REVIEW: Bedside Manner

A Really Great 4 Star Read


Buy Links: Amazon US |  Amazon UK

Length: 56,000 words

Dr. Paul Johnston can't get a set of dark, somber eyes out of his head, and the timing couldn't be worse.

The last thing he needs is to fall for a patient. Not now, when he's been put on paid leave pending review of a formal complaint. One that most likely accuses him of sexual harrassment or impropriety of some kind. It's possible he let his newfound freedom as a divorced, out-of-the-closet gay man go to his head, but he's certain -- mostly -- he didn't do anything wrong. Now, he's struggling to handle the reality that his job is in danger and the only guy he wants should be off-limits.

Zane Kavanaugh is floundering, and there's only one man who soothes the storm inside him.

Reeling from an assault that landed him in the hospital and the painful estrangement from his family since coming out, Zane is trying to get his feet under him and find his independence. He moves in with a roommate and searches for a job, all while recovering from a fractured arm and cracked ribs. None of that hurts as much as the emotional damage he's suffered. When he connects with Dr. Paul Johnston outside of the ER, he's drawn to the man's calm, collected manner. It doesn't hurt that Paul's lack of experience with men is sexy as hell, and so are his over-the-top responses when Zane gets his lips on him.

There's no right time to fall in love.

Paul is afraid to start a relationship, and Zane can only handle so much more rejection. Will these two find their perfect moment, or will they realize you can't choose when and how you fall in love? If Paul can't take a risk, he may have to choose: the career he loves or the first man to capture his heart.

Bedside Manner is Book 1 of the Hearts & Health series. This is a spin-off series from the book Heart Trouble and includes characters from that novel, but it can be read as a standalone.
My Review
Bedside Manner is the 1st book in the Health and Hearts series, its a spin off series to the Ashe Sentinel series
If the other books are any where near as good as this book then I hugely recommend you read them
Yup ok I'm so ashamed to admit that this is my 1st DJ book, shame on me. How have I not read this girls books before now, its like I've been hiding under a rock and totally been missing out.
After reading Bedside Manner I really must go and devour every other book this amazing author has written
Ok so I'm told you meet the main characters Paul and Zane in Heart Trouble (book 6 in the Ashe Sentinel series)
Having not read that series I was going in blind... but from the way the book is written I totally understood everything going on, so I think it definitely can be read as a standalone
The story... I really love Zane, he's going through some really terrible stuff that is really affecting his life, but he is a real fighter... he is proud of who he is and wont be put down by others. I really felt for Zane, even though he has a lot of bad stuff happening to him he is still an amazing guy and wont let it effect his life
Paul has also recently gone through a lot or stuff/changes recently and has made some pretty stupid mistakes.. which are now coming back to bite him in the a**
At times I just wanted to shake Paul, I know he is going through some stuff but in order to protect and help himself he is hurting Zane in the process.. I just wanted to shake him about and say "sort your crap out or your gunna lose the one amazing thing in your life that your taking for granted right now" grr he irritated me
But throughout all his ups and downs I started to feel for him and then I actually kinda liked him.. he tries to do the right thing but keeps getting it wrong, which is hurting sweet Zane as a result
They both have a bumpy journey but if they can just get it together they will find everything is better with someone by your side to support you
I really loved Bedside Manner and I cant wait for book 2
There is some really interesting characters that I hope will get their own story  (fingers crossed)
A Really Great 4* Read
I must now go and devour every other book written by DJ Jamison

Author Bio
DJ Jamison worked in newsrooms for more than 10 years, which helped tremendously when she began her series centered on The Ashe Sentinel, a fictional small-town newspaper in Kansas. She lives in the Midwest with her husband, two sons and three glow-in-the-dark fish.


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