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The Doctor's Do-Over (Summer Sisters #1)

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All Ryder Caldwell wanted was to be Melanie Duncan's protector--until those feelings turned into something stronger, forcing him to end their relationship before they made a mistake. But how could he have predicted that his rejection would send Melanie running into his brother's arms? And result in a baby?
Now, ten years later, Mel has come home--and she's not alone. She w
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ebook, 224 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by Harlequin Special Edition (first published August 21st 2012)
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Susan
Good book. Ryder and Melanie had known each other as children. He had taken on the role of protector, watching over her and being her friend. When those feelings started turning into something stronger he ended their relationship (she was only 16). Ten years later, her grandmother had left her house to Melanie and her two cousins, so she returned to St. Mary's. Ryder was stunned to see that Melanie had a child, and more so to find out the child was his brother's. He wanted to get to know her, an ...more
J.
Aug 30, 2012 J. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romance, women's fiction
It's tricky when friends become lovers. Romance writers must deal with the "why?"s and the "why nots?" of the relationship. Some skim the tricky psychological issues,making the relationship change seem too easy. Not Karen Templeton. She goes the extra mile with The Doctor's Do-Over, creating a gut-wrenching and emotionally satisfying "friends romance" with the elements of women's fiction.

The hero, Ryder Caldwell is the epitome of "wounded" and thinks of Melanie Duncan,a snappy, strong heroine, a
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Callie James
Aug 17, 2012 Callie James rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult-romance
I really loved this book. What a voice Karen Templeton has! I'll be sure to be picking up her other books soon. Ryder, the hero, is such a good guy. Exactly how I like my hero to be. And Mel, our heroine, is full of fire and spunk and just the one to get this guy going.

I fell in love with all the characters and their stories. Just a true feel-good romance, this one. Impossible not to come away from this book without a satisfied sigh.

I don't give 5 stars often, but this one curled my toes from s
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Susannah Carleton
3 1/2 stars. A heart-warming story of friendship, family, and love. Throw in some old secrets, an old, falling-down, extremely cluttered house, and a smart, funny ten-year-old girl, and Ms. Templeton creates an enjoyable, entertaining story.
Emily Higgins
Jan 23, 2014 Emily Higgins rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Ryder Caldwell had been a close friend of Melanie Duncan throughout her childhood. Things changed once Ryder went off to college. Ryder's brother, David, got Melanie pregnant and Melanie was banished to avoid scandal. This is the story of Melanie's homecoming 10 years later. Good story.
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Miniseries: Summer Sisters
Category: Heart & Home
Susan Dalley
Aug 25, 2012 Susan Dalley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I spent about 2/3s of this thinking it was kind of lame, but the last third saved it! It has a very distinct voice and I'm looking forward to the others in the series.
Kelly Akemann
Good read. Simple easy story of a chance to renew a childhood love. Very typical Harlequin.
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As the mother of five sons, now grown, Karen loves to write about real people dealing with the drama (and humor) of everyday life. Over the past fifteen years, Karen has written nearly 50 books for Harlequin/Silhouette and Red Dress Ink, and three of her Special Edition titles (A Mother's Wish (2009) Welcome Home, Cowboy (2011) and A Gift for All Seasons (2013) have won the RITA award, the romance ...more
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