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ARC Review: Doctor Playboy by J Saman

He was older. Impossibly gorgeous. And had no clue I existed.

Luca Fritz was the worst sort of playboy, constantly falling in and out of love with every woman he met. I used to spend hours of my life staring at the huge Fritz mansion from the window of the staff house dreaming of him. By eighteen I’d all but given up my fantasy, set to go off to The Conservatory in London to follow my dreams when fate stepped in with other ideas.

That summer I was young. Innocent. And forbidden to him.

I knew when we succumbed to the explosive passion between us that he would inevitably ruin me.

I wasn’t wrong.

Four years later, fate decides to step in again. I’m offered my dream job as a first chair cellist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Only I know what comes with it.

Luca Fritz.

On opening night, he comes barreling back into my life. Desperate for a shot at his second chance. A second chance I have no intention of giving. Now a brilliant neurosurgeon he thinks he knows exactly the right way to crawl back not only into my bed but into my heart.

I don’t care how persistent, unexpected, or clever he is. I am not that love-sick teenage girl anymore. It’ll take a hell of a lot more than panty-melting smiles and heart-stopping encounters to win me back over.

This cocky playboy is about to learn that all’s fair in love and war. And this is the latter.


I knew Raven and Luca’s story would be wild and I wasn’t disappointed. These two are fire together but they’re at very different places in their lives when they fall in love. She’s only eighteen years old and she wants to sacrifice her dream to follow Luca for his career. He won’t let that happen, but Raven may never forgive him for taking the decision from her. They’re both tortured for four long years apart and if were up to Raven, she’d never lay eyes on Luca again. And once again they’re not even close to being on the same page about things. He’s been waiting for the day he’ll say ‘sorry’ and she’ll fall into his arms. For him, that day has finally arrived. But to his surprise, Raven doesn’t swoon or cling, she tells him to screw off and stay away forever.

She’s fierce and it’s one of the things he loves most about her but now she’s turned that fury on him and he can’t do anything right. Their story is fraught with angst because she’s so much younger and he’s never had a serious adult relationship so they’re both floundering, unsure what to do. I loved the banter between them because Raven speaks her mind and Luca loves it, even when she’s being brutally honest. This is a friends-to-lovers to enemies-to-lovers second chance romance. I think. Their story is sweet and so damn steamy and I loved every minute of it. Now I can’t wait for Kaplan’s book. I received an ARC from Grey’s Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

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