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Unlocking the Doctor's Heart

2.93  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Headstrong nurse Davie Penrose has moved to London from a small village in Cornwall to start work in the children’s transplant ward. He left to progress his career, but also to escape the painful memories of his ex-boyfriend, a workaholic doctor.

Ambitious Doctor Leo Westbury is in charge of a ward for now, but he has plans to be a medical director soon. Making use of his
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Published January 21st 2019 by NineStar Press
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Truuss / Loveislovereview
Feb 02, 2019 rated it liked it
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3.5 stars I found this to be a lovely story, a bit of fluttering here and there, but overall a lovely story.

As self-righteous as Leo can be I found him endearing. Helping Davie with stuff... It was really funny to watch. Leo is ambitious and there is no place for a relationship, only short one nighters. Throughout the story we find out the real reason about that opinion.

Davie is the new staff nurse at Twinkle Ward. His first encounter with Dr. Leo Westbury isn’t the best one. Even though he is
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Joyfully Jay
Jan 28, 2019 rated it liked it
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A Joyfully Jay review.

2.75 stars


Unlocking the Doctor’s Heart by Liam Livings had great potential. Davie Penrose was wonderfully gentle hearted and the scenes he shared with the children in his care were sweet and well written. Livings seemed to have both first-hand experience and done hefty research into the life of being a caregiver on a children’s ward where each patient was hoping for the miracle of a transplant in order to survive. In fact, the portions of the novel where Davie and Leo
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Kirstin
Jan 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Honestly, this was a difficult read for me.

It started out with Davie, a nurse, starting a new job at a hospital in London. He's trying to get into the hospital for a walk through, but he doesn't have his staff pass yet, so he's arguing with the desk clerk. When Leo, a staff doctor gets involved, he takes on Davie as his responsibility and shows him around. When they end up working together in the youth transplant ward, they spend a lot of time together at the hospital, but also forge a
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Sol ~ TheBookishKing
Jan 18, 2019 rated it did not like it
No Thanks !

ARC Provided by Netgalley.
Eva
Jan 21, 2019 rated it liked it
unlocking the doctor's heart is a category romance that feels like an old school betty neels harlequin except the main characters are both men. doctor leo westbury is an up-and-coming surgeon working the transplant ward, and new hire nurse davie penrose is a distraction he both wants desperately and is afraid to give into.

leo has faced loss before, and since then only meaningless flings have been his standard. when davie meets him, he's already been warned about the playboy doctor, and since
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Wax
Jan 23, 2019 rated it liked it
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This book was provided by the author via IndiGo Marketing & Design in exchange for an honest review.

This book was provided by the author via IndiGo Marketing & Design in exchange for an honest review.

Davie is a nurse from Cornwall who has recently moved to London in order to pursue a different career opportunity, as a nurse in a pediatric transplant unit. On his first day in London, he goes to get the lowdown on his new place of employment only to be told he can’t get in because he isn’t
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Shirley
Jan 25, 2019 rated it liked it
3-3.5
This is a tough one. I really liked the story and the characters but...


I really wanted to like this one and there were parts of it that I did, but there was just something that kept me from really getting into Unlocking the Doctor's Heart. I hate to say this, because most of the time, I'm wishing for more to a story. In the case of Davie and Leo, I think that their story would have been better if it had been shorter. Why? Well, it just felt like there was too much back and forth of the
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Megan
Jan 24, 2019 rated it liked it
A new job brings together Davie and Leo, two men who have histories that are much more likely to keep them apart than bring them together. When their proximity and respect lead to friendship and then to more, they catch glimpses of a future together. For one of them, that's appealing though scary. For the other, it's so frightening it becomes abhorrent and ruins their chance for a meaningful relationship. It will take strength, humility, and determination to regain what might have been crushed ...more
Desca
Jan 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Davie Penrose left his successful career and moved to a new city to work in the children's transplant ward. When he was about starting a job in the new hospital, he could not get in because he did not have his staff pass leaving him arguing with the desk clerk. During those moments, our sexy doctor, Doctor Leo Westbury helped him and later took him around the hospital. As they worked together, the tension started to heat up. Leo found that Davie was bossing him around and Davie thought that Leo ...more
Angelique
Feb 15, 2019 rated it liked it
A bit boring,not much romance,mc`s are both likeable to bad.
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Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
I'm always a fan of MM and this had sweet moments but it doesn't matter if its male or females I hate the story lines with the "never again story lines", where the shields are up and they won't even try. Which then leads into the miscommunications and assumptions. blah blah which infuriates me and then makes the characters forgettable.

However, since I'm in Canada, the language is different in the medical world so that was neat to experience. And even though I was getting frustrated I ended up
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Unlocking the Doctor's Heart was an easy read, but a bit slow. I enjoyed the book but it was drawn out.
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Liam Livings lives where east London ends and becomes Essex. He shares his house with his boyfriend and cat. He enjoys baking, cooking, classic cars and socialising with friends. He escapes from real life with a guilty pleasure book, cries at a sad, funny and camp film – and he’s been known to watch an awful lot of Gilmore Girls in the name of writing ‘research’.

He has written since he a teenager,
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