Title: Private Practice
Author: Samanthe Beck
Series: Private Pleasures #1
Genre: Hot Contemporary
Length: Short novel
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.
Source: Review copy from Entangled: Brazen via NetGalley (and bought it – I just forgot *facepalm*)
I really enjoyed this short, sexy read about a slightly naive doctor and the good bad boy who is roped into enlightening her, and gains quite an education of his own. It somehow manages to keep the heat factor high, while also being pretty cute in places and adds a touch of sweetness to the romance. I found it easy and fun and thoroughly enjoyable.
Sure, Ellie’s obsession with winning Roger is cringe-worthy at times – especially when she is oblivious to the obvious – but I did appreciate her reasons for falling for what Roger represents, more than who he actually is. I also appreciated that every character is given a chance to actually be a character. There are no 2D clichés here, and I really liked that.
I loved Tyler. Even though Ellie isn’t exactly smooth (or professional) in the way she propositions him, I loved how much care he takes with her. This book could easily have just been pure smut and nothing more (which isn’t always a bad thing), but it is more. These two somehow manage to build a relationship amongst the sex ed, and it’s largely down to Tyler.
Sure, there are some bits of it that are a little unbelievable, but I pretty much didn’t care. This is cute and sexy and fun – I guess I’ll have to catch up on the rest of the series soon.
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