Friday Feature Excerpt& Giveaway: Never Date a Doctor by Melanie A. Smith

Title: Never Date a Doctor by Melanie A. Smith
Publisher: Wicked Dreams Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 163 pages


From best-selling author Melanie A. Smith comes the first book in a new series of steamy contemporary medical romance standalone novels about life lessons that break all the rules. 

Some lessons are more fun when learned the hard way… 

What’s the first rule of nurse’s club? That’s right: Never date a doctor. Which Sasha Suvorin has no intention of doing anyway, since she’s a nurse at Rutherford Hospital by day and working on her master’s degree by night. Who has time for dating, much less dating someone you work with? Bad idea much?

That is, until the sexy British Dr. Caleb Thompson starts at her hospital. It also doesn’t help that he’s exactly her type with his dark hair, blue eyes, and rockin’ bod. Or that he’s not your typical arrogant and bossy surgeon. But Sasha isn’t so easily convinced, and she soon discovers Dr. Hottie has a past that puts a stop to whatever she might have been feeling before anything ever starts between them.

Unfortunately, working together means facing temptation. Every. Single. Day. Is Sasha strong enough to resist what might just be the perfect man? And if she gives in, will Cal’s past stay in the past? Sasha may be used to playing it safe, but life has a way of teaching its lessons … one way or another.

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“Sasha,” he pleads. That one word nearly undoes me. Because in it I can hear the pain of whatever it is that he’s going through, and his desire to make me understand. But I already have enough on my plate, and I just can’t do this.

“Please don’t,” I reply, still refusing to look at him. “Last week when I … well, I expected wanting to date someone I work with might be complicated, even if you returned the sentiment. But not like this. This isn’t … I’ve got a lot going on right now.”

“As do I,” he agrees. “So I respect your position.”

“Good,” I reply firmly. “So we’re in agreement.”

“Perhaps. Would you like to hear what I want?”

I close my eyes and give a slight shake of my head. “Will it change anything?” I open my eyes and look up at him. Mistake. He’s painfully, heartbreakingly beautiful as he looks down longingly into my eyes.

“I guess I won’t know until I’ve told you,” he says simply. “But I don’t want to overwhelm you. I can only imagine how the wolves have been treating you while I was away.” He gives a faint smile.

“Fine. What you do want?”

His eyes light up at the question, and his heated gaze pins me to the spot. “A good many things. But just one that you need to know about.” His hand reaches up, and he strokes a finger down my cheek. “Put simply: You. From the moment I saw you. Even though I knew it would be messy on many levels. Though I’m afraid I haven’t behaved entirely honorably. And I do understand where you’re coming from. But you should know that I’m not going to give up.”

I squeeze my legs together to quell the shaking I feel starting in my knees. “You’re awfully vocal about your feelings. I thought the English didn’t do that?”

That gets a full-throated laugh from him. “No, we’re not known for it, I suppose, are we?” he murmurs, continuing to cup my cheek in his hand. “I can’t say I usually am. But then, this is an unusual time in my life.”

He stares down at me, and I’m mesmerized. His eyes drift to my lips, and it causes heat to rise from my core, all the way up to my cheeks. And I’d be a liar if I said I didn’t want to kiss him right now. I came in here so sure I was going to put him back in the “coworker” box. But now? I’m of two minds again. One wants him to take me on his desk, against the wall, anywhere. Now. The other wants to run and hide.

Author Bio

Melanie A. Smith is the best-selling author of The Safeguarded Heart Series and other contemporary romance fiction. Originally from upstate New York, she spent most of her childhood in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to Los Angeles for college. After that, she spent almost fifteen years in the Seattle Area, and now lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas with her family.

​A voracious reader and lifelong writer, Melanie’s writing began at a young age with short stories and poetry. Having completed a bachelor of science in electrical engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master’s in business administration at the University of Washington, her writing abilities were mainly utilized for technical documents as a lead engineer for the Boeing Company, where she worked for ten years.

After shifting careers to domestic engineering and property management in 2015, she eventually found a balance where she was able to return to writing fiction.

Melanie is also a Mensan and enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and driving with the windows down and the stereo cranked up loud.

Author Links: Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram * Goodreads


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2 Responses to Friday Feature Excerpt& Giveaway: Never Date a Doctor by Melanie A. Smith

  1. Anne

    Thanks for this wonderful feature and giveaway. The story interests me greatly and the gifts are unique, and very special. Real treasures to enjoy.

  2. Julie Waldron

    This sounds like a great book with a nice cover.