Saturday, April 21, 2018

Book Review: Needing Him by Kennedy Fox

Needing Him (Bishop Brothers #2)
by Kennedy Fox 
Release Date: April 17, 2018
Source: Authors
Evan Bishop is your typical hotshot doctor. 
Hardass, brooding, and all business. 

Instead of working on the family ranch, Evan broke the mold and became an ER doctor. 
He’s good with his hands—in more ways than one—smart as a whip and is the definition of God’s gift to women. Being a gentleman is in his Southern roots, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t flawed. Exclusive dating has never been a top priority and his tragic past makes him stay at arm’s length. Deciding to let loose for a wild night, he takes a page from the Bishop brother’s relationship book and hooks up with a mysterious girl he’ll never have to see again, which is perfect for this self-proclaimed bachelor. 

Emily Bell is a city girl through and through but is determined to get away from her family and past. All she wants is a fresh start and to make a name for herself in the medical field. No random hookups and no dating coworkers—that’s her new motto after being burned time and again. When she agrees to attend a wedding as a plus-one, she’s soon ditched and left to drink solo—but not for long. Mr. Suit is the ultimate temptation with his Southern charm, messy blond hair, and irresistible sex appeal. Everything about him screams bad news, but he makes her reconsider her rules just for one night. 

After all, some rules are made to be broken.

They want the same thing—one night of passion then they’ll go their separate ways. No cuddling afterward. No next day phone calls. No awkward goodbyes. Too bad the universe has other plans—one that’ll be obvious when they report to work on Monday morning. 

*A contemporary romance with a little Southern drama. This is book 2 in the Bishop Brothers series. Each book features a different brother and can be read as a complete standalone. HEA guaranteed!*

Kennedy Fox always knows how to write a fun, adorable romance. While I enjoyed the first book of the series, I was excited to read Evan's story and watch the cowboy turned doctor fall in love. 

Evan Bishop has worked hard to be where he is an an ER doctor. Every moment has been spent being the best doctor and helping out on his family's ranch. So when he acts out of character and spends an amazing night with a mysterious girl at his brother's wedding, Evan can't believe how much they click. But when he wakes up the next morning with no clothes and no sight of the girl he spent the night with, he's angry. When he walks into work and finds out that Dr. Emily Bell is the new ER doctor on his floor and he will be training her, he's shocked to see the girl he spent that amazing night with. While the two instantly butt heads, it's impossible to deny the chemistry they discovered that wedding night that they promised would never happen again. 

While this book started out entertaining enough, the more I got into it, the more I thought this book was trying to be too much. So many cliched tropes were thrown in left and right that I felt like way too much was trying to happen. That meant that not enough of the storyline was fleshed out because the characters would have different aspects of their pasts thrown out that were rushed and not really explained that well. I never felt deeply connected with them because they seemed very superficial and like characters, not actual people. 

Also, the relationship between Evan and Emily was so up and down. I think the authors wanted to do that on purpose, but it made Emily's character hard to understand because one moment she'd be holding her own and the next she'd be like, "I don't know how I could ever end up with a guy as amazing and good looking as him." Some moment just didn't match up to me. It was just hard for me to enjoy this and get through it. 

While this wasn't a bad book, I felt like too many things were thrown out for the plot's sake that it was hard to see this as a realistic book. I've experienced this with these authors' books in the past, but not to this extent. While this book sounded promising, it took me forever to read and I couldn't really connect with the characters and what they went through.

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