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Playing Doctor by Jan Meredith
One night with a sexy stranger is just what the doctor ordered...
When a fellow RN predicts Beth Roberts will meet a tall, ripped, and totally lick-o-licious stranger who will fulfill her deepest desires, she laughs it off. Given her tragic love life, Beth has no desire to become involved again. But who could have predicted the doctor with the mischievous smile she meets at a ...
Playing Doctor by Jan Meredith
One night with a sexy stranger is just what the doctor ordered...
When a fellow RN predicts Beth Roberts will meet a tall, ripped, and totally lick-o-licious stranger who will fulfill her deepest desires, she laughs it off. Given her tragic love life, Beth has no desire to become involved again. But who could have predicted the doctor with the mischievous smile she meets at a wedding, or the chemistry sparking between them that threatens to break through her defenses?
Dr. Gabriel North spent two years blaming himself for his wife’s death. Having finally battled through the guilt and overcome his demons, he’s ready to move on. When he meets a sexy nurse at his friend’s wedding, the 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 Beth’s trust is going to take more than seduction…
Posted March 13, 2015
OMG HOT!!! What a steamy read!!!
The characters are very well developed and have a sizzling hot chemistry along with some personal drama that needs resolved. The book moves at a perfect speed, not leaving you hanging waiting and waiting The steam factor is smoking I cursed having to do things and not being able to read this straight. Anxiously awaiting another book from Jan.
Posted February 24, 2015
Such an exciting story of two "broken" people willing only to share a night and not a life time! But discovering that the heartbreak can be healed when the right person comes along...and its so wonderful that "Gabe" recognizes the potential of what they could have and pursues Beth! Wonderful story!
Posted September 6, 2014
This story is about Beth Roberts and Gabriel North. Both characters are wounded by their pasts and neither wants a new relationship. They agree to one night together. I liked getting to know these characters and their pasts. I feel like the author did a good job in telling their story within a novella.
I really enjoyed this book, a debut by Jan Meredith. I will be on the look out for more books by her.
Posted August 29, 2014
WOW! I was totally blown away. Once I started reading this story, I didn't want to stop. Nice flow, no confusion, lots of love, steamy hot sex. The chemistry between the two main characters was hot! They totally belonged together. No dull moments here. I was so impressed with this author that I'm hoping I don't have to wait long for her next book. Great job Jan, you rock!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 26, 2014
Beth Roberts just went to the wedding to help her some take photographs. She wasn't expecting to meet a lick-o-licious doctor that full fills her deepest desires.
Dr. Gabriel North has blamed himself for his wife's death for two years. Can this sexy nurse at his friends wedding heal all his wounds?
This is a hot steamy short story that will having wishing for more of there story. I really enjoyed the characters, the loves scenes are HOT, and the advancement of their story. Their demons did not overwhelm the story as some can. It was a great quick read and Jan did not disappoint. She definitely knows how to write a novella the right way.
Posted August 22, 2014
This little novella is a fun, hot read.
I liked the fact that the heroine Beth had an older son and that her and the hero were older as well….33 and 36. Beth also had an interesting background that lent a lot of reality to her reasoning in not thawing her heart in the interest of love…
Dr. Gabe North. I can sum him up in one word. YUM!
This guy is sex on legs. Smexy dialogue, smexy ponytail, smexy humor.
He has a few issues from his past as well that bar him from moving on with his future. But both of them work together to overcome their issues.
I enjoyed the dialogue and between Gabe and Beth. Sometimes fun and humorous, and sometimes reflective and serious. A nice range to get the feel for each of them and how their pasts have molded their present. I also liked their attraction...very natural and believable.
Even though this was a novella, it wasn’t lacking in character development or plot.
I enjoyed my little break from reality with this fast paced read, the delicious love scenes, and the book overall.
Posted August 13, 2014
A great read by Author Jan Meredith!
From the way the 2 main characters meet to the way it ends this author knows how to keep you spellbound! Take two troubled people, throw in some emergency CPR and let the fire burn! This author is hot and I can't wait to read more of her books as time goes on.
Warning this book will hook you in so that you can't put it down!
I received and ARC for my honest review
Posted May 1, 2014
Recovering from pain and fear and getting on with life is the hardest thing to do. Just ask Beth Roberts. After the death of her abusive husband, she has avoided men. It's been four years and she realizes that she misses being loved. Beth decides to have a one-night stand with a sexy stranger. Enter Doctor North. He is loving, caring and very giving. He's also dealing with loss. They connect but is one night enough? Jan Meredith's sensual story left me wanting more. Beth and Gabe are dynamite together. They connect on both an emotional and a sexual level. Jan Meredith weaves a wonderful story. This novella is a fast-paced and emotional ride which I enjoyed very much.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 5, 2014
Review by Melissa Snark:
PLAYING DOCTOR is a contemporary erotic medical romance. I have to admit, this was my first medical romance so I wasn't sure what to expect. While there's some medical terminology employed in the story but it wasn't too technical for me to follow, although, it was probably put into layman's terms for the sake of the average reader. The language is fun and snazzy and the real meat of the story is the relationship between the hero and heroine, which was handled beautifully.
Beth Roberts is a dedicated single mom to her teenage son, a widow and an ER nurse. She's likeable and sympathetic. She was the victim of domestic violence in the past and remains leery of men but her issues aren't overdone. She's a strong, confident woman despite what happened to her and she seems to form a common bond of trust and understanding with the hero immediately. Her mistrust of men is a central point of tension and it is really heartbreaking when she compares the wonderful hero to her dead husband.
Gabe North is a doctor and a widower of two years, still recovering emotionally from the loss of his wife. He's handsome and compassionate but has a sweet vulnerability that's heart melting. His guilt is sorrowful and it's wonderful watching him overcome it and decide that her wants to move on--with Beth. I was rooting for him to get the girl right from the get-go.
Their meeting is certainly creative—on the dance floor at a wedding, trying to save the life of a man suffering from a heart attack. So very different from anything I've encountered in any other story. Following a sizzling one night stand, the couple goes their separate ways but cannot stop thinking about each other. Gabe contrives to cross paths with Beth again, and their sexy reunion doesn't disappoint.
The hero and heroine share great sexual chemistry. The buildup is slow and sensual. Verbal intercourse is hot hot hot. The love scenes are detailed and qualify as erotica. I really loved their back and forth—
Gabe blew out a breath and gave the muscle car one last covetous look. Man, he’d love to get behind all that power just once. As if reading his mind, Beth grinned, held out her hand and offered him a set of keys with a small tag on the ring that read, My foot and your a** need to meet. Her brow quirked. “Would you like to drive mine?”
“Oh, yeah.” They exchanged keys.
“I’m betting you know how to handle a stick.”
“I’ve never had any complaints.” He tossed the keys in his hand. The pink stain on her cheeks acknowledged the sexual innuendo. The flash of heat in her eyes said she was interested. Yeah, things were looking up.
“He likes a soft foot on the clutch and a heavy one on the gas.” Her voice was a little breathy, an octave lower than usual. He might not make it through the drink.
“I’ll be gentle.”
She smoothed her hand over the fender, but her eyes remained steady on his. “Don’t be, he likes it rough.”
Oh, f** yeah.
The story is not dialogue heavy. A great deal of time and care are spent describing characters and surroundings. Settings are detailed and easy to envision. There was a little too much backstory, especially near the beginning, that slowed down the flow but my personal preferences actually run to dialogue heavy stories so I'm sure that influenced my impression. I also thought it was too much of a coincidence that both hero and heroine had deceased spouse instead of at least one of them being divorced. I disliked the couple's failure to use a condom just because they both agreed that they were STD free. It wasn't the responsible decision for mature adults and it intruded on my enjoyment of the sex scenes more than a sentence describing him rolling on a raincoat would have.
I loved how the book ended with the potential for happiness, the promise of a positive future together, as opposed to effusive declarations of love following a really short period of time. PLAYING DOCTOR is a great read for fans of medical romance and lovers of sizzling erotica. Well done,Jan Meredith, well done.
Posted January 14, 2014
This is a hot and steamy novella with a romance that sizzles. Gabe is lickolicious but is also sweet and vulnerable and incidentally a great doctor. Only trouble is, due to his guilt over his wife's death, he isn't available for anything lasting which makes it a damn shame in the eyes of the entire nursing contingent at the wedding.
Beth has her own reasons for steering clear of commitment. She has a son in the last year of school and her first marriage ended tragically. But with the encouragement of her friend, and the motivation of the most hunky piece of man flesh she's seen in a while, she might make an exception for tonight. Just tonight.
The relationship develops very quickly with both Beth and Gabe giving more of themselves than they expected during their one night stand. It becomes very clear they have more than just chemistry. How they deal with it and what happens next makes for an enjoyable read with a satisfying ending.
Posted January 12, 2014
This was a nice quick read. I think it ended incomplete though. I hope she considers a novella or another book on the characters to complete the story. There is definitely more to tell about them.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 20, 2013
I was given a copy of Playing Doctor in exchange for an honest review.
As a reader and reviewer, I’m always excited when I find a new author (even if they’re just new to me) that I can share with fellow readers. So, if you haven’t met her yet, let me introduce you to Jan Meredith, and her debut short story, Playing Doctor. You’re gonna love this one!
Beth Roberts, a sexy widowed ER nurse, meets Gabriel North, a sexy widowed ER doctor. Both are harboring guilt over the loss of their spouses, and both have gone to great lengths to avoid any attachments since their respective deaths. Gabriel is a groomsman at his friend’s wedding where Beth is doing a labor of love working as the photographer’s assistant for her son. The attraction between Gabriel and Beth is immediate and palpable. Hey, it’s just one night, right?
“…I agree with the no romance, no relationship, no complications part and that we’re considering consensual – emphasis on the sensual – sex.”
I really enjoyed Playing Doctor. The characters are mature and smart. They know what they want, they know what they’re both afraid of, and they don’t play games. Their conversations are authentic and believable. The ending left me wanting a little bit more, but I did mention that this is a short story, didn’t’ I? So, that leaves me hoping for another encounter between the good doctor and nurse.
Nice to meet you, Ms. Meredith!
Playing Doctor earns five sexy stars!
Posted December 12, 2013
HOT Doctor Alert!!!
So, recently I've been thinking that I haven't read a romance with a doctor hero in while. This novella was the perfect remedy and exactly what I was looking for! Not only was Playing Doctor a feel-good romance, but it was also unexpectedly funny and scorching HOT!!! I was thoroughly impressed!
After tossing flirty, butterfly-producing glances at each other at a wedding, Beth and Dr. Gabriel North officially meet under urgent circumstances. Their chemistry is established right away which leads to a no-strings-attached hook-up. Really, I had no idea how steamy this story was going to get. This is the point where I insert the “HOT Doctor Alert” flashing sign! These two are compatible and insatiable together!
One of the aspects I loved about this story is that the author takes the time to flesh out a true communicating relationship for Beth and Gabriel. I loved how they shared parts of their lives during tender moments and afterward as they try to sort things out. That just made it more realistic for me.
Beth and Gabriel are both in their thirties, well established in their careers and widowed, so I just adored how these two get a second chance at love. Playing Doctor is fun, sexy, and in the words of Beth's best friend, a “lick-o-licious” quick read. *A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.*
Posted December 12, 2013
Now that might be my new favourite word. Jan Meredith sure knows how to put a girl in the mood for dressing up as a sexy nurse and playing doctor. And boy, were there some very sexy cases of playing doctor in this story.
Beth Roberts has been through more than her fair share of trauma, losing both the husband she loved and the child growing inside her to abuse. She’s wary of letting loose and having some fun. But following the advice of her best friend, she decides to go for it when she’s out of town for the weekend. And who wouldn’t let loose when you meet Dr Gabriel North? Yowza!
A tortured soul, a man who still feels guilty for the death of his wife, it’s clear to all that the love he had for his deceased wife still ran deep in his veins. But as he sees Beth, he can’t take his eyes off of her and this is where things start to get interesting.
This is a beautiful story filled with passion and sexiness. It differed from the other novellas by pulling the reader in and taking them on a short, yet tumultuous journey. The only thing wrong with it , is that it was so short.
Posted December 9, 2013
Playing Doctor is full of passion but it also has a lot of heart. Just over 100 pages, it proves to be a sweet and sensuous little book about opening up and loving again. So curl up with something warm to drink and be prepared to be swept away. Full review available at Romantic Reads and Such on wordpress or BookTrib's website.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 8, 2013
I received this book in return for an honest review.
This was a very warm heartfelt book. It made you want them both to have a happy ending after their past struggles. Both Gabe and Beth went through troubles in their previous relationships, and it was pretty cool the way they met. I love the instant connections and theirs was pretty hot. The love scenes were on fire and the bath scene was so very intimate. Only solidified their connection. And Beth's friend Connie was hilarious. Loved her. I only wish it was a little longer to see how it all played out. Maybe Connie will have a story and we can get an update on Beth and Gabe! ;)
Posted December 1, 2013
This was a different story and more dramatic than the others, but I really liked seeing this couple getting a fresh start and enjoying life again. Beth is brave because after everything that happened from her previous marriage is such a dangerous thing to just pick a guy for a one night stand, but she did and I was super happy for her, Gabe was the perfect match and these two needed help getting past something dark from their past.
The sex was extra hot and I have no idea how they managed not to break the bed, but these two made a great couple. They had fun together and even managed to overcome some dramatic events from their past. I don’t know if in real life I would believe in those changes so fast, but in the book things sounded so nice.
Posted November 27, 2013
I don't usually read this level of sensuality, which I would easily qualify as "muy caliente", but even though the story is short without much time to develop the love part of the equation, it is well written. Those who like the sex scenes will find them in spades with some raunchy language thrown in for good measure.
The two protagonists meet for one night of casual meaningless sex but wind up falling in love. Later they must deal with the fact that they are going to be working together. One gets the idea that there are going to be an awful lot of steamy board meetings, and that possibly these two will not be allowed to sit next to each other, or at the very least "hands where we can see them!"
Posted November 25, 2013
This is a really sexy book. Beth and Gabe meet at a wedding, and are drawn together by a emergency. They hook up
and she decides not to pursue anything beyond a one one night stand. He decides to surprise he and takes a job at her hospital.
The set up is well written, but I missed transition between hook up and falling in love.
Posted November 25, 2013
4 stars - Oh yes, this is a quickie - one you will enjoy.
If you are looking for that quick sexy read where you are fanning yourself even though your house is cold, then this is the one you should pick up. I've had some pretty good luck with novellas lately and this one is no exception. The characters were well developed and I enjoyed the time I had with them. Sexy doctor who feels guilty that he didn't save his wife and the sexy nurse who should have walked away from her abusive husband make a great connection. They are just what the other needs to heal and move on.
I will admit to loving the idea of two people meeting each other and being just want the other needs to move on from a difficult circumstance, but this one did not feel contrived. Both from the medical field, they meet at a wedding. Both in need of moving on after death has touched their lives. Both unwilling to move on until they experience each other. It was sweet. It was hot. It was just what I needed.
Don't miss this one if you're looking for hot and sexy with a side of great characters!