First, I love that this story is set in New Zealand. That was really cool. I haven’t read one set there before! I also really enjoyed the hospital setting. As a loyal fan of the show Grey’s Anatomy, I should be reading more books set in hospitals because I enjoy reading about the dynamic between doctors, nurses, and staff. I don’t think real hospitals are at all this way, but who cares. As long as they make dramas or romances in fiction I’m happy.
Alison Roberts gives us a short but compelling story in The Legendary Playboy Surgeon. Kate has her reasons for wanting to stay away from men, and they are certainly painful ones, but she was a bit confusing at times. She played this rigid doctor but was a warm person at home. I just didn’t understand why she had to be two different people when a nice medium would have been better for her. With Connor, he was certainly sexy, but he didn’t demonstrate playboy-like behavior, we only read about it because that’s what his reputation at the hospital is. But he was just likable and easygoing and sexy to me. I liked the way their romance developed though. It was well written for a short book. Overall, an enjoyable, quick romance read.
The Legendary Playboy Surgeon by Alison Roberts
Series: Heartbreakers of St. Patrick’s Hospital #1
Published by Harlequin
Pub Date: August 1st 2012
Format: ARC | Source: NetGalley
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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The man behind the reputation
Connor Matthews has to be the only surgeon ever to ride his motorbike into the E.R.! And Dr. Kate Graham is determined to disapprove, even if it made a sick little boy’s dream come true. Connor’s love-’em-and-leave-’em reputation is hospital legend, so Kate’s steering well clear. Although, Connor’s sinful sexiness is coming critically close to cracking the shield around Kate’s fragile heart….
Heartbreakers of St. Patrick’s Hospital
The delicious doctors you know you shouldn’t fall for!