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Doctor Dearest - R.S. Grey

2.5 🌟 I think the more I anticipate a release the more I get disappointed. I'd read Hotshot Doc by this author before and really liked it. I had hoped this would be the same. You know, medical romance and all. What I found to be lacking was the chemistry between them. I didn't feel like they were in love. Or even lust. The angst was missing. It's a brothers best friend romance so I definitely hoped for some angst atleast...Le sigh. Also I expected a lot more details on the medical technicalities. Like what they were like when they worked together and their interactions during surgeries. And maybe because it's meant to be a light hearted book this wasn't included and even though I'm not even close to understanding the medical aspect I thought there might be surgeries or cases where the patient probably doesn't survive due to intense injuries or is atleast critically hurt. I would've liked to see how the characters coped in such situations. Oh and how can I forget. There was no substance to the plot! There was no logical or well fleshed out reason for the two of them to not get together sooner or acknowledge their feelings faster. It just DOESN'T make sense?! It was so tiring to see the heroine repeatedly cast the hero away because...I can't for the life of me remember what it was. And looking as that's the whole plot, you would think that reason would be more pronounced and developed. There wasn't much story in the background sense too, we don't see the family aspects or interactions. There's friendship sure but even that's only on the heroine's side. I would've loved to see more from the guys side. Maybe even better - the friendship between the brother and the best friend (our hero). I usually don't give such negative reviews because I know the author has put in a lot of sweat and blood into them, but I happen to love this author and couldn't hide my disappointment with this book :( I almost DNF'd this book but I kept on hoping it would get better and then it ended :(

About the book:

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. It’s fine. I’m fine. 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.

Release Date : 6th Feb 2020

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