“You know, it’s tough for us to find our place in this world and even harder to find our person. But when you do, you don’t let them go, and you don’t run absent. You make them your new sun and moon. You start and end the day by worshipping them.”
Doctor Love is the highly anticipated third book in the Masters of Love Series (the first two books are currently ONLY $1.99), starting with Mister Romance (Max and Eden’s book), Professor Feelgood (Jacob and Asha’s book), and now Doctor Love where we meet the sweet, clever Tobias (Toby) Jenner and the mysterious Joanna Cassidy.
“There are still matters I didn’t tell you because I didn’t have the words. They’re matters I’ve never wanted to tell anyone…until you came along”
Whilst you could read Doctor Love as a standalone, the timelines overlap the preceding books, so there could be spoilers, and if you haven’t read Mister Romance and Professor Feelgood, you are lacking out! We adored those two books and know you will too.
Doctor Love is told in Toby’s pov, and we really get to know the ins and outs of this hot, tech guru, hacker extraordinaire. An overthinker with a pile of problems on his shoulders and a wardrobe full of cardigans. He is such a sweetheart!
“I guess we’ve all suffered in our own ways, and we all carry damage from it.”
Recruited by Team Romance Central, Toby assists with creating their new HEA app, which matches those in search of their fortunately ever after with their perfect soulmate. But….is science a predicter of the heart? Toby seems to think so and won’t risk his heart with anyone who doesn’t match him perfectly.
Enter Joanna Cassidy, best friend of Eden and Asha, and a lady full of secrets, pain, and mystery who grabs Toby’s heart immediately – but she’s not his match according to the app, and therein lies a conundrum for them both. Joanna is very much a closed book, whose pages slowly begin to open as the story progresses.
“Nothing. You’re just…amazing.”
“That’s not true.”
“Oh, but it is.”
Doctor Love is a slow-burn romance sprinkled with suspense, mystery, and intrigue, with Toby as the standout in this story – what a beautiful, tormented character he was. But the scene-stealer? That award goes to the witty, clever, and ever entertaining Jeeves. His chats with Toby – if it was matters of the heart, or brainstorming their devious plans, never failed to put a smile on our faces.
After all the anticipation, and our utter love for all the characters, we’re gutted to say, this book didn’t have the same impact as the first two books in the series. The story itself was fabulous as were the characters, notwithstanding, the repetition and push/pull between Toby and Joanna began to wear thin in a book that was very long. Still, we were desperate to know if the heart would win in the end, and we had to experience Toby and Joanna’s conclusion, which we loved.
“That’s the danger of love Even with the greatest relationship predictors in the world, it’s always going to be a risk. Love can’t be owned and tamed like a stray cat. Sometimes it’s going to be a huge hulking lion that rips out your heart and eats it for breakfast. But you can’t have brilliant love without understanding that and walking into the cage anyway. You just can’t.”