feels she's betraying the other woman.

This is another charming love story by Ms. Neels. Sophy is a wonderful heroine; strong, generous, and because of her stilted social life rather shy. She's not afraid of hard work and proves herself invaluable in her job. Max admires her greatly, both for her dedication as a nurse and to her family. I could have shot Max though for keeping such a secret around the other woman, it was so unfair to Sophy, and I felt he deserved her bitter attack that nearly ended their future. Adelaide and Coenradd from Sister Peters in Amsterdam are good friends of Max's and it was lovely that they have roles in this story. Blow Hot And Cold Idioms By The Free Dictionary Blow Hot And Cold Alternate Inconsistently Between Two Moods, Attitudes, Or Courses Of Action Be Sometimes Enthusiastic, Sometimes Unenthusiastic About Something This Phrase Refers To A Fable Involving A Traveller Who Was Offered Hospitality By A Satyr And Offended His Host By Blowing On His Cold Fingers To Warm Them And On His Hot Soup To Cool It Blow English French Dictionary WordReference Blow Hot And Cold V Expr Verbal Expression Phrase With Special Meaning Functioning As Verb For Example, Put Their Heads Together, Come To An End Figurative Waver, Vacillate Figur Souffler Le Chaud Et Le Froid Loc V Locution Verbale Groupe De Mots Fonctionnant Comme Un Verbe Ex Faire Rfrence Blow In Vi Adv BLOW HOT AND COLD Meaning In The Cambridge Blow Hot And Cold To Sometimes Like Or Be Interested In Something Or Someone And Sometimes Not, So People Are Confused About How You Really Feel He S Been Blowing Hot And Cold About The Trip To Brazil Harbour Hobs Blow Hot PhoneEmail Support Blowhotindia Address BlowHot Kitchen Appliances Pvt LtdB , Pologround Industrial Estate,IndoreMP India Follow US Traduction Blow Job Dictionnaire Anglais Franais Larousse Blow Job Traduction Anglais Franais Retrouvez La Traduction De Blow Job, Mais Galement Des Exemples Avec Le Mot Blow Job Dictionnaire, Dfinitions, Traduction, Sectionexpression, Conjugaison BLOW JOB Signification, Dfinition Dans Le Dictionnaireblow Job Dfinition, Signification, Ce Qu Est Blow Jobthe Activity Of Giving Sexual Pleasure To A Man By Using The Mouth On His Penisthe Activity En Savoir Plus Traduction Blow Job Franais Dictionnaire Anglais Reverso Traduction Blow Job Dans Le Dictionnaire Anglais Francais De Reverso, Voir Aussi Blow ,blow Away ,blow Down ,blow Dryer , Conjugaison, Expressions Idiomatiques BLOWFull Movie Trailer In HD P The Story Of How George Jung, Along With The Medelln Cartel Headed By Pablo Escobar, Established The American Cocaine Market In The S In The United States Hot Tub Blow Job YouTube Monika And Josh Get A Little Wild In The Hot Tub SUBSCRIBE Hush Money Is George Coffey, Luke Jensen, Rivers Lan Blow Job Images, Stock Photos Vectors , Blow Job Stock Photos, Vectors, And Illustrations Are Available Royalty Free See Blow Job Stock Video Clips Ofhot Gay Couple Oral Job Hot Guy Gay Intimate Gifs Hot Gay Guys Naked Men Gay Two Naked Men Rocker Front Husband Wife Naked Jeans Panties Try These Curated Collections Search For Blow Job In These Categories Next OfHelp Us Improve Your Search ExperienceSend One of our Betty's earliest books. She must have thought that her writing career would be short, as she packed everything but the kitchen sink into this one. What a hoot.
Hmmm, let's seePlain, mousy British Nursecheck. Rich Dutch Doctorcheck. Danger on the jobcheck(major fire at the hospital while they were doing an operation). Trip to Hollandcheck. Mysterious other womancheck (but this other woman is a really nice one). Big misunderstandingof course.
The extras include a godfather in common between the BN and RDD. The fact that our RDD is escorting the other woman around as a cover for her affair with another doctor (!!). The backstory that has them waiting for other doc's insane wife to die(!!!)so he'll be free to marry the other woman.
Oh Betty!

RDDGeneral Surgeon

This book was so sweet and perfect! And oh my, the ending! <3 The best BN ending ever written, hands down! Not at all rushed and spanned maybe about 4 pages instead of just the usual 1/2 page!

The h was amazing, quiet with just the right amount of spitfire, and the Hit was obvious he was smitten right from the start, that is, if you know BN stories!

Super cute, somewhat angsty novel, and I loved the plot twistshow Betty manages to arrange everything all so perfectly and conveniently! The fire, the nurse coming down with measles, the godfather with the heart problemoh, Betty.

I also loved the OW story(view spoiler)

Betty Neels was born on September 15, 1910 in Devon to a family with firm roots in the civil service. She said she had a blissfully happy childhood and teenage years.(This stood her in good stead later for the tribulations to come with the Second World War). She was sent away to boarding school, and then went on to train as a nurse, gaining her SRN and SCM, that is, State Registered Nurse and Stat

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    "If only I'd known,"murmured the tall man, "I would have done my best to oblige you."
    **************
    That gloomy old proverb "be sure your sins will find you out" stalked fierily before her eyes. She gave it a metaphorical kick.
    **************
    Sophy Greenslade, theatre nurse, meets Professor Jonkheer Maximilian van Oosterwelde when her younger brother runs across the street in front of the Professor in his Bentley. He is in England to fill in for Sophy's godfather, a surgeon, whom she calls Uncle Giles. Uncle Giles is Max's godfather, too.

    Thus Max and Sophy are thrown together for the next few weeks at work and Max becomes a family friend. Sophy falls in love with Max and despite several kisses and a few dates, she thinks he is not at all interested in her.

    Sophy tries to avoid him and invents a fictional boyfriend, John Austin, a bank manager from Harrogate. Sadly, when Max deliberately misnames him as John Morris, even Sophy forgets what his name is supposed to be. (AustinMorrisboth British automobilesTGB, I see what you did there!)

    The first part of the book ends with a fire in the hospital while Max and Sophy and their team are in surgery. Max keeps operating until quite a bit after the last possible moment. When they get ready to make a run for it, Max "had an arm in a protective arc over his patient, he drew her close against him with the other one and as she felt it tighten around her, she felt quite safe." "They reached the door as the ceiling around the burning door caved in, and smoke and flames poured into the room."

    Once cleanup is completed, Sophy is out of a job. Max has returned to Holland, but soon Sophy receives a letter from him. His nurse is in measles quarantine and he asks Sophy to replace her temporarily. She accepts and as soon as she arrives in Utrecht, she meets Tineke van der Wijde, who she assumes to be Max's SO.

    Now, it is true that TGB's heroines are often very quick to assume relationships were none exist. However in this case, Sophy can be acquitted because Max and Tineke have deliberately conspired to behave so that the public will assume they are "engaged to be engaged."

    So Sophie tries not to get too close to Max and is confused and bewildered by his kisses and his behaving in an interested fashion toward her.

    He throws a surprise birthday party for her. He invites her to be his date at a dance at his home and when he is kissing her in the conservatory, Tineke bursts in, he leaves her and goes away with Tineke and another doctor, Karel von Steen.

    Later he tells her he wants to explain. She becomes furious (and really, who could blame her?) and says some very nasty things to him.

    He arranges for her to go back to England almost immediately and they treat each other very coldly in the interim. On the last day, Tineke comes to see Sophy and explains that she and Karel have been in love for 10 years, but he is married to a woman who is institutionalized for insanity (very Jane Eyre, no?). Max is a cover so that Karel and Tineke could spend time together without people knowing. (Karel is RC so, no divorce, you see.)

    So, as she is leaving, Sophy goes to his office at the clinic and confesses her love for him and then runs out. Of course he catches her before she leaves the hospital, pulls her into an empty conference room and kisses her and proposes.

    This is certainly one of TGB's best crafted books. Wellplotted, lots of lovely secondary characters, plausible plot line. 4 1/2 stars.

    Reread 9/19/17nothing to add, really. 4 Stars ~ Sophy had been 21 and newly registered as a nurse when her parents died in an auto accident leaving her responsible for her three younger siblings. With her grandmother's help she's managed to keep her small family together these past four years, but has left her little time for herself. She's now Sister in the operating theatre and highly respected. Her godfather is head of surgery and when he suffers from a heart ailment he asks another of his godchildren, Max also a surgeon, to fill in for him while he recuperates. Max has some free time while his own surgical unit in Holland is being completed. They work well together, and because of his connection with her godfather, he becomes a frequent visitor in her home. Her younger brother and sister are in awe of him and Max has charmed her grandmother. Afraid of her growing feelings for Max, Sophy pretends to have a boyfriend. A fire in the hospital totally destroys the operating theatre, which means Max is no longer needed and soon Sophy will have to go on a rotating float in other wards for the many months until the theatre is rebuilt. Receiving word that his own operating theatre in Holland is well ahead of schedule, Max heads home. A week after he leaves, Sophy receives a letter asking her to work with him as his surgical Sister has been quarantined for several weeks. By this time Sophy realizes she's in love with Max and she's reluctant to go, but her godfather asks her to accept as a favour to him to repay Max for the time he's spent in his stead. She stays in the home for the nurses and gets on remarkably well as most of the hospital staff speak english. Rumours have it that Max is soon to announce his engagement to a very pretty woman whom he spends most of his weekends with. The mixed signals that Max sends her has her very confused and when he kisses her she's both happy and angry because she feels she's betraying the other woman.

    This is another charming love story by Ms. Neels. Sophy is a wonderful heroine; strong, generous, and because of her stilted social life rather shy. She's not afraid of hard work and proves herself invaluable in her job. Max admires her greatly, both for her dedication as a nurse and to her family. I could have shot Max though for keeping such a secret around the other woman, it was so unfair to Sophy, and I felt he deserved her bitter attack that nearly ended their future. Adelaide and Coenradd from Sister Peters in Amsterdam are good friends of Max's and it was lovely that they have roles in this story. Blow Hot And Cold Idioms By The Free Dictionary Blow Hot And Cold Alternate Inconsistently Between Two Moods, Attitudes, Or Courses Of Action Be Sometimes Enthusiastic, Sometimes Unenthusiastic About Something This Phrase Refers To A Fable Involving A Traveller Who Was Offered Hospitality By A Satyr And Offended His Host By Blowing On His Cold Fingers To Warm Them And On His Hot Soup To Cool It Blow English French Dictionary WordReference Blow Hot And Cold V Expr Verbal Expression Phrase With Special Meaning Functioning As Verb For Example, Put Their Heads Together, Come To An End Figurative Waver, Vacillate Figur Souffler Le Chaud Et Le Froid Loc V Locution Verbale Groupe De Mots Fonctionnant Comme Un Verbe Ex Faire Rfrence Blow In Vi Adv BLOW HOT AND COLD Meaning In The Cambridge Blow Hot And Cold To Sometimes Like Or Be Interested In Something Or Someone And Sometimes Not, So People Are Confused About How You Really Feel He S Been Blowing Hot And Cold About The Trip To Brazil Harbour Hobs Blow Hot PhoneEmail Support Blowhotindia Address BlowHot Kitchen Appliances Pvt LtdB , Pologround Industrial Estate,IndoreMP India Follow US Traduction Blow Job Dictionnaire Anglais Franais Larousse Blow Job Traduction Anglais Franais Retrouvez La Traduction De Blow Job, Mais Galement Des Exemples Avec Le Mot Blow Job Dictionnaire, Dfinitions, Traduction, Sectionexpression, Conjugaison BLOW JOB Signification, Dfinition Dans Le Dictionnaireblow Job Dfinition, Signification, Ce Qu Est Blow Jobthe Activity Of Giving Sexual Pleasure To A Man By Using The Mouth On His Penisthe Activity En Savoir Plus Traduction Blow Job Franais Dictionnaire Anglais Reverso Traduction Blow Job Dans Le Dictionnaire Anglais Francais De Reverso, Voir Aussi Blow ,blow Away ,blow Down ,blow Dryer , Conjugaison, Expressions Idiomatiques BLOWFull Movie Trailer In HD P The Story Of How George Jung, Along With The Medelln Cartel Headed By Pablo Escobar, Established The American Cocaine Market In The S In The United States Hot Tub Blow Job YouTube Monika And Josh Get A Little Wild In The Hot Tub SUBSCRIBE Hush Money Is George Coffey, Luke Jensen, Rivers Lan Blow Job Images, Stock Photos Vectors , Blow Job Stock Photos, Vectors, And Illustrations Are Available Royalty Free See Blow Job Stock Video Clips Ofhot Gay Couple Oral Job Hot Guy Gay Intimate Gifs Hot Gay Guys Naked Men Gay Two Naked Men Rocker Front Husband Wife Naked Jeans Panties Try These Curated Collections Search For Blow Job In These Categories Next OfHelp Us Improve Your Search ExperienceSend One of our Betty's earliest books. She must have thought that her writing career would be short, as she packed everything but the kitchen sink into this one. What a hoot.
    Hmmm, let's seePlain, mousy British Nursecheck. Rich Dutch Doctorcheck. Danger on the jobcheck(major fire at the hospital while they were doing an operation). Trip to Hollandcheck. Mysterious other womancheck (but this other woman is a really nice one). Big misunderstandingof course.
    The extras include a godfather in common between the BN and RDD. The fact that our RDD is escorting the other woman around as a cover for her affair with another doctor (!!). The backstory that has them waiting for other doc's insane wife to die(!!!)so he'll be free to marry the other woman.
    Oh Betty!

    RDDGeneral Surgeon

    This book was so sweet and perfect! And oh my, the ending! <3 The best BN ending ever written, hands down! Not at all rushed and spanned maybe about 4 pages instead of just the usual 1/2 page!

    The h was amazing, quiet with just the right amount of spitfire, and the Hit was obvious he was smitten right from the start, that is, if you know BN stories!

    Super cute, somewhat angsty novel, and I loved the plot twistshow Betty manages to arrange everything all so perfectly and conveniently! The fire, the nurse coming down with measles, the godfather with the heart problemoh, Betty.

    I also loved the OW story(view spoiler)

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