That awkward moment when an ER doctor has to inform you that you’re pregnant…with his baby.
Three things Lynsey Jones knows about the hot doctor: he’s grouchy, an arrogant jerk, and strangely obsessed with pie.
Three things Dr. Josh Richardson knows: he doesn’t talk about his past, he doesn’t do relationships, and the crazy girl in the hospital cafeteria who ate a fistful of French silk pie…is annoyingly irresistible.
After a chance meetup at a bar and a heated cab ride together, things come to a head and now instead of hating each other, they’re horizontal in a bed.
Three months later, the weird cafeteria stalker who crept out of Josh’s house like a thief in the night, winds up as his patient in the ER after her Tinder date from hell.
The doctor is prepared to keep it cool and professional. That is until her bloodwork reveals she’s pregnant.
What really throws him for a loop…is the surprise baby…is his.
|One Moment Please
|Wait with Me (Book 3)
Enemies to Lovers
One Night Stand
|Point of View:
|9th April, 2020
Wow! Wow! Wow!
This is the first book I’ve read from Amy Daws despite having a number of her other books on my wishlist. This one sounded especially delicious – I mean, enemies-to-lovers, surprise baby, roommates to lover story? Gimme! – and I thought that I knew exactly what to expect.
I was wrong. This isn’t ‘just’ a romantic comedy – it’s so, so much more. And I think I’ve found a new obsession in Ms Daws and her writing.
Our heroine, Lynsey, is finishing her thesis in the only place she feels her creativity flows – the canteen of the local hospital. Enter grumpy ER doctor, Josh. But this isn’t a meet cute, as our hero and heroine are at constant odds with each other, arguing, accusing and glaring at each other. And hoping that they never see each other again.
But of course, luckily for us – that doesn’t happen.
From there, we get a story that just races along – but not necessarily in the direction that I expected. A scene would start and I would assume that things would happen to create drama, tension or for laughs. Ms Daws rarely took that route, allowing the real emotions, drama and feelings to shine through. And because of that, I felt a real connection with both our main characters – loving to read both their points of view throughout the story.
Lynsey was a joy to me from the first page. She’s classed as a ‘quirky’ character but to me she was just honest, hilarious and knew what she wanted – and didn’t want – in life and that was that. She was real and I loved her. I wanted her to get everything she wanted – including charcuterie boards! I think I even wanted to be her – pie butt and all. Her best friends were also a delight and I can’t wait to go back and read Kate’s book, Wait With Me – although fear not, these books are complete standalones.
Characters like Josh (aka Dr Dick) are my ultimate catnip. Oh he was grumpy and alpha and always wanted to be in control. (Yes, there’s spanking in this story!) We know from early on that the man has some baggage. Baggage that Lynsey manages to slowly unpack, bit by bit. It was a real delight to watch the pair fall in love. Of course, Josh was such a flaming idiot when it came to his feelings for Lynsey and the baby. It was so obvious what he was really feeling but he refused to allow himself to acknowledge it. That makes it all the sweeter when he finally realises and has his ‘come to Jesus’ moment. I have to admit I teared up and was clutching my pearls as things finally resolved. *Sigh!*
Josh and Lynsey had chemistry that near set my kindle on fire. And as I mentioned – there’s spanking! The pair get it on quite a lot in the book – which I’m always happy to read – but it never got too much where I was over it and needed to skip sections.
Amy Daws’ writing is ultimately what made this story for me. Her style was friendly and compelling – drawing me in and making me forget that I was reading as I was enveloped by the story, these wonderful characters and the situations they found themselves in. So while yes, this is a romantic comedy, it’s got character development, emotional depth and a love story that made my heart go pitter pat. And any story that I’m still thinking about well after the fact, has to be something special.
Plain and simple – I loved this story. All the elements of love, laughter, sex and charcuterie boards, come together for a definite 5 stars. Would be more if I could! I hope you read it and love it as much as I did.
Amy Daws is an Amazon Top 25 bestselling author of sexy, contemporary romance novels. She enjoys writing love stories that take place in America, as well as across the pond in England. When Amy is not writing in a tire shop waiting room, she’s watching Gilmore Girls, or singing karaoke in the living room with her daughter while Daddy smiles awkwardly from a distance.