It’s Friday and time for a Friday memes of Book Beginnings on Fridays hosted @ Rose City Reader, First Lines Fridays @ Wandering Words, The Friday 56 hosted @Freda’s Voice. So the idea for this post is to share with you a few first lines from a book that I have decided to feature today, and to share a snippet from page 56 or in case of eBook a sneak peek 56% into the book. Let’s not keep you waiting and look at today’s featured book.
During this uncertain and dangerous time, doctors, nurses and other medical personnel are working very hard, so to honor them I decided to feature one of my favourite books about doctors ‘Hotshot Doc’, which is a romantic comedy written by my favourite romcom author – R.S. Grey.
The first lines of the book
Chapter 1 – Bailey
I WONDER WHAT other people my age are doing at this very moment.
Scrolling through Tinder?
Hitting the town with their squad?
I don’t have a squad.
I have a little sister. She’s squashed against me on the couch so we can both see my computer screen. Reruns of Grey’s Anatomy play out in high definition. Dr. McDreamy’s hair is thick and shiny. I want to run my finger across the screen and try to feel it.
On my face is green sludge. It’s supposed to be a homemade face musk. Josie whipped it up a few minutes ago and swore to me that when we wipe it off, we’ll look like movie stars. I’m pretty sure she’s wrong, and worse, she might have wasted our last avocado. I was going to slice it onto some rice and call that a well-balanced dinner. Looks like I’ll have to get creative.
I’m intrigued by this beginning and want to find out more about their current situation, also it looks like they could be a pretty cute, fun and awesome duo of sisters. I love reading books with sisters who are close to each other as I have two great sisters of my own 🙂
Page (56) 57
In this case I’m using page 57, as 56 has only couple of sentences on it, and page 57 seems perfect to feature here 😉
Chapter 6 – Matt
NO ONE HAS ever talked to me like Bailey did last night, not a colleague, not another attending at the hospital, and definitely not a surgical assistant. Admittedly, at first, I was blown away that she’d have the nerve to use that tone with me, but shock and embarrassment gave way to a healthy dose of interest, and oddly enough, a small dose of respect. I can’t get her speech out of my head. I should have paid more attention to her before she stormed out. I remember her being small compared to Dr. Lopez. I remember the feel of her delicate hand clenched on my bicep. Most importantly, I remember her sharp words.
I always thought they were embellishing just how terrible you are, but it turns out they were right.
She doesn’t lack boldness. I’ll give her that.
It sounds like this will be a feisty hate-to-love romance, which is something I always appreciate.
Title: Hotshot Doc
Author: R.S. Grey
Publication Year: 2018
Format: paperback (owned)
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Comedy
My Rating: 4.25 stars
Dr. Russell has a bad reputation around our hospital. The scrub techs say he’s cold-blooded, the nurses say he’s too cocky for his own good, and the residents say he’s the best surgeon in the world—really, just a swell guy!—on the off chance he’s within earshot.
I try to avoid him and his temper at all costs. It’s just as easy to admire his sexy, grip-it-while-he’s ravishing-you hair and chiseled jaw from a healthy distance, preferably from the other end of the hallway half-hidden behind a plant.
Unfortunately, my plan crumbles when my trusty ol’ boss decides to swap his white coat for a Hawaiian shirt. His retirement leaves me with two terrible options: switch specialties and spend months retraining, or take an open position as Dr. Russell’s surgical assistant.
That means I have to stand near him in the OR for hours on end and anticipate his every need without letting his biting words and bad attitude intimidate me. Oh, and as if that’s not difficult enough, my silly crush on him—the one I’ve tried to stomp on until it disappears—might just be reciprocated.
I take my job seriously. There will be no smoldering bedroom eyes across the operating table, no angry almost-kisses in the storage closet. (Well, no more of those.)
What’s the phrase? An apple a day keeps the doctor away?
Maybe I should go for a whole damn bushel.
Thanks for stopping by! This was a funny, sweet, hear-breaking and heart-warming story with wonderful sisterly dynamics, some smutty scenes, some embarrassing moments, a dose of humor and lots of heart. I really enjoyed this read.
I hope all of you are being safe and doing well. We have to hope for the best and just keep on with social distancing and getting some reading done in the mean time.
Let’s chat: Have you read Hotshot Doc or any other book by R.S. Grey? What were your thoughts on it? Or do you have it on your TBR? Are you a fan of RomComs like me? Do you have some great romantic comedy with hate-to-love trope recommendations for me?
Lady of Bookland