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(London Phoenix #1)

3.52  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  27 reviews
ER doctor Grace Reilly thrives on patching up her patients, propping them back on their feet and sending them home healthier, yet emotionally she feels flat on her back after being deceived by her ex-boyfriend. She’s shelved her malfunctioning romantic radar, possibly forever. But she’s not opposed to no strings attached sex, especially when she meets the brooding and enig ...more
Published August 22nd 2019
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Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars.

Rebecca Crowley is a new-to-me author and I’ll happily admit it was the cover and blurb that did their job in drawing me in.

description Do you make a habit of putting your face between the legs of potential sources?”
“You’re a lifetime exception.”

With a fast paced start, Insider showed promise although as the story progressed it did lack in depth and development with a tendency to tell rather than show, particularly heading into the end—something that could likely have been rectified had it be
May 07, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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💝 ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 💝
Paula White
May 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
This was OK. I liked Oren, didn’t warm to Grace so much.

There really wasn’t too much of a story, I felt the investigation took a back seat and the result not too much of a surprise.

There was a HEA.

Thanks to NetGalley for the copy.
Aug 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars

This is the first book in a new series called London Phoenix by Rebecca Crowley.

I completely resonated with this book because I also work at a newspaper like Oren Brody does except I am a graphic artist and he is an owner. Slight difference. But I do understand the dynamic. It is hard for a broadsheet paper to survive these days and finding those blockbuster stories that will trigger sales is few and far between.

This story is about Oren and his brothers who have bought a newspaper in Lo
May 11, 2019 rated it liked it
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- Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review -
A romance between two strong, guarded individuals flourishes throughout a medical suspense plotline in “Insider”, by Rebecca Crowley.
Crowley’s independent, mature heroine is a pleasure to read and I liked the way Grace is so confident about her sexuality, this only aspect making her such an attractive, modern woman.
Both Grace and Oren are likeable characters and both come with emotional baggage. I liked how they tried and sorte the
May 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Thank you Netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
This was a pretty good erotica romance. Oren and Grace have a steamy first encounter when he meets her at the hospital he is investigating. They meet again when he reaches out to her about the case. She doesn't immediately trust him since he uses her for information but they have undeniable chemistry that makes it difficult to ignore each other.
I wasn't crazy about about the way Grace commanded their sexual encounters b
May 13, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book in a new series, the heroine is an ER doctor, the hero - a journalist working to uncover corruption in the hospital where she works.

I would describe this as an explosive start of a new series. I love this author's football series (Atlanta Skyline), one of my favourite contemporary romances of all time. I had high expectations of this series but sadly, they were not quite met. This was a nice romance but ultimately unremarkable. I felt it lacked depth, the characters were u
I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Insider is a contemporary romance novel by author Rebecca Crowley that follows the Brody brothers as they try to keep their newspaper from going bankrupt while also attempting to get to the bottom of their mothers’ tragic death.

ER doctor Grace Reilly thrives on patching up her patients, yet emotionally she feels flat on her back after being deceived by her ex-boyfriend. Committed to shelving her bad judgement for men Gra
Angel Hatfield
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Grace knew these hospital executives had no problem putting their hands together for an A & E doctor’s rousing speech, but reaching into their pockets for funding was another story altogether. She heard a man say” I enjoyed your presentation. You have some clever ideas for reallocating funding.” He said he was here with the media- she figured an IT person she’d never seen before. He asked her a couple of questions than he asked her to have a drink with him. After the catastrophic choice that was ...more
Aug 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Insider by Rebecca Crowley
If they tear down their walls, can they break the story wide open?
ER doctor Grace Reilly thrives on patching up her patients, propping them back on their feet and sending them home healthier, yet emotionally she feels flat on her back after being deceived by her ex-boyfriend. She’s shelved her malfunctioning romantic radar, possibly forever. But she’s not opposed to no strings attached sex, especially when she meets the brooding and enigmatic Oren Brody. Even better? Af
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INSIDER begins Rebecca Crowley’s London Phoenix series with Grace and Oren’s combustive relationship. And for me, “combustive” means more than simply the heat factor in their story, their arguments are equally as full of fire as is their sizzling attraction to each other.

I’m torn on this story for several reasons. I liked both Grace and Oren for the most part. Although, at times it seemed they argued simply because they didn’t like what the other was saying to them at
May 13, 2019 rated it liked it
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3.5 Stars

Grace Reilly is a doctor working in the ER or as the Brits call it, A and E, in London. She is very dedicated to her patients especially after an ex-boyfriend sent her into a tailspin. Grace meets Oren Brody after a presentation and unaware of his agenda, has a steamy encounter. Oren and his two brothers recently bought a nearly defunct newspaper, the London Phoenix and hope to make it rise again like its mythical counterpart. A tip to the paper of improprieties and the loss of their mo
Aug 17, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Insider is the first book I remember reading written by Rebecca Crowley. At the heart of this medical/journalist story is a hot romance. The romance takes precedence which I found to overshadow the story of misconduct at a London hospital.

ER doctor Grace Reilly has an encounter with a stranger who is later found to be part owner of a newspaper. Their encounters continue at these two learn to trust each other while looking for corruption within the hospital. Oren Brody has two other brothers who
Sep 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Book one in Rebecca Crowley’s London Phoenix series, The Insider is a short and sexy read focusing on an investigation into corruption in a London hospital. The story pairs Phoenix editor in chief Oren Brody and St Hilda’s Hospital accident and Emergency doctor Grace Reilly. While there is plenty of sex in this book I thought it was well written and far from gratuitous. For Grace, sex was initially all about her need to be in control of the situation and I liked that Oren was man enough to let h ...more
A fast paced romance mystery involving deaths linked to the hospital where Grace is an ER doc. The reporter, Oren is trying to break the big story in his newspaper that him and his brothers just bought. There is hot sexual chemistry between Grace and Oren, a little fling is ok in Grace's heart since she has trust issues. Soon Oren breaks through the trust issue, but is it to late.

This story takes place in London, so I enjoyed the dialog between the characters. Great character development, both w
Sandi Ramirez
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-challenge
I love this book. IT has all the feel goods and things that made me hollar OH YEA out loud while I was reading it. A&E Doctor Grace who asks the right questions and looks for answers herself. She meets a man under mysterious reasons and let's just say Oren doesn't exactly tell her all the right info about himself...or any of the info about himself. Fate does manage to step up and make sure they find each other again and again and well they need each other in more ways than one. This is one book ...more
Oct 27, 2019 rated it liked it

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Oren Brody will do anything to save the London Phoenix; the newspaper he and his brothers brought. However, he never imagined seducing ER doctor Grace Reilly would lead to him falling in love. But when Grace discovers the truth of why he’s come to her, will she help him or will she turn Oren away? Read More
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a new to me author I loved the cover and description of the book is what got me but I don’t know if I liked it or disliked it this book had a lot going on I didn’t really like Grace too much Oren was a likeable character but I don’t get why him and his brothers put the investigation of their mother’s death on hold. I also wasn’t feeling the sex scene but I still give this book a good rating
Rebecca Hefner
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was recommended to me by a fellow author on Twitter, so I figured I'd give it a try. Wow! I loved it! The writing was crisp and emotional, the characters were so relatable. Grace is freaking awesome because she's a kick-ass doctor who is a bit of a dominant (in life and in the bedroom!), and I loved that Oren lets that part of her shine. Their meet-cute is wowza steamy. The perfect amount of angst, plot, steam...pick this one up, romance lovers! ...more
Aug 01, 2019 rated it liked it

Insider the first in Rebecca Crowleys new London Phoenix series was a decent read. That focuses on a hospital drug scandal and the co-owner of a newspaper. Who ends up falling for the ER doctor, he's hoping will provide him with inside information.

And whilst the drug scandal and subsequent investigation did seem to take a back seat to the romance I did find the story ok. But honestly, I struggled with the characters and especially the initial meet cute. Which wasn't very realistic or smooth
Jun 11, 2019 rated it liked it
**This ARC was generously given by NetGalley**
I loved the little bit of hospital mystery that was included in this book. Oren and Grace were made for each other. I do have a little issue with how Grace handled the news being broke in the paper about the hospital. She didn't give Oren a chance to explain especially when he was with her the whole night. But I guess that's part of relationships.
Oct 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Insider provides a nice blend of romance and mystery. Grace and Oren go from not liking each other to friends to more. I enjoyed how their characters developed throughout the book. There are some steamy scenes so be aware. Rebecca Crowley is a new author to me and is worth checking out.
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Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3/5 Stars)
Title: Insider
Author(s): Rebecca Crowley
Grace Reilly: Blonde, Green Eyed
Oren Brody: Brunette, Hazel Eyed
Setting: London, England
Tag(s): Romance, Contemporary
Content Rating: R
POV: Third Person
Smexy Level: Hot
Favorite Quote(s):
― “You should be tasted. Savoured. Not rushed. Like that posh French wine we were drinking.”
Overall Opinion:
Rebecca Crowley's “Insider” was an overall pleasant read in which was unexpected. I love the overall storyline and the ch
I voluntarily read a advanced reader’s copy of this book.

Insider by Rebecca Crowley.
A London Phoenix Novel. Great character development and storyline.
A new to me author that I'll be checking out more books by.
Looking forward to reading more in series and by Rebecca Crowley.
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May 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an advanced reader's copy of Insider by Rebecca Crowley from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was the first novel that I had read by Rebecca Crowley, but after reading, she is an author I would look for in the future.

Overall, I enjoyed this novel and I found it to be engaging. The primary characters' romantic start seemed a little awkward (not believable or smooth), but it improved quickly. Where I think the novel struggled was pacing and setting setti
May 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
****Insider introduced this reader to British author Rebecca Crowley. The story focuses on a suspected hospital drug scandal and the lust between an investigative reporter who is part owner of a newspaper and a female doctor he hopes will give him insider information. Outside of their outstanding physical pairing, because of past involvements these two have a pull-me push-me relationship that keeps one or the other ending things and then showing back up. The investigation aspect of the story is ...more
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Rebecca Crowley writes contemporary romance about good people doing their best, and never tires of the happily-ever-after. Having pulled up her Kansas roots to live in New York City, London and Johannesburg, Rebecca currently resides in Houston.

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