Not the Doctor by Charley Descoteaux ~ Review by Brandilyn

Another Short from the Mended Daily Dose.

NottheDoctor_LGTitle: Not the Doctor

Author: Charley Descoteaux

PublisherDreamspinner Press

My Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Cover Artist: Catt Ford

From the Publisher:

A moment of distraction on a lonely highway leaves middle-aged widower Joe Prescott with a broken arm and in need of surgery. He’s no stranger to long hours spent alone in his apartment, but until his arm heals, independence will be a luxury. Joe is used to helping others and doesn’t realize the strength it takes to accept a helping hand, especially from the neighbor he’s had a crush on since he moved in.

Kai Hosino, “retired” chef, lives with his elderly Aunt Tilly so they can help each other navigate life with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Kai is drawn to the silver fox next door, but his painful history of falling for straight men makes him hesitant to take a chance.

My View

Sometimes reviews come easily to me.  Sometimes… no so much.  Unfortunately, this is one of the latter times.  I am not entirely sure what to tell you about this story.  I read the entire story with on (virtual) eyebrow cocked in the air.  I was never exactly sure what to think about it.  The characters all had me questioning.  The plot left me disconcerted.  The secondary storyline left me wanting.

I am not entirely sure if I loved this story or despised it.  I know I wanted to love it.  Two unlikely people finding each other after four years of gazing from afar.  A silver fox and a hot young thing that can’t get enough of each other.  Two scarred men who come together to feel whole.  I should have absolutely eaten it up.  In the end, however, I will say that there is an audience who will adore this story to pieces.  I am not quite sure that I am that audience.

Buy Links:

Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank Dreamspinner Press for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.


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