Low angst and super cute, this is easygoing and lighthearted. It’s got tons of small town charm, a great cast of characters, and a grumpy/sunshine dynamic that is always a win. Add in a single dad who also happens to be a doctor, and you can’t go wrong with any of the components. I found the writing style to be a little TOO low stakes for me personally; I needed a little more tension to hold my interest. But I had a lot of fun jumping into the series, and it was an easy, palette cleanser of a read with lots of personality. This will be a win of small town lovers who enjoy a quirky rom com with no spice and a community feel. I had no trouble digging into this installment without reading the rest of the series first, but I bet it’s even better experienced in order.
The story follows Grant, a doctor who just moved to a small town with his daughter. He’s opening up his own medical practice and is looking for a tutor to help with his daughter’s schoolwork, and both things are more complicated than expected. In a small town where everyone knows each other’s business, Grant doesn’t have his choice of tutors – he’s stuck with Jayme. And while the eternally sunshiney woman seems to be great with his daughter, she makes the grumpy doctor uncomfortable. Not only does Jayme’s bright and bubbly personality pull Grant in unexpectedly, but she also challenges him in a way no one else does. But both of them have sworn off love, and opposites don’t really fit together anyways… right?
I’ve been meaning to try out this new-to-me author, and this was the perfect book to start with. It’s got all the ingredients of a great read, and I really enjoyed the lighthearted rom com vibes. I read all heats levels, so I didn’t mind that there was no spice (still some sexy kisses), but the lack of tension did get to me a little bit. It was SO light and SO easygoing – I’m honestly surprised that I’m complaining about that, lol. It was certainly a fun time, and I liked that it was cute and full of quirkiness. I can definitely see myself reading more from the author, though it’s probably not the kind of book that will stay with me. It’s a fun, popcorn read, and a feel good rom com that brightened up my day.
The audio was good! I’m not familiar with either narrator (Will Damron and Amy McFadden), but they both do a good job. I particularly enjoyed Damron’s deep, stern voice, which was perfect for the grumpy doctor. McFadden infused a lot of bubbly vibes into her voice, which was great for Jayme as well. So no complaints there. The runtime is a little longer than I’d hope for such an easygoing rom com (12 hours), and it took me several sittings to get through. But it was perfect as a workday listen, and the lack of spice was a win for that as well. So I definitely enjoyed the audio experience.
I’m the absolute last remaining single woman in the entire town of Bordeaux.
Okay, maybe not the very last.
Just the last one with all her teeth, natural hair color, and the ability to remember where I set my keys.
I decided years ago that I’m going to remain single until my dying day.
I’ll infuse a new, hip meaning into the term “old cat lady.”
I don’t need a man.
I’ve got my bulldog, my cats and some of the best friends in the world.
My cup’s not half-full—It’s overflowing.
My man-free life is going along fine until the day I walk into my new job as a part-time tutor to the daughter of the new doctor in town. The sight of this man is making my skin tingle and my breath hitch, and something very much like butterflies are erupting in my stomach.
I don’t do butterflies over a man.
My reaction doesn’t mean I need to change my stance on men. After all, Grant’s a broody, stern, cantankerous man. If I were going to start dating, it certainly wouldn’t be someone who obviously hasn’t smiled since he was forced to for school pictures.
But then his daughter walks in the room and his face lights up.
That smile. Who knew swooning was a real thing?
Still, I’m not dating. And that’s final.
Doctorshipped is a laugh-out-loud, small-town, grumpy-sunshine romcom with a broody single-dad book boyfriend who has a heart of gold, and a found-family friend group. You’ll get all the sizzle you ever wanted in a closed-door romance with a happily ever after that will leave you smiling!
About the Author:
Savannah Scott loves writing happily-ever-after romcoms with scenes where kisses make you melt. Her characters feel like long lost friends, and the settings make you want to take off on a road trip to visit.
You will smile. You will laugh. Yes. You will need coffee because you stayed up past your bedtime reading. Sorry, not sorry.
If you can’t find Savannah, she’s probably hiding with a book, dancing Zumba, or going a little crazy being the fun carpool mom who cranks the tunes and always goes through the drive-thru for copious amounts of sugar and fat on the way home from school.
(Can you keep a secret? I thought so. Savannah also writes as Patty H Scott, which is the Clark Kent to her Superman. If you like clean romance, check out Patty’s books.)
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