Doctor’s Puppy Love


Shayla Mist




Goodreads M/M Romance Group

Release Date

July 13th, 2013



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Dear Author,
Our jobs are stressful and heartbreaking, but coming home to him makes everything better. He makes me smile even when I’m angry at the whole world and being with him makes me stronger.
Of course, the first time we worked together he called me an arrogant heartless bastard. Mind you, I had just referred to him as “the spineless wonder from the Land of Too Naive to Survive”. It wasn’t like I realized he was listening.
It took a long time of working together before we starting to respect each other, and longer still before I realized he was the center of my world. It took a lot of sarcasm (him) and name-calling (me) before we got to that point.
Perhaps you could tell the story of how we got from there to here.

Photo Description:
A beautiful monochrome photo featuring a handsome man, his head lying on his lover’s naked back, savoring the moment with his eyes closed. Maybe he’s dreaming of how perfect their life is.

This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group's "Love Has No Boundaries" event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.



Book Cover

  • Anthology


  • Too brief to put down


  • Nico is too good a person for Colt
  • Colt's heart seemingly grew three sizes by the end of the book…

Character Depth

  • Ankle deep

Mood Upon Completion

  • Apathetic
  • to slightly happy


  • Could use an editor

Sex Scenes

  • Forgot to note the sex scenes, sorry


  • Nico took a backseat to Colt's douchebaggery, which is unfortunate because he seemed like a character I wanted to read more about
  • …but it doesn't negate the face that Colt was a Grade-A dick and didn't give a shit for most of it*
  • Nico said Colt wanted to try harder to save the teen, and I just don't see that
  • Smoking, ugh

Emotional Depth

  • Weakly emotional

Content Warnings

  • Character death (minor, one, present)

*Colt thinks he’s powerless to save lives, which seems like it would lead to more deaths from his apathy. He is an ER doctor who thinks that only fate decides who lives and who dies, and that sounds like someone trying to pass responsibility off to something besides himself. It’s the equivalent of telling a patient that ‘It’s in God’s hands now’ before even attempting to exhaust all options. I don’t want this kind of doctor. Throughout most of this book, I thought, how does he still have a job?!

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