The Dare and the Doctor

Kate Noble
The Dare and the Doctor
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Pocket Books
Release Date
November 2016
Book 3 of Winner Takes All
Historical Romance

With writing that is "nothing less than brilliant" (Booklist) comes the third in the witty, sexy Winner Takes All series from Kate Noble!

Dr. Rhys Gray and Miss Margaret Babcock are friends—strictly friends. But over the course of the year, as they exchange dozens of letters, they share personal details that put them on the path to something more. When Dr. Gray helps Margaret realize her dearest dream and she comes to his defense in the uproar that follows, it seems that their connection cannot be denied. But will their relationship stand the scruples of society and jealous intendeds, or are they destined to be only friends, and nothing more?

The perfect novel for fans of Regency Era romance, The Dare and the Doctor is a clever and passionate love story worth sharing.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Dec 07, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
118 people found the following review helpful
Miss Margaret Babcock is happy in her greenhouse, breeding flowers and carrying on her mother's legacy. When her father's doctor Rhys Gray invites her to London to show off her new rose hybrid to the horticultural society, she has no idea what kind of adventure she's in for! Especially when it comes to her attraction to Rhys. But Rhys is promised to another woman, Sylvia, a lovely, delightful young woman whom Margaret cannot compete. As Rhys and Margaret spend more time together, they realize their friendship has become more, with Rhys struggling with his family's promise to marry him to Sylvia and his true feelings.

The third book in the Winner Takes All series, THE DARE AND THE DOCTOR is a sweet historical romance. It wasn't fabulous, it has a dry storyline and characters I was super ambivalent about. Rhys and Margaret were rather boring and I found this book tough to get through due to the lack of excitement, chemistry, drama or sex. The one sensual scene just didn't do it for me and it didn't come until the 9th hour of the book, at which time the words "I dare you" became seriously overused. Additionally, I had trouble keeping the characters straight, likely because I haven't read other Winner Takes All books. Fans of straightforward sweet love stories may find this mildly entertaining, but I am not one of them.

Bottom Line: OW/OM (dude is in an arranged situation and he and Margaret kissed a few times); no sharing; no condom use; no BDSM; no kink; no sexual assault; no murder: mild violence (there was a duel).
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