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A Holt Medallion Winner – BEST FIRST BOOK and ROMANCE Novella – Award of Merit.
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…
Previously released on the Flaunt imprint in November 2013.
"Okay, so I can't get the goofy grin off my face after finishing Playing Doctor. Because, damn, *this* is how you write a novella." ~ Anna's Herding Cats
I’ve been hard for you since the moment I first saw you. I want you easy and slow, hard and fast.” His gaze dropped to her mouth, the rough pad of his thumb skimmed over her bottom lip, and what he said next took her breath away. “I want to feel you come around my cock and against my mouth, and m... ...more
If a quick injection of hot and sexy romance is what you seek, then Playing Doctor is just that. With much of what is found in a full length Brazen offering, it was a fabulously sexy easy-read with realistic characters; think of a very low-angst episode of Greys Anatomy with a doctor who looks li... ...more
Okay, so I can't get the goofy grin off my face after finishing Playing Doctor. Because, damn, *this* is how you write a novella. I loved everything about it. The characters, the set up, the scorching hot sex scenes ::shivers::, the growth both Beth and Gabe experienced. All of it. Meredith knock... ...more
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 s... ...more
Loved this book! Wonderfully lick-o-licious! Well written by a fabulous author! Get it while it's HOT! ...more
Slick‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
Review copy provided for an honest review
I can’t help but appreciate it when two people who have lost the love of their life finds that spark again. I really love it when they aren’t looking and it happens by chance and it takes them... ...more
What a fun, sexy romance story. Playing Doctor by Jan Meredith is quite steamy and passionate. How the author can turn something like a one night stand into a meaningful, romantic first date where souls are bared is fantastic. I am not usually a fan of one night stand books because I like a relat... ...more
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 some of its lengthier contemporaries.
Beth Roberts is no stranger to the specter of loss. After losing both her husband and... ...more
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 thor... ...more
This delightfully steamy romance is the story of Beth and Gabe. Meeting at a wedding the sparks fly between them upon first glance. Both have suffered tragic losses and a one night stand is all they will commit too - until it's time to part and suddenly things don't seem so simple anymore.
I loved... ...more
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 enti... ...more
This book was sizzling hot!
This author is one to watch. The writing is exact and clean, yet filled with beautiful descriptions and prose that make you feel you are right there in the book. Her characters are intriguing and colorful as they grow and move beyond their past hurts. The sex scenes (a... ...more
A short story about new love and second chances.
Although it's quite short, it has nicely developed main characters, a strong heroine ( one of my favorites), steamy hot scenes *cough* bathtub *cough* and I would say an unexpected ending.
This story is worth a read - it won't take longer than 1 hou... ...more
This was a very quick and easy read. It was mostly about the hook up, but went somewhat deeply into each main character's back ground. I thought Gabe was kinda a jerk to keep pushing Beth as much as he did, since he knew the horrors in her past. Beth was a very strong heroine, but a slightly fear... ...more
Playing Doctor is a fun, sexy, and entertaining novella. Lick-o-licious indeed!!! A wonderful debut! ...more
This is a novella that I sincerely wish was a full length novel. Once I started reading, I was hooked. Beth Rogers’s teenage son is going to be the photographer at a wedding. Beth’s going along as his assistant but I think she really did it to keep an eye on him – make sure he’s doesn’t start act... ...more
Rate : 5
Heat : 3
I read Anna's review and simply couldn't resist giving this novella a try. Thank you, Anna !
Since I really loved this book, let's first see what bothered me and get it over with quickly : she insists on having sex without a condom. OK, she's a nurse, he's a doctor, but they are to... ...more
This book is just what the doctor ordered or should I say bookworm ordered Jan Meredith takes you on a whirl wind of utter sexiness.
One night I all Beth Roberts needs or is it....
When one of Beth Roberts fellow RN predicts that she will meet a tall, ripped, and totally lick-able stranger who will... ...more
* Received ARC for an honest review
The story was such a great read. It had heart and incredible chemistry. The characters were well developed and believable. I had a hard time putting this one down once I starting reading it.
The story revolves around Beth Roberts who is a nurse administrator who... ...more
I met Jan in an author giveaway meeting. It was a pleasure to meet her. And an even bigger surprise to win a book from her. (there may be spoilers)
I read the back of the book and was hooked. Then I opened the novel up and started to read. We meet the main character Beth and learn about her. Seem... ...more
First of all, I must thank the author for the review copy. I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review, and it in no way swayed my opinion.
From the first time I read the synopsis, I was certain that this was going to be a fantastic read. I did expect it to be a bit longer,... ...more
I absolutely loved this book! So much so that I read it in two nights - two sleep deprived nights, but it was well worth it. I couldn't put the book down!
The characters are solid and feel very "real". I could sympathize with both the heroine (Beth Roberts) and the sexy hero (Dr. Gabriel North). A... ...more
This was the first time reading this author and this was a drink of yummilicious. I was in need of a really good read that I could down quickly and this delivered that a satisfying after glow. Beth is busy with her career and giving her up and coming son a hand with his photography whom people ha... ...more
Playing Doctor indeed! This was an emotional, beautiful, sexy novella that hits you in all the right places. Both Beth Roberts and Dr. Gabriel North has had horrible and tragic love lives. Beth has no desire to have that emotional connection again, and Gabriel is still grieving and blaming himsel... ...more
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 charac... ...more