Houston, We Have A Problem Paperback – Sep 1 2004
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Josie, an orthopedic resident at a Florida hospital, is funny, warm, and compassionate. She's also highly intelligent and succeeds at everything she does. Right now, however, she's having an attack of klutziness. Specifically, it only appears around Dr. Houston Hayes, a genius orthopedic surgeon with an icy personality to match. He's also a hunk. Josie doesn't realize that Houston is just as bothered by Josie's lush body (which she calls short and chunky) and is determined to end the obvious tension between them. Finally, Houston makes Josie an offer she doesn't refuse: one night together to get her out of his system. But try as he might, it just doesn't work that way. Then, when tragedy strikes and his career is on the line, Houston finds that he needs her more than ever. Josie and Houston are terrifically sympathetic characters, and their story, by turns comic and steamy, is highly enjoyable. Readers will laugh, cry, and want to devour this gem in one sitting. Maria Hatton
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About the Author
Erin McCarthy, the author of A Date with the Other Side, Bad Boys Online, Smart Mouth, Houston, We Have a Problem, and Mouth to Mouth.
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Josie is a perky, talkative, wanna be surgeon (well, at least she thinks she wants to be a surgeon) but she has one very big problem. She turns into the world biggest klutz the second Dr. Houston Hayes is ANYWHERE near her. Dr. Hayes is her every dream come true and the chances of her finding happiness with him are about as great as Duran Duran's John Taylor falling at her feet. Well, that's not about to happen or is it?
Houston has had a hard life. His father was an abusive man and he will do all that he can to avoid becoming his dad. If that means keeping a distance from any female that even looks like she's on the hunt for a husband, then he is miles away from that she-wolf. That is until Josie bends over in front of him to retreive a dropped X-ray. Now all bets are off, and Houston now needs to keep telling himself there is no way he can be attracted to the chatty doctor with the oh-so sexy curves. Still despite all of the reason's why he should avoid her he can't and this sets him on a rollercoaster ride where they only thing at stake could be he finally looses his heart.
I loved this book! I loved the fact that Josie was not perfect, and that yummy man did not give a darn. I loved the fact that although Houston came off tough and strong, he still had is own issues that made him real and even likeable (even when he was being a bit of twit!). Josie was great. She had the obvious hang ups women with extra curves has. Still she is willing to take the chance on Houston and find the beauty he sees in her herself. It goes without say that this book is a steamy read, but it only adds to the story of these two wounded people. I find Ms. McCarthy's writing style to be highly entertaining when one considers her character development, as well as swift moving plot. For a fun Sexy read you have to look no further then Ms. McCarthy.
Dr. Josie Adkins is driving fellow Dr. Houston Hayes out of his mind. Houston can barely keep his body under control when Josie is near. If only she wouldn't keep dropping things in his presence. Sure he could ignore the view but Houston is not a stupid man.
Josie Adkins has always wanted to be a surgeon, just like her late father. She keeps telling herself she needs to keep her thoughts on medicine and not the hottie Houston Hayes.
Houston proposed that he has the ideal solution to their mutual attraction. One night of sensual pleasure and they both will be cured. Josie thinks this is her opportunity to show
Houston that one night is never going to be enough.
Houston, We Have A Problem is one more outstanding book from Erin McCarthy. Ms. McCarthy writes such amazingly funny, steamy and compassionate stories. Her characters stay with you long after you are finished reading.
This is a fun romance novel that reads quickly in spite of the trade paperback size. The characters are interesting, and the situations entertaining. It was hard to put down.
What is it about new resident Josie Adkins that makes Houston's blood boil - and his body rise to the occasion? What will the little minx think when she realizes all he can think of is getting her into bed? But no matter how attracted he is to her, he has two rules that he has no intention of breaking - no long-term relationships, and no fooling around with any hospital employee.
While Houston finds Josie inept, she knows the real problem. It is her attraction to him that is so powerful; it leaves her shaking. Besides, she's always been called the two p's - perky and plump - what would sexy Dr. Hayes want with her?
It doesn't take long for Houston to realize that the brainy Josie's heart is not in surgery. And, Houston is only a man, a man with a problem. He knows he has to have at least one taste of the sexy Josie. Even while waiting for their first assignation, Josie can't help but wonder with the intensely handsome Houston could possibly want from a woman like her. He is so sexy, so charming, he could have any woman he wants.
Erin McCarthy has written another winner. Her characters play off of each other in a smart, quick way, as in all of her books. Even when two people fight an incredible chemistry, no matter how intelligent they are, they seem to believe that fighting it off will work. But will it? Or how long before they realize that their paths came together for a reason?
Denial is not only a river in Egypt. Josie realizes that when Houston, an avid surfer, is a victim of a vicious shark attack. She needs to be around Houston, and he realizes he needs Josie to be around him. It is now that both of their futures in surgery are about to take a rapid turn. This allows more time for them to develop the sensual, passionate relationship that has indeed won over. Btw, has Houston given up surfing? You'll have to read HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM to find out how Houston got back on his surfboard. What a titillating way to overcome his fear, thanks to Josie's presence at the right time. Also, the question about Josie's choice of career comes up more than once, showing Houston's intuitive nature.
Ms. McCarthy is an amazing writer. No doubt about that. When it comes to choosing a Reviewers' Choice for Sizzling Romances, we look at certain characteristics a book contains that may appeal to the reader. Evidence shows that your readers love your work, and when you create characters such as Josie and Houston, as well as some warm supporting characters, you make certain to bring your story right to the reader, making it a real drama, one thoroughly enjoyable, accentuated by your trade-mark humor.
(For Sizzling Romancese, September 2004)