Barbara Lohr writes contemporary romance, adult as well as new adult, often with a humorous twist. Her early career teaching writing and literature led to a career in advertising and marketing. Currently, she concentrates on novels with feisty women who take on hunky heroes and life's issues. Barbara lives in the Midwest with her husband and their cat, who insists that he was Heathcliff in another life. In addition to travel, her interests include outwitting the deer that share her beloved garden. Windy City Romance, her first series, presents resilient women who were high school friends and the men they love. "Her Favorite Mistake" was followed by "Her Favorite Honeymoon" and "Her Favorite Hot Doc." "Finding Southern Comfort" is the prequel for the heartwarming series. Her novellas include "Summer of the Fireflies" and "The Salty Carmel Christmas." "For more information on the author and her work, please see wwwBarbaraLohrAuthor.com.
Her Favorite Hot Docby Barbara Lohr
One feisty midwife. One Hot Doc. One mission trip to Guatemala. Romance isn't on his mind when Dr. Logan Castle meets midwife McKenna Kirkpatrick, but give her time. She's good at riling things up, and Logan soon learns he likes to be riled. Full of spunk, McKenna presents a challenge for the head of her department when she joins Montclair Specialty Hospital. Ranked a Chicago Hot Doc, Logan favors established protocols while McKenna likes to push the envelope. She's been brought on board to shake things up and Hot Doc gets the message. Thrown together on a department revamp, Hot Doc soon discovers that McKenna generates her own heat. Their initial meeting at the Purple Frog becomes a slow seduction. Only McKenna could turn a plate of french fries into a romantic tease. One swish of her fiery red hair and Logan realizes more than the direction of their department at stake. He's operated within strict parameters since his divorce. This woman brings a surge of a romantic heat that could change his whole world, if he'll allow it.
When McKenna impulsively invites him to a family party, Logan is intrigued by the boisterous Kirkpatrick clan. He's an only child, and this is a rollicking crew. But her five year-old nephew snags his heart, reopening an old wound. Beneath her saucy exterior, McKenna harbors her own hurt. She struggles with her own pain. When their chemistry sends her reeling, she tries to relegate him to the category of friend or buddy. She's used to calling the shots, but Logan has other plans.
After calling him in to consult on a patient, McKenna questions whether the patient's miscarriage is somehow her fault. Hot Doc offers comfort that turns steamy in a heartbeat. Feeling her control slipping away, McKenna throws up a fire shield and tries to interest him in an attractive colleague. But although Dr. Priscilla Preston, their new colleague, would seem a logical choice for Hot Doc, he's a man with his own mind. Logan sets McKenna straight fast. A casual day on his sailboat turns to personal pursuits when Hot Doc wants to sample more than her chocolate dipped strawberries. A well meaning massage becomes a romantic exploration. Good thing Lake Michigan is so close at hand. But as McKenna sinks into the cool water, she wonders...is she getting in over her head?
Observing McKenna during a tricky case in the water birthing suite becomes an aphrodisiac for Logan. Later, McKenna thinks she's joining him for rounds on the OB floor, but Hot Doc has romance on his mind when he steers her into his private office. The heated exchange leaves them both wondering where this relationship is heading. The Board agrees to raise funds for the OB renovation as well as new technology. For now, they've side-stepped a head-to-heart conflict.
When Logan joins the Midwives in Action group for their yearly mission in Guatemala, McKenna views the week as a test. Will the primitive conditions in the highlands shake Hot Doc from his comfort zone? Together, they work long, grueling days under some pretty rough conditions. The grateful patients warm to Logan, and so does McKenna. Nothing is too menial for this man. His compassion deepens her feelings and in a raw moment of passion, McKenna unleashes the L word. His response stuns her. Has she jumped the gun on this romance? Is this a man who can love her and father her children?
The Montclair Foundation fund raising efforts for OB kick off with a golf outing, where McKenna meets Cecile Montclair, Logan's grandmother. In her charming but pragmatic manner, Cecile helps McKenna see past Hot Doc's silence. Logan's way ahead of both women and has delved into his own heart. Will he be like the chocolates hidden in McKenna's desk? Irresistible and so very hard to refuse? A subtly sexy romance. Her Favorite Hot Doc is the third book in the Windy City Romance series.
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I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I loved this story. It was a sweet tale of an OB/GYN and a midwife that are both based out of the same hospital. McKenna is sweet and loves her job as a midwife. She seems like a go-getter who does what is necessary to get her job done, but she isn't egotistical and can ask for help when needed. I loved seeing her with Logan. He is sweet, a bit mysterious, and down to earth, despite being labeled one of the Hot Docs. Their journey is touching. I highly recommend this book. I enjoyed the flow of the story. You get to cover a lot of time, but the jumps in time are easy to follow, so I was never confused. Once you start reading, it will be hard to put down. Part of me wishes we got to see more interactions between the couple, but the book is great just the way it is.
Her Favorite Hot Doc is another wonderful addition to the Windy City Romance series. I feel like with each book, the series just gets better and better. There are plenty of ups and downs in this book, and I enjoyed being swept along the journey with the characters. The love story between McKenna and Logan is my favorite out of the three so far. They each have their own issues, and I enjoyed the character development throughout this book though I would have liked a bit more. The pacing is phenomenal. If you're looking for a romantic and light summer read, you have to pick up the Windy City Romance series! **I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review with no compensation.
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. This is a wonderful story of two people who fall in love. All the characters were likeable - not one of them was on my hate list. The storyline flowed well and kept moving at a brisk pace. I read this book in one sitting! The author has a way with words, in that she can make you feel like you are standing in the room with the characters. Hope there will be more in this series!
What do a midwife and ob-gyn have to cement a relationship besides delivering babies as their profession? What obstacles will they need to overcome in the pursuit of happiness and working together in the hospital and Guatemala while on a visit to help a community? McKenna is a strong woman with a feisty personality but a few insecurities where relationships are concerned. Logan is scarred from a previous loss. Their story is interesting to read with some ups and downs while they find their way. The trip made by a group of midwives and a doctor to a village in rural Guatemala bring to light the situation many must face in the world and how much difference having skilled medical help can make in the lives of those that take the time and make the effort to go and help when they can.
Somewhat Predictable but a Charming Romance Her Favorite Hot Doc is book 3 in the Windy City Series. The main characters are McKenna, a midwife/nurse practitioner, and Logan, an OBGYN and head of OBGYN. Our setting is a major hospital in Chicago. Lohr does an excellent work describing various aspects of hospital life. Attention is given to the role of a midwife as part of a woman's choice in her birth plan and the possibility of water birth fir those women who choose. I was not particularly impressed with the depth of character development. Even with our main characters we only see a part of who they are. The storyline flows fairly well. I did find the first couple chapters to read very stoically but much improvement as continued. Some parts of the romance were absurdly predictable while some were simply delightful. I really appreciate Lohr not givimg into the cookie cutter uaed in many romances. That being a string of steamy sexual scenes given in graphic detail with little if anything else weitten. Lohr sbows a steamy attraction between Logan and McKeena while not allowing these to take the book hostage. One of my favorite parts is the Guatemale Medical Mission trip. Lohr is exceptional in portraying the needs women have there and the appreciation shown for assistance. Overall this was an easy afternoon read.