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Playing Doctor

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  725 ratings  ·  120 reviews
Playing Doctor by Jan Meredith

One night with a sexy stranger is just what the doctor ordered...

When a fellow RN predicts Beth Roberts will meet a tall, ripped, and totally lick-o-licious stranger who will fulfill her deepest desires, she laughs it off. Given her tragic love life, Beth has no desire to become involved again. But who could have predicted the doctor with the
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Published November 25th 2013 by Entangled: Brazen
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Feb 22, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 Heart-Palpitations, Ready for Action Stars * * * 1/2

This quick paced novella from Jan Meredith had a lot going for it. It presented the question of whether a woman can allow herself some well deserved fun without getting caught up in all the guilt.

We meet Beth Roberts who has had a quite a life journey at only 33 years. She is an accomplished RN manager of the ER of a major hospital; she has a son getting ready for college in a year and had a marriage which left scars not only on her body b
I’ve been hard for you since the moment I first saw you. I want you easy and slow, hard and fast.” His gaze dropped to her mouth, the rough pad of his thumb skimmed over her bottom lip, and what he said next took her breath away. “I want to feel you come around my cock and against my mouth, and more than anything, I want to feel you swallow me deeper than I’ve ever been swallowed before. I want you on your back, straddling my hips, and on your hands and knees. It can be sweet and innocent or I c ...more
Apr 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
If a quick injection of hot and sexy romance is what you seek, then Playing Doctor is just that. With much of what is found in a full length Brazen offering, it was a fabulously sexy easy-read with realistic characters; think of a very low-angst episode of Greys Anatomy with a doctor who looks like Thor and you aren't far off the mark.

Gabriel North is a Doctor, Beth Roberts a Nurse, but their field of work isn't the only thing they have in common. They're a little older, have pasts and know what
Anna's Herding Cats
Okay, so I can't get the goofy grin off my face after finishing Playing Doctor. Because, damn, *this* is how you write a novella. I loved everything about it. The characters, the set up, the scorching hot sex scenes ::shivers::, the growth both Beth and Gabe experienced. All of it. Meredith knocked it out of the park and has an instant fan.

The gist is that a chance encounter at a wedding, some serious sparks and the words of Beth's best friend still whispering through her mind-- that she needs t
Lucinda Claire
Nov 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shmexy
I was given a copy of Playing Doctor in exchange for an honest review.

As a reader and reviewer, I’m always excited when I find a new author (even if they’re just new to me) that I can share with fellow readers. So, if you haven’t met her yet, let me introduce you to Jan Meredith, and her debut short story, Playing Doctor. You’re gonna love this one!

Beth Roberts, a sexy widowed ER nurse, meets Gabriel North, a sexy widowed ER doctor. Both are harboring guilt over the loss of their spouses, and b
Angela Hunter
Nov 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Wonderfully lick-o-licious! Well written by a fabulous author! Get it while it's HOT!
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I can’t help but appreciate it when two people who have lost the love of their life finds that spark again. I really love it when they aren’t looking and it happens by chance and it takes them both off guard. Jan Meredith did a great job of exploring this in her book Playing Doctor. I loved the rush of excitement, the thrill of the chase, the “eye-flirting”, and the unquestionable lust that th
Amy R
Nov 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
What a fun, sexy romance story. Playing Doctor by Jan Meredith is quite steamy and passionate. How the author can turn something like a one night stand into a meaningful, romantic first date where souls are bared is fantastic. I am not usually a fan of one night stand books because I like a relationship to build and develop, but this one worked.

Beth Roberts is at a time in her life when she needs to move on from her past and live a little. Her son is going off to college in less than a year and
WTF Are You Reading?
Playing Doctor is definitely a case of good things coming in small packages. The story
here, and there is quite a story, is just as full of love, loss, and sizzling passion as some of its lengthier contemporaries.

Beth Roberts is no stranger to the specter of loss. After losing both her husband and unborn child to violence; she has made the lonlieness and guilt that haunt her, constant companions.
Likewise, Dr. Gabriel North suffers with the guilt for the negligence that he believes caused the deat
Maria Rose
This delightfully steamy romance is the story of Beth and Gabe. Meeting at a wedding the sparks fly between them upon first glance. Both have suffered tragic losses and a one night stand is all they will commit too - until it's time to part and suddenly things don't seem so simple anymore.

I loved this story! I really enjoyed both the male and female characters. Beth is warm and friendly, a proud mother to her talented photographer son and a dedicated hospital employee. She works hard and is good
Fiona Marsden
Jan 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a hot and steamy novella with a romance that sizzles. Gabe is lickolicious but is also sweet and vulnerable and incidentally a great doctor. Only trouble is, due to his guilt over his wife's death, he isn't available for anything lasting which makes it a damn shame in the eyes of the entire nursing contingent at the wedding.

Beth has her own reasons for steering clear of commitment. She has a son in the last year of school and her first marriage ended tragically. But with the encouragemen
Kari Lemor
Dec 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was sizzling hot!
This author is one to watch. The writing is exact and clean, yet filled with beautiful descriptions and prose that make you feel you are right there in the book. Her characters are intriguing and colorful as they grow and move beyond their past hurts. The sex scenes (and there were plenty) sizzled with chemistry and nearly burnt up the page.

My only complaint ... it ended! It should have gone on for another few hundred pages. I want to continue to see this couple as t
Apr 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
A short story about new love and second chances.

Although it's quite short, it has nicely developed main characters, a strong heroine ( one of my favorites), steamy hot scenes *cough* bathtub *cough* and I would say an unexpected ending.
This story is worth a read - it won't take longer than 1 hour and it would be an hour well spent.
This was a very quick and easy read. It was mostly about the hook up, but went somewhat deeply into each main character's back ground. I thought Gabe was kinda a jerk to keep pushing Beth as much as he did, since he knew the horrors in her past. Beth was a very strong heroine, but a slightly fearful one as well. All in all, a good read to get my mind off things!
Wendy Marcus
Nov 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Playing Doctor is a fun, sexy, and entertaining novella. Lick-o-licious indeed!!! A wonderful debut!
Dec 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-read, arc
This is a novella that I sincerely wish was a full length novel. Once I started reading, I was hooked. Beth Rogers’s teenage son is going to be the photographer at a wedding. Beth’s going along as his assistant but I think she really did it to keep an eye on him – make sure he’s doesn’t start acting the teenager during the paid gig. Gabriel North is a groomsman in the same wedding. Both of these characters have lost their spouses through death and both of them have some past guilt to overcome.

Rate : 5
Heat : 3

I read Anna's review and simply couldn't resist giving this novella a try. Thank you, Anna !

Since I really loved this book, let's first see what bothered me and get it over with quickly : she insists on having sex without a condom. OK, she's a nurse, he's a doctor, but they are total strangers and condoms doesn't only protect from pregnancy !

Now that it's done, let's get to the good parts : most of this book was a very sensual, slow seduction scene that made me sigh happily and s
Nov 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Flaunt is Entangled Publishing’s new sexy, novella imprint. Sometimes a novella is all you need so I jumped at the chance to review a few of the new releases.

Beth Roberts hasn’t had any kind of a love life. When her husband died 4 years ago she focused on her career and raising her son. Now that her son, Drew, is heading off to college, Beth realizes that her life will be empty once Drew is gone. She hasn’t been in a relationship since her husband and doesn’t necessarily want to be in a relation
* Received ARC for an honest review

The story was such a great read. It had heart and incredible chemistry. The characters were well developed and believable. I had a hard time putting this one down once I starting reading it.

The story revolves around Beth Roberts who is a nurse administrator who is a widow. However, her marriage had been tumultuous and abusive. She now has a son getting ready to go off to college. Her son, a budding photographer, was hired to take pictures at a wedding and Beth
Feb 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is just what the doctor ordered or should I say bookworm ordered Jan Meredith takes you on a whirl wind of utter sexiness.

One night I all Beth Roberts needs or is it....

When one of Beth Roberts fellow RN predicts that she will meet a tall, ripped, and totally lick-able stranger who will fulfil her every desire, she shrugs it all off. Given her tragic past and love life, Beth has no time or desire to become involved with any one again. But fate has other plans when she places the handso
H.L. Laffin
Mar 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I met Jan in an author giveaway meeting. It was a pleasure to meet her. And an even bigger surprise to win a book from her. (there may be spoilers)
I read the back of the book and was hooked. Then I opened the novel up and started to read. We meet the main character Beth and learn about her. Seems like a nice lady, with a saddening past. Then we head to the wedding, where Drew is taking pictures. Of course we are wondering if Beth will meet a Lick-o-licious man, that her best friend Connie spoke
Nov 16, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult, read-2013
Playing Doctor is slightly different than the other romance novellas I've been reading lately. It still follows that same tried and true format of two people not looking for love who hook up, and then end up finding love anyway. But it's usually just sex followed by a happily ever after. Beth and Gabe actually have meaningful conversations between bouts of sex, and then discuss possible problems their relationship could face and come up with potential solutions. Basically, the characters seem mu ...more
Brooklynn N.  Gibbs
Jan 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
First of all, I must thank the author for the review copy. I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review, and it in no way swayed my opinion.

From the first time I read the synopsis, I was certain that this was going to be a fantastic read. I did expect it to be a bit longer, but Ms. Meredith wrote this book perfectly. It was all steamy bits and attraction from the start.

It was full of emotions, both characters scarred from past experiences, but not broken! Both Beth and Gab
Nov 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-galley
HOT Doctor Alert!!!

So, recently I've been thinking that I haven't read a romance with a doctor hero in while. This novella was the perfect remedy and exactly what I was looking for! Not only was Playing Doctor a feel-good romance, but it was also unexpectedly funny and scorching HOT!!! I was thoroughly impressed!

After tossing flirty, butterfly-producing glances at each other at a wedding, Beth and Dr. Gabriel North officially meet under urgent circumstances. Their chemistry is established right
Dec 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Sweet, spicy and a whole lot of sexy. Review to come

This review also appears on my blog All The Bookish Love

Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own

Now that might be my new favourite word. Jan Meredith sure knows how to put a girl in the mood for dressing up as a sexy nurse and playing doctor. And boy, were there some very sexy cases of playing doctor in this story.
Beth Roberts has been through more t
R.J. Garside
Nov 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! So much so that I read it in two nights - two sleep deprived nights, but it was well worth it. I couldn't put the book down!

The characters are solid and feel very "real". I could sympathize with both the heroine (Beth Roberts) and the sexy hero (Dr. Gabriel North). And don't forget Beth's best friend Connie that "predicts" the one-night stand in a very humorous and enjoyable way. The situation is fun and flirty, but the conflict is very strong. The inner conflict of
Denise Van plew
May 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was the first time reading this author and this was a drink of yummilicious. I was in need of a really good read that I could down quickly and this delivered that a satisfying after glow. Beth is busy with her career and giving her up and coming son a hand with his photography whom people have commissioned to cover they weddings and such. While waiting with the wedding party while her son did pre wedding shots she hears all about the yummy new doctor Gabriel North who by all their accounts ...more
Playing Doctor indeed! This was an emotional, beautiful, sexy novella that hits you in all the right places. Both Beth Roberts and Dr. Gabriel North has had horrible and tragic love lives. Beth has no desire to have that emotional connection again, and Gabriel is still grieving and blaming himself for his wife's death. Beth is an RN and Gabriel North is a doctor. What a perfect match for sure. There was that instant connection between the two that had me grinning from ear to ear.

When all the fl
Nov 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-reads
4 stars - Oh yes, this is a quickie - one you will enjoy.

If you are looking for that quick sexy read where you are fanning yourself even though your house is cold, then this is the one you should pick up. I've had some pretty good luck with novellas lately and this one is no exception. The characters were well developed and I enjoyed the time I had with them. Sexy doctor who feels guilty that he didn't save his wife and the sexy nurse who should have walked away from her abusive husband make a g
Melissa Custer
Feb 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am sad the book was just a novella! It was great! The author does a great job getting you into the story and the charters quickly and sets up the steamy hot love~lust that unfolds.
Beth, a single widowed mother of a soon to be high school graduates tags along with her son to be his assistant at a photo shoot of a wedding. Her best friend jokingly for sees a gorgeous man in her future to give her more than resumes and paper work to do on her out of town wedding with her son.
Little did they kno
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