Thursday, January 25, 2018

Book Review: 'The Best Medicine' by Kimberly Fox

Author Kimberly Fox, tagged the Queen of Banter, offers no biographical data except to say ‘I love writing enemies to lovers and I also love writing witty banter with a ton of sexual tension bubbling below the surface until it has no choice but to explode! If you like laughing while reading a hot and steamy tale, than check out my books. With a Kimberly Fox book you'll always get a lot of fun dialogue, back and forth banter, a filthy talking Bad Boy, and a girl who hates that she's attracted to him. Come on in and join the fun!’ But we do know that Kimberly also writes under the nom de plume of Canadian author Kim Fox as a paranormal romance writer who loves bear shifters and the tough, curvy women that can handle them. The subsection of paranormal romance stories requires a special gift and Kim has that. Doubly talented lady!

Kim appears to enjoy introducing different sports activities, and this book involves a motocross athlete. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, ‘Motocross is a form of off-road motorcycle racing held on enclosed off-road circuits. The sport evolved from motorcycle trials competitions held in the United Kingdom.’ And that is precisely the content of this Kimberly Fox chick lit novel – an up in the dichotomy between a major alpha male motocross athlete and a resistant strong woman. Physician. The synopsis explains that - ‘Shane - I treat my female conquests like I treat my motocross stunts--I never stop trying until I nail them. Madison - When Shane Winters rolled into my ER, I knew I had to save him. I had an obligation to the human race to save the motocross star. He was too beautiful to have his DNA eliminated from the species. He had to reproduce. For the sake of all humanity. I fixed his back, but unfortunately there's no cure for a dirty mouth, and Shane Winters likes to use his. A lot. But now that he's safe and healthy and constantly hitting on me, the only thing I want to do is put him back in a coma. I've always had one strict rule as a doctor: don't get close to my patients. But Shane is teaching me so much. I'm learning that a hospital gown can look sexy and that a hospital cafeteria can be as romantic as a five-star restaurant. So yeah, all kinds of rules are getting broken with Shane. I just hope that my heart and my career don't end up in pieces.’’

Banter and plenty of it – some caustic, some vicious, some humorous – and it all leads to a fine set of erotic moments. Well written and one of those books that is meant to be pure escapism – a fine evening’s outing. Grady Harp, December 17

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