Never Date a Doctor by Melanie A. Smith

Never Date a Doctor by Melanie A. Smith

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Never Date a Doctor by Melanie A. SmithNever Date a Doctor Genres: Contemporary Romance

From best-selling author Melanie A. Smith comes the first book in a new series of steamy contemporary medical romance standalone novels about life lessons that break all the rules.

What’s the first rule of nurse’s club? That’s right: Never date a doctor. Which Sasha Suvorin has no intention of doing anyway, since she’s a nurse at Rutherford Hospital by day and working on her master’s degree by night. Who has time for dating, much less dating someone you work with? Bad idea much?

That is, until the sexy British Dr. Caleb Thompson starts at her hospital. It also doesn’t help that he’s exactly her type with his dark hair, blue eyes, and rockin’ bod. Or that he’s not your typical arrogant and bossy surgeon. But Sasha isn’t so easily convinced, and she soon discovers Dr. Hottie has a past that puts a stop to whatever she might have been feeling before anything ever starts between them.

Unfortunately, working together means facing temptation. Every. Single. Day. Is Sasha strong enough to resist what might just be the perfect man? And if she gives in, will Cal’s past stay in the past? Sasha may be used to playing it safe, but life has a way of teaching its lessons … one way or another.

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Melanie A. Smith is a new author to me and I must ell you that she hit this one out of the park. I laughed out loud at times while reading this book. It was hot and Melanie is certainly going onto my new favorite author list!

Nurses have one rule which is to “Never Date a Doctor”. Seems like a good rule to have right? Well Sasha blows that rule right out of the water when she begins a relationship with Cal. They both seem to fall hard for one another and we all know how messy love can be at the best of times. Add in jealously and a meddling busy body and you have the perfect storm.

This is certainly one of those romance where you find out just how strong you are both as a couple and on your own. There were a few moments when I wasn’t sure they would make it.


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About Melanie A. Smith

Melanie A. Smith is the best-selling author of The Safeguarded Heart Series and other contemporary romance fiction. Originally from upstate New York, she spent most of her childhood in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to Los Angeles for college. After that, she spent almost fifteen years in the Seattle Area, and now lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas with her family.

A voracious reader and lifelong writer, Melanie’s writing began at a young age with short stories and poetry. Having completed a bachelor of science in electrical engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master’s in business administration at the University of Washington, her writing abilities were mainly utilized for technical documents as a lead engineer for the Boeing Company, where she worked for ten years.

After shifting careers to domestic engineering and property management in 2015, she eventually found a balance where she was able to return to writing fiction.

Melanie is also a Mensan and enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and driving with the windows down and the stereo cranked up loud.

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  1. christina moore

    February 18, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    Sounds like a great book

  2. Giselle

    February 18, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    Great review, Rita! This sounds like a well written and fun read overall! So happy you liked it! 🙂

  3. heather

    February 18, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    Super hot cover and it sounds like my kind of read.

  4. Carolyn D

    February 18, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    It sounds like something from Grey’s Anatomy, but much more intriguing.

  5. NANCY

    February 24, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    Great cover. Since I received your newsletter today, I was hoping to use the bonus code for subscribers on this giveaway. :/

  6. Darren Scrubb

    February 26, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    A book I know many people will enjoy to read.

  7. Ann

    March 4, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    I would LOVE to read this book! The synopsis sounds fantastic. …Now this is a personal thing, and I certainly don’t wish to influence anyone in terms of their dating choices. But to me, the cover kind of.. looks like a belated warning! 😝 I was working towards becoming a Dr., and casually dating a Dr. (in a very different field and setting— there are laws, and codes of ethics! 😛) who just happened to look like.. well, like this cover model.
    So— TL;DR: This book must be packed with truisms. 🙂

  8. Barrie

    March 5, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    I love steamy romances with humor. I’ll look into this one…I have purchased ones that you reviewed!

  9. nicky

    March 13, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    What a hot cover! whew!

  10. Natalie

    April 15, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    I work in healthcare so any novel with a doctor in it is up my alley 🙂

  11. Victoria Alexander

    April 22, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    Awesome review, thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. Mya Murphy

    June 13, 2020 at 4:27 am

    Wow.. The cover is totally drool-worthy. I’m so buying this.

  13. Aline Azevedo

    June 19, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    I think I’ve only read one or two romances in hospital universes but this one sounded pretty funny! I would totally read it!

  14. Rosie

    July 17, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    This does sound cute and fun, and engaging! I know people who fawn all over even the thought of dating a doctor, including a relative who is a nurse. I’d have to say if the hunky docs like on this cover walked around shirtless, I’d want one for my boyfriend, too!

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