Title: Private Practice [Goodreads][Amazon]
Author: Samanthe Beck
Publisher: Brazen Books
Release Date: February 23, 2013
In My Opinion: Add to cart!
One Line: A very funny, yet steamy read with just a touch of sweetness that will have you head over heels in no time.
About the Book: He’ll teach her how to bring a man to his knees…
Dr. Ellie Swan has a plan: open her practice in tiny Bluelick, Kentucky, so she can keep an eye on her diabetic father, and make hometown golden-boy Roger Reynolds fall in love with her. But Ellie has a problem. Roger seeks a skilled, sexually adventurous partner, and bookish Ellie doesn’t qualify.
Tyler Longfoot only cares about three things: shaking his bad boy image, qualifying for the loan his company needs to rehab a piece of Bluelick’s history, and convincing Ellie to keep quiet about the “incident” that lands him on her doorstep at two a.m. with a bullet in his behind.
The adorable Dr. Swan drives a mean bargain, though. If sex-on-a-stick Tyler will teach Ellie how to bring a man to his knees, she’ll forget about the bullet. Armed with The Wild Woman’s Guide to Sex and Tyler’s lessons, Ellie is confident she can become what Roger needs…if she doesn’t fall for Tyler first.
Oh, how I do love a good old Brazen Books title every now and then. This imprint can do no wrong! Private Practice has all the makings of good romance novel – steamy scenes that will sizzle the pages, memorable characters with witty banter, and a plot with substance and a steady flow (which, if you know me, is key in making a romance novel more than just about the sex).
Ellie is just too hilarious for words. Her Type A personality makes her a stellar doctor, but also kind of a tight ass – in a good way though. I love the fact that she’s a doctor, since that’s the field I’m in right now, by the way. I loved how pragmatic she was about her deal with Tyler and their references to her “sex guide” was just plain awesome. It brought a smile to my face every time. Their sexual antics (or attempts at them, rather) were some of the best scenes of the book. She was an overall great character who was caring, friendly, and generally well put together, despite a not-so-great childhood.
Tyler is a great character, too. He quickly learns that he doesn’t want to be type-casted into the role of “town man whore” anymore, and while trying to get out of that role and spending more time with Ellie, he starts to develop real feelings for her. He was a pretty great guy from start to finish and humored Ellie while seamlessly showing her that she was sexy enough in her own right. You don’t get to go into too much depth with his character, but I think we learn enough of him to get a good picture and see where he’s coming from and who he really is.
Private Practice is another tried-and-true title from this fabulous imprint that never fails to amuse and entertain me. Yes, the story was pretty predictable, but there’s still some originality to it that I adored. It certainly didn’t make me enjoy this book any less. I especially loved that there was a real plot to this and that it progressed very smoothly and kept me thoroughly entertained from beginning to end.