Harper is anxiously awaiting placement into a top oral surgery residency program when she crashes (literally) into Dan. Harper would rather endure a Novocaine-free root canal than face any distractions, even one this adorable. A first-year dental student with a family legacy to contend with, Dan doesn’t have the same passion for pulling teeth that Harper does. Though he finds himself falling for her, he is willing to play by Harper’s rules. So with the greatest of intentions and the poorest of follow-throughs, the two set out to be “just friends.” But as they get to know each other better, Harper fears that trading fillings for feelings may make her lose control and can’t risk her carefully ordered life coming undone, no matter how drool-worthy Dan is.
Blood, gore, and extra-long roots? No problem. The idea of falling in love? Torture.
I received this Audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
This book was everything I never knew I needed. I’m amazed that this is this author‘s debut novel. I forget, a lot of the time, that I need to throw in books like these into my rotation. It’s so good to read something that’s real, raw, emotional and something that I can easily relate to. Harper and Dan make such a great couple, I’m not the biggest fan of the ‘insta love’ trope, but for this story in particular it worked out and didn’t bother me. It felt a little jumpy here and there and though Dan and Harper are in their mid/late 20s, which pains me to say since I am in my late 20s 😭, they seem quite immature at times. Other than that, I really enjoyed this book. I had the absolute pleasure of listening to this book on audio and it made the experience that much better. To my knowledge, and at the time of writing this review, I don’t believe I have listened to audio narrated by these two voice actors before. Now I could be completely wrong, but I don’t believe I have. I thought they did a great job with these characters! Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I can’t wait to read more books by the author!
About the Author:
Mazey Eddings is a neurodiverse author, dentist, and (most importantly) stage mom to her cats, Yaya and Zadie. She can most often be found reading romance novels under her weighted blanket and asking her boyfriend to bring her snacks. She’s made it her personal mission in life to destigmatize mental health issues and write love stories for every brain. With roots in Ohio and Philadelphia, she now calls North Carolina home. Mazey is represented by Courtney Miller-Callihan at Handspun Literary . You can join her newsletter here!