A family of hot doctors? Um, yes please! This steamy fake relationship romance makes a very solid series starter – it’s got enough appearances by crossover characters to keep returning readers interested, while still feeling like a complete standalone and the start to something brand new. The perfect place for new readers to jump in. I was hooked from the first pages, and I loved the electric chemistry between these two from the start. The opening act was EXCELLENT, and I was definitely ready to read more. That chemistry never faded (there’s some serious SPICE), but I do feel like this got a little repetitive (“we can’t be together for real because…”) and there was too much internalization. I’d have loved more time with our couple on the page together – out of the bedroom and out of their heads – but I really did enjoy this as a whole. I’m absolutely looking forward to more from this series, because Saman has such a great style.
The story follows Oliver and Amelia, former classmates who reconnect at their 10-year reunion. Back in high school, Amelia was the scholarship kid mingling with the elite, and Oliver was one of the popular guys. He had a serious girlfriend at the time, but Oliver still remembers crushing on Amelia. So when they discover that they’re both dreading attending the reunion while single (for very different reasons), Oliver *ahem* proposes a plan. They’ll pretend to be engaged for the night, and no one will be the wiser. But it turns out that when a playboy billionaire/sexy doctor gets engaged, it’s big news in town – and that’s a problem. Neither one is looking for forever, and they certainly never intended for their one night to turn into more.
These two have such a connection from the start, I was loving this right away. It’s sexy and engaging, with complex characters. I kinda love that Oliver is a former one-woman-man who has had his heart broken, though I didn’t love the number of times that was referenced. Show me, don’t tell me. It’s always fun to see a brokenhearted alpha fall, and Oliver falls hard. I liked him with Amelia, and she makes such a strong heroine. The fake relationship element is always a favorite of mine, and I loved the reunion scenario. These two have just enough history to make it feel like more than instalove, without having things get messy. This is actually one of the least angsty romances I’ve read by Saman, and I’m a longtime fan. The series feels fresh and interesting, and I was almost more intrigued by some of Oliver’s brothers than I was him – which, honestly, is promising for the series as a whole, lol. I’m definitely excited to see the next brother fall, because this was good.
From USA Today bestselling author J. Saman comes a brand new Kindle-melting romance about one of Boston’s most notorious billionaire bachelors and the woman who flips his entire world upside down.
I’ve been dreading this for a year.
Okay, that’s a lie. I’ve been dreading this reunion since we graduated high school ten years ago.
So why am I here, standing outside the door like the eternal wallflower I am?
I’d say it’s because my younger sister browbeat me into it, but the truth is, I’m tired of being a nobody. Of never taking a risk with myself and my life.
And…well…maybe I’m also hoping to see him.
The tall, insanely gorgeous man walking my way now. Oliver Fritz is regarded as one Boston’s sexiest doctors. I know him as the former god of our school. The one every girl wanted, and every guy wanted to be.
The one as loathsome to be here as I am.
That’s when he makes the proposal I’ve always dreamed of. Only, this one is fake. On bended knee, he places a ring on my finger and proposes we brave this reunion together, with me as his fake fiancée. But when our wild and steamy night ends in scandal, we’re forced to make a deal.
He gives me what I need, and in return I stay his fake fiancée, so he doesn’t lose face with the media who love him or his sick mother. Should be easy, right? Just a few months pretending to be engaged to one of Boston’s most notorious billionaire bachelors. What could go wrong?
Turns out everything.
DOCTOR SCANDALOUS is a 100k word SUPER steamy, laugh out loud, full on romance that will hit you straight in the feels! It is a standalone in a brand new series about Boston’s hottest billionaire doctors and the women they fall head over heels for!
Are you new to J. Saman? No problem!
Saman has a few different series, but my personal favorite is the Wild Minds rock star series, which has evolved a lot over time and recently wrapped up. I began with the Love to Hate Her duet, and it was such a magnetic read. Following that is an antihero redeemed story (Crazy to Love You) that was so, so good. Those three are best read in order, though the other books in the series aren’t quite as interconnected.
Love to Hate Her Duet
Check out my review here
Jeeves’ Top 20 of 2020 Pick
Crazy to Love You
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Want something suspenseful AND steamy? Check out the Las Vegas Sin series, which features some definite antiheroes. Amazon: https://amzn.to/387N4Sd
Want to get ready for Doctor Scandalous? Check out the Edge series. This is an earlier series of Saman’s that I *gasp* haven’t read yet. Apparently, the hero from Doctor Scandalous was introduced in the Edge series, though it is definitely not required reading.
Start with book one – The Edge of Temptation
or meet Doctor Scandalous in The Edge of Chaos
About the Author:
J. Saman is a USA Today bestselling author who is addicted to Diet Coke, sour candy, and indie rock. She swears way too much (especially after a glass of wine) and has a penchant for sarcasm (or so her husband and children like to tell her).
She’s an admitted lover of second chance romances, love triangles, and the perfect amount of angst. She is best known for writing contemporary romance filled with smart, strong women, and sexy alphas who have a softer side – especially for their women.
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