The Tortured Hero – the final Harley Street Story


The Tortured HeroReunited with his past…

Running the Hunter Clinic’s charity operation has given surgeon and ex-soldier Ethan Hunter a new lease on life. His reconstructive work with wounded soldiers and civilians helps block out his army traumas. But when Ethan learns that he’ll be working alongside beautiful surgeon Olivia Fairchild—the woman whose heart he regretfully broke—he can’t help but remember the passion they once shared…and he’s surprised by the sinfully delicious sparks her touch still ignites! Is Olivia the only woman to finally provide peace for this long-tortured hero?


Glamour, intensity, desire—the lives and loves of London’s hottest team of surgeons!

How many love tortured heroes?  Raise your hands.  Mines up, how about yours?

This fitting finish to the fabulous 200 Harley Street series is written by the talented and award winning Amy Andrews.  What’s that saying about saving the best for last?  Well, that is indeed the job of any anchor book in a continuity.  So many loose ends must get tied up after eight books, and I believe Amy did a wonderful job.

I got to include information about the rift between Ethan and his brother Leo in American Surgeon in London (Book #4) and it was difficult to toe the line of not revealing too much plot too soon.  There is so much to tell about the Hunter brothers, and I think you’ll be riveted when you read this final story set on the famous Harley Street in London.

Author Boiler Room Banter:  One of the things Amy had to do was come up with a name for the charitable clinic that Olivia Fairchild sponsored.  Amy named it Fair Go.  Don’t you love it?  It was set up to help children around the world with medical conditions that needed attention that their families couldn’t afford.  My characters, Grace and Mitchell, were the first to receive a Fair Go child in need of a jaw replacement.  I was given the difficult task of writing Ethan Hunter in that surgical scene, and I did my best to show the innovative and talented surgeon I imagined him to be.  Between you and me, I loved the tricky way he solves a problem for the young patient.  In doing my medical research, I found the exact treatment had been done for a lady with cancer of the jaw in England a month or two before I wrote the book, so I ran with the odd technique and used it.  Being a soldier doctor, no doubt Ethan had to think on his feet and come up with all kinds of impromptu solutions while serving in the war in Afghanistan.

Do you like tortured heroes, or would you rather slap them in the face and tell them to “get over it”?2-in-1 Harley Street

Until next time, make it a great one!


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6 Responses to The Tortured Hero – the final Harley Street Story

  1. robena grant says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever written a tortured hero, but I sure as heck love reading about them. I’ve read many of Amy’s books and this one sounds great. Guess I’m heading over to Amazon now.
    Oh, and I love Fair Go. I don’t know if Amy uses it this way but in my Aussie family it sort of means cut me a break. As in, “Fair go, mate!” ; )

  2. Hi Robena – Glad you enjoy reading tortured heroes, and we both agree that Amy writes great ones! If she stops by, I’ll have to ask her what made her choose – Fair go – your explanation makes perfect sense.

  3. Amy Andrews says:

    Hi Lynne and Robena. Thanks for the great blog and the lovely comments.
    Yes, for me Fair Go was a play on Olivia’s surname and the good old Aussie saying, fair go, mate. It worked out perfectly, really 🙂
    I loved working on this series with everyone and am so pleased our covers have all been great esp the UK versions with their London background landscape. I’m going to be in London in a couple of weeks. It’s one of my fav cities and I can’t wait to see it again.

  4. GladysMP says:

    It would depend on the torture. LOL

    • LOL – yeah I can see that. Generally, since we don’t write in the category of which you hint, it is deep emotional turmoil, and they need that one good woman to shake them out of it!

      Thanks for commenting. 🙂