What a fun, sexy romance story. Playing Doctor by Jan Meredith is quite steamy and passionate. How the author can turn something like a one night stand into a meaningful, romantic first date where souls are bared is fantastic. I am not usually a fan of one night stand books because I like a relationship to build and develop, but this one worked.
Beth Roberts is at a time in her life when she needs to move on from her past and live a little. Her son is going off to college in less than a year and she will be on her own. Gabe North has thrown himself into his work in an effort not to think about his past, but it is time for him to move on as well. Innocently, Beth and Gabe meet at a wedding, over a medical emergency, no less and it is only the beginning of a passionate and fun-filled night for both of them.
Jan does a really nice job developing both Beth and Gabe, especially given the length of the story. The plot seems feasible and it flowed well. The conversation between Gabe and Beth was light and filled with humor but also was heart wrenching and deep at times. It was in those times that you could see the two of them come together emotionally and find a common bond. The intimate scenes were very steamy but also showed the respect that Gabe had for Beth and the little fissures of love that was growing between the two of them. If you are looking for a hot contemporary romance that has well developed characters, a great story and sizzling passion, I recommend you try Playing Doctor.
~ Reviewed by Amy ~
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About the Book:
When a fellow RN jokingly predicts that Beth Roberts will meet a tall, ripped and totally lick-o-licious stranger who will fulfill her deepest desires, it’s supposed to be from across a crowded room, not giving CPR to a wedding guest. Given her tragic love life, Beth has no desire to become involved again, but who could have predicted the ponytailed doctor with the mischievous smile would break through her defenses?
Dr. Gabriel North blamed himself for his wife’s death. Now, after two years of battling guilt and meaningless hookups, he’s ready to move on. When he sees the sexy brunette at his friend’s wedding, his attraction is swift and strong, and he wastes no time in pressing his advantage. One night with the woman who makes him feel alive again isn’t enough, but gaining her trust is going to take more than medical school has prepared him for.