|The Best Medicine
Lauren Hastings is forced to take a part time job after getting arrested. She is twenty-six and she is studying for her masters in psychology. She wishes she already had finished her career but for very painful reasons she has delayed school. Her mother offers her the perfect solution to her new problem. She can work part-time for Dr Scott Jacobs. Lauren is shocked to realize Doctor Jacobs is young and attractive.
Dr Scott Jacobs inherited his dad's practice but he's dedicated to his job. His mother messed him and his brother up. He doesn't want to fall in love or have a serious relationship. He can only offer a no strings attached relationship. His attraction to Lauren should make him run in the opposite direction instead he finds himself wanting to spend more time with her.
“I don’t do relationships. At least not in the traditional sense, I’m not going to lie: I want you. So if you decide to walk down this road with me, you need to know that there’s no happily ever after at the end of it. No love or prolonged commitments. It’ll be raw and consuming, but eventually it’ll be over. Can you handle that?
I liked this book. Lauren was a mentally mature woman unless she is fighting a guy off. Then, she is all violence. Scott's fear of intimacy and love was all due to his childhood problems and who can blame him after sustaining his mother's deplorable actions.
I felt a kinship towards Scott's brother, Tim and I'm glad he's doing better. Maybe he'll get his HEA with Quinn.
A complimentary copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.