Pre-med student Sarah Jones is back in Beaver, Alaska, for summer vacation. A loyal member of the Gwich’in tribe, she accepts the rules set by her father, the leader of their small town. Raised in a strict household, she learned early on to do what is expected of her and has agreed to an arranged marriage. Despite her reluctance to marry without love, Sarah is unwilling to defy her father’s wishes. She hopes to help usher in an era of independence and stability for the town, but for now, her focus is finishing med school so she can become Beaver’s resident doctor.
Business owner Greg Andrews wants to escape his philandering wife and his life in general. Leaving New York City to join a hunting expedition in Alaska, Greg’s plans are turned upside down when he is shot on Gwich’in land and ends up on Sarah’s operating table. In the absence of a qualified doctor, Sarah must operate to save his life. She refuses to wait for the consent of their tribal leader, and her father banishes her from the tribal land in punishment.
Grateful for his life, Greg concocts a scheme to help. Plagued by the side effects of her unconventional operation, he convinces Sarah to become his live-in nurse. Without the means to support herself, Sarah agrees to the questionable arrangement, but she soon finds herself in even more trouble. Her new problem is that she is falling in love with this infuriating man, and the choices she now must make are much more difficult than the simple act of saving a man’s life.
Together, Sarah and Greg must both decide whether they can overcome the vast differences between them, or if the indivisible line that separates their worlds will ultimately pull them apart.
Indivisible Line is a much different story than what fans of Lorenz Font may be used to. My first tango with the author was her paranormal and suspense romance Hunted, The Gates Legacy (book #1). This book is nothing like that. It's more of a sweet, contemporary romance with a hint of steaminess.
Sarah Jones in an Indian woman studying medicine who lives in Beaver, Alaska. Her father is the chief of their tribe and they live humbly in their small town. The tribe still believes in the old ways such as arranged marriages, and Sarah has been paired with Beaver's best, though her best friend is in love with him and he with her. The marriage is inevitible, no matter how much Sarah wishes is wasn't, but she dare not dishonor her father and go against his rulings. So to distract herself, she throws herself in her studies. She attends UCLA, and when she's off for the summer she spends her off time at home working in their inadequate clinic. The town doesn't have a regular doctor, so it's all they have.
Not much action happens in the clinic until one day a gun shot victim is brought in. Sarah is in way over her head since she hasn't graduated from college yet, but the traveling doctor who stops in is stuck in another small town assisting them. There isn't anytime, a man's life is at stake so she does the unethical and aids him as best she can. When her father finds out that she used the clinic's meager resources on a "white man" without his permission, she is banished from the life she's ever known.
Greg Andrews, a rich and powerful business man, went to Beaver, Alaska with his best friend for some serious hunting. Unfortunately for him, his best friend, Cade, only had plans to hunt him and not the Alaskan wildlife. He shoots him and leaves him for dead. Luckily he was saved by a med student who really had no right to operate on him. When he wakes up alive-though not all well due to complications from being treated in the backwoods of nowhere-he wants to hate Sarah, but he can't. If she hadn't done what she did, he'd be dead.
Back home, laid up from his injuries, Greg hires a private detective to find his best friend. Meanwhile, he tracks down Sarah. When he finds out that she's been kicked out of her home, he forcibly brings her to New York. He tells her that she can either stay with him as his nurse since it is basically her fault that he's in such bad shape, or he can press charges against her for malpractice. But what he doesn't tell her is that he wants to take care of her and send her to the best school to finish her degree as thanks.
While taking care of Greg, Sarah and he begin to fall for each other though the 9 year age difference. There are complications in there way such as differences of class, the attempted murder against Greg, the impeding divorce between Greg and his soon to be ex-wife...this list goes on.
I found this story to be engaging and finished it quickly. It was only 154 pages or so. I liked each character and felt connected to Sarah and the troubles she had with her tribe and the life she wanted to lead. Greg was a passionate man, but I felt his actions were a little over the top, and some of the drama was predictable. The heat rating was at a low simmer, but the intimate interactions were sweet and heartfelt. Over all, good story.