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5+ stars for Falling for the Doctor by @NanReinhardt #romance #smalltownromance #bookreview
Title: Falling for the Doctor
Author: Nan Reinhardt
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Small Town Romance, Sweet Romance
They were in it for the fun, but never expected the storm…
Life for hometown ER physician Dr. Max Lange has always been sweet. He loves his job and is dialed in socially with his family, friends, and community. But lately, something feels like it’s missing. When a visiting doctor pulls him in for a hot kiss and asks him to play along in order to avoid unwanted attention from a hospital administrator, Max knows exactly what he wants and needs—the lovely Dr. Mitchell.
After a tragic error shakes her confidence beyond repair, Dr. Lauren Mitchell has abandoned her career in cardiothoracic surgery and instead works as a lead medical consultant for a top cardiovascular technology company. She enjoys her simple life on the road—hotel rooms, room service, and no emotional entanglements.
When a violent storm throws her into service at St. Mark’s hospital, Max has only a few days to prove to Lauren that they belong together, while she must reevaluate her career…and her life. Will Max’s love be enough to make River’s Edge and Max her home?
A short fling turns into so much more when Lauren falls for the doctor. Dr. Lauren Mitchell comes from an esteemed medical family yet that wasn’t what stopped her from continuing in her field of surgery. A grave error haunts her, even to this day. Now, she’s a top consultant for a cardiovascular technology company. She’s beautiful, blonde, and smart which attracts the wrong sort of men. When cornered by a hospital administrator, she pretends to be the girlfriend of a hot doctor named Max. They put on a pretty good show, so she asks Max to be her pretend boyfriend for the week. He heartily agrees. There’s nothing pretend about the way he makes her skin tingle or melts her insides with his kisses. The more time they spend together, the more conflicted she feels. When a storm forces her to don surgical gloves, she wonders if she gave up on her medical career too soon. Everything with Max feels so right, can she truly be falling for the doctor?
Falling for the Doctor is a moving sweet romance I read in one sitting. This is my first romance by Nan Reinhardt, and I was so surprised by how much I enjoyed it. From the small town to the townsfolk to the hospital staff to the dialogue to the sizzling romantic tension, each aspect of this book drew me into the story. I connected with Lauren right away, especially when it came to her thoughts and feelings. As someone who is very familiar with the medical industry, the intricate medical details were spot-on. The medical vernacular was correct and meshed well with the rest of the plot. Well done, Nan Reinhardt. The plot flowed at an excellent pace with plenty of flirty banter between Lauren and Max. Their meet-cute will make any romance reader smile. The romance between Max and Lauren is sweet with some sexy kissing moments as well as flirty dialogue. Since both of them are doctors, they both understand time constraints and what it takes to be a successful doctor. There are a few romantic tropes going on here which I adored. The small town and its townsfolk clung to my heart. It reminded me of how much I love the small town where I live. There are some definite issues this couple has to work through, but I loved watching them fall in love and work things out. Nan Reinhardt is a brilliant romance writer who knows how to write unputdownable romance. Her characters leap from the page and into your heart. If you’re a romance reader, this is your next binge-read. If small-town romance is your reading jam, pick up Falling for the Doctor. A romance perfect for reading by the beach or the pool, Falling for the Doctor will melt your heart. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5+ stars
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Nan Reinhardt is a USA Today bestselling author of sweet romantic fiction for Tule Publishing. Her day job is working as a freelance copy editor and proofreader, however, writing is Nan’s first and most enduring passion. She can’t remember a time in her life when she wasn’t writing—she wrote her first romance novel at the age of ten and is still writing, but now from the viewpoint of a wiser, slightly rumpled woman in her prime. Nan lives in the Midwest with her husband of 48 years, where they split their time between a house in the city and a cottage on a lake.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N