Audio and Book Review by DMac: Island Doctor, by Sue Brown

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Island Doctor, by Sue Brown
Series: Island Medic #1
Narrated by Adam Rivington
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 29, 2016

Book Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Audio Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


Dr. Jeff Martin has spent five years as a rural general practitioner on the Isle of Wight, hiding the fact he’s gay. He travels in secret to see his partner, Tris, but when he discovers Tris has been cheating on him, he ends their relationship. Then Jeff meets island native Cameron Gillard. Cameron is down to earth and lively and treats Jeff like he’s the most important person in his life. Jeff blooms under Cameron’s attention, and he decides to come out to his colleagues and friends.

Just when things are going well, Tris reappears out of the blue. Jeff is no longer interested in Tris, but it seems he has two men to convince: Tris, who can’t believe Jeff is serious about wanting to end their relationship, and Cameron, who can’t hide his jealousy of Tris.

Jeff is certain about one thing: The only man he wants in his life is Cameron. Now he just needs to prove it to him.


M/M Pairing
Gay Characters
Sweet Romance


Audio Review: The audio of this was really good quality and the narrator did a fantastic job. I am glad they went with someone who had the right accent for the book. It made it easier to get sucked in to the book. Rivington’s voice was really soothing and his tone fit the overall atmosphere of the book.

You can hear a clip by clicking on the link below:

Book Review:

I am not surprised that I enjoyed this book since I liked the second one so much, but I am surprised that I enjoyed it even more than that one. Jeff is the reason why. He had so much spine and was such a great character that I ended up liking him a lot. He is kind of introverted while also being super caring and loving. I loved that he stood up to his cheating ex.

Cameron was really great too. I love it when characters are sweet and kind but aren’t pushovers. He treated Jeff really well after Tris cheated on him, and while I was iffy about their relationship starting so quickly this won me over. The chemistry between them was really believable, and only grew stronger throughout the book. As I have mentioned in every review for a book like this: I really love when I can root for the characters to be in love. Nothing is worse than blah chemistry that you have to pretend to care about.

The best thing about this– what hooked me the fastest– was the book’s humor. Even when there is tension between the characters there is some comic relief, so if you hate angst then this book is a good choice for you!


Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop.

Sue discovered M/M romance at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favourite television series. The series is long gone but the kissing was tender and Sue had a lightbulb moment.

Find out more about Brown or her books check out her website (click here!)

Check out my review of book two of the Island Medics series here!

You can purchase Island Doctor from:

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I received copy of this audiobook in exchange for a fair and honest review.


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