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Dr. Houston Hayes has never had trouble maintaining his professional distance with both patients and co-workers - until he meets resident Josie Adkins....

Title : Houston, We Have A Problem
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ISBN : 9780758205971
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Number of Pages : 275 Pages
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Houston, We Have A Problem Reviews

  • Jasmin
    2019-01-29 15:21

    Houston, We Have a Problem is Grey’s Anatomy in book form. The book is like a bunch of episodes of Grey’s Anatomy compressed together.Don’t get me wrong. I love Grey's Anatomy. This book is a fast, fun and hot read. Who knew that behind the cute pink cover lies a book where almost 50% of the pages talk about either the protagonists' attraction to each other or how they would love to have a taste of each other. There’s humor, fatal attraction and almost love scenes in the hospital closet. Thank goodness, the doctors of Arcadia Inlet Hospital are more decent than the doctors of Seattle Grace! Dr. Josie Adkins though, doesn't remind me of Dr. Meredith Grey. Josie is her own voluptuous persona. She’s sweet and is a person we could all relate to. She has tons of insecurities. She has tons of cute dialogue which made me laugh out loud. Dr. Houston Hayes, on the other hand, is a hybrid of all of Seattle Grace Hospital's doctors put together. He's a little Dr. Derek Shepherd slash Mc Dreamy, due to the black hair, Dr. Mark Sloan slash McSteamy, due to the gorgeous ice-blue eyes plus Dr. Alex Karev, due to his aloof demeanor. We could also add a little Dr. Preston Burke in the mix, since the accidents do leave them in similar stations in life. Do I have to mention that Houston is also a surf god? Josie pictured Dr. Houston Hayes’ wearing nothing but a stethoscope, giving her an internal exam.Well, I can't deny that I haven't thought of the same thing. :D

  • Ipshita
    2019-02-02 17:11

    The first part of the story felt extremely weak, rather superfluous, with over-emphasis on their physical, chemical, biological and all other kinds of attractions. The second half is relatively better, especially the OT scenes highlighting Josie's insecurities and doubts. Not much else caught my attention so that's that.

  • MBR
    2019-02-10 17:19

    Though I have had this book in my to-be-read pile for ages, I finally took the plunge after reading the enthusiastic review that my friend Zahu posted on Goodreads. We both (and I guess more than half of the romance reading population) have a thing for hot and tortured heroes who exert rigid control over their emotions and suddenly along comes the bubbly heroine who seems to bring down the walls of reserve that the hero has built so painstakingly over the years within just a couple of minutes. I absolutely love these types of books and though this book didn't deliver on all of my expectations, nevertheless it turned out to be one hell of an entertaining read.33 year old Dr. Houston Hayes has a huge problem that won't go away in the 27 year old surgical resident Josie Adkins who is driving him completely nuts with her klutziness that brings to light just how much he wants Josie flat on her back, with him on top. Houston has never had a problem with the rules he has imposed on himself to never enter into a long term relationship and to never get involved with a co-worker. But the minute Josie Adkins steps into the picture, all Houston's heart is capable of telling him is that rules are meant to be broken.Josie is appalled that she has the Dr. Hayes-induced Dropping Medical Equipment Syndrome whenever she is around Houston. Her friend Sara keeps telling her that its the haze of lust that takes a hold of her whenever she is in Houston's vicinity that plays havoc on her usual capable self.When Houston proposes to Josie one single night of passion to get rid of the inconvenience of having the hots for each other all the time, Josie is reluctant because she is not the type to get physical in a relationship without her emotions getting involved. But every inch of Houston from his short black hair, to his gorgeous blue eyes, and all down the length of his muscular, toned body that screams power and control has Josie saying yes to abandoning herself to his lethal brand of seduction that has Josie screaming much more than yes long before the night is through.But what was supposed to be just one night of passion cracks open the walls of reserve that protects Houston's emotions and though he would rather die than admit to the fact, being over Josie is the farthest thing that Houston feels. Josie though she promises herself that she deserves someone who loves her and wants to commit to her, nevertheless finds herself falling for the complete opposite of what she needs though Josie is still strong enough to say no where it counts. Houston is a man who has a lot of issues with his past, his childhood playing a major role in how his character is portrayed in the story. For Josie and Houston's problem to be totally over, they both do a lot of intense soul searching and makes some hard choices before achieving their much needed happily ever after.I absolutely loved what Erin McCarthy delivers in the humor department in the story. From the first line itself, this book was a continuous laugh fest with Josie's quirky comebacks and her sense of humor which is evident from the way she thinks out aloud about stuff. Houston is a delicious hero, and yes I say delicious in the best possible way. He is tortured hotness and broodiness in one package and his lethal brand of seduction left me breathless at all times. With borderline erotic sexual content, this book is recommended for fans of contemporary romances that delivers on character development, humor, love and rapid heartbeat inducing love scenes guaranteed to fire up your insides. Rating=4/5

  • Alicia (is beyond tired of your *ish)
    2019-01-16 11:12

    There was a great premise and good characters here, but they were wasted on nothing but sex. Their getting together, their continued attraction, their love – all based on sex and sexual attraction. We weren't given anything else. Every conversation, what little there was, swung around to sex. Every scene with the two together ended up with sex/sexual activity. I really wanted to root for these two but it was hard when I couldn't identify any reason for them to be together beyond great sexytimes. It's obnoxious. This is one of those books that adds to my confusion of the difference between increasingly explicit romance and erotic romance. This is listed as romance but according to some people's definition it fits erotic romance more, in my opinion. In fact, the last book I read billed as erotic romance with an M/F relationship had a much greater foundation for a relationship between the Heroine and Hero than this book.I liked the characters personalities, and their humor. (Though her going on and on about her weight made me slightly crazy. Girl, your body is fine, you're wearing a bikini in public! SHUT UP.) There wasn't enough about their respective backgrounds, or the secondary stories. There were a lot of missed opportunities in this story. This is one of those books where I'm kind of baffled in the end at how I read so many pages. The best part of the story was the Hero's brush with a bull shark. It was a really compelling storyline, and I love that it didn't end the way you'd think it would for a book of this type. I just wish there was more about it. 2.5 stars.

  • FlibBityFLooB
    2019-01-19 19:17

    4.5/5 stars. Really enjoyed this one. I was a bad girl and stayed up until 4am last night because I couldn't stop reading it. Tsk tsk. I liked it better than other Erin McCarthy books I have read in the past. I work in a hospital, so I really enjoyed some of the snark directed at doctors being the worst patients. The book had very steamy scenes and lots of 'em. It also had some nice humor, but it had a bit of a sad edge at times to make it a little more interesting. I also love that the ending was happy, but it wasn't a perfect wrap everything up as if it was a fairytale style ending.

  • Anne
    2019-01-16 12:59

    I lovelovelove every Erin McCarthy book that I have read so far, and this one is no exception! She mixes humor and sex perfectly. I can't wait to get my hands on more of her books!

  • KimKirt
    2019-01-26 11:08

    Houston thinks about sex every 3 seconds. Therefore, you get to read about him thinking about, dreaming about or having sex every 3 seconds. The other few seconds you get to read about Josie thinking about how she's going to try really hard (maybe) to not have sex with Houston every 3 seconds. And so it goes . . . I'm all for the steam in a romance novel but I do like a little plot in between. It was hard to find in here, though they did throw some stitches and an operation in for good measure. Oh yeah, and Josie whining about her body and Houston drooling over her coconuts. There you go, you just read the book. HEA. The End.

  • Just - The romance reader
    2019-02-07 17:06

    Loved it! This book is the epitome of a chick-lit novel. Perfect for a day at the beach, or a fun weekend read. The story itself is entertaining, and keeps you interested the whole way through, and if that doesn't do it for you, the steamy "romance" scenes, which there are PLENTY of, should do it for you.

  • Chrystal
    2019-02-01 19:04

    You want to punch Houston in his face. The story is ridiculously underdeveloped. However, my ratings are usually rounded up, so it gets 3 stars. OK book as far as "Chick Lit" goes. But books like this are why "chick lit" is a stigma.

  • Amber
    2019-02-09 12:12

    This was such a fun book! You hated Houston, loved Houston, wanted to hit him and then loved him all over again.Josie is the girl in all of us! Come fall in love with these two. It will cure what ails you! :)

  • Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
    2019-01-28 18:09

    Another light sexy fun contemporary from Erin McCarthy. Doctors in love? Sort of. She's a bit too insecure. He's rather an ass. But a shark attack brings them together. Really.Still fun sexy stuff.

  • Anna's Herding Cats
    2019-01-30 11:25

    McCarthy's writing is very easy to read and jump right into. The world is fairly simple and the characters entertaining. Two horny doctors that are driving each other crazy. He's a brilliant, arrogant and emotionally distant surgeon and she's a bubbly, cheerful doctor in training dealing with insecurities that has been reduced to a complete and utter klutz whenever she's in the same room with Houston. Loved the start with Houston drooling inappropriately over Josie. And he continues to do so throughout. There's a major bit of drama midway through that was pretty predictable but needed in order to move things along with the two. Forcing Houston to give up some of his control over things which is something incredibly hard for him. It also gave Josie a way to get more involved in his life. I liked both of the characters even though in real life I'm sure both would have driven me right up a wall. But they were a nice fit and good for each other when dealing with personal hangups.I'll definitely pick up another book from McCarthy for days when I need a playful, easy, just for fun read. It turned out to be a pretty cute book and one to add to my guilty little pleasures pile. Plus I just loved the title.

  • L8blmr
    2019-01-18 18:17

    Long ago and far away, I read so many great comments about this book that I added it to my TBR mountain. Recently I acquired a copy and couldn't wait to begin. The tone of this story was light and flirty ... until it wasn't (our hero has more complications in his life than the cute, klutzy fellow orthopedic surgeon he is attracted to in spite of himself). By the time I was halfway finished, I was already sick and tired of the lead female's self-deprecating comments about her perceived obesity. Please ... what was she, a size 10 maybe? I mean, that is what is considered a "plus size" on America's Next Top Model but not in the real world, baby. Trust me, someone who can still wear a bikini and be appreciated by young, virile members of the opposite sex does NOT struggle with weight, size or cellulite.Once I reached that point, it became hard to accept other aspects of the story, but I did finish the book. Don't get me wrong, I did not hate it; the writer is talented and I did LOL at various points in this story. It is not the author's fault that one of my pet peeves is women who exaggerate their "fatness."

  • gert
    2019-02-04 12:06

    ok, i just read three of mccarthy's books in the last two days and i'm just going to cut and paste my review for all three - because its all the same stuff!don't get me wrong - they're exactly right for what i was looking for today: fun, fast reads with good-ish characters and fabulous sex. "smart mouth", "houston we have a problem" and "mouth to mouth" are all great books - with "mouth to mouth" being a "better" book in terms of character development, story line, etc. but still, all three are definitely shy of hitting the literature mark. but surpass the usual chick lit in that the sex is nice and, if you're looking for fun, fast summer reads with snappy dialogue and some graphic sex - look no further!(i've now officially read all her books. and want more!)

  • Genney Blass
    2019-02-09 17:21

    A 4 stars. It was a very pleasant story. Very funny as well as sad. Giggly Big Girl wanted people to get her serious but how can that be possible if she was clumsy. It is truly unique that a woman can possible be clumsy for falling over another doctor. But it was surely sweet how she was taken the challenge of the making Houston fall in love with her. But she did even though it hurt her at the end. How Houston, was so mature at the age of 15 years old to take care of his mom and sister because the abusive father. How proud they were of him and I as well. Very good concept. To Ms. McCarthy nicely well written. Thank you.

  • Panichaya
    2019-01-28 17:13

    I liked it, but probably will not read it again. Ever.I loved the humor and stuff like that in this book, and though I'm aware that sextual attractions are needed in a realationship, but I cannot see any development between the hero and heroine that can be led to love other than he always seem to want to get into her pants no matter when or where they are. So instead of 4 or 4.5 star, I can only give it a 3 star.

  • beth myrick
    2019-02-14 14:18

    I loved everything about itBut after I while the constant putting herself down and body issues just overthrew the great writing skill and really great storyline. After a while I was done with it . I deducted those two stars because the author needs to figure out when to stop beating the dead horse so the live one can be ridden.

  • Dawn ♥ romance
    2019-02-06 11:56

    I liked this steamy story about orthopedic surgeon Houston and his cheery but clumsy resident doctor Josie. It had a good plot and the action moved along with lots of sex but he seemed a bit too resistant to their relationship.

  • Maria
    2019-01-28 14:09

    Why do I give in to the temptation of very bad romances with cheesy love scenes? I somehow can't resist reading passages out loud to my spouse, then cackling madly. But I keep coming back for more!

  • Andrea
    2019-02-13 13:25

    Trashy but fun. I agree with the other review that said it kind of reminded you of Grey's Anatomy.2009 Summer Challenge Category: romance or summer romance

  • Raina
    2019-02-13 18:14

    Great summertime reading! Pretty steamy! Thanks for the recommendation Tracey!

  • Ochie
    2019-02-11 10:57

    Still fresh from reading Erin McCarthy, I looked for her other books and grabbed this one. I really enjoyed this book as well. Though the Fast Track series is still a favorite. I enjoyed the book because of the easy banter and the light dialogue between the characters. And the book just didn't settle on steamy scenes (though of course there were a lot of that.. hahaha) but there had been substance in it. I'd definitely be looking for more Erin McCarthy books.. :)

  • Robin
    2019-01-22 17:55

    For a chuck-lit, this was a fun book and I think that I'd read another in the series BUTreading it (while news of public figure are being charged of misconduct), it occurred to me that this book has lots of examples of sexual assault at the workplace and unfortunately, the female lead never has an issue with it. Talk about confusing guys on what is okay.

  • Kathy
    2019-02-11 14:20

    Dr. Houston Hayes - father abused his mother and left when he was 15 - and he cared for his mother & sister, swearing never to marry or fall in love as he did not want to risk it... he is an excellent orthpedic surgeon, and likes to surf... he never has sex with a woman a 2nd day...Dr. Josie Adkins - an interesting heroine - she's not willowy - but a bit overweight and short... she is a resident in orthopedic surgery, though the surgery part is more to please her father thanherself... she is bubbly, smart, excellent with patients - not confident in surgery...and when they are near each other, his libido goes into overdrive, and she gets clutsy - and her bending over to pick up things just feeds his libido... he offers her a single night of passion to relieve the sexual tension... and she takes him up on it...he is fascinated with her day of the week panties (lips, bullseyes, & shamrocks)... he is fascinated by her soft, cushiony body... and he is afraid, because she sees past his good looks and seems to see him... so they have a dance of approach and retreat... when surfing, his leg is bitten by a shark - his hand is scraped by the shark skin tearing - his need to control, how to love, how to accept love, and not being a surgeon... and he is finally able to tell her, without any reservations, that he loves her... ahhhh

  • Drava
    2019-01-22 15:01

    3.75 Stars - Although I rated the whole book as 3.75 stars, I'd give 4.5 stars for the first 38% of the book. The first part is pretty cute and hot but I will admit that some of the middle parts seemed pretty cold and sterile, kind of like Houston's control and personality. I liked that Houston was so gorgeous and he was completely in lust with her, even though she had more curves than skinnier girls and he didn't have control of his body around her. ** SPOILER ALERT ** Dr Houston Hayes is totally turned on by fellow Dr Josie Adkins. He proposes one night together to get her out of his system, which he does with women because his father abused his mother and won't get close to people because loving meant giving up control. She agrees to sleep with him but the night is cut short when he is called away and Josie is hurt by his coldness. Before they can talk, Houston is attacked by a shark while surfing and seriously injures his right hand that he needs for performing surgery. Josie is determined to win his heart by helping him at home while he is healing. He eventually realizes he loves her but screw it up when he suggests she lack confidence in reconstructive orthopedics. So her boss moves her to pediatric orthopedic residency in another hospital. Josie blames Houston and sees it as pushing her away. She leaves, but they eventually make up.

  • Lobna Amer
    2019-01-24 17:06

    *Might contain spoilers!!!*The book was good enough to finish. While some parts just conformed with all the chick-lit cliches, for the most part, the book was well written. I thought the inner monologue of the characters focused too much about sex and sexual fantasies, but maybe that's just me. The supporting characters were merely props, though, but that didn't really affect the quality of the story. My only complaint is the exaggeration: exaggeration in describing the quality of the sex, listing every single touch as "shattering" or "mind-blowing", also exaggeration in the romantic gestures. I mean, I would have liked to see their relationship in a maturer, more realistic stage.In total, the book was light, entertaining, gripping despite the repetitiveness and a,generally, recommended read. My absolute favourite scene was when Houston just finished making love to Josie, then told her how different they were, how soft she was and how creamy she was, like the moon :) It made me smile

  • Sheri
    2019-02-01 11:23

    I think this book is intended to be categorized as chick-lit, but for me it didn't really fit that category. I liked the characters, Josie and Houston, just fine. They both had a couple of complex issues to deal with. Josie can't understand why Houston would like her when she's so pudgy and short. Houston is mad for Josie's body but he is a man who never reveals his feelings or lets himself feel affection for anyone other than family.Much of the book is about them wanting to have sex--in fact, the first 30% of the book amounts to foreplay. And once they have sex, the foreplay isn't done. The book still manages to devote a large number of pages to more foreplay. And sex. Adding to the conflict is a threat to Houston's career and the dissatisfaction and uncertainty Josie had for her career. I probably wasn't the right reader for this particular book, as I've really liked other McCarthy books much more than I liked this one.

  • Crystal
    2019-01-28 14:20

    I found the book as a fast, fun read. The main character Josie was pretty believable because she wasn't perfect and had her flaws but Houston looked last that and saw her for what she is. There were just the cute little parts where you just made the book what it is for example the pattern on Josie's underwear each day of the week, which was pretty hilarious reading Houston's reaction. I was so not expecting Houston to get hurt but hey that's the thrill of a book. I love, love, lived the bit in the book where Josie admits that she loves him but Houston can't say it and he starts comparing both of them:“You're so soft." That finger wandered down her stomach and rounded the curve of her hip. "I'm hard.”“Your skin is so fair, so pale, like the moon. I'm dark.”“And you talk with your hands, and you talk a lot. I'm quiet.”“I love those differences in you.”Just bits like this are what makes a book. It was a cute, steamy and mushy romance and I really enjoyed it.

  • Megan
    2019-01-19 12:58

    I must admit, I'm not one for medical romances, not because I hate them or dislike them even, I'm a bit of a wimp and I just find I can't read them. Doctors don't do it for me. I'm more into my yummy cops or fire fighters or even army men. I have to say Houston could be mine any day, hes yummy and hot although he does go for surfing which although I can admire to be a difficult sport it isn't something I approve of. Especially when the surfers end up being shark food... I love that hes a bit of a mummy's boy without being that weird yes mum no mum or his mum being a mumster.. His whole family is nice and hes a family man wanting to care for his sister and his mum because his dad was a jerk and he has learnt that how his dad treated his mum isn't the way to treat anybody not especially a woman.

  • Natalie K
    2019-02-13 11:10

    I decided to give my brain a break between Looking for Alaska and Thirteen Reasons Why. This book was just eh. Everything ewas way too on the surface. There was no depth to any of the characters and the "conflict" between the hero and heroine could have been played out so much better. He was against marriage due to a abusive father and she felt she was too plump to be desirable to anyone. In addition, she felt that no one took her seriously as a surgeon because she felt she was too cute and then got upset when no one took her seriously. It was not written very well, which was a disappointment. I've read Erin McCarthy's short stories and they've been fine. It seems she can't get a handle on a full length novel for this one.