The Best Medicine by Elizabeth Hayley

June 17th, 2015 Kimberly Review 59 Comments

17th Jun
The Best Medicine by Elizabeth Hayley
The Best Medicine
by Elizabeth Hayley
Series: Strictly Business #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

The first novel in a sparkling and sexy new contemporary romance series about four best friends looking for love in all the right places—and the one woman who discovers that it takes more than an impeccable bedside manner to make dreams come true… Lauren Hastings is finally ready to enter the real world. At twenty-six, she’s about to get her master’s in psychology, and she’s well on her way to beginning the career of her dreams—until she suffers public humiliation and has to endure something she thought she’d never have to deal with again: a part-time job. A gig at Trinity Hospital isn’t exactly Lauren’s definition of a good time, but Dr. Scott Jacobs quickly changes her mind. He’s straight-up gorgeous, and he always gets what he wants. And that includes Lauren. It’s an ideal arrangement for both of them. No strings. Just fun—at least at first. But feelings quickly begin to run deeper than either Lauren or Scott is willing to admit, causing issues neither of them want to confront. After all, who wants to risk the perfect relationship on something as terrifying, as messy, and as unpredictable as love?

The Best Medicine by Elizabeth Hayley  is the first in the Strictly Business series. This contemporary series shares the stories of four best friends. The Best Medicine mixes snark, humor; heat and heart creating a story that will make you smile, swoon and giggle aloud.

Coffee dates with The Best Medicine

  • First Date: Hayley introduces us to Lauren Hastings an outspoken, snarky twenty-six year old who is completing her master’s degree in psychology. A night out with her best friends lands Lauren in a bit of trouble forcing her to accept a part time job for a doctor at Trinity Hospital. Right away, I like Lauren. She has spunk, a good sense of humor and the events that unfolded have me worried that this girl has the worst luck.
  • Second date: Hello Doctor Yummy. *wipes drool* I mean hello Dr. Scott Jacobs. Scott fast-tracked through college and medical school and has taken over his deceased father’s practice. The man oozes confidence and charm. Sure, he has commitment issues, but I have no problem admiring the view. The sparks are zinging around the office and poor Scott is at a loss for words. The wicked banter and one-line zingers have me eager to see these two tango. An arrangement of sorts develops and while I can see the writing on the wall, I am all in. Hold on to your book dear reader as things are about to get heated.
  • Third date: Despite the intense heat Hayley allows a friendship to grow, pushing both characters past the boundaries they have set. We get to learn about their friends and family giving the story depth. Hayley fleshes out both Scott and Lauren exposing the real reasons behind their commitment issues and allows them to share personal experiences. Their stories were genuine and this late date was filled with a little angst and some of the sweetest, swoon worthy moments.

Caffeinated thoughts on my dates with The Best Medicine: What a fun ride Hayley gave me. I adored this couple and appreciated how their relationship unfolded. The ending wrapped up nicely and has me eager for Just Say Yes, Quinn’s story.

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59 Responses to “The Best Medicine by Elizabeth Hayley”

  1. Preethi

    I haven’t seen this book before but you’re making me think I need this one on my TBR. It sounds like the perfect cute, swoony read, and I could always use more of those. Oh, and I love how you reviewed this one, by the way!

  2. Cyn

    snark, humor; heat and heart creating a story that will make you smile, swoon and giggle aloud. <– This sounds perfect!
    I love a story were awesome friendship is key! And since I'll be on summer break soon, this sounds like a perfect summer read! Great review, Kim!

  3. Lexxie

    The Best Medicine sounds good, Kim! I enjoy contemporary romances where friendship plays an important role. And also, when there is more to the story than romance 🙂
    Great review!
    Have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend.

  4. Bookworm Brandee

    Ooh, this sounds like a lot of fun, Kim. I like the sound of Lauren – I like a feisty heroine. And I love snark! 😉 I’ll put this one on my tbr.

  5. Katherine

    Definitely need to read this one! I love the sounds of the premise and I’m not sure I’ve read a book that has a hospital setting. Plus Dr. Yummy!

  6. Naomi

    This sounds like a sweet read. I love how their friendship grows into something more! Nice review Kimberly!

  7. Melissa (Books and Things)

    Snarky? I think I like Hayley already! I know this isn’t for my mom as she always told me to stay away from doctors. Yea, she is unusual! LOL Sounds like a cute romance.

  8. Lindy

    Lauren sounds like a character that I would love! Humor and spunk are a big plus in a character. Dr. Scott Jacobs sounds yummy. I love it when two characters share sexy banter and swoon-worthy moments! Wonderful Review Kim 🙂

  9. Ramona

    It does seem to hold the promise of a fun ride indeed! And a doctor! I totally understand your drooling issue 😉 Lovely review!

  10. Braine Talk Supe

    *hands you a burp cloth to wipe off your drool*

    I love verbal foreplay on contemporary romances, it sure makes the romantic tension between the leads more intense.

  11. Lanie

    Lol, this is a cute review! It sounds like a fun doctor romance without being overdone or creepily kinky, ya know?

  12. Heidi

    Well this sounds fun. I love snarky and witty banter, plus a psychology girl. Sign me up.

  13. kindlemom1

    I love that they don’t jump right into a relationship but let their friendship blossom, those are the best type of romances in my opinion!

  14. Maureen Beatrice

    This book sounds amazing. It’s definitely going on my TBR. I love these kinds of books. Ow.. and is seriously love the dates in your review. Very entertaining 😉

  15. Quinn's Book Nook

    I cannot get enough contemporary romance lately, and this looks really cute. I’m adding it to my TBR right now. Thanks for the review.

  16. Jenny

    I don’t think I have any choice but to say yes to this Kim! Give me a swoon worthy doctor, snarky heroine and wicked banter any day and I’m a happy camper. I need something fun and sexy at the moment, and this sounds perfect:)

  17. Red Iza

    Ooooh, that pretty book looks absolutely perfect for my “smile-on-my-face-while-reading” shelf – my favorite. Thanks so much for sharing !

  18. Lorna

    This sounds like a good romance. The “arrangement” thing sounds like a different angle than I have read before, although I have seen a few movies like that. Glad you loved it 🙂

  19. Melliane

    It’s nice to see that it’s a romance evolving and not something insta-love. This is a new one to me. Great review!