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The Doctor's Forever Family

(Forever, Texas #3)

3.46  ·  Rating details ·  124 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Big-city radiologist Dan Davenport is ready to take New York by storm. But when an accident robs him of the most important person in his life, he decides to honor his brother by taking his place as the town physician in Forever, Texas--temporarily. He's never been fond of commitment, but when he meets a beautiful young mother struggling to get back on her feet, he reconsid ...more
Paperback, 219 pages
Published March 8th 2011 by Harlequin Books (first published February 9th 2011)
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Jul 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Romance fans
Recommended to Carmen by: Romantic Times Book Review
Her laugh was light, melodic, like sunbeams riding the spring breeze.

This book had a great premise.

Dan is a doctor (DOCTOR DAN!) who is feeling crushing guilt about his older brother Warren's death. Warren was slated to be the doctor for the tiny town of Forever, Texas - but died in a car crash that Dan blames himself for.

Now Dan is headed to Forever, Texas, vowing to serve the community in his brother's stead for nine months as a form of penance.

Tina is a character introduced in the first book
Jun 13, 2011 rated it did not like it
Harlequin sent this to me to read and complete a survey about. I'm probably not the target audience for this kind of story...well on paper I am the target audience, but in reality small-town "sweet" contemporary romances really aren't my thing. So I won't comment much on the actual story, besides the fact that it read like the story was just phoned in.

What I will comment on is the terrible beginning. Info-dumping about the two MC's pasts when it could just have been revealed organically in the s
Lisa Kay
★★★✩✩ Dr. Dan Davenport, new doctor, comes to Forever to take the place of his deceased brother. I liked the hero and felt for his guilt, but it was mentioned too many times, too close together. I got it; he felt guilty for causing his brother's death (his perception). He’s there to atone for his sins. I didn't need to read about it again on the next page. Oh, and then a bit later, it was reiterated. And again.

One of the reasons Dan chose radiology as his specialty was because these types of doc
{ U n s o l v e d M y s t e r y }
Jun 12, 2011 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: No one
Recommended to { U n s o l v e d M y s t e r y } by: Given to me for an honest review

- My Description -
This is about a doctor who goes to Forever, Texas to be their small town doctor in place of his recently departed brother who was set to go before he was killed in an automobile accident.

He feels he owes it to his brother because he takes the blame for his death.

He promises not to be there more than 9 months or until they find another doctor to take his place.

He meets a girl there, and realizes that small town life is better than big city life.

- My Review -
To me, this book
Jun 22, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
I try to make a point of posting a review of everything I read, even cheesy Harlequin romances. Unfortunately, I do not have a whole lot to say about this one. The romance was sweet, and at times sexy, but it was predictable that the two main characters would end up together, since that is the focus of the book. My favorite character was actually the owner of the diner, simply because she seemed to be the one really running the town. I found the doctor to be melodramatic and behave at times as i ...more
Twee, phoned-in rubbish. It's like the author just sat there and imagined what practicing medicine is like and called it "research." This on top of using every stereotype and characterization shortcut in the book, and I wonder what the American Romance acquiring editors are smoking (or maybe I should shudder at what they've read and rejected.)

If she couldn't put the effort in to write it, I can't put the effort in to read it.
Dec 18, 2011 rated it liked it
The prose is well written and the first truly romantic moment between Dan and Tina is beautiful. The book misses a four star rating as Dan's motives are not compelling enough, and repeated too often. Tina is also compliant through most of the story. Tina's son is accounted for but mostly absent, except for a pivotal moment to set up the romance. Miss Joan, a secondary character, was the strongest force in the book. She deserves a romance of her own.
Aug 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
I read this book with out reading the books before it and was able to understand the story quite clearly. It seemed a little rushed at the end but over all it was a fun love story.

The Doctor's Forever Family is about Dr. Daniel Davenport who comes to Forever, Texas to fill in for his late brother for the next nine months. Daniel feels responsible for his brother's death. Warren Davenport was a year younger and died in a car accident one month before. Daniel meets single mother Tina Blayne and he
Mar 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm always guaranteed a light, enjoyable romance whenever I pick up this author. This book was no exception. This book wasn't too complicated or overly long. It was short, but just enough to flush out the characters. We knew from the very start what the hero and heroine's hang-ups were. The author didn't drag things out. The conflict rose like a wave. It crested and then was over. Bad analogy, but that's really what I thought. I really appreciated that the issue didn't drag for pages. Sometimes ...more
Jun 17, 2011 rated it it was ok
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Jul 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really liked reading about Dr. Dan Davenport's emotional and physical journey from the hospitals of NYC to a small little town called Forever, Texas. Dan was out of his element in so many ways and yet maybe, just maybe, this was what he needed to come to terms with the death of his brother and the guilt he feels, believing it is his fault his brother is gone.

Dan Davenport meets another transplanted soul in Forever, Tina Blayne, who happens to be on a journey of her own, "making the best out of
Beth - ;)
As mentioned below, I did not choose this book; it was sent to me as part of a survey. I prefer books with a little more mystery or suspense in them and this was fairly predictable - boy meets girl and that is pretty much it. It was interesting though reading about how the doctor's whole attitude changes from page 1 to the end. But again, that was expected.

*This book was sent to me free of charge by Harlequin with the request that I comment on it when finished.
Nov 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Story about a small town whose newest resident is a brand new doctor that desides to take over the position his very recently brother had promised to take as the doctor of the small town called Forever. He goes out of guilt but finds many pleasant surprises not only when he arrives to a town that greets him with open arms. Wonderful feel good book. The book is light, and even though bad things happen, they somehow work together to help their friends, neighbors and loved ones.
Jun 16, 2011 rated it it was ok
I was sent this book from Harlequin to review. I would say the book was ok, however it was not the best romantic I've had. Pretty much right from the beginning you know what will happen which takes away from the rest of the book. It was a nice story and a quick read, but I found myself not wanting to pick it up on most days because I knew how it was going to end.
Aug 08, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: baby
Received as a freebie from 'Tell Harlequin' and I am very glad that I didn't pay for it.
To me, the characters were flat and the storyline predictable.
It was hard for me to get through because it just didn't grab me.
Jun 25, 2011 rated it it was ok
Not bad, just really not my type of book. I liked the main characters Dan & Tina but the plotline was fairly predictable and cheesy at times, particularly when it came to the secondary characters.
Still, if you're looking for a quick read with a guaranteed HEA this might be worth a look.
Amanda [Novel Addiction]
Harlequin sent me this to read and then answer some survey questions. Might review it, not sure. Quick and easy read. I've read books by this author before, and she's very good at packing a good story into a small package.
Its okay, nothing more nothing less
Jun 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is a free book from Tell Harlequin. I did enjoy it but at first it was a bit boring but it turn out a good summer read!
Jun 17, 2011 added it
A fantastic book but the ending was too soon and wrapped up fast.
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Jun 13, 2011 rated it did not like it
Too much repetitive information about the doctor's dead brother. Too much info dump about backgrounds of minor characters. Head hopping within scenes.
Aug 24, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
i have a hard time getting into american romances me it was a slow read..had to force myself..
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