Book Review: Doctor-in-Law by Mandy Lou Dowson

24718417Title: Doctor-in-Law

Author: Mandy Lou Dowson

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction

Publication Date: December 13, 2015


About the Book

What do you do when the therapist you attend to help alleviate your guilt, just makes you feel worse? When he’s the brother-in-law you’ve always lusted after, and you’re the reason his wife is dead…suddenly things become so much more complicated.

Alexis celebrates her twenty first birthday by having the most passionate encounter of her young life. Serendipity brought them together, and the cruel hand of Fate tore them apart. Alexis is further devastated when two years later she is introduced to her sister’s fiancé and finds herself face to face with the one that slipped away – Doctor Joshua Cain.

Fighting their feelings for each other, each trapped by the ropes that bind them, twisting and tightening with every desire.
To a boy who grew up fatherless, family is everything.
To a girl who loves her family, loyalty is everything.
But both are only human and soon Fate reminds them that sometimes, you can’t fight what’s meant to be.

Loose lips sink ships, and when secrets are spilled, tragedy tests their family to breaking point.
Thrown together in grief, they must rely on each other to get through the day, through the guilt, through the future.
Is blood always thicker than water?
Is their love stronger than their guilt?
Can the pieces of two fractured souls make a whole person?


My Review

I received this book as a beta reader.

Doctor-in-Law starts with a bang when Joshua and Alexis have a one night stand in a bar bathroom. They can’t get each other out of their minds but she lost his phone number so that was the end of it, or so they thought.

There is so much drama, sexual tension, and personal loss in this book that my heart ached for Alexis and Joshua. It was easy to become attached to both of them because the author does a good job at developing the characters. Yes, they made some poor choices but they were understandable choices for the most part.

Anyone who likes women’s fiction will definitely like Doctor-in-Law. Don’t let the sexual escapade at the beginning scare you off!

Available on Amazon.




About the Author

(from Goodreads)

8450633Mandy Lou Dowson was born and raised in a small town in Ireland, in 1983. Family is a huge deal to Mandy. She has three wonderful children, and two dogs – a Siberian Husky who only does what she’s told if there’s something in it for her, and a little white Pomeranian who loves nothing better than to roll in mud, or worse.
In her spare time, she likes to relax with a few glasses of wine and some karaoke. She has a keen interest in special effects make-up and is part of a dramatical society which puts on one show and one concert each year.
Mandy started reading at quite a young age and her appetite for the written word has only increased with time. It would not be at all surprising to find her reading anything and everything from shampoo bottles to Edgar Allan Poe.