Review: Doctor Heartless by J. Saman
Rating: 5/5 PoP: 9% Boston’s Billionaire Bachelors Book 3
If you read the previous two books in this series, you know Dr. Landon Fritz has some heartbreak in his past that has left him a single father to his adorable daughter. Stella was four when her mom died. Landon was not only left devastated from the death of his wife, but weighed down with guilt as well. He does not believe he deserves a second chance at love and trusts few people. So occasionally one of his siblings will take Stella for the night, while he has a one-night stand. From the start things are different with Elle. Landon approaches her instead of being the one approached. However, he lets a case of mistaken identity by the bartender bleed into his conversation. He spends one amazing night with Elle as Luca, his twin. It should mean anything since they never plan to see each other again.
They soon discover that Elle is Landon’s new neighbor and even one of Stella’s teachers. I was really glad this was not a drawn out case of mistaken identity. Elle is fairly upset about the lie Landon told her their first night together. Landon is angry with himself for feeling a draw to Elle in the first place. Both of these characters have pasts that they are still healing from. Elle has just finalized a divorce from her abusive husband. She has moved to the Boston area to start fresh, away from her ex and family. Landon still has not forgiven himself for the death of his wife and Stella’s mother. As Stella’s relationship with Elle grows, Landon’s willpower to continue avoiding and shutting her out fades. And both learn that love can be found again.
I was ready for the headache of Landon’s story and it was delivered. I just wanted to give him a hug. Elle’s story was no less heartbreaking, but her response was strong. She had spent enough of her life pleasing others in her life before herself to know what she was worth more than a throw away relationship. The sexual chemistry between these two was off the charts but I think their share experiences is what made them so great together. These two had several outside factors working against them but the hardest to overcome was their own trust issues. I always like when the couple gets together and then endures outside forces together. Stella was a great secondary character, who was not afraid to be herself. And we get a few appearances from the rest of the Fritz family and more understanding of the differences between Landon and Luca. Luca seems like a carefree, irresponsible, playboy but I believe behind it he is hiding a heartache as deep as Landon. Only time will tell.