Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Playing Doctor by Kate Allure

The Basics:
Playing Doctor by Kate Allure
Sourcebooks Casablanca
Book One in the Meeting Men series
Published January 6, 2015
Source: Received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Why I picked up this book:

It had been a long time since I last read erotica and the doctor theme intrigued me.


The doctor will see you now…

Three sizzling-hot erotic romance stories to stoke your mood…

In The Intern, the temperature of Dr. Lauren Marks' office quickly rises when her new medical intern, Courtney, turns out to be a passionate and sexy young man.

Valerie realizes all of her fantasies when her sexy surgeon and her loving husband team up to offer her some extra-special treatment in My Doctor, My Husband, and Me.

Nikki gets more than she bargained for in Seize the Doctor when the hot guy she recently met at a bar walks into her exam room wearing a white coat. Good thing she wore her sexiest lingerie.

My thoughts:

Playing Doctor is an odd collection of three individually sexy stories.

The first short story features a May-December romance with an older woman. This was, for me, the weakest of the three stories as I didn't find Lauren to be likeable at all. Whether she's misplacing her anger and sexual frustration, or nearly-flaunting her fling around the office, I cringed through much of this one.

Up next was a menage story that I enjoyed much more. This story could easily have been fleshed out into a longer piece (true of any of these three stories, really). I was laughing at Valerie's initial response to her sexy podiatrist and then smiling as she got to explore her sexuality in ways she never anticipated.

The last story was more familiar, and read like a very hot contemporary romance. It was a very positive note to end on, and was probably my favourite of the series, complete with an obvious but well-written doctor fantasy.

Make no mistake, these are very erotic stories with lots of fantasizing and sex to heat up the pages. There's also a lot of a variety here because each story takes such a different angle on the doctor theme.

Which brings me to the problem I had with this book (other than that the first story nearly put me off of it entirely): only the sexy doctor theme united the collection. Now, maybe that's enough for most people. For me, I wish that there'd been another connection - variations on the May-December idea or all the stories taking place in the same town/city or maybe the trio of doctors in the last story each starred in one in the collection? 

Bottom line:

The stories in Playing Doctor was too disconnected for me, and I only really enjoyed two of the three stories. I'd say take a pass on this one unless you're really into doctors or you're looking for short format erotica.

3 stars
For fans of doctor-themed erotica

But don't just take my word for it! I grabbed a few links to other blog reviews of Playing Doctor:

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