No one has ever understood Mitchell Askett. The bad boy. The alcoholic. The loser. Buying into the Ellery Mountain resort and placing down roots in the community for himself, his sister and his niece places him on the radar of the Fridays and Doctor Liam Wolfe.
Mitchell Askett, the recovering alcoholic bad boy, meets Doctor Liam Wolfe, the man who shows him it’s okay to love…
He soon realizes he has friends in his new home who don’t judge him for what happened before and finally begins to escape his past. When he falls hard and fast for the doctor, he even sees a future for him in Ellery.
But when his new happiness is threatened first by family interference then by disaster, he begins to lose faith, until Liam shows him it’s okay to ask for help.
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating by chapter between Mitch & Liam’s perspectives.
Note: I read through this series during a time I was incredibly ill. Unfortunately my reviews are quite lacking. Please do not view this as an indicator that I didn’t enjoy the books or would hesitate to recommend them. I truly enjoyed the entire series and consistently appreciate Scott’s writing.
This one gave The Firefighter and the Cop a run for being my favorite of the series so far. I enjoyed Liam & Mitchell getting know each other in a somewhat opposites attract set-up. I’m also a sucker for single parent tropes (though, it’s custody of a niece).
I do wish the storyline with the parents had been resolved – it just kind of hung there – other than leaving it to the reader to kind of assume based on other parts.
But overall a fun & sexy read. I had planned to read these individually as a break from another series and instead I’m loving binging them. Up next is Jamie’s book, The Paramedic and the Writer.
About the author:
RJ is the author of the over one hundred novels and discovered romance in books at a very young age. She realized that if there wasn’t romance on the page, she could create it in her head, and is a lifelong writer.
She lives and works out of her home in the beautiful English countryside, spends her spare time reading, watching films, and enjoying time with her family.
The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit and has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.
You can connect with RJ Scott here:
My Favorite Quotes
Jeez. Was anyone in this town ugly? – The Doctor and the Bad Boy by @Rjscott_author #SmallTown #Romance #ElleryMountain #MMTweet
I want to pull you way into this community, because, God help me, I don’t want to let you go. – The Doctor and the Bad Boy by @Rjscott_author #SmallTown #Romance #ElleryMountain #MMTweet