Review: The Doctor’s Deception by Kathleen Grieve

The Doctor’s Deception

By Kathleen Grieve

Heart Surgeon Stone Lassiter has successfully transplanted beating hearts. It’s his own that is causing him the most agony. With a death bed promise to his fiancée, he’s driven to open a transplant center in her hometown, and arrives at Deerborne County General Hospital. Single minded in his focus, he inadvertently alienates the nursing staff he needs to make his dream a success. He sets his stethoscope on intensive care nurse, Faith Daniels, to improve his image. Nurse of the Year, Faith Daniels has passed every nursing exam, but when faced with the task of the MCAT, she has severe test anxiety. Burned by her ex-husband, who used her while she put him through law school, she has become focused on passing that darn exam, and achieving her own dream to become a doctor in her own right. Will the white lie Stone tells Faith jeopardize the love they find?

I found this book to be a cute and romantic book. It may have had a bunch of medical terms I was not sure of, but it didn’t take from the story. I fell in love with Stone and Faith and was cheering them on all the way to the end. The characters were well developed and I didn’t have to question anything. I recommend Ms. Grieve’s book to anyone who wants a little laugh and a lot of romance.  I now want to know what happens with their friends Jolene and Chad.

 

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Review: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Wicked Lovely

by Melissa Marr

Rule #3: Don’t stare at invisible faeries.

Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty—especially if they learn of her Sight—and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.

Rule #2: Don’t speak to invisible faeries.

Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.

Rule #1: Don’t ever attract their attention.

But it’s too late. Keenan is the Summer King who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost—regardless of her plans or desires.

Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything.

Faerie intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr’s stunning 21st century faery tale.

This was my first ever YA series that I honestly liked. I am not a Stephanie Meyers fan. I like a little more “J’ne c’est pa!” but it isn’t in her series. Anyway, I have to admit when I am stunned and I am. I am amazed on three counts: 1) I was able to finish it, most YA I grow bored in the first 50 pages. 2) It was meaningful it had a point and a plot and was rather intriguing 3) It didn’t suck.

Some good points:

There were at least two bad words that I can remember.

I finished this book in a day.

Melissa Marr writes very well.

The characters just flat out appeal to me.

Some Bad points: None

It’s YA and I am a hardcore reader who loves to read erotica and paranormal. OMJEEZ!!! I am brainwashed to not like it because of the “no explicit sex scenes” problem.  But you know what?

It didn’t matter. The book did have cuddle time and some touching. I don’t think she came out and sex the characters were having sex. But they talked about going to bed together and closed the door. So hmm, to me that says insinuated sex scene. **I may have glossed over some things because I don’t want to spoil it for others.**

Well now with all that said, don’t go and tell anyone that I am converting from my beloved erotica, you could meet with an “Accident”, but I believe this book and this series is enough to make me curious and to possible *cough* buy Young Adult *cough* more often. So my Naughty little devils, I would get this book and then I would read everything else she has.  Because all the anguish, the awful decisions they have to make and the crap that gets dumped on them makes me feel better about my everyday humdrum life.

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