Overall Grade: 4.5 ⭐️
Tropes: second chance romance, workplace romance, BBW, older son expectations, broken engagement, family series, billionaire MMC
Let me start by stating my truth: Kaplan Fritz is my favorite Fritz brother. Hands down. There is no competition as I see it. To be fair, I missed the first two books of J. Saman’s Boston’s Billionaire Bachelors series. However, at this point, I don’t need to read those books to realize that, as the quote above says, Kaplan Fritz is layered, making his characterization delicious. My adoration for him, however, is only possible due to his love for Bianca. Together, Bianca and Kaplan make Doctor Untouchable my favorite story in this series.
For one, there is something feral about their chemistry. Their story is complicated by their past. Doctor Untouchable is a second chance offering with a misunderstanding from the past. As tropes go, these are some of my favorites because the MMC and FMC must overcome long-buried feelings. You will find this in Kaplan and Bianca’s story. When two people are fated as they are, when they deny their feelings, it bubbles over like a witch’s cauldron and makes for a rollercoaster reading ride. One minute, Kaplan is ferocious in his feelings for Bianca; the next minute, he’s the Ice King, denying his feelings. Their tug-of-war is delectable and creates anticipation in the story that makes turning the page easy.
Additionally, I’m a HUGE fan of a hero such as Kaplan. The outer package is gorgeous, but the facade placates his family while the inner turmoil pulls at your heart. Bianca pushes up against him, figuratively, and forces him to break his smooth exterior. She challenges him, causing him to grow in his emotions. His journey is fascinating, and you find yourself invested in his personal growth as he falls more deeply for Bianca. He’s complicated and difficult and an interesting character.
Similarly, Bianca is on the other side of the coin. She has no facade, but she carries the wounds of her mother’s “love” and the devastation from her ex-fiance. She’s strong yet vulnerable. Saman has gifted us with a woman who knows who she is and accepts herself as is, even when the world tries to diminish her. Because she is all of these things, she can be the only one to challenge Kaplan to become a better man. Their banter, chemistry, and attraction fortify the story, and the reader is satiated by the book’s end.
Add to all of this the continued world of the Fritzs’. This family is so easy to love because they love and champion each other. From their mother through to the brothers, Kaplan and Bianca have no chance but to fall in love and find a HEA. I hate leaving them because their stories ingratiated themselves into my heart.
If you are a fan of a grumpy, gorgeous MMC who fights falling in love, a willful, independent FMC, and a family bent on loving each other, then grab Doctor Untouchable. You will inhale Kaplan and Bianca’s story and feel replete in the end.
In love and romance,