Doctor Dearest – Release Day & Review

img_2242R.S. Grey has a formula nailed down for her books and I AM HERE FOR IT. With each book, I’m nervous it will be the one that might not work for me and, thankfully, that just doesn’t happen. There’s something about her writing that immediately captures me from the first page and keeps me coming back for more. I’m continually amazed by her ability to tell these seemingly simple romances that feel like the well-worn ROM-COM DVDs we can’t help but adore.



Dr. Easton is part man, part myth.
He’s a formidable surgeon. Highly respected in his field.
He also happens to be an ex-collegiate quarterback with a classically handsome face.
Are you catching on yet?
He’s horrible.
A walking Ralph Lauren ad.
He’s also so off limits he should come with a warning label: This way lies heartache.

Not only is he an attending at the hospital where I’m training, he’s also my brother’s best friend. If you’ve lost count, that’s two reasons why I plan on putting this ridiculous crush behind me. Besides, it’s definitely not mutual.

Dr. Easton has never once paid me special attention. No tempting smirks. Not even one subtle innuendo. To him, I’m just another resident—all but invisible.


For the last five years, I’ve mentored Natalie in the OR, stayed in line, and kept my hands to myself, but it’s been agonizing.

Natalie is trouble in scrubs. A walking temptation I’ve been forced to ignore.

For so long, I’ve wanted her in silence. By the time fate finally gets around to throwing me a bone, my patience has run out.

Natalie’s brother is leaving town, and he wants me to watch over her while he’s gone.

He has no idea how I feel about her.
Neither does she.
But she will.

Haven’t you heard good things come to those who wait, Natalie?
Well… I’ve done my waiting.

I especially loved being able to see the research R.S. Grey did on burn doctors for Doctor Dearest. I was able to learn numerous things I didn’t know, all while enjoying a swoon-worthy romance. Normally workplace romances are quite surface level, without much information woven into the story about the characters’ careers, but this book allowed me to sink into it as if I had knowledge about their professions, too. I enjoyed the atmosphere the research crafted!

I can’t help but love a brother’s-best-friend romance as well. These stories create the angsty, forbidden dynamic that makes for fun reading. I couldn’t wait to see how things might unfold between Natalie and Conner, and who might let their feelings be known first. The push and pull between these two was absolutely delicious.

This was very nearly a five-star read for me. My only complaints revolved around Natalie getting a little nutty at the end of the story and the characters’ inability to declare their love for one another. I struggle with characters keeping their feelings under lock and key because it makes the relationship feel like a glorified friendship. I want to feel the love too!

As always, this was the perfect in-between read, with plenty of sweet moments and good feelings. I’m excited to see what R.S. Grey has next for us – I guarantee I’ll be ready to read whatever it might be!

Rating: 4 stars

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