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Houston, We Have A Problem (Florida Doctors #2)

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  2,544 Ratings  ·  96 Reviews
Use As Directed, For As Long As It Takes

Dr. Houston Hayes has never had trouble maintaining his professional distance. . .until he meets resident Josie Adkins. Every time she drops a chart in his presence, he's treated to a view that makes him extremely interested in her bones. Jumping them, that is. For a man who prides himself on control at all times, this is a problem.
ebook, 320 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Kensington (first published September 1st 2004)
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May 18, 2010 Jasmin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Grey's Anatomy
Houston, We Have a Problem is Grey’s Anatomy in book form. The book is like a bunch of episodes of Grey’s Anatomy compressed together.

Don’t get me wrong. I love Grey's Anatomy. This book is a fast, fun and hot read. Who knew that behind the cute pink cover lies a book where almost 50% of the pages talk about either the protagonists' attraction to each other or how they would love to have a taste of each other. There’s humor, fatal attraction and almost love scenes in the hospital closet. Thank g
Though I have had this book in my to-be-read pile for ages, I finally took the plunge after reading the enthusiastic review that my friend Zahu posted on Goodreads. We both (and I guess more than half of the romance reading population) have a thing for hot and tortured heroes who exert rigid control over their emotions and suddenly along comes the bubbly heroine who seems to bring down the walls of reserve that the hero has built so painstakingly over the years within just a couple of minutes. I ...more
Alicia (is beyond tired of your *ish)
There was a great premise and good characters here, but they were wasted on nothing but sex. Their getting together, their continued attraction, their love – all based on sex and sexual attraction. We weren't given anything else. Every conversation, what little there was, swung around to sex. Every scene with the two together ended up with sex/sexual activity. I really wanted to root for these two but it was hard when I couldn't identify any reason for them to be together beyond great sexytimes. ...more
4.5/5 stars. Really enjoyed this one. I was a bad girl and stayed up until 4am last night because I couldn't stop reading it. Tsk tsk. I liked it better than other Erin McCarthy books I have read in the past.

I work in a hospital, so I really enjoyed some of the snark directed at doctors being the worst patients. The book had very steamy scenes and lots of 'em. It also had some nice humor, but it had a bit of a sad edge at times to make it a little more interesting. I also love that the ending w
I lovelovelove every Erin McCarthy book that I have read so far, and this one is no exception! She mixes humor and sex perfectly. I can't wait to get my hands on more of her books!
Jun 26, 2010 KimKirt rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Houston thinks about sex every 3 seconds. Therefore, you get to read about him thinking about, dreaming about or having sex every 3 seconds. The other few seconds you get to read about Josie thinking about how she's going to try really hard (maybe) to not have sex with Houston every 3 seconds. And so it goes . . . I'm all for the steam in a romance novel but I do like a little plot in between. It was hard to find in here, though they did throw some stitches and an operation in for good measure. ...more
Just - The romance reader
Loved it! This book is the epitome of a chick-lit novel. Perfect for a day at the beach, or a fun weekend read.

The story itself is entertaining, and keeps you interested the whole way through, and if that doesn't do it for you, the steamy "romance" scenes, which there are PLENTY of, should do it for you.
Jul 15, 2010 Chrystal rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010
You want to punch Houston in his face. The story is ridiculously underdeveloped. However, my ratings are usually rounded up, so it gets 3 stars. OK book as far as "Chick Lit" goes.

But books like this are why "chick lit" is a stigma.
Jul 28, 2014 Amber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such a fun book! You hated Houston, loved Houston, wanted to hit him and then loved him all over again.

Josie is the girl in all of us!

Come fall in love with these two. It will cure what ails you! :)
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
Another light sexy fun contemporary from Erin McCarthy. Doctors in love? Sort of. She's a bit too insecure. He's rather an ass. But a shark attack brings them together. Really.

Still fun sexy stuff.
Anna's Herding Cats
McCarthy's writing is very easy to read and jump right into. The world is fairly simple and the characters entertaining. Two horny doctors that are driving each other crazy. He's a brilliant, arrogant and emotionally distant surgeon and she's a bubbly, cheerful doctor in training dealing with insecurities that has been reduced to a complete and utter klutz whenever she's in the same room with Houston. Loved the start with Houston drooling inappropriately over Josie. And he continues to do so thr ...more
Feb 21, 2009 L8blmr rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Long ago and far away, I read so many great comments about this book that I added it to my TBR mountain. Recently I acquired a copy and couldn't wait to begin.

The tone of this story was light and flirty ... until it wasn't (our hero has more complications in his life than the cute, klutzy fellow orthopedic surgeon he is attracted to in spite of himself). By the time I was halfway finished, I was already sick and tired of the lead female's self-deprecating comments about her perceived obesity. P
Aug 05, 2010 gert rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
ok, i just read three of mccarthy's books in the last two days and i'm just going to cut and paste my review for all three - because its all the same stuff!

don't get me wrong - they're exactly right for what i was looking for today: fun, fast reads with good-ish characters and fabulous sex.

"smart mouth", "houston we have a problem" and "mouth to mouth" are all great books - with "mouth to mouth" being a "better" book in terms of character development, story line, etc. but still, all three are d
Genney Blass
Mar 11, 2013 Genney Blass rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A 4 stars. It was a very pleasant story. Very funny as well as sad. Giggly Big Girl wanted people to get her serious but how can that be possible if she was clumsy. It is truly unique that a woman can possible be clumsy for falling over another doctor. But it was surely sweet how she was taken the challenge of the making Houston fall in love with her. But she did even though it hurt her at the end. How Houston, was so mature at the age of 15 years old to take care of his mom and sister because t ...more
I liked it, but probably will not read it again. Ever.

I loved the humor and stuff like that in this book, and though I'm aware that sextual attractions are needed in a realationship, but I cannot see any development between the hero and heroine that can be led to love other than he always seem to want to get into her pants no matter when or where they are. So instead of 4 or 4.5 star, I can only give it a 3 star.
beth myrick
I loved everything about it

But after I while the constant putting herself down and body issues just overthrew the great writing skill and really great storyline. After a while I was done with it . I deducted those two stars because the author needs to figure out when to stop beating the dead horse so the live one can be ridden.
Dawn ♥ romance
Aug 07, 2010 Dawn ♥ romance rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this steamy story about orthopedic surgeon Houston and his cheery but clumsy resident doctor Josie. It had a good plot and the action moved along with lots of sex but he seemed a bit too resistant to their relationship.
Oct 14, 2008 Maria rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Why do I give in to the temptation of very bad romances with cheesy love scenes? I somehow can't resist reading passages out loud to my spouse, then cackling madly. But I keep coming back for more!
Aug 15, 2009 Andrea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
Trashy but fun. I agree with the other review that said it kind of reminded you of Grey's Anatomy.

2009 Summer Challenge Category: romance or summer romance
Sep 14, 2007 Raina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great summertime reading! Pretty steamy! Thanks for the recommendation Tracey!
May 30, 2011 Kathy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, sensuous
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Mar 22, 2016 Drava rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars - Although I rated the whole book as 3.75 stars, I'd give 4.5 stars for the first 38% of the book. The first part is pretty cute and hot but I will admit that some of the middle parts seemed pretty cold and sterile, kind of like Houston's control and personality. I liked that Houston was so gorgeous and he was completely in lust with her, even though she had more curves than skinnier girls and he didn't have control of his body around her. ** SPOILER ALERT ** Dr Houston Hayes is total ...more
Lobna Amer
Apr 12, 2015 Lobna Amer rated it liked it
*Might contain spoilers!!!*
The book was good enough to finish. While some parts just conformed with all the chick-lit cliches, for the most part, the book was well written. I thought the inner monologue of the characters focused too much about sex and sexual fantasies, but maybe that's just me. The supporting characters were merely props, though, but that didn't really affect the quality of the story. My only complaint is the exaggeration: exaggeration in describing the quality of the sex, listi
I think this book is intended to be categorized as chick-lit, but for me it didn't really fit that category. I liked the characters, Josie and Houston, just fine. They both had a couple of complex issues to deal with. Josie can't understand why Houston would like her when she's so pudgy and short. Houston is mad for Josie's body but he is a man who never reveals his feelings or lets himself feel affection for anyone other than family.

Much of the book is about them wanting to have sex--in fact, t
I found the book as a fast, fun read. The main character Josie was pretty believable because she wasn't perfect and had her flaws but Houston looked last that and saw her for what she is. There were just the cute little parts where you just made the book what it is for example the pattern on Josie's underwear each day of the week, which was pretty hilarious reading Houston's reaction. I was so not expecting Houston to get hurt but hey that's the thrill of a book. I love, love, lived the bit in t ...more
I must admit, I'm not one for medical romances, not because I hate them or dislike them even, I'm a bit of a wimp and I just find I can't read them. Doctors don't do it for me. I'm more into my yummy cops or fire fighters or even army men.
I have to say Houston could be mine any day, hes yummy and hot although he does go for surfing which although I can admire to be a difficult sport it isn't something I approve of. Especially when the surfers end up being shark food...
I love that hes a bit of
Natalie K
Feb 25, 2010 Natalie K rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I decided to give my brain a break between Looking for Alaska and Thirteen Reasons Why. This book was just eh. Everything ewas way too on the surface. There was no depth to any of the characters and the "conflict" between the hero and heroine could have been played out so much better. He was against marriage due to a abusive father and she felt she was too plump to be desirable to anyone. In addition, she felt that no one took her seriously as a surgeon because she felt she was too cute and then ...more
Could have been a good read if the background of both characters had been further developed. If you want a quick read with lots of sexual tension, that one is for you.

However, if you're looking for a real comforting read a la Susan Elizabeth Phillips, you may skip that one.

I was sort of disappointed... Not enough feelings... Too much sex and that's a pity because both characters were likable ]_[ My first try at an Erin McCarthy book... I don't know if I will give another of her book a chance.
Sep 19, 2014 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Contemporary romance with protected sex.

This is a favorite reread from way back in 2004. Sexy Dr. Houston & klutzy resident Josie get to know each other.

One thing that bothered me about this story & why I couldn't give it 5 stars was Josie's poor self image. Almost every chapter had her bashing her body. I guess if my dad's nickname for me was "butterball" I might have some issues too, but it wears on you after a while talking about her chubby thighs & describing herself as plump
Dec 29, 2007 Kelly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, 2007
Josie has always had trouble being taken seriously, but now her life is a disaster. Whenever, Dr. Houston Hayes in around she is a complete klutz, and it is driving her crazy. When Dr. Hayes suggests one night of passion to to relieve their sexual tension, Josie is torn between her desire and her fear.
This romance follows the trail of most romances, but it was a lot of fun getting there. With a couple of unexpected twists and some really hot love scenes, it kept me up until 2am finishing.
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USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy sold her first book in 2002 and has since written almost fifty novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult, and adult romance. Erin has a special weakness for New Orleans, tattoos, high-heeled boots, beaches and martinis. She lives in Ohio with her family, two grumpy cats and a socially awkward dog.
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