Virtue (The Morgans of New York #4) Read Online Deborah Bladon

Categories Genre: Alpha Male, Contemporary Tags Authors: Series: The Morgans of New York Series by Deborah Bladon

Total pages in book: 74
Estimated words: 72892 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 364(@200wpm)___ 292(@250wpm)___ 243(@300wpm)

Dr. Gaines Morgan is a man of virtue and a savior to many, but when I get on my knees for him, he transforms into someone only I know.

He’s always been the good one. The responsible one. The one with a list of accolades a mile long.

Dr. Gaines Morgan.

He’s a cardiologist with a stellar reputation.

He has saved countless lives with his brilliant mind and skilled hands.

But when he leaves the sanctity of the hospital, he craves more than the whispered words of gratitude from his patients and the pats on the back from his colleagues.

Dr. Morgan craves me.

He’s over a decade older than I am and has a lifetime’s worth of experience, but when he comes knocking on my door, I know he wants only one thing.


Our time together is perfect. It’s a fantasy come to life.

It’s all too good to be true until the man renowned for mending broken hearts does something that shatters mine.

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“Help! He passed out!”


I glance at the bag in my hand. Its takeout. A perfectly seared ahi tuna steak paired with a double serving of the best mushroom risotto in Manhattan. I ordered a side of steamed broccoli because I preach eating more greens to my patients daily, and occasionally, guilt spurs me to follow my own advice.

I look toward the door of Atlas 22. I’m less than ten steps away from exiting this restaurant in the West Village. If I do that, I’ll be home and indulging in my first good meal in a month. I plan on following that up with a solid eight hours of sleep. That’s another thing that has been sorely lacking in my life lately.

“Someone call 911!” Panic edges the same male voice that first alerted everyone in this packed restaurant to the fact that someone is in distress. “Tell them to hurry!”

Resigned to helping, I turn and drop my takeout bag on the checkout counter.

Naturally, it’s unmanned since virtually everyone in this establishment has rushed to the aid of the person who needs medical attention.

“I’m a doctor!” I shout as a warning for the crowd to part.

They do.

I sprint through the masses with a few pats on my back and a couple of people whispering that I’m a hero.

I’m far from that, but my training and experience will hopefully pay off tonight.

“Over here!” The manager waves me over with a flash of his hand. I recognize him from the countless times I’ve been here over the last few years. “He collapsed over here.”

I spot a man sprawled out on the floor between two tables, so I up my pace. This obviously isn’t as simple as a case of indigestion.

I’ve come to the rescue of a few of those at various restaurants over the years. Tonight is different. I can tell by the way the man on the floor is motionless.

“Move,” I demand to two wait staff clumsily trying to perform CPR.

“Are you sure you’re a doctor?” one asks. “You don’t look like any doctor I’ve ever been to.”

I don’t know what the hell she’s getting at, but I sense it’s a combination of my attire and the tattoo on my right bicep peeking out from under the sleeve of my gray T-shirt.

“Move!” I repeat louder so she’ll get her ass out of the way.

She scurries backward in an awkward crab walk, her cheeks blushing at my admonishment.

Her counterpart springs to his feet only to bump into the table we’re next to. A drink of something pink and sweet-smelling lands squarely on the chest of the guy on the floor.

“Jesus,” I whisper. “This is ridiculous.”

I drop to my knees, the fabric of my jeans landing in a puddle of the spilled drink.

My quiet night at home has been shot to hell, but I can’t focus on that right now, so I drop two fingers to the neck of the guy sprawled out wearing a now pink-stained white button-down shirt.

From the looks of him, he’s younger than I am.

I’d guess he’s around twenty-two or twenty-three, possibly edging closer to twenty-five.

“Who is he with?” I ask as I search for a pulse.

“Me,” a woman says from my left, her voice barely audible over the panicked hum of the people around me. “We’re on a blind date.”

“What’s his name?” I drop my ear to his lips, hoping like hell I hear a breath come out of him.

“Daxton,” the same woman answers. “I don’t remember his last name. A friend of a friend set us up.”

I barely register what she’s saying before I begin chest compressions. Daxton doesn’t have a pulse, and he’s not breathing. There’s no fucking way he’s dying tonight.

“I need an AED!” I yell, searching the gathered faces for the restaurant’s manager. When I spot him, I ask the question that could save this guy’s life. “Do you have an AED?”

He rakes both hands through his hair. “A what?”

“An automated external defibrillator. I need it now! Now!”

“We have one!” he shouts before he pushes his way through the crowd.

“I’m the manager. Tony Colter.” The man who raced to get the AED pats me on the back. “You saved his life.”

I take the compliment in stride as I watch the EMTs wheel Daxton out to the waiting ambulance. I’d accompany them, but he’s stable and in good hands. I’ve already alerted my colleague, who is on duty tonight, to expect Daxton to arrive at the hospital shortly. I’ll make my way over there and check in on him, but my first stop will be the staff locker room so I can change clothes. The sticky pink shit that spilled on Daxton and the floor is seeping through my jeans.

“You can eat on the house for the rest of your life,” Tony blurts out, grateful that someone didn’t die in the middle of his dining room tonight.