The Cowboy and The Doctor by Eve Gaddy

Dylan Gallagher loves playing the field. The only serious relationship he’s ever had was with his horses and his ranch, and he had no intention of ever changing that… Until he met Dr. Samantha Striker, a challenge too tempting to resist.

Samantha Striker doesn’t fall easily, not even for Dylan and his heart-melting charm. But she can’t deny that the more time they spend together, the steamier their relationship becomes. Soon, she finds that their relationship is more than just simple desire.

When Samantha is threatened by a series of incidents, each one more terrifying than the last, she realizes that someone doesn’t want her to be happy–with Dylan or anyone else. Can they find the man responsible before his actions turn from dangerous to deadly, and Dylan loses the woman he’s discovering he can’t live without?

Titles in The Gallaghers of Montana series include:  Sing Me Back Home – Love Me, CowgirlThe Doctor’s Christmas Proposal – The Cowboy and The Doctor – Return of the Cowgirl

Title:  The Cowboy and The Doctor
Series:  The Gallaghers of Montana #4
Author:  Eve Gaddy
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  May 18, 2017
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4.5 stars

There are some series that I simply become invested in the outcome of the various secondary characters knowing that one day their stories will be told.  It’s been that way with The Gallaghers of Montana from the first story.  This is a pretty amazing family who has had to face some difficult challenges, yet they’ve always been believable and realistic people to me, and when I can view characters as old friends it’s so much easier to fall into the next story without a lot of catching up to do.

Dylan has always been that man who loves women.  He’s not a player, not in any sense of that word.  Sure he loves women, but he also respects them and all of his exes can call him friend, even years after their last date.  He simply hasn’t felt the need, like his brothers, to settle down with one woman.  until Samantha came into his life.  With her he’s falling fast and for a time will be just a bit clueless as to why she’s different.  But when it hits him, the truth is an easy decision to follow through on.

Sam is a recent transplant to Marietta from Dallas.  The hospital is growing in leaps and bounds and now the need for specialized medical personnel is outweighing what the town can provide locally.  She is a talented, fearless surgeon who also is, or war, deeply involved in working with abused women.  An incident in Dallas changed that.  She’s not looking for a romantic entanglement, especially not with a born flirt and suspected player like Dylan.  Yet her will to keep avoiding this handsome, stubborn cowboy is quickly wearing thin.

The Cowboy and The Doctor is such a smooth romance with gripping suspense woven throughout.  Sam is is danger and Dylan will do everything in his power to protect her – even when she’s stubborn enough to refuse his help.  I don’t want to go deeply into the suspense aspect of this story other than to say that it’s a riveting, intriguing part of their romance and will keep you quickly turning pages.  I enjoyed Dylan and Samantha’s romance so much, it’s full of sweet and sexy, danger and shelter.  They make a believable couple facing danger together.  I don’t feel you “have” to have read the earlier books in this series to enjoy their romance – but they are such good stories, I can’t imagine why you’d pass up the chance to add more romance to your life… just my opinion.

I would definitely recommend this story to any Romance reader who enjoys a good, solid story, a bit of mystery, some sexy moments, interesting secondary characters and a love that shines through the pages.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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