Title: Doctor Dearest
Author: R.S. Grey
Rating: 2 stars
Where I got it: Kindle Unlimited
Dr. Easton is part man, part myth.
He’s a formidable surgeon. Highly respected in his field.
He also happens to be an ex-collegiate quarterback with a classically handsome face.
Are you catching on yet?
A walking Ralph Lauren ad.
He’s also so off limits he should come with a warning label: This way lies heartache.
Not only is he an attending at the hospital where I’m training, he’s also my brother’s best friend. If you’ve lost count, that’s two reasons why I plan on putting this ridiculous crush behind me. Besides, it’s definitely not mutual.
Dr. Easton has never once paid me special attention. No tempting smirks. Not even one subtle innuendo. To him, I’m just another resident—all but invisible.
For the last five years, I’ve mentored Natalie in the OR, stayed in line, and kept my hands to myself, but it’s been agonizing.
Natalie is trouble in scrubs. A walking temptation I’ve been forced to ignore.
For so long, I’ve wanted her in silence. By the time fate finally gets around to throwing me a bone, my patience has run out.
Natalie’s brother is leaving town, and he wants me to watch over her while he’s gone.
He has no idea how I feel about her.
Neither does she.
But she will.
Haven’t you heard good things come to those who wait, Natalie?
Well… I’ve done my waiting.
This book sat on my Kindle for at least a month before I read it. Honestly, I should have just left it there, because this book was a major disappointment.
Natalie and Connor are both doctors in the burn unit of a Boston hospital. So they are both really smart people. Connor is Natatlie’s brother, Noah’s, best friend. Connor is having his house remodeled and needs a place to stay, and Noah is leaving for a doctors without borders kind of trip, so he tells Connor that he can stay at his place – where Natalie lives (in the guest house).
My big problem with this book was how incredibly immature both of these characters were – especially Natalie. She’s a surgeon, smart, with a lot of education under her belt, but when it came to her relationship with Connor, she was a 12 year old girl. Connor wasn’t much better. They both acted like children so often during this book.
This book also read like a medical journal. There was WAY too much medical jargon. I thought I was reading a love story, not a book about medical burns. I will say that both Connor and Natalie were good doctors, and were both very good with their patients. There was also a lot of “internal dialogue”, which is fine, but in this book, it was overkill.
What happened when Noah found out about Connor and Natalie was also dumb and immature. This story was just not great, and it’s a shame, since the last book I read by Ms. Grey was so great.
I would skip this one. Do not recommend.