Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Excerpt + Review: Needing Him | Bishop Brothers by Kennedy Fox

Evan Bishop is your typical hotshot doctor.
Hardass, brooding, and all business.

Instead of working on the family ranch, Evan broke the mold and became an ER doctor.
He’s good with his hands—in more ways than one—smart as a whip and is the definition of God’s gift to women. Being a gentleman is in his Southern roots, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t flawed. Exclusive dating has never been a top priority and his tragic past makes him stay at arm’s length. Deciding to let loose for a wild night, he takes a page from the Bishop brother’s relationship book and hooks up with a mysterious girl he’ll never have to see again, which is perfect for this self-proclaimed bachelor.

Emily Bell is a city girl through and through but is determined to get away from her family and past. All she wants is a fresh start and to make a name for herself in the medical field. No random hookups and no dating coworkers—that’s her new motto after being burned time and again. When she agrees to attend a wedding as a plus-one, she’s soon ditched and left to drink solo—but not for long. Mr. Suit is the ultimate temptation with his Southern charm, messy blond hair, and irresistible sex appeal. Everything about him screams bad news, but he makes her reconsider her rules just for one night.

After all, some rules are made to be broken.

They want the same thing—one night of passion then they’ll go their separate ways. No cuddling afterward. No next day phone calls. No awkward goodbyes. Too bad the universe has other plans—one that’ll be obvious when they report to work on Monday morning.

*A contemporary romance with a little Southern drama. This is book 2 in the Bishop Brothers series. Each book features a different brother and can be read as a complete standalone. HEA guaranteed!*
Not suitable for readers under 18 due to adult language and sexual content.


5 stars

Romance | New Adult | Contemporary

I received an Advanced Readers Copy for an honest review – Review is posted on GoodReads.

Well hot damn… And I am not just saying that because I need those pants on that cover to go a little further, but seriously, hot damn that was a delicious read. I need to clean up the drool, one second. Okay, we are good comrades! I suppose we should dive in especially considering how much I am about to ramble my little heart out because the killing inspiration is strong with this one.

Needing Him picks up right where Taming Him left off, at least more or less. Getting snippets of this all consuming heated sex night between Emily and Evan, one that was supposed to have been a one night stand sets itself on the door step of their work as both are doctors in the same hospital. So how does this pan out? Oh comrades… it is good. So so deviously deliciously good. 

Evan is probably going to be my favorite brother. There I said it – don’t get me wrong, I am excited to see John in the future, next love would probably be Jackson, and I did enjoy Alex, but lets be real here… Evan has this ‘I am going to fuck you hard’ doctor presence and I cannot get enough of his caveman alpha male personality. Broody, panty dropping, finger licking yummy with a side of possessive behavior. I would lick this man from head to toe, possibly lingering in the middle bits for some extra examination. He is definitely a heart throb but more importantly he is driven, workaholic and he is not someone who just lays around doing nothing. 

Emily is no different. She is very driven, stubborn and a force of nothing short of powerful female presence. Definitely someone who handles things head first with a side of caution; I really enjoyed her more than I can describe. Not to mention her friendship with Kiera was absolutely hilarious. I definitely feel that she matches Evan in every aspect.

Then wam-bam thank you ma’am is all I can say about their chemistry. One of my favorite tropes in romance is authority figures, not to mention this in the capacity of an office tension just steams out my horny thoughts. I love them and when I say Emily and Evan delivered I mean, comrades, they delivered. Sweet baby Jesus – they had some intense scenes. Hate fucking, the arguing, the aggressive comments… the works. Gush my loins, shimmer me timbers that was steamy. The banter between them made the scenes so enjoyable, the alpha clashing with the assertive, it really takes the cake. 

Putting their sexual tension aside, they really are a power couple match, really. They have the same work ethics, the same mindset, they are stubborn and resourceful. They also really depend and lean on one another as they start to grow closer. It is beautifully flowing to see their relationship develop. 

I will admit, without spoiling anything, I am starting to notice a trend; one that doesn’t entirely disappoint me, I am thinking this is intentional, and that is totally fine. Just putting this out there, there is definitely a trend with the Bishop Brothers. Anyone who has read them will definitely pick up what I am putting down….

Overall I loved it! I think I honestly loved Needing Him more than I enjoyed Taming Him. And not that for any reason of disliking anything or that I need to change the ratings, but really, I loved the office tension filled romance; I honestly cannot get enough of Evan and Emily. Their story was fun, entertaining, heart breaking in all the right moments with a tear jerk of an ending that left me swooning. I am really enjoying this series, I cannot wait for Chasing Him! I need John and Jackson damnit!


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I caved.

Fuck me. I caved, and now he thinks he’s in control and God’s gift to the world.

Fucking great.

I won’t let him manipulate me with sex. He must not be that smart if he thinks that’s actually going to work. I said those things in the heat of the moment and because I really needed to fucking come, but that doesn’t mean I meant it. Hell, I would’ve told him the sky was purple if that meant he’d give me what I needed.

Regardless, that was really damn hot. The way I yelled at him, and he yelled back, and then we just attacked each other. Every moment of our first night together has replayed in my head since it happened, but now… angry Evan is the one who will haunt me in my dreams. Angry Evan is hot and demanding and knows just how to tease the fuck out of me. I almost hate him for it. Except I could never hate a man who knows how to worship my body like he does.

But God, does he really have to be such a controlling asshole?

I scoop my scrubs and shoes off the floor and adjust my just-fucked hair. Once my top is on, I search for my panties. When I don’t find them on the floor, I shake out my scrub bottoms, but they aren’t there either. What the fuck?

Panic starts to surface at the realization that I lost my damn panties. Shit, shit, shit.

My pager beeps, and it’s painfully obvious I’m going to have to put my pants on without them. Quickly, I finish getting dressed and push my shoes on before grabbing my lab coat and the soiled shirt and flying out the door.

I throw Evan’s shirt in the trash before anyone can see me and ask questions.

Rushing to the nurses’ station for an update, I look around but don’t see any commotion or people scrambling like normal. “What’s going on? You paged me?” I ask, trying to catch my breath.

Fiona looks at me like I’ve gone crazy. She swallows and lowers her eyes before bringing them back up to look at me. She witnessed the heated argument back in the trauma room, and now she looks uncomfortable as hell. “Dr. Bishop asked me to page you. He wanted me to tell you that your break is over and to get back to work.” I can tell she’s uneasy delivering the news, but that doesn’t stop the anger from brewing inside me.

The vein in my forehead is about to burst, but I remind myself to play it cool. For all they knew, Evan sent me on the break to calm down, and now I’m the one looking like a slacker.

“Okay. Thanks.” I pinch my lips together to prevent any further words from spewing out of me. No one can know that Evan and I are…whatever the hell we are. Considering I came to this hospital to make a name for myself all on my own, the last thing I need is people thinking I sleep my way to the top.


“Dr. Bell,” Evan barks from the other side of the room. He’s holding a pile of charts in his hands that are no doubt from the huge fire incident that just unfolded.

Taking a deep breath, I put my lab coat on and dig my stethoscope from the pocket and wrap it around my neck. We have to act impartially to each other publicly, but hell, I didn’t realize how hard it’d be now that we’re together.

“Yes, Dr. Bishop?”

He doesn’t even look up at me when I approach him, and I hate that it irritates me.

“I need you on beds seven through fifteen until the next shift rotation, then finish these charts before you leave.” His head tilts up, his lips in a firm line as he piles the stack in my arms. “I also need an update on the Brauer kids once an hour.”

Swallowing, I adjust the charts in my arms to prevent them from falling. I won’t let my pride get in the way of doing my job, and if charts are what I need to do right now, then I won’t make a scene. At least not in front of everyone. However, once we’re alone, I’m going to give him a piece of my mind for treating me like a damn intern again.

“Absolutely. Anything else, sir?” My tone is laced with fake sweetness, and he doesn’t flinch a beat at it.

“Yes, Actually.” He takes a step forward and dips his head until his mouth hovers over my ear. “Make sure those charts are done correctly before you leave. I’ll be looking through them extensively.”

“Of course.” I grind my teeth, wishing I could give him a piece of my mind right now.

“And since I know you’re going commando, I won’t ask you to perform any oral procedures.” He winks before walking away, making my blood boil.

That asshole stole my panties!

Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up to write under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!

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