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Title: Playing Doctor
Author: Jan Meredith
Length: 123 pages
Rating: 5 Stars
When a fellow RN jokingly predicts that Beth Roberts will meet a tall, ripped and totally lick-o-licious stranger who will fulfill her deepest desires, it’s supposed to be from across a crowded room, not giving CPR to a wedding guest. Given her tragic love life, Beth has no desire to become involved again, but who could have predicted the ponytailed doctor with the mischievous smile would break through her defenses?
Dr. Gabriel North blamed himself for his wife’s death. Now, after two years of battling guilt and meaningless hookups, he’s ready to move on. When he sees the sexy brunette at his friend’s wedding, his attraction is swift and strong, and he wastes no time in pressing his advantage. One night with the woman who makes him feel alive again isn’t enough, but gaining her trust as a man was going to take more than medical school had prepared him for. - Goodreads
Playing Doctor is definitely a case of good things coming in small packages. The story
here, and there is quite a story, is just as full of love, loss, and sizzling passion as soon of its lengthier contemporaries.
Beth Roberts is no stranger to the specter of loss. After losing both her husband and unborn child to violence; she has made the lonlieness and guilt that hunt her constant companions.
Likewise, Dr. Gabriel North suffers with the guilt for the negligence that he believes caused the death of his wife, some two years earlier.
So when these two broken souls meet at a wedding where Beth's college bound son has been hired as a photographer, and Gabriel stands as part of the wedding party; neither has the slightest clue how their chance meeting will both open their battered hearts and change their lives.
This book is just the escape that any harried mind needs from the rush and stress of everyday. Be warned however, though there may be passion hot enough to singe the eyebrows; there are no white knights or swooning maidens to be found.
The story found here is one of two strong and capable people coming together in a passionate and cathartic way.
This is not to say that there is no "happily ever after," on the contrary. The bow on this tale is tied in such a romantic fashion that Nicholas Sparks would be proud.