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Island Doctor (Island Medics #1)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  300 Ratings  ·  61 Reviews
Dr. Jeff Martin has spent five years as a rural general practitioner on the Isle of Wight hiding the fact he’s gay. He travels in secret to see his partner, Tris, but when he discovers Tris has been cheating on him, he ends their relationship. Then Jeff meets island native Cameron Gillard. Cameron is down to earth, lively, and treats Jeff like he’s the most important perso ...more
ebook, 214 pages
Published January 11th 2016 by Dreamspinner Press
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BWT (Belen)
2.5 Stars

I'm a Sue Brown newbie; I've not read any of her other series, but I found no trouble keeping up with the characters and situations in the story, which does reference friendships and situations between characters from Sue's The Isle series and even a cameo appearance by two more characters from her Lyon Road Vets series.

Jeff Martin has been in a ten year relationship with Tristan Smithers. For the last five years Jeff's commuted every chance he's had to Manchester from his home and prac
Corina Ponta
Jan 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ein schöner Auftakt einer neuen Insel-Reihe, vor allem da wir alte Bekannte wiedersehen und auch mitbekommen wie es ihnen ergeht.

Jeff und Cameron sind eigentlich relativ sympathisch, nur ging mir Cameron teilweise mit seinen Aktionen und Entscheidungen auf die Nerven. Da hätte ich ihn oft am liebsten auf die nächste Wand geklatscht. Nachdem man herausfindet, was er selbst erlebt hat, konnte ich zwar zum Teil verstehen, warum er manchmal so reagiert hat wie er es nun mal hat, aber so richtig nac
Review originally posted at Sinfully.

This was a light, easy romance with minimal angst, a bit of stubbornness and some sweet sexy times as Jeff and Cameron fall into an unexpected romance.

Although the start of a new series set on the Isle of Wight, this series also incorporates the characters from Sue Brown’s Isle of Wight series. Fans of Sam and Liam (The Isle of... Where?) and Paul and Olaf (Isle of Wishes) will definitely want to pick this one up as those couples and their continuing storie
Mathilda Grace
Mar 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sue Brown schreibt eine neuen Insel-Reihe? Da musste ich doch reinschauen und ich wurde nicht enttäuscht, denn wir treffen alte Bekannte wieder und erfahren auch, wie es ihnen in letzter Zeit ergangen ist. Gerade bei Liam & Sam hat mich das Wiedersehen sehr gefreut.

Hauptsächlich dreht sich die Geschichte aber um Cameron und Jeff, der sich gerade von seinem betrügerischen Freund getrennt hat und eigentlich bislang dachte, er wäre ungeoutet. Aber da unterliegt er einem Irrtum, vor allem als es
Veronica of V's Reads
This review was written for Joyfully Jay Reviews and can be found here:

Dr. Jeff Martin is a closeted gay physician on the Isle of Wight. He’s been in a committed relationship with his college romance, Tris, for the past ten years, though they live hundreds of kilometers apart. It is always Jeff—on his rare weekends off—who drives for a visit. Never Tris, not once in the past five years. And though he resents this one-sidedness in their relationship, Jeff’
May 24, 2016 marked it as a-maybe-read-queue
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(.• (.•`*Review Copy provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for an honest review.
Reviewed by Jaime from Alpha Book Club
I enjoyed this book.
Jeff is a doctor on the Isle of Wight. He is in a long distance relationship with Tris. One weekend he arrives at Tris's to find he has been unfaithful. He breaks up with him.
On the ferry back to the Isle of Wight he meets Cameron.
This book was a quick, easy read. Low on amgst with some great family values.
Dec 12, 2015 marked it as friends-say-no
Friend reviews have been poor. I'm going to officially pass.
Kristy Maitz
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
I needed two whole days to finish that story plot, but my God how boring it was.
Helena Stone
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: british, fiction, m-m, romance
4.5 stars. I received my copy from the author.

Island Doctor is a wonderful romance. It is mainly the story of two men coming together and building each other up. Jeff needs support and care after the man who’d been his partner for ten years not only cheats on him but also admits to a history of betraying him. Jeff is strictly a one-man guy and can neither understand nor accept the way in which Tristan has betrayed him. What Jeff needs is a man who only sees and loves him; a man for whom he is no
Federica Lemme
Dec 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-inglese
Jeff is a doctor that lives and works on the Isle of Wight. He is still in the closet at work and pretends to have a girlfriend, though in reality, he has a long distance relationship with Tris, who lives and works in Manchester. The relationship is very one sided, it’s Jeff that does the travelling between the Isle of Wight and Manchester, until that is, he discovers Tris’s betrayal!

Then he meets Cameron, the great grandson of one of his patients.

Cameron is full of life and combined with his bi
Joyfully Jay
Jan 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: veronica
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.25 stars

I’m used to reading stories where a couple splits at the beginning and we never hear from the other as the story follows the new love story. Not the case here. Tris becomes more than “the former boyfriend” and bothers to drive out to visit Jeff—more than once. The first time as an attempt to win Jeff back. Upon learning that Jeff and Cameron are together, Tris tries to insert himself into their equation, and that does cause problems. Cameron’s an impulsive, heart
Jan 21, 2016 rated it liked it
***3 Stars for the Start of a New Series***

This is a very low-angst story, and since I’m an angst adorer, it made this fall a little flat for me. Jeff has a schmuck of an ex who has never put forth any real effort in the relationship, yet Jeff stayed with him for a ridiculous amount of time. When he finally realizes the man is regularly cheating on him, he walks - right into the arms of his favorite patient’s great grandson, Cameron. Cam is a quiet, unassuming type who adores the matriarch of th
Jan 14, 2016 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

A very sweet novel, but there’s not a lot beneath the surface.

Jeff is in the closet, a doctor in a small town, and has been in a long distance relationship for the last ten years. Somehow, everyone but him knew that his boyfriend, Tris, was a cheating jerk. Jeff finds out, is heartbroken and shocked, and breaks things off.

Enter Cameron, the sexy grandson of one of Jeff’s elderly patients. Within hours of
Claire Potterton
Jan 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
I liked this book! Romantic and sexy, a flowing story with a touch of drama.
Cameron and Jeff are very likeable men, beautifully written, realistically imperfect people.
Alongside the MCs, Cameron and Jeff, there are a great cast of secondary characters here too. (Characters that I enjoyed reading about to the extent that I will be buying the books that many of them first appear in.) I love to read about the strong friendships that are possible when you have these engaging 'extras' in a novel.
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a fabulous new series set in the world of Isle. A world I happen to be very fond of.

First off, Jeff is an idiot. I loved the guy, but he had way too much going for him to put up with Tris’ mess. Thankfully, he finally gets a clue.

Enter sexy Cameron. These two could not be more different, if they tried. But, somehow they work. Well, they work after a few hurt feelings, a major misunderstanding and some sweet sheet time.

All in all, a very nice beginning to a new series.

Definitely recommend
Jan 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great story!

A new series by Sue Brown and it was everything I thought it would be. Engaging and sweet, it's got the right amount of emotions with a little angst mixed in. Great to see other characters we love. Cameron and Josh have both been hurt before, but find their way to each other. Misunderstanding and miscommunication come into play, but neither is willing to let that come between them. Great read, I'm looking forward to seeing more of this series.
Jun 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: uk-authors
3.5 stars
Nice story involving Jeff, a closeted GP in a long distance relationship that ends suddenly, and Cameron, a young mechanic whose extensive family live on the island. Some frustrating failure to talk plot device but generally enjoyable
May 03, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: m-m
Couldn't care less about these guys, but the narration is OK
May 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I made the mistake of reading this book and not the series that predated this one. I am really looking forward to continuing to read about the Isle Of Wight.
I really liked this story. It was fun light, easy to read not to complicated but still very enjoyable.
T.K. Paige
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a very sweet book with characters I liked a lot....Even when I wanted to knock their stubborn heads together
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
This books starts off with one of the towns docs finally getting fed up with his 10 year relationship with Tris and ending things. He's only single for a few hours before Cameron steps in so no big deal there! Well, he's technically single for about a week but still.... If you haven't read the "Isle of Wight" series by this author then the other characters in this book will make absolutely no sense to you. I'd say to definitely read those books first. It was so wonderful to get the continuing st ...more
Cathy Brockman
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio-book, m-m, romance
Audio review
Island Dr is a sweet romance. I wasn't aware it was from another series but can see that now. The story is good, There are many characters that had such a large part it took away from the main characters. I did enjoy the story.
Adam Rivington did an excellent job narrating. I think he brought the story up a notch. I love the accent, and I like the special effects like when they are talking on a phone or intercom.
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Doctor heartbroken but moving on

Jeff is a GP and taking care of one of his patients he meets Cameron a gorgeous and loving man taking care of his great gran.
He also finds out his boyfriend of 10 years has been unfaithful throughout.
He cuts ties and gets to know Cameron and his friends on the island slowly falling for Cameron.
What follows is general relationship woes of jealousy and other things before they find their feet.
Fani *loves angst*
Started out pretty well but after the first half it turned quite boring. Also too much focus was placed on Cameron's friends (heroes from other series) as well as his great-grandmother. With some editing it could be much more enjoyable IMHO. Still, not bad and I loved the island and British setting.
Jul 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: free-won-gifted, kobo, mm
It was just ok for me. Don't know if I'll be reading the rest of the series.
Lena Grey
Dec 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“In the end you don't so much find yourself as you find someone who knows who you are.” ~Robert Brault,

Jeff Martin, of 'Island Doctor' by Sue Brown, is happy with his life as a doctor on the Isle of Wight. It means he has to drive back and forth to the mainland on the weekend to be with is partner of ten years, Tris, who wouldn't dream of living on the island and thinks Jeff is mad to want to do so. Jeff has been doing it so long that he doesn't give the weekend trips much t
Jenny Wood
Aug 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
*I was given this book by the publisher in exchange of an honest review*

First, I have to say that this book has been on my TBR FOREVER but I hadn't wanted to spend so much money on one e-book. I hate when that happens; not that this book wasn't worth it, but... I just can't do it. ANYWAY, secondly... can we take a minute to appreciate the hottness of this cover? ..... I know, right!

Okay, onto the story...So, first we have Dr. Jeff, working on this island and commuting to see his partner of 10 ye
Barb ~rede-2-read~
Audiobook provided through Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words in exchange for an impartial review.

Jeff Martin is a closeted doctor on the Isle of Wight. He prefers to remain in the closet primarily from the fear that his coworkers and patients will not want to deal with a gay doctor, and it’s pretty easy to do since his longtime lover, Tris, lives over three hours away and never comes to visit Jeff—it’s always Jeff who makes the drive there. Until one night when he arrives late and discovers Tr
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