[Book Review] Doctor Dearest by R.S.Grey



Dr. Easton is part man, part myth.
He’s a formidable surgeon. Highly respected in his field.
He also happens to be an ex-collegiate quarterback with a classically handsome face.
Are you catching on yet?
He’s horrible.
A walking Ralph Lauren ad.
He’s also so off limits he should come with a warning label: This way lies heartache.

Not only is he an attending at the hospital where I’m training, he’s also my brother’s best friend. If you’ve lost count, that’s two reasons why I plan on putting this ridiculous crush behind me. Besides, it’s definitely not mutual.

Dr. Easton has never once paid me special attention. No tempting smirks. Not even one subtle innuendo. To him, I’m just another resident—all but invisible.


For the last five years, I’ve mentored Natalie in the OR, stayed in line, and kept my hands to myself, but it’s been agonizing.

Natalie is trouble in scrubs. A walking temptation I’ve been forced to ignore.

For so long, I’ve wanted her in silence. By the time fate finally gets around to throwing me a bone, my patience has run out.

Natalie’s brother is leaving town, and he wants me to watch over her while he’s gone.

He has no idea how I feel about her.
Neither does she.
But she will.

Haven’t you heard good things come to those who wait, Natalie?
Well… I’ve done my waiting

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Book Facts

Published: February 2020
Length: 357
Genre: Romance
Format: eBook

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Natalie is a badass surgeon who works in the burns unit, she is well-liked and respected among her colleagues, she has been in a nursing a secret crush on brother’s best friend who happens to also work at the same hospital. Unbeknown to Natalie, Conner has been harboring similar feelings towards her.

Oh man, I really really really wanted to love this book. If you’ve been in reading my blog for a bit you know I’m pretty much a sucker for romance set in the medical world, so on paper this book should have been right up my ally. I really did enjoy like the first 45% of the story but then a boom a second troupe is thrown into the mix (one that I’m not a fan of) and it really left me disappointed… like really is this were the story is headed?!

I liked Natalie I thought she had a great way about her, not sure what her hang-up was on not having a family yet at 28 (I mean that’s still quite young!). Connor, I felt no connection with, he was kind of boring and overly dominating – I mean I know doctors have egos but jeez he was a real jerk at times. One of the most frustrating things was the lack of communication between these two.

I’m going to end by reiterating that the only reason I’m not giving this book more than 3 stars is that I didn’t enjoy the little twist in the book towards the end.  I’m a huge R.S.Grey fan and I adore everything else she has written, this one just wasn’t to my taste.

In a nutshell…

If you are a fan of brother’s best friend romance with a (not) so surprising twist then this book is worth a read. I mean anything by Rachel is worth giving a go.

My Rating: 3/5 🌟🌟🌟

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About R.S.Grey


R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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