by Elizabeth Hayley
Series: Strictly Business #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.