December 6, 2018 | Posted by Victoria in Book Blitz / Book Blast, Book Reviews | 1 Comment

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: December 6, 2018 Format: eARC
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4 Stars

Dr. Russell has a bad reputation around our hospital. The scrub techs say he’s cold-blooded, the nurses say he’s too cocky for his own good, and the residents say he’s the best surgeon in the world—really, just a swell guy!—on the off chance he’s within earshot.

I try to avoid him and his temper at all costs. It’s just as easy to admire his sexy, grip-it-while-he’s ravishing-you hair and chiseled jaw from a healthy distance, preferably from the other end of the hallway half-hidden behind a plant.

Unfortunately, my plan crumbles when my trusty ol’ boss decides to swap his white coat for a Hawaiian shirt. His retirement leaves me with two terrible options: switch specialties and spend months retraining, or take an open position as Dr. Russell’s surgical assistant.

That means I have to stand near him in the OR for hours on end and anticipate his every need without letting his biting words and bad attitude intimidate me. Oh, and as if that’s not difficult enough, my silly crush on him—the one I’ve tried to stomp on until it disappears—might just be reciprocated.

It’s fine.
I’m fine.

I take my job seriously. There will be no smoldering bedroom eyes across the operating table, no angry almost-kisses in the storage closet. (Well, no more of those.)

What’s the phrase? An apple a day keeps the doctor away?
Maybe I should go for a whole damn bushel.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I’ve had mixed feelings about some of R.S. Grey’s recent books and planned on not reading anymore, but after reading and really enjoying Not So Nice Guy earlier this year, I thought I would give them another chance. I am glad to say that I really enjoyed her newest release Hotshot Doc!

“Choosing Harry Potter over her own flesh and blood?! I would do the same, but how dare she?”

Hotshot Doc follows Bailey, a woman who had to give up so much to raise her younger sister after their parents died, who currently works as a surgical assistant. The surgeon she works for is retiring, and she needs to find another doctor so she doesn’t lose her job. The surgeon suggests she work for Dr. Russell since his surgical assistants are always quitting on him. Bailey’s scared to work for Dr. Russell because she’s heard how scary and intimidating he is, but she needs a job so she decides to go for it. She finds that Dr. Russell is intimidating, but there’s also something there between them.

I loved Bailey and her younger sister’s relationship. Even though there’s a significant age gap between the two, they get along so well and it’s so easy to see how much the sisters care for each other. It was easy to see how much love Bailey had for her younger sister, and how all the work she was doing was to be able to provide more for her. Even though she had to give so much up to take care of her sister, she didn’t hold anything against her and didn’t hold on to what could have been.

“My lips have not felt human contact in so long I can’t quite remember how kissing works. Do you just stick your tongue in and go for it? Hopefully it’s like riding a bike or I’m screwed.”

This novel was kind of a slow burn, which I was not expecting! Bailey and Matt know they’re attracted to each other, but there’s so many things standing in their way. I couldn’t wait for the two to get together instead of just mooning over each other across the surgical table. I was a little wary about how the relationship would work since Matt has more power since he’s a doctor and Bailey is his surgical assistant, but it was actually done really well and there didn’t seem to be any power imbalances between the couple.

Hotshot Doc has the best humor. I love Grey’s humor, and she did it so well once again in her newest novel. I was laughing throughout the whole book because the characters are so funny! Some of the stuff that happened seemed a little unrealistic, and I realize that, but overall I was able to let these little things go and enjoy the rest of the story.

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