Title: Dr. ERotic
Author: Max Monroe
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Where I got it: Loaned to me by a blogging friend (thanks Deanna)
That’s what they’ve decided to call me, Scott Shepard, the head of St. Luke’s Hospital Emergency Department.
Just thinking about it makes me smile.
As the new face of the reality docuseries, The Doctor Is In, I plan to take his power and recognition right to the streets of New York City and into the pants of willing women.
Well, that was my plan.
Until her—feisty, beautiful, and addictively sexy Harlow Paige.
A gossip columnist that just loves writing about yours truly, she’s everything I thought I never wanted and then some.
She drives me crazy.
Problem is, she doesn’t want to be anything when it comes to me—not friends, not lovers, not even adversaries.
God, I love a good challenge.
Get ready, Harlow. Love is contagious.
I have read several of Max Monroe’s books and LOVE her male characters – this book was no exception. Unfortunately, I had a hard time connecting to the female character in this book.
Harlow is a columnist at Gossip, a smut rag. She writes about celebrities and local folks in NY, and has found that her newest topic, Scott Shepard, AKA Dr. Erotic, is very interesting.
Scott Shepard is the head of the ER at St. Luke’s hospital in New York. He is a fun guy and has fun at work. He has a ritual before he starts each shift where he sings (which I found adorable). He’s also appearing (along with Will from book 1) in The Doctor is In, a docu-series airing about three doctors at St. Luke’s. Will didn’t love being in the spotlight, but Scott is LOVING it.
One night at the ER, Scott meets a woman who comes in with a head injury. Turns out she was injured during coitus and cut her head. Turns out the woman is Harlow – though when Scott sees her file, he sees her name as Frances (her first name, which she hates). He doesn’t know who she is, so imagine his surprise when he runs into her while at the theater with his mother (Harlow was with her father). Thus begins their friendship.
Scott makes it known early on he’s interested in Harlow. This is where I kind of lost her. In my opinion, she was kind of a bitch to Scott and made him work REALLY hard for her affection. Harlow had a bad relationship where she “lost herself” and gave up too much (her fault) and was afraid to love again (also her fault). She had been in medical school when everything went down with her ex and she gave that up (her fault). I felt that Harlow used her past relationship to blame the problems in her present, which I didn’t care for. I have to say that Harlow is my least favorite of the women I’ve read by Ms. Monroe so far.
Where I didn’t really like Harlow, I LOVED Scott. He was so fun and funny. He was good to his momma even though she was kind of crazy. He had a great bedside manner and was so incredibly thoughtful (he planned a really amazing date for Harlow, and it was one of the sweetest things I’ve read in a long time). He was much more patient than I think a real guy would have been.
I enjoyed the epilogue in this book and will absolutely read the next book in the series. I would recommend this book – maybe you’ll feel different about Harlow.