Doctor's Baby (The Billionaire's Secret Book 8)

By: R. S. Elliot

(The Billionaire's Secret Book 8)

A Second Chance Surprise Pregnancy Romance

Chapter One


“Home sweet home.”

St. Francisville Memorial Hospital loomed ahead of me as I pulled into my parking spot near the front of the parking lot. That was one of many perks of being a doctor and a board member here. Saving people's lives was probably the best part of the gig, though. Not everyone could do what I did.

It was a rush, a thrill. The adrenaline buzzed through my entire body when I was working on a hurt or sick patient that came through the ER. Fixing people up was what I knew I could do. It was the thing that I was most sure about in my life.

Being a doctor took up most of my life as well. At times, it felt like I was in the hospital more than in my own home. When I did have free time, I was out in the city having the time of my life.

Technically, I was supposed to be off now, but I had just returned from a conference out of town, and it was still the middle of the day. None of my favorite clubs or hotspots in town were open, which meant that I could either go to my quiet, empty home, or I could go to work and find some excitement there. The choice was obvious.

I got out of my car and headed to the entrance of the hospital, a soft wind brushing through the golden strands of my hair as I walked. As I neared the automatic doors, my body tensed slightly as I prepared for what cases waited for me. There had to at least be a broken bone or something that I could mend.

I took a look around the ER once I got inside, trying to seek out someone I could use my time and effort on. There wasn’t anyone. A sigh drifted from me as I headed down the hallway that led to the locker room. Of course, today would be a slow day when I needed to occupy myself.

I wasn’t always this attached to work, but what else was I supposed to do with my time besides party and seek out the hottest woman on the dancefloor to take home that night? All of my friends had left to pursue their own lives. They were married with kids, thriving in different areas of the world.

It was no secret that I missed them a lot. We were a tight-knit group. Now we were all split apart, and I was the one left behind on my own. Of course, I didn’t make a big fuss about that. If I wanted company, I could easily go find it, but it wasn’t the same as Sawyer, Amelia, Charlotte, and Harrison.

“What are you doing here? I thought you weren’t on call until tomorrow,” one of the cardiologists asked me as he passed me in the hallway. Dr. Greg Anderson had been an attendant at this hospital for fifteen years. He was my favorite heart guy, even if he was a decent bit older than me. We still got along.

“Decided I wanted to save some lives today,” I replied with a cheeky smile.

Greg scoffed and shook his head at me. “You have nothing better to do than work? Might need to pick up a hobby.”

“So, chess or golfing is better than helping your fellow man?” I asked him as I stopped walking, giving him an amused look. I knew for a fact that he went golfing with his other rich buddies when he wasn’t at work. Golf seemed like a snooze fest.

“I’m just saying you might as well bring your bed here since you want to be here so much,” Greg replied as he faced me. His hair was thinning slightly, with grey streaks breaking through the dark strands. He looked tired—like everyone else who worked in this hospital. “When are you going to settle down? Start a family?”

A laugh broke from me as I shook my head. After a long day, the last thing that I would want to do would be to take care of a wailing baby or be forced to live some boring, mundane life when I could’ve been going out and having fun. I knew that Sawyer, Amelia, Charlotte, and Harrison were happy with their married lives full of kids, but that wasn’t the life for me.

“When I’m dead,” I told him. That would be when I felt like settling down and letting myself rot away.

“The best part of my day is finally getting to go home to my family. I can’t wait to retire,” Greg sighed, his shoulders slumping slightly.

I gave him a confused look. “You fix hearts for a living. How is there anything cooler than that?”

Greg’s face softened as he peered at me. “You’ll understand in the future,” he told me, patting my shoulder before continuing down the hallway.

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