Playing Doctor

Kate Allure. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $13.99 trade paper (288p) ISBN 978-1-4926-0232-3

Debut author Allure launches her Meeting Men series of erotic romance collections with this sizzling and sensual medical-themed trio of stories. In the satisfying, summery “The Intern,” smalltown doctor Lauren takes on a summer intern as a favor to a friend. She expects the intern to be a woman, but Courtney turns out to be a very sexy man, and intense chemistry and titillating teasing lead Court and Lauren to enjoy a series of sexual escapades. In “My Doctor, My Husband, and Me,” Valerie, who’s happily married with a rousing sex life, finds herself fancying her handsome podiatrist, and she decides to bring him home to meet her husband. Erotic touches, merry role-play, and ménage scenes singe the page. In “Seize the Doctor,” reserved Nikki is shocked when her new physician turns out to be the guy she flirted with the night before. This story blends sweetness and romantic love with sensual satisfaction. Readers will cheer on these strong women as they take the initiative, seeking (and finding) both sexual satisfaction and emotional fulfillment. Agent: Louise Fury, Bent Agency. (Jan.)