If you’re like me, trips to the doctor are not an enjoyable experience. From the anxiety-inducing wait, to the cold waiting rooms, to the sky-high medical bill, doctors’ offices always leave me feeling sick to the stomach — figuratively speaking, of course. But what if those typical visits to the doctor didn’t have to be so… cold and insensitive? What if, instead of apathetic hands, you were greeted with warm smiles and compassion? Instead of pills and prescriptions, meditation and fruits and veggies? That’s what the heroine in In Good Hands by Kathy Lyons, believes. And I have to say, after reading this book, I’ve given some serious thought to replacing my aspirin with yoga. I mean hey, if it’s good enough for a hunky businessman, it’s gotta be good enough for me!
SYNOPSIS: When Amber Smithson left her prestigious medical job to become a homeopathic doctor, she never thought one of her patients would be as sexy as businessman Rodger Martell. But when a daring bet leads to a steamy hook-up between the two in an elevator, Amber quickly jumps at the chance to be Rodger’s doctor.
Between high blood pressure and a severely stressful job, Rodger’s health is hanging on by a thread. His physician orders him to take a two week vacation, and Rodger is not too thrilled with the idea — until he meets Amber. The doc is not only smokin’ hot, but she also says she can help fix Rodger’s condition if he agrees to spend the next two weeks with her. Sounds like a no-brainer! While the couple work on lowering Rodger’s blood pressure, the chemistry between them sky-rockets. However, can Rodger and Amber’s attraction to each other withstand the major differences between them?
Let me start off by saying that this book begins with a bang! Amber and Rodger are thrown together almost immediately and their chemistry is apparent from the get-go. Since Blaze titles are not very long, the fact that the plot cuts to the chase and quickly dives into the action is much appreciated.
While it’s easy to write Rodger off as a typical suit-and-tie businessman, he overcomes the stereotypes with his sensitive nature and, ahem, sexual prowess. Don’t let his compassion fool you, though; he definitely uses his dominating Alpha male side when necessary. As for Amber, she’s an alternative medicine doctor bent on saving the world one raw food meal at a time. I really enjoyed Amber’s character because she is so multi-faceted. She seamlessly transforms herself from hippie to power suit to doctor and back again, all without breaking a sweat. The conflict between the couple is as realistic as the bedroom scenes (which don’t always take place in the bedroom), making both equally enjoyable to read.
In Good Hands is a roll-in-the-hay good time that any romance reader will definitely want to get their hands on!
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**I won a free copy of In Good Hands through an online contest.