Book Review: A Home for the Doctor by Kellie A. King

Posted April 22, 2024 by meezcarrie in Book Review, clean, contemporary, Kellie A. King, romance / 3 Comments

A Home for the Doctor book review

A Home for the Doctor by Kellie A. KingA HOME FOR THE DOCTOR by Kellie A. King
A Ballad Inn Romance #1

GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Clean)
PUBLISHER: Harlequin Heartwarming
RELEASE DATE: February 20, 2024
PAGES: 242

Could her love…

Be just what the doctor ordered?

Mia Ballad loves running the family inn with her sisters—it gives her a sense of security and belonging. But when newcomer pediatrician Ryan Cassidy arrives with his belief in fun, Mia is swept off her feet by his charm. His lifestyle is exciting and their witty banter irresistible—but the uncertainty keeps her guessing. Can he find a permanent place in her heart?

USA TODAY Bestselling Author

From Harlequin Heartwarming: Wholesome stories of love, compassion and belonging.


Other Books In This Series

Welcome to the Ballad Inn in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina – a place where you’ll meet the delightful Ballad sisters and feel right at home. I quickly wanted Mia, Margo, and Micki to be my BFFs – their sisterly banter with each other, with Enid (the woman who basically raised them), with their older neighbors (who were all a hoot), and with Ryan (the new doctor in town) keeping a big smile on my face and even making me laugh out loud a couple of times (the dog costume scene!). You can’t help but love these characters, which makes me all the more excited about the rest of this series.

Mia Ballad is the first born daughter who really had to parent her younger sisters in the absence of their jet-setting parents during their growing-up years. As a result, she craves the security of numbers and home, and her jobs as an accountant & a proprietor of the Ballad Inn allow her to embrace both. She’s not a fan of people who pop in and out of her life – thanks to her parents doing exactly that her whole life – and if she ever does fall in love it will be with someone who is just as interested in putting down roots as she is. Enter swoony Doctor Ryan, a pediatric heart surgeon whose volunteer work frequently has him dropping everything to fly to dangerous locales to perform intense life-saving operations on the tiniest of patients. The kind of guy that romance readers fall head over heels for, of course, but definitely not the one for Mia. Except… since the road to happily-ever-after is rarely smooth… cue lots of delicious romantic tension between these two polar opposites and the sweet surprise of falling in love with an unlikely match.

Bottom Line: A Home for the Doctor by Kellie A. King is a sweet romance with vibrant characters and laugh-out-loud moments. It will also tug at your heart with some emotional scenes and leave you swooning at the delightful romance. I adored the Ballad sisters, their dear friend Enid, their quirky neighbors, even Doodle the cat and his murderous intents. Ryan won my affections, too, though he also frustrated me on several occasions (not nearly as much as the Ballad parents did, however, which earned him additional brownie points lol). The ‘love at first sight’ trope was well-written and fit with these characters and their situation. Visiting Charlotte vicariously on the pages of this fun read made me want to book a vacation there post haste, and I enjoyed that it was different from the more typical North Carolina locations we travel to in fiction (though I love those too). Looking forward to Margo’s story next!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4 stars / loved it!

KissingBook Level: 3 / may forget to breathe on occasion

affiliate links used

Sweet Romance Author. Caribbean sand created her & happily ever afters molded her dreams then and now

Kellie A. King is a USA Today Bestselling author with a hint of Caribbean spice. Born and raised in Barbados, she now lives in Charlotte, NC, with her large family. Kellie is married to her longtime love — her ‘Sarge’ is always with her for every adventure. As an author of color, Kellie features strong heroines with a proud cultural heritage. Writing is her passion, and she hopes to inspire your imagination within the pages of her books. Connect with Kellie at Facebook.

What about you? What makes you want to read A Home for the Doctor by Kellie A. King?

Tags: , , , ,

3 responses to “Book Review: A Home for the Doctor by Kellie A. King

Leave a Reply