- Book Title: The Medicine and the Mob
- Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion
- Publisher: Skull Blaster Publishing (January 18, 2014)
- Book Length: 234 pages
- Genre: Gay, Contemporary, Romance, Thriller
- Reviewed by: Scott
- Posting Date: May 3, 2015
Stefano Santorno (Stefan Sanders) is the biological son of a reputed Italian mob boss. Dr. Jordan Youngblood is a young and brilliant neurological/oncologist surgeon hired on the down low by Damon Santorno to help his son Stefano with what others Doctors have called an inoperable brain tumor.
Dr. Youngblood is as cocky and self assured as they come, when it comes to his talents as a Doctor, it is with his personal life that he is vulnerable. Dr. Youngblood is all business and refuses to allow any emotions come between him and his patients (He had a tough time when he lost a patient that he had become close to). When he walks into Stefano Santorno’s room he felt something, something that warmed his insides, it was actually Stefano’s lips and chocolate brown eyes. Stefan fell in love with the clear icy blue eyes of Dr. Youngblood and the game of chase begins.
Neither of the characters are willing to take the first step in acknowledging the romantic feelings that they each harbor for the other. It is up to Stefan to take the first step in cracking the armor of “Dr. Nasty”. What results is a cute game of ‘tag’ or ‘cat and mouse’.
Here’s my deal with this book, I really enjoyed it but I think I enjoyed the story more than I did the characters. Let me explain, the story was exciting, I liked how the author brought the characters together and how she dealt with family, it was all good and interesting add to that the drama part of it with Damon in the background and it was a good story. What I didn’t get from the book is any emotional connection with the characters, which surprised the crap out of me. I’ve read 20+ books of Sandrine’s and I’ve never had this happen before. I also felt the characters a bit immature in their actions. I really liked Stefan, although he was 10 years younger then Jordan he was the more mature, I think Jordan being a Dr. he would have had a bit more of a grown up feel to him. Although I didn’t connect with the characters the way I would have liked I enjoyed reading the book.