Book Review, Romance Review

Review: Doctor Heartless by J. Saman

He’s cruel. Insufferably attractive. And broken beyond redemption.

After the nightmare I just ran from, those details should have made him the perfect storm of do not touch. Except I didn’t know any of this—other than the attractive part—when I met him.

Our story started on a lie.

He pretended to be someone else, and I didn’t ask a lot of questions. Nor did I try to stop him when he snuck out of my hotel room in the wee hours of the morning. I was determined to start my new life on an uptick and a wild one-night with a hot stranger felt like just the ticket.

Only I should have known something that good wouldn’t end that easy.

On my first night in my new house, our paths cross again when I discover he’s my new neighbor. No longer the charming man I met in the bar, he’s a grump, completely unfriendly, and utterly intolerable. As if this couldn’t get any worse, I quickly learn I’m also his daughter’s new teacher.

A wonderful daughter I can’t help but fall in love with.

Something I refuse to do with him. Our button-pushing back and forth never fails to get under my skin. If anything, his sudden off-limits status makes resisting this devil of a single dad that much easier.

Regardless of the temptation he presents. How searing his heated gaze is when I catch him staring. Or how breathless our stolen moments leave us.

After all, this is the fresh start I so desperately need, and I will not let anything get in my way.

No. I can’t give in to Doctor Heartless. No matter how hard he tries to change my mind.

Elle and Landon’s story was darker than the previous books in the series so I was a bit surprised but I absolutely loved it. They met at a bar and it was supposed to be one night with no strings attached but she just moved to Boston from Florida and surprise, they’re neighbors now. Landon’s suspicious of Elle because that’s too much of a coincidence to be believable and people – especially women – do crazy things to the billionaire Fritz brothers. But Elle rented that house before they ever met and had no idea the hot one-night-stand from the hotel bar would be living next door. She doesn’t want to have anything to do with him anyway since he gave her a fake name because who does that?

Despite being neighbors, it should be easy enough to avoid each other, except she’s his daughter’s new teacher and Stella falls harder for Elle than Landon. They share an interest in gardening and Elle is teaching her to cook so Stella can’t get enough of her awesome new teacher and Landon struggles to avoid her. There’s a great love-to-hate thing going here and they’re hot even at each other’s throats. Landon has some serious baggage in his past that affects every aspect of his life but Elle has skeletons of her own and they pop out of the closet in a big way.

Their story is sweet and funny at times, but pulls at your heartstrings at others. It’s an emotional rollercoaster but in the best possible way. I love these two and the way they came together. This is another fantastic book in what’s become a favorite series and I can’t recommend it enough. I received an ARC from Grey’s Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

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