Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Holiday
Publication date: December 6, 2018
Format: eARC, 300 pages
How I got it: From the author
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Buy it: Amazon
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.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
In Review: My Thoughts
Man oh man did I love Hotshot Doc. It’s a little bit Grey’s Anatomy with less drama, more swoons and R.S. Grey’s trademark humor and heart. I think I say this every time Rachel releases a new book, but I think this is my favorite so far. (Ok or it is in this moment, at least.) It was an absolutely delightful read, with more than a touch of holiday spirit, and I wouldn’t change a single thing about it.
Can I tell you how much I adored Bailey? I have a new favorite heroine, y’all. I also want to be best friends with her. She was sweet, selfless and just a kind soul overall. She also had a biting sense of humor and her inner voice was hilarious. (I mean, so was her banter with Matt, but it was her thoughts that often had me laughing the hardest.) And Matt! Oh, Matt. He was the perfect R.S. Grey hero — hot, funny, a little bit (ok a lot) arrogant with a heart of gold. These two were absolutely magical together. Their romance was a delicious slow burn and I couldn’t have shipped them harder if I tried.
Hotshot Doc is one of those books I read with a big, cheesy smile on my face nearly the entire time. Not gonna lie, I also totally hugged my Kindle when I finished it. There’s nothing quite like Rachel’s rom coms and this one is no exception. Swoons, sexy times, and actual literal giggles – Hotshot Doc had it all. I’d love to see more from these characters in the future — maybe when Bailey’s younger sister Josie gets her own book…? Just saying, I’d read the crap out of that. So much love for these characters and this book.
Romance has taken the back set in my life—no, worse: romance has become those aluminum cans trailing by strings behind my car. My lips have not felt human contact in so long I can’t quite remember how kissing works. Do you just stick your tongue in and go for it? Hopefully it’s like riding a bike or I’m screwed.
Can’t a girl have a minute to process these developments? My body has run through fight or flight so many times it’s not quite sure what we’re doing. Staying? Crying? Declaring our love? Fending off his advances? ARE WE IN LOVE OR WAR?
Dr. Russell wants me, and there’s a pretty good chance he’s going to get me.
Choosing Harry Potter over her own flesh and blood?! I would do the same, but how dare she?
This feeling is insane. Can you fall in love in weeks? In days? In minutes?
Have you read any Christmasy romances this year?