Author: Jan Meredith
Published: November 25th 2013
Genre: Adult Contemporary
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One night with a sexy stranger is just what the doctor ordered...
When a fellow RN predicts Beth Roberts will meet a tall, ripped, and totally lick-o-licious stranger who will fulfill her deepest desires, she laughs it off. Given her tragic love life, Beth has no desire to become involved again. But who could have predicted the doctor with the mischievous smile she meets at a wedding, or the chemistry sparking between them that threatens to break through her defenses?
Dr. Gabriel North spent two years blaming himself for his wife’s death. Having finally battled through the guilt and overcome his demons, he’s ready to move on. When he meets a sexy nurse at his friend’s wedding, the 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 Beth’s trust is going to take more than seduction…
I heard a lot of good things about this one, and one day I finally decided to just go ahead and take a dive right into it. Not only did I take a dive, I stayed there for the rest of the night because I couldn't stop reading. The story happens fast, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth every minute.
Beth and Gabe meet at a wedding, and it doesn't take long for the two of them to put the moves on each other. Even after things progress the first night, you can feel the shift between them, and it tugs at your heartstrings. The two of them have this absolute sweetness--one you can rarely find in a book, even a novella--and I loved it. Loved every second of it. Especially moments like this:
When she turned to him, he pulled her in. "Tell me what you like."
Her gaze dropped to his mouth. "Kissing. I like the way you kiss."
Playing Doctor had all the right ingredients for a great story. Characters with depth that you actually cared about and an intriguing relationship that you wanted to see to the happy ending from the very beginning. There is no doubt that I will go back to Jan Meredith sometime in the future after reading this lovely little story.