Love M.D. Synopsis
As an accomplished interior designer in San Francisco’s Bay Area, Zoë Jenkins is used to transforming empty spaces into masterpieces. She leaves little square footage in her personal life for anything outside of her thriving business and a renewed relationship with her twin brother. After a decade spent ripped apart by circumstance and an entire ocean’s distance, she depends on no one but him. Until a sexy surgeon walks into her life.
Although Zoë can’t deny her attraction to the charming and benevolent Morgan Drake, he’s on her mental list of everything she should avoid. Past experience taught Zoë that dating clients compromises business. Add a not-yet-dissolved marriage to the mix and Doctor Hottie is definitely Doctor Off-limits.
Dr. Morgan Drake is surprised at the undeniable chemistry he feels when he’s in the same room as Zoë. The strikingly beautiful and solitary designer he hired to fill his new-start, new-city home makes it abundantly clear there will never be anything between them. But twelve years of medical school breeds persistence. He sets out to persuade the pants off Zoë Jenkins and show her what her empty spaces are missing.
Intense passion and amazing sex have a way of masking secrets—secrets that unravel a dangerous web of fraud, corruption and conspiracy that turn Zoë’s quiet spaces into a world where nothing is as it seems. With her life on the line, the good doctor responsible for her fiercest betrayal might just be the only one worthy of her finest interior masterpiece—this time, of her heart.
Meet Dr. Morgan Drake
Name: Morgan Drake
Birth Date: April 15
Weight: 165 Lbs.
Race: Hispanic & Caucasian
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Dark
Hometown: San Francisco, California
School: Stanford School of Medicine
Home: Belvedere, California
Traits: Protective, Resolute, Loyal
Favorite Outfit: Grey, black, navy or white T-Shirt with faded blue jeans
Toys: Tesla, Land Rover Range Rover Sport & a Harley
Hobbies: Boating and he has an obsession with the pyramids of Egypt
Favorite Food: Mostly seafood and poultry, with the occasional steak.
Excerpt – Discussing Dr. Morgan Drake
Zach pulls me close and kisses my forehead. “Zoë, if anyone knows how you feel it’s me. Just try. Maybe go on a date with Doctor You Know Who. If I deserve this, you do, too. You’re the better half of us.”
I chuckle at his response, and after a tight squeeze, I pull away. “Somehow I don’t think so. For all I know, he and his ex might be rekindling the flame right now.”
“I don’t think so. A guy doesn’t go all out trying to impress a woman unless he’s seriously interested, and I think he’s made his feelings pretty clear. If I usually get what I want isn’t clear, I don’t know what is.”
“Maybe what he really wants is a quick lay.”
“A quick lay doesn’t send you long stem roses and gifts. Is this about him or you?”
“I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
“Is that right? I think you know how he feels. As usual, I think you’re avoiding acknowledging this because you like him—a lot. You don’t want to get hurt again, so you won’t admit how you really feel.”
Laughing carelessly, I reply, “I emphatically disagree with that statement.”
“You can emphatically disagree all you want, but it’s the truth.”
At the same moment, Peaches runs into the kitchen with something in her mouth.
“What’s that you’ve got there girl?” Zach asks, scratching her ears.
I turn my back to pull some quiche from the oven.
“Zoë Baylee Jenkins, what is this?”
I turn to see him holding a Ralph Lauren sock in his hand. I know that could only belong to Morgan. I guess I forgot to mention to him that he should be careful about leaving socks around when he was here. Peaches has a sock fetish.
“Are you blind? It’s a sock.”
“Yes, but whose is it?”
“I don’t know. She must have found that somewhere outside.”
Inspecting it, he responds. “You are such a liar. He was here wasn’t he? You’ve been holding out on me.”
I try with all my might to not break out into a smile and keep my secret safe. “Maybe.”
“Hmmm… getting regular injections yet?”
I try, I really do but I can’t keep a straight face, and I break out in laughter. “It wasn’t like that.”
“Exactly how was it?”
“He came home early and the guys had just refinished the floors so he couldn’t stay at the house. We tried to find him a hotel, but they were all booked for the weekend because of some major conference, and his sister and dad were out of town for the weekend. I offered him a bed for the night.”
“No. He slept in the guest room, thank you very much.”
“You didn’t sleep too well that night, did you?” With a naughty grin, he rubs his palms together. “Any kissy kissy?”
“There was not.”
“Why don’t you just admit it? You like him.”
I smile but don’t respond.
“You barely even give out your address, much less let anyone come to your home. Let’s see in two years who’s been here: Jada, Jonathan, Megan, Sheila, Lisa, Leo and Trevor… oh and Gail and, might I add, out of all those five are our staff members. Out of the two or three guys you had relations with after Todd, not one of them made it to your doorstep, and I’m supposed to believe that this is not a big deal.”
“You’re entitled to your thoughts and opinions.”
“Say whatever you want, but I know you better than you know yourself. Better stock up on those batteries, because if nothing happened between you two, as you claimed last night, you’re going to need them.”
I am sitting here staring at my computer screen, baffled at how I want to go about doing this review because SO much happens in Love M.D., there is action, love, heartbreak, friendship, suspense, bad guys, and so much more. There is so much I want to spill the beans about, but I can’t… MUST AVOID SPOILERS. But if I could spill it all to you without spoiling, boy what a great book conversation we could have about this one. So instead I will try to portray in this review how amazing Love M.D. is without spoiling it for you.
I’d like to start with the synopsis and I don’t think that this is something that has ever come up in one of my book reviews. I LOVE the synopsis for Love. M.D. Particularly this part: Intense passion and amazing sex have a way of masking secrets-secrets that unravel a dangerous web of drugs, fraud and corruption that turn Zoe’s quiet spaces into a world where nothing is as it seems. With her life on the line, the good doctor responsible for her fiercest betrayal might just be the only one worth of her finest interior masterpiece-this time, of her heart. Now, do I even need to go on any more with my review? From just that paragraph, before ever reading the book, this is a book you want to read, right?! Just from this peak we see all the different depths of Love M.D. and the power of Rebecca’s writing.
In Zoe’s life she had a lot of parallels to my own life. So for me, reading this book was an emotional journey. There were moments I had to stop reading because my emotions got away from me. But at least for me, this is part of the reason why reading is so fulfilling. We take a fictional journey through the emotions of a character and if it something we can relate to we may even get some therapy out of it. At least I do, with a much more enjoyable process too.
All right, let’s now delve deeper into Zoe. She is a great character: smart, independent, successful, and funny. She is determined to not need or depend on any one, she has her small inner circle and her crew (Her dog and cat), and she has even gone as far as making her home the perfect little hideaway. Reading books with strong females is something I crave, whether we are someone strong like Zoe or someone wishing we were stronger I think we either see the woman we wish we could be more like or relate in our choices and see where compromise comes into play. It’s something all good books should have and Zoe is that character. She is strong but eventually needs to learn that letting someone else be strong for her doesn’t mean she’s weak.
Dr. Morgan Drake is not the typical bad boy we read in a lot of the younger adult novels. He’s not a playboy too scared to settle down. He was a stand up man in his past relationship and he was the one who was scorned (even if he takes some fault by putting work so far up on his priority list) but doesn’t let that stop him from knowing what he wants for his future – Zoe… and going for it. It’s a refreshing change from the eternal bachelor. Drake is a successful doctor and even gives his time helping patients who wouldn’t normally have access to the type of care he can give. He protects the ones he cares about and is loyal to his family.
Love M.D. is a book with no many levels; romance, mystery, thriller… – but for those of you who live for the steamy, there are great sex scenes too. It isn’t lacking in that department. Zoe and Morgan have great chemistry and the good doctor knows how to please a woman right.
Here is my one beef and I promise it’s small. Throughout Love M.D., but especially in the beginning there are a lot of names mentioned of people who aren’t physically characters in the story (ex. People Zoe mentions in a story from the past). Then these people are mentioned again in the story line and it get’s kind of confusing keeping characters straight who aren’t actually in the story and I seemed to mix up their references. But since these characters aren’t really in the story it doesn’t matter a whole lot, I just got confused in my own head.
I believe Love M.D. has the power to cure any book hangover you have, treat your book slump, or remedy your desire for a book that will keep you up, turning the pages. This is a novel you can’t put down because you have to find out what is going to happen next and you long for more Zoe and Morgan. I highly advice you take my word and go purchase Love M.D. now.
About Rebecca Rohman
Rebecca Rohman is a wife and designer currently living in the northeastern United States. She was a sales manager for a tourist magazine, and for many years prior, she was involved in marketing for a jewelry company and fine wine distributor.
About fifteen years ago, she started writing her first romance novel purely to entertain herself. In early 2012, she decided to complete and release it. Since then, she has released three additional novels and one novella. She is currently working on her second novella, Love, Lies & A Bleu Christmas, due to be released in November 2016.
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