I labeled this book, Doctor January, ‘Un Put-Downable’ on Amazon and that’s the truth. I just wanted to keep turning the pages to find out what would happen.
Beth Tyler suddenly has one of those moments with her co-worker, Hibs. You know them. The sudden realization that the guy who has always been your friend is actually really hot.
And then, just at that moment, her longtime boyfriend, Gordon, returns unexpectedly from the US, and their relationship picks up where it left off six months ago. There’s no denying it, Gordon is really good-looking, with his muscular swimmer’s body and handsome face, which kind of makes up for his possessiveness and mood swings. It’s just because he loves her so much, Beth reasons.
Hibs, who is hopelessly in love with Beth, can only stand on the sidelines, desperately wishing Beth would realize that Gordon is a malicious bully.
As a fundraising exercise for Women in Science, Beth and the other members are busy compiling a calendar of hot male scientists. When Doctor January withdraws close to the production deadline, they have a crisis on their hands… Who do they choose? Hibs or Gordon?
The characters are very real, and the author has a great way of drawing the reader in and making them care what happens, and I look forward to the reading next one.
My favorite passage from the book:
“She scrolled through more images, and suddenly there was one (of Hibs) where he wasn’t looking away. He looked out of the screen at her, brow slightly furrowed, his lips parted as though he was in the middle of a word.
It was Hibs, but different. It was as though some of the familiarity had been stripped away, leaving behind a beautifully defined face with high cheekbones and serious grey eyes. Was this really the guy she worked next to and joked with every day?”
My rating: ☻☻☻☻☻(Five happy faces = five stars.)