The first novel in a sparkling and sexy new contemporary romance series about four best friends looking for love in all the right places—and the one woman who discovers that it takes more than an impeccable bedside manner to make dreams come true…
Lauren Hastings is finally ready to enter the real world. At twenty-six, she’s about to get her master’s in psychology, and she’s well on her way to beginning the career of her dreams—until she suffers public humiliation and has to endure something she thought she’d never have to deal with again: a part-time job.
A gig at Trinity Hospital isn’t exactly Lauren’s definition of a good time, but Dr. Scott Jacobs quickly changes her mind. He’s straight-up gorgeous, and he always gets what he wants. And that includes Lauren. It’s an ideal arrangement for both of them. No strings. Just fun—at least at first.
But feelings quickly begin to run deeper than either Lauren or Scott is willing to admit, causing issues neither of them want to confront. After all, who wants to risk the perfect relationship on something as terrifying, as messy, and as unpredictable as love?
Lauren Hastings never intentionally went looking for trouble, but somehow it always found her. To pay her debt to society, she's stuck working in a doctor’s office with her mother.
She plans on keeping her head down and her focus on returning to university finish her master’s degree. But working in close proximity to Dr. Scott Jacobs is turning out to be more difficult than she ever imagined.
“You don’t believe me,” She observed. “I’m a lot of things: free-spirited, maybe a little crazy an impulsive. And I’m definitely smarter than you think. But one thing I am not, an have never been, is a liar.”
Dr. Scott was a medical prodigy who pushed himself to succeed from a very young age. At only twenty-nine, he’s heading up his father’s practice and has a sterling reputation with his patients. The one thing that he isn’t an expert at – is relationships.
He knows that he’s whole package – accomplished, driven and more than just a little gorgeous – but he keeps everyone at arm’s length. But when he meets the beautiful and vivacious Lauren who can give him as good as she gets – he thinks that they can have a no-strings attached affair that will eventually burn itself out. He had never been more wrong.
“I meant what I said, Lo.”
The Best Medicine was so much more than I expected. I anticipated it would be just a romantic comedy but instead found a book with equal amounts of both humor and emotion.
Don’t get me wrong. The banter is epic – but Elizabeth Hayley used it to show the many layers of each of their characters. It’s how they confronted their pain and loss. It’s also how they strengthened their friendships and their devotion for each other.
The next installment in the series, Just Say Yes is set for release in December and I have to say that I’m so in…
Special Guest Post - Elizabeth Hayley - Meet The Cast
Minka Kelly--Lauren Hastings
Charlie Hunnam--Scott Jacobs
Dallas Bryce Howard--Quinn Sawyer
Alexander Skarsgard--Tim Jacobs
Blake Lively--Cassidy Mullen
Scott Eastwood--Alex Walker
Meeting the Cast of The Strictly Business Series
Lauren Hastings (Heroine of THE BEST MEDICINE--Strictly Business Book 1)
Lauren is a 26-year-old graduate student studying psychology. Pretty, smart, and down-to-earth, Lauren detests drama--unless she's creating it.
Partaking in witty banter
Dishing dirt with her girls
Finding love in unattainable places
"My Immortal" by Evanescence
"Get Down on the Ground" by Gillie Da Kid
"Rather Be" by Clean Bandit
"Barely Breathing" by Duncan Sheik
"No Love Allowed" by Rhianna
"My Love" by Route 94
Scott Jacobs (Hero of THE BEST MEDICINE--Strictly Business Book 1)
29-year-old Scott owns his own medical practice. He's brilliant, sexy, and detached--a perfect recipe for love...right?
No strings attached sex
Always coming out on top
Grabbing a beer with his friends
People telling him what to do
"Medicine" by Daughter
"Promiscuous" by Nelly Furtado ft. Timbaland
"Sex on Fire" by Kings of Leon
"Nobody Knows" by Tony Rich Project
"Let Her Go" by Passenger
"P.D.A." by John Legend
Quinn Sawyer (Heroine of JUST SAY YES--Strictly Business Book 2)
As a columnist for a women's magazine in Washington D.C., 27-year-old Quinn knows a thing or two about romance. But knowing about it and living it are two very different things.
Dating mama's boys
Hustling men at pool
Being the "good" girl
Men who undervalue themselves
"Cool Kids" by Echosmith
"Good Girl Gone Bad" by Rhianna
"I Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt
"No Air" by Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown
"My Kind of Love" by Emeli Sande
Tim Jacobs (Hero of JUST SAY YES--Strictly Business Book 2)
Tim is a 35-year-old chef who's had his fair share of tough times. But the toughest challenge he'll face is determining his own worth.
"Medicine" by Daughter
"Goodbye" by Glenn Morrison
"Hanging by a Thread" by Aaron Espe
"Ten Feet Tall" by Afrojack
Cassidy Mullen (Heroine of THE WEDDING AGREEMENT--Strictly Business Book 3)
As a 28-year-old public relations specialist for a successful firm, Cassidy is driven. Her corporate ladder climbing leaves little time for anything else...especially an adorable seven-year-old and her father. Or does it?
Creating an intricate web of lies
"Maneater" by Nelly Furtado
"One Night Stand" by Jazmine Sulivan
"Stay" by Rihanna and Mikkey Ekko
"I Was a Fool" Tegan and Sara
"Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum
"Next to Me" by Emeli Sande
Alex Walker (Hero of THE WEDDING AGREEMENT--Strictly Business Book 1)
A divorced 33-year-old special agent for the FBI, Alex is struggling to balance his career and what little time he already has with his seven-year-old daughter. Add in a pretend wedding and his carefree, career-minded friend with benefits, and Alex has his hands full.
Making justice prevail
Spending time with his daughter
"Just Friends" by Musiq Soulchild
"Maybe" by Emeli Sande
"Can't Make You Love Me" by Tank
"Magic" by Coldplay
"Sure Thing" by Miguel
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