Dr. OB by Max Monroe

Posted May 3, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 0 Comments

Dr. OB by Max MonroeDr. OB (St. Luke's Docuseries Book 1) by Max Monroe
Series: St. Luc's Docuseries #1
on January 1st 1970
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: E-Book
Source: Personal Copy

From the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of TAPPING THE BILLIONAIRE comes a new three book series of Romantic Comedy standalones.

It’s just a docuseries about your career as an OB/GYN, they said. It won’t interrupt your life during or after filming, they said. It is a great opportunity for the hospital and your practice, they said.

Well, they—the television executives who seem intent on ruining my career and personal life with a fair number of creative liberties—lied. Now I’m stuck dealing with the consequences of believing them.

Instead of being known as Dr. Will Cummings, Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Luke’s Hospital, I’m now being called Dr. Obscene. What devotion I’d hoped to earn in respect, I’ve instead received in patients flashing me seductive smiles and flirtatious winks during their exams.

How’s a guy supposed to convince the most perfect woman he’s ever met that he’s not as much of an idiot in real life as he appears to be on camera? With all of the show’s side effects taking root like parasites, it’s going to take a lot to persuade Melody Marco to be anything more than my new nurse. But I can’t get her out of my head. I want her.

Good thing I’ve never been one to back away from a challenge…
Get ready, Melody. The doctor is in.

The Doctor is In with all of the ingredients you’ve come to expect from writing duo Max Monroe:  some over-the-top-I-can’t-believe-that-just-happened hijinks, a dash of dirty talk, and a sweet happily ever after for a devastatingly good looking couple.

Dr. OB is the first in the new St. Luc’s Docuseries trilogy focused on Will Cummings, an obstetrician filmed for a reality documentary series about his life at the hospital.  Unfortunately, the filming team took creative liberties with the editing and Will was typecast as Dr. OBscene – a womanizing, inappropriate playboy that you wouldn’t want anywhere near your lady bits. If that wasn’t bad enough, Will is attracted to the new nurse, Melody Marco, and needs to overcome his Dr. OBscene image to win her heart.

Overall this book was just okay for me. The story clocks in at a solid 3 stars while the humor is easily a 4.5+ star.  So how to rate this read?

Here’s what worked for me:

  • This romantic comedy is heavy on the comedy.  I mean seriously, how do these two think some of this stuff up?!?  Will’s office is bombarded with women looking for their change with Dr. OBscene after the show airs. Considering his medical specialty (OB/GYN) and the nature of these *ahem* visits, you can only image how inappropriately funny these women are!
  • The Character’s Inner Dialogues are fun and quirky.  Case in point:

There’s no Man School per se, but when you grew up with a father like Dick Cummings, your adolescent youth included long talks about what makes women happy.  Ironically, it’s only now that I’m wishing those discussions would have hit more topics than just “how to find the G-spot.”

Here’s where I went “Meh”

  • Sometimes the comedy was for the sake of comedy and didn’t always move the plot along.  There is one scene in particular where Melody is trying out a new health product and the outcome was… unpleasant.  While very funny, I look back and wonder why that scene was there in the first place.
  • Take away the humor and you’re left with a kind of dull story: Boy likes girl. Boy has an unfair reputation.  Girl gets over her apprehension and decides to like Boy back. I wanted a little more drama and resistance on Melody’s part.
  • I feel like we’ve been here before.  Maybe I’ve read the author too many times twice, but had hoped for a fresh start and departure from the Billionaire Bad Boys series.  The things I said “meh” about in the last Billionaire book were the same things I said “meh” about in this one, which leads me to my final point….  
Important to Note:  

This book is a spin-off series from Monroe’s Billionaire Bad Boys trilogy and focuses on Georgia’s brother. Now, the fact that this is a spin-off series isn’t a deal breaker; however, several characters (Georgia, Kline, Cass, and Thatcher) cross over from the first trilogy and understanding their backstories and quirks add to the zaniness of Dr. OB.  I’d recommend anyone testing the waters with this new author start with Georgia & Kline’s story in Tapping the Billionaire, one of my favorite reads of 2015.

Max Monroe writes a mean romantic comedy and there some GREAT reviews for this book on GoodReads; however, I’m ready to see this author pick up a fresh story line.  Read this author if you love laugh-out-loud, over-the-top comedy, but consider starting with Tapping the Billionaire based on storyline and entertainment value


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