Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Love at Lakewood Med by TJ Amberson {Review}

Love at Lakewood Med by TJ Amberson
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 13th 2018 by Sweetwater Books 
Source: I received a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own and were given voluntarily.
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Savannah Drake would be thrilled about starting her final year of medical school if it weren't for one thing: she has to spend a month working in the emergency room with cold, aloof Dr. Wesley Kent as her mentor. When her first day in the ER proves to be a humiliating disaster, Savannah is ready to swear off emergency medicine forever. Gradually, though, she finds that the unpredictable, emotional experience of caring for patients in the emergency room is affecting her far differently than she expected - and Dr. Kent turns out to be anything but the arrogant attending physician that she assumed him to be. But just when Savannah finally admits to herself that she is falling for Dr. Kent, she learns that things at the hospital are not all what they seem. Faced with a seemingly impossible choice, Savannah must decide between her future career and everything that she has come to care so much about.
My Review: 4 Stars

Back when I was in college, my good friend was trying to get into nursing school and I thought, "NO WAY! No way could I do that." However, as I've grown older, the medical world fascinates me and I am pretty partial to medical TV shows (which I know aren't much like real life). If you love those types of shows or have any interest in medicine, you'll love this book! It's like a clean Grey's Anatomy.

Savannah is a fourth year medical student and this book takes place during her month rotation in the Emergency Department. The cases that came in were fascinating and I was constantly telling my daughter about this book because she is studying to be a surgical technician and I could picture her being right in the middle of this story. Savannah is very likable and realistic as she learns the rope in this fast-paced environment. Her attending physician, Dr. Wes Kent, is a tad bit aloof, but very professional and as the story progresses, he becomes more and more likable as well.

I enjoyed the angle where Savannah finds herself in need of care at Lakewood Med, as well as the pressure she gets to speak at an event. Those two things really add some drama to the story and were nicely done. However, I wanted a tiny bit more from the romantic connections, since the word "Love" is in the title of the book. I wished there was more of a balance between medical and chemistry. Aside from that, I really couldn't put it down and loved how it all played out.

Content: mild medical issues (nothing graphic); very mild romance

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