Prescription for Love by Radclyffe

Prescription for Love is a signature Radclyffe romance. A Radclyffe book is always a good read, with quality characters, and it always leaves you with a smile. Prescription for Love is no exception!

Dr. Abigail Remy has left Manhattan, for a chance at a new start as the new ER chief for Argyle Community Hospital. Abby has been a single, working mom since she was 20. She has spent her young adult years alone, studying, then working, all the while raising her son Blake. She leaves New York behind and moves to the rural community to give Blake a chance at start fresh in a new community with new friends.

Dr. Flannery Rivers is the head surgeon for the local hospital. She is a ball of energy, constantly in motion. Flann is all work, with an occasional fling on the side. Flann is easy going, with a wild side. She is startled to find out that the hospital administration has hired a new ER chief, taking away one of her many responsibilities. She is not looking for Mrs. Right, but she just might have found her in Dr. Abigail Remy.

In my option the two main characters, Abby & Flann are great. They are both strong, independent women with hearts of gold. There is however a lot going on in this book, the love story of course, but also a hospital being revamped, a tornado’s destruction and the stories of other sub-characters.

I found myself reading and wishing more of the story was about Blake, Abby’s son. He was fascinatingly told by Radclyffe as a young teen in the beginning stages of a gender transition. His emotions were so compelling. I literally could not get enough. I wanted more scenes between him a Margie, Flann’s younger sister. While definitely not the heart of the book, these characters were by far the most gripping.

Prescription for Love is a good read, and is totally worth your time, even though the ending felt rushed. Fingers crossed that one day hope Radclyffe writes Blake’s story.

3.75 out of 5 stars

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books                                                                                  http://www.boldstrokesbooks.com

Prescription for Love
by Radclyffe
Link: http://amzn.com/B015DGN9E4

 

The Courage to Try by C.A. Popovich

The Courage to Try, hooked me on first glance. I loved the front cover, damn dogs get me every time! The body of work did not do its cover any justice. Don’t judge a book by its cover, could not be truer.

Kristen Eckert is a skeet shooting, Porsche driving, barrel racing, vet tech. She has had her heartbroken, and now the only relationships she has are out of town horse show hookups. Kristen is the caretaker to her father who suffers from dementia. She has no time for anything else, or so she thinks.

Dr. Jaylin Meyers is a vet that decides to sell her practice and move 40 minutes away. She takes a new position as the small animal veterinarian at an expanding equine clinic. The doctor has not had an easy time in life. She is a foster child and the one relationship she has had, was an abusive one. She has sworn off all women until the moment she set eyes on Kristen.

Ugh, this book was hard to push through to the end. I really wanted to delete it from my reader and move on. There are so many issues I had with it. The biggest problem is it does not read well, there is no natural flow. The way in which characters talk throughout the book sounds unnatural. It is also very repetitive in nature. The plot is lacking, the characters were boring and at times it felt overly detailed in a way that distracting. Unfortunately, this was not the book for me.

2 out of 5 stars

The Courage to Try
by C.A. Popovich
Link: http://amzn.com/B015DG8FF2