The Procedure by Tabatha Vargo & Melissa Andrea: Review

The Procedure by Tabatha Vargo & Melissa Andrea: ReviewThe Procedure by Melissa Andrea, Tabatha Vargo
on January 21st, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 370


I went to his office expecting to change myself. I wanted to be someone else—look like the girls my husband was spending his nights with, but I got a different kind of procedure… one that left me wanting things I shouldn’t and seeing myself in a new light. Now everything I thought I wanted doesn’t matter anymore, and Dr. Roman is all I can think about.


As a professional, I should know my limits, but Samantha Aldridge pushes me in a way I’ve never known. The need to be near her is strong, the desire to touch her inflames me, but the respect that lies within continuously wins. She came into my office wanting me to change her, but instead she changed me.

Stacia says…

Denial is an awful thing to live with, especially when the thing you have worked so hard to deny for years gets confirmed in the worst possible way.  After literally walking in on her husband cheating with a much younger woman, and confirming what she has suspected for the last few years, Samantha wants to change. Except this change is not for her, it’s for him– the douchebag husband. She wants to be noticed again- to lose the “waif” of a woman she has become the last few years and to stop feeling like she has no one else left in her life. So, she decides to do whatever it takes for Michael (the cheater) to notice her again.
This brings her to the best plastic surgeon in town, Dr. Roman Blake. As a huge fan of the show Nip/Tuck, when I pictured Dr. Blake, all I could picture was Dr. Christian Troy and hello I was sold! Plus he is British and he is sweet, caring, sensitive, and sexy- score number two for Dr. Blake!

“I can see everything- all that you are- and I never want to let you go.”

Normally Roman only does reconstructive surgery, that’s his number one rule. But when he meets Samantha he can’t resist helping her; but not in the way she expected. When he offers her an indecent proposal of sorts, she finds she can’t say no and he finds he can’t stay away from her.

“Confidence isn’t walking into a room with your nose in the air. It’s walking into a room without having to make any comparisons to the people around you.”

Gah…my initial reaction to Samantha was embarrassment. I was embarrassed by how she handled her husband cheating and embarrassed (and pretty appalled) that she stuck around and let him continue to treat her that way. I wanted her to have a backbone at that point and start throwing stuff, stick up for herself, or at the very least tell him to F$@# off! Seriously, at first she was a huge coward and so weak! Thankfully she redeemed herself and finally found her self-worth with Roman’s help.
I enjoyed this story and felt like it had a good message. However, I felt like the last 10% of the book was extremely rushed and I felt like this part of the story didn’t flow with the rest of the book.
If you are looking for an easy read, with a good message, and a sexy doctor, then this book is worth a read!


About Melissa Andrea

I find it hard to sum up my life in a paragraph, but I’ll try.

Reading has always been a passion for me and writing is as instinctive as breathing. Every inhale is an idea; every exhale a creation. Flutter, The Discover Series was my debut release and since then I have written a contemporary romance, The Edge of Darkness. The only thing I do better than writing? Making beautiful, sassy and independent, girls. My daughters will always be my greatest accomplishment, my biggest fans and my every inspiration. I live, breath and would die for them! I’ve been married to one of the greatest men in my life for 7 years and I love him more than chocolate (you know shit just got real :), Justin Timberlake and Friday’s. Without him my website would be a mess and I would probably be paying more taxes than I should. He is a jack of many trades and this is just my opinion but I like to think besides my daughters, I’m his second biggest accomplishment. (Does anyone else hear a horn tooting?)

I was born in Denver, Colorado -but I will always think of sunny Arizona as my home. I don’t have a big family, but I’m close with my sister, brother & my mom. My mom is my hero, my inspiration, and I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing person to be raised by. She has supported me throughout this crazy adventure and I’m lucky to have her on my side!

6 things you should know about me:

1. I’m a tornado with lipstick! Translation: I’m very girly, but I can get down and dirty with the best of them.

2. I adore the color pink!

3. I love things that sparkle (including vampires!)

4. I like even numbers (hence 6 things about me, not 5)

5. I’m loyal to a fault but I like to see the good in everybody. Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness though because my bark is not always bigger than my bite :))

6. I don’t like calling readers ‘fans’. When it come down to it, I am all YOUR biggest fan! MWAH!

I will never be able to thank every reader, every blogger or every author who has helped me in one or a million ways since I published but I will try every chance I get. Y’all are the reason I am here and every comment, every message, every review makes me feel like I have a reason to be. So to the moon and back, THANK YOU!

Okay, so this was a little longer than a paragraph.

About Tabatha Vargo

Tabatha is a sweet tea sippin’, front porch sittin’ kind of girl from South Carolina. She loves old, historical anything, wind chimes, and all things romantic. She is the mother of an 8 y/o rock star/princess and the wife of her very own Prince Charming.
When she isn’t writing, she’s texting book ideas to herself.