Title: Hotshot Doc
Author: R.S. Grey
Rating: 5 stars
Where I got it: Kindle Unlimited
Dr. Russell has a bad reputation around our hospital. The scrub techs say he’s cold-blooded, the nurses say he’s too cocky for his own good, and the residents say he’s the best surgeon in the world—really, just a swell guy!—on the off chance he’s within earshot.
I try to avoid him and his temper at all costs. It’s just as easy to admire his sexy, grip-it-while-he’s ravishing-you hair and chiseled jaw from a healthy distance, preferably from the other end of the hallway half-hidden behind a plant.
Unfortunately, my plan crumbles when my trusty ol’ boss decides to swap his white coat for a Hawaiian shirt. His retirement leaves me with two terrible options: switch specialties and spend months retraining, or take an open position as Dr. Russell’s surgical assistant.
That means I have to stand near him in the OR for hours on end and anticipate his every need without letting his biting words and bad attitude intimidate me. Oh, and as if that’s not difficult enough, my silly crush on him—the one I’ve tried to stomp on until it disappears—might just be reciprocated.
I take my job seriously. There will be no smoldering bedroom eyes across the operating table, no angry almost-kisses in the storage closet. (Well, no more of those.)
What’s the phrase? An apple a day keeps the doctor away?
Maybe I should go for a whole damn bushel.
This has been sitting on my kindle since the day it came out and now I’m wondering why…..because this book was great!
Bailey is basically a single mom to her teenage sister, working as a surgical assistant. The doctor she has been working with retires, and she needs a new doctor. Dr. Matt Russell needs an assistant, but has an awful reputation. Despite her gut telling her not to, Bailey takes the job.
Matt is pretty much a giant ass for the first half of this book. We don’t really know why he is the way he is (a workaholic married to his job). He’s the antithesis of Bailey. She’s light and hope and happiness – he’s dark, moody and rude.
The characters in this book are really great. Bailey is a great heroine. She has put herself on the back burner for years, but it hasn’t charged who she is. She is raising her sister the best she can. Her sister, Josie, is hysterical. She is wise beyond her years.
Matt, while an ass at first, is a really good guy. His main goal is to help kids – he’s a pediatric spinal surgeon. How can you not like that? And he was so sweet to Josie once he got over himself.
This book was really great, and I highly recommend it.