Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Book Tour for Doc Showmance by Zoe Forward (REVIEW & GIVEAWAY)…..

Two veterinarians with a past resulting in heartbreak and misunderstandings find themselves thrown together in a fake romance that slowly becomes all too real.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Doc Showmance by Zoe Forward, along with getting my impressions of this tale of enemies-to-lovers, then learn even more about this book by visiting the other sites hosting this tour.  In honor of this rom-com of second chances, set against the backdrop of reality tv, make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $50 Amazon GC too!

From USA Today bestselling author Zoe Forward comes a new enemies-to-lovers veterinary RomCom.
I would say Dr. Ian Todd is my archenemy. But that would require us acknowledging each other, which we haven’t done since we graduated veterinary school.
He’s famous. As in, he’s the world’s “Sexiest Veterinarian Alive” with his own wildlife TV show and a string of glamorous girlfriends.
I’m infamous as a reality TV emergency veterinarian with a snark mouth, take-no-crap attitude, and zero dating life.
When asked to fake a romance with him on TV to boost my ER show’s ratings, I want to say no-way, but the extra money will pay off my brother’s loan shark debt. Even though Ian broke my heart, playing his love interest shouldn’t be hard, especially if it means getting to watch him squirm.
Lines get blurred when the TV setups stop feeling fake. Can I chance this might be real love?




Into the world of reality tv comes this charming rom-com that reunites two veterinarians after a Valentine's Day big misunderstanding when they were in school together.  Told in dual POVs this tale of opposites attracting has the outspoken, strong-willed Amber Hardin paired with sexy fellow veterinarian Ian Todd in a fake relationship that soon becomes all too real.  It's a relationship that has them forced into finally dealing with the past, forced into admitting the truth about how they once felt, and how they feel now and what that means for their futures.

This story definitely takes readers on a rollercoaster of emotions, brings out the best and the worst in its main characters, and touches on some compelling topics while warming hearts (and causing a few tears) through Amber and Ian's interactions with animals.  I liked Amber the moment I saw her as she's a strong advocate for animals, an outspoken woman who goes above and beyond to help those in her care (those of the four-legged and two-legged variety too), and is a breath of fresh air who's a highlight of the reality tv show she's part of.  That popularity is why she's chosen to start "fake dating" Ian and their reunion creates new obstacles to HEA even after dealing with their emotionally messy past.  Amber hates the idea of taking money for her reuniting with Ian, but with a trio of foster siblings needing help she definitely needs the money.  She's also reluctant to restart things with him since his future sees him leaving soon, fueled by his family seeing her as unworthy.  Ian's the sunshine to Amber's grumpy, straightforward nature, the all-around nice guy who comes from a family of wealth.  His family has plans for him...a rich, model-like woman...and Amber's the exact opposite of what they envision which adds extra bumps to their romantic road to something more.

With its Hallmark Channel feel, this book will take readers on an emotional journey that will make them smile, make them cry, and make them blush a time or two as two apparent opposites work their way towards HEA.  Amidst the backdrop of the reality tv world, readers see manipulative agents and producers cite ratings as reasons to turn people into pawns, showing that "reality" is anything but real. The warm hearts of caring for animals was beautifully balanced with moments that hurt my heart in interactions that made me like Amber and Ian all the more.  Emotional issues involving the foster care system, gambling addiction (involving Amber's foster brother, Marino), and the loss of loved ones (both human and animal) were all handled in a realistic and respectful way that drew me into the story too.  A lot of issues were addressed throughout this story which I appreciated as these topics aren't normally seen, but it led to less time being spent on the relationship between Amber and Ian.  In fact, their romance seemed to fly by in the blink of an eye.  Despite the minimization of the romance I still found this a satisfying and entertaining tale.  The main couple were compelling and had me rooting for them from the first page to the last.  I'm especially excited for Ms. Forward's writing future after being introduced to Amber's foster siblings, an eclectic trio with messy and painful pasts of their own that I'd love to see dealt with in the future along with stories set in the world of veterinarians!

My rating for this is a B-

*I got this book from Netgalley for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


USA Today bestselling author, parent, wife, veterinarian, chocolate lover. Author of spicy paranormal and contemporary romances. Zoe Forward brings readers the perfect combination of action adventure, romance, humor and a bit of magic.
Her novels have won numerous awards including the Prism, Readers’ Choice Heart of Excellence, Golden Quill, Carolyn Readers Choice Award, and the Booksellers’ Best Award.
You can find her residing in the South with a menagerie of four-legged beasts and two wild kids.


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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for being on the tour! This sounds like a really heart warming romance story! Happy you liked it! :)