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Private Practice (Private Pleasures #1) by Samanthe Beck


He’ll teach her how to bring a man to his knees…

Dr. Ellie Swann has a plan: open her practice in tiny Bluelick, Kentucky, so she can keep an eye on her diabetic father, and make hometown golden-boy Roger Reynolds fall in love with her. But Ellie has a problem. Roger seeks a skilled, sexually adventurous partner, and bookish Ellie doesn’t qualify.

Tyler Longfoot only cares about three things: shaking his bad boy image, qualifying for the loan his company needs to rehab a piece of Bluelick’s history, and convincing Ellie to keep quiet about the “incident” that lands him on her doorstep at two a.m. with a bullet in his behind.

The adorable Dr. Swann drives a mean bargain, though. If sex-on-a-stick Tyler will teach Ellie how to bring a man to his knees, she’ll forget about the bullet. Armed with The Wild Woman’s Guide to Sex and Tyler’s lessons, Ellie is confident she can become what Roger needs…if she doesn’t fall for Tyler first.


Clean sheets? Check. Condoms? Check. Five chapters carefully flagged in her fully illustrated copy of The Wild Woman’s Guide to Sex: Tactics Guaranteed to Bring a Man to His Knees? Check.

When an obsessed hopeless romantic and a redeemable bad boy work out a sex deal, it places them in an unexpected position in more ways than one.

Dr. Ellie Swann is back in her hometown of Bluelick, Kentucky, with her own private practice and an obligation to an uncaring and ill father. She doesn’t have friends in Bluelick because of her shy awkwardness as a kid, but she’s back with a mission. A mission to seduce the handsome and available Roger Reynolds, local attorney from a good family. However, rumor has it he’s pretty experimental in bed and her experience is minimal at best. How can she get the experience needed? Enter Tyler Longfoot, local bad boy who has a bullet in his butt and a secret to keep. And so the deal begins…keep quiet about the shooting incident for sex lessons.  What could go wrong?

I had so many LOL moments reading this book. Ellie seemingly quiet academic upbringing is a ruse with her dominatrix tendencies while Tyler is blindsided by a smart beautiful woman he wants to get to know, but she only thinks of him as a sex tutor. Tyler’s sexy smiles, patient instructions, and resistance to Ellie’s sex manual lessons are so funny and so delicious. And Ellie’s sole focus on the book’s instructions by being thwarted by the yummy Tyler, is priceless. Tyler’s uncomfortable car ride with Ellie’s reckless driving is hilarious and the whole Slap and Tickle store scene is memorable. As you guessed, the training sessions go very well. 

On a serious note, Ellie and Tyler’s vulnerabilities and feelings of unworthiness are ingrained in them. They have both had tough upbringings with unfeeling and physically abusive (in Tyler’s case) fathers. There is a challenge with Ellie’s father, but thanks to Tyler’s well-put ultimatum to her dad, things start to get better. And how did the whole thing with Roger pan out?  Well, you’ll have to read the book to find out. Ultimately, this crazy couple who are made for each other, fall in love, jump in to bed, and live HEA…but certainly not in that order.

My favorite supporting characters are Junior, Tyler’s loyal best friend and the one who shot him in the butt (again, read the book) and Melody, Roger’s ex, Ellie’s new office manager and friendly confidant who has a bit of fun on the side herself.

I highly recommend this delightful romantic comedy for those who believe in love, redemption, and the power of research. 😉 Can’t wait for book 2.

Thank you to Ms. Beck for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.


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Samanthe BeckWine lover, sleep fanatic, and USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy contemporary romance novels, Samanthe Beck lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her long-suffering husband, Charles, and their turbo-son, Hud. Throw in a furry ninja assassin named Gander, a few hundred Nerf blasters, one electric guitar, (with amp!), and…well…you get the picture.

When not dreaming up fun, fan-your-cheeks ways to get her characters to happy-ever-after, she searches for the perfect cabernet to pair with ASMR podcasts.

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