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Peek Inside Playing Doctor

Just one night with the sexy RN he meets at a wedding isn’t enough for a guilt-ridden cardiologist, but gaining the trust of the first woman to make him feel alive again since his wife’s death is going to take more than seduction.

Playing Doctor

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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, Goodreads

"If a quick injection of hot and sexy romance is what you seek, then Playing Doctor is just that." --Nicola, Goodreads

"...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!" --Lucinda Claire, Goodreads

"Loved this book! Wonderfully lick-o-licious! Well written by a fabulous author! Get it while it's HOT!" --Angela Hunter, Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622664078
Release Date: Nov 25, 2013
Page Count: 123
Imprint: brazen
Genre: contemporary
Tropes: one night stand, second chance

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By Victoria July 03, 2014

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 more ...more

By Nicola June 08, 2014

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 like ...more

By Anna's Herding Cats December 17, 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. 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 knocked ...more

By Lucinda November 10, 2014

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 shor ...more

By Angela November 17, 2013

Loved this book! Wonderfully lick-o-licious! Well written by a fabulous author! Get it while it's HOT! ...more

By Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews December 16, 2013

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 bot ...more

By Amy R November 24, 2013

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 relation ...more

By WTF Are You Reading? November 25, 2013

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 un ...more

By Maria Rose March 31, 2015

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 th ...more

By Fiona January 17, 2015

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 ...more

By Kari December 02, 2013

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 (and ...more

By Alexandra September 02, 2016

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 hour a ...more

By ⚜️Trea November 08, 2015

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 fearful ...more

By Shelly December 16, 2013

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 acting ...more

By Iza January 22, 2016

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 tota ...more

By Heidi March 19, 2016

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 fu ...more

By Socalgal5 March 05, 2015

* 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 is ...more

By H.L. March 31, 2014

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. Seems l ...more

By Brooklynn N. Gibbs February 01, 2014

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, but ...more

By GraceMyBookSnack 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 thoroug ...more

By R.J. November 25, 2013

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). And ...more

By Denise May 02, 2014

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 have ...more

By Shayna January 12, 2014

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 himself f ...more

By Valerie 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 character ...more

By Melissa February 27, 2014

I am sad the book was just a novella! It was great! The author does a great job getting you into the story and the charters quickly and sets up the steamy hot love~lust that unfolds.
Beth, a single widowed mother of a soon to be high school graduates tags along with her son to be his assistant at a ...more

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Jan Meredith

About the author

Jan Meredith

Award winning author, Jan Meredith has been a romance junkie since her teens. When she isn't penning steamy stories about strong-willed, independent women and the sexy men who love them, she works as an Infusion Therapy nurse. She lives near Mammoth Cave, KY with her husband (and former high school sweet heart) Tommy. Awards: PLAYING DOCTOR: 2014 HOLT Medallion Award of Merit for Best Novella and First Book. You can learn more about her at her web site: Follow her on Facebook: or Twitter:

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