For Annie London, a month in a Central American rainforest means handing out mosquito nets, giving medical aid, and teaching children about the birds and the bees. With any luck, it will also land her application in the “accepted” pile at a top tier medical school. But as soon as she steps off the plane, Annie realizes her bug spray, feeble Spanish, and medical supplies won’t help her deal with her new feelings for Felipe—her best friend's older brother, who's much hotter than she remembers, and who also happens to be the doctor in charge of the trip.
Gawking “volun-tourists” may keep his family’s medical clinic afloat, but Dr. Felipe Gutierrez doesn’t have to like them. Or the way they make snap judgments about his practice and the people he cares for. But when his old crush, Annie, shows up to volunteer, her killer curves and kind smile fan the embers of a flame Felipe didn’t realize he’d been carrying. A flame that makes him question all his preconceived notions.
As ideas and cultures clash, Annie and Felipe must decide how far outside their comfort zones they are willing to go—both for their work and for one another.
Annie London has agreed to spend a whole month in Nicaragua with her childhood best friend. They will be leading a brigade of doctors through the jungles to bring medical care to villagers in desperate need of care.
But Annie has an agenda of her own. She needs a letter of recommendation to get into a prestigious medical school to fulfill her own dreams of becoming a doctor and this trip is the perfect way to obtain it.
So she’s going to have to forego all of the comforts of civilization and open her heart and mind to a people that she doesn’t even know – and she’s going to discover her true self along the way.
Annie had a few vague memories of Felipe, with his floppy dark hair and perma-scowl. During the year his family had lived in St. Louis, he mostly stayed in the basement, blaring the television and playing guitar while the girls got ready for parties and football games. Annie never suspected that, six years later, he would look like some kind of sex god.
Felipe Gutierrez remembers Annie as the girl that he crushed on when he was just seventeen. Now he’s going to have to show her how to treat everything from a dislocated shoulder to an emergency birth.
But Annie isn’t anything that he expected. Not only is she incredibly beautiful and strong, she’s a natural healer.
Together they will endure the highest of highs and the lowest of lows – and then they will find out that loving someone sometimes means letting them go.
Last moments. He took a deep breath, and his throat went dry. There was no reason this should be so hard. No reason he should be so worried. No reason he should be so wrapped up in a girl who was leaving in a few days. “Annie?”
Without Borders is so much more than just another YA romance! It’s a story about losing yourself and then finding yourself again. It’s about discovering beauty in the small details of life and being stronger than you ever thought you could be.
Amanda weaves her tale with a journalistic flair that you feel right in your heart of hearts – and you’ll be forever changed in the end…
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