Jul 28, 2014

Doctor January by Rhoda Baxter

If you keep looking back, you might miss what’s standing right in front of you …
Six months after a painful break-up from Gordon, Beth’s finally getting her life back on track. She has faith in her own scientific theories and is willing to work hard to prove them. She’s even beginning to see Hibs, her dedicated lab partner, as more than just a lousy lothario in a lab-coat and goggles.

So when Gordon arrives back from America without warning and expects to be welcomed back into Beth’s arms, she’s totally thrown. She also quickly begins to see that Gordon isn’t the man she thought he was … Hibs has always held a candle for Beth, but he can only wait so long for her to realise there’s more to life than being patronised and bullied by the one who’s meant to love and protect her.

Will Beth forsee the explosive nature beneath Gordon’s placid surface before he destroys everything she’s worked for, both inside and outside the lab?


 Beth has been miserable because her boyfriend Gordon has left her to work abroad. He went away six months ago and hasn't contacted her since. Fortunately Beth has nice colleagues who are cheering her up. Beth sees her work friends as just friends, but there might be something more going on between Beth and Hibs, who is her lab partner. Hibs is helping Beth to regain her confidence, but he doesn't dare to tell her how much he likes her. Beth thinks he's a player and she doesn't see how much she means to him. When Gordon comes back Beth and Hibs might have missed their chance. Gordon is dictating Beth's life again, the question is if she will see through him and stand up for herself. Is Beth going to lose everything she loves because of one man?
Doctor January is a love story with depth. Beth doesn't have a lot of confidence and there are good reasons for it. Hibs is helping Beth to see how great she really is. It's a mission that takes time and patience. I really liked that. What made this book really special is the main characters. They are generous, good looking and kind nerds. I think it's cool that they work in a lab. The chemistry between the two main characters is there from the start, only one of them has no idea about it. That makes Doctor January such a great love story. It takes Beth a long time to understand her own feelings, which has been described in a logical and interesting way. All the characters have strong personalities that stand out. I loved reading about them. So much that I think this is one of the best chick lit novels I've read this year.


  1. Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book and the characters. I think I fell a bit in love with Hibs myself...

  2. Great review! I am adding this to my wish list.


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