There'd been a Rivers at the helm of Argyle Community Hospital for six generations, and Harper Rivers was set to take her father's place whenever he decided to hang up his shingle. Unfortunately, the board of directors had other ideas - they accepted a buyout offer from a health-care conglomerate with plans to close the hospital's doors to the community that depended on it. And Presley Worth, a high-powered corporate financier, came to town to oversee the closure. Funny thing was, no one asked Harper, and she had no intention of following anyone's orders but her own - no matter how beautiful, smart, or commanding the new boss might be.
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I love audio books and listening to them while I draw or paint. They help to level me and take away the stress while drawing.
Really I would rate it 3.8/5, but give it four stars. I am comparing with other Radclyffe work. I am hopeful this marks the start of a new series for Radclyffe, since the location and setting is very well written and I am sure close to the author's heart. I especially like additions such as the Rooster, Tree house, and porch settings / back in time innocence. The characters came across well and were believable. The narrator was good, and created the characters and voices well. It was nice to have the story with less erotica, more other content. However I felt that it could of been longer, since alot of effort was put into creating the environment and backdrop for the romance, but the character relationship and conflicts seemed less then I would have expected. It would have been possible to add a couple of crisis events to have protagonist more challenged with her decision and discovery of love.
So, overall a good read, and a great setting, and why I hope it marks the start of a series, so I can hear and read more about the characters and countryside of Argyle. Perhaps it can be as dangerous as Ptown.
"One Of Her Best"
There are only small variables in Radclyffe's books, however in those small differences is what separates the good from the not so good. Harper Rivers has followed the family tradition and is the heir apparent to her father as the hospital director. However as is now the case of many communities the the hospital is sold to a conglomerate. This brings Presley Worth into Harper's life and thus begins their love story. Harper and Presley, (damn doesn't Radclyffe come up with the wildest, most unusual androgynous names,) begin the dance that every romance novel, gay or straight goes through to lead a couple to true love in the end. Presley begins the story as a hard edged business woman, without any regard for what will happen to the community when the changes the conglomerate will bring, go through. Then as we all knew it would her relationship with Harper and the community begins to change her into a softer, more caring and lovable person. Almost as big a part of the novel as Harper and Presley is Harper's younger sister Flan, a surgeon and a player who is my far the best character in the book. Flan brings an edge to this story that the writers in this genre rarely give their main characters. A confrontation between the two sisters late in the novel brings about a scene both surprising and titillating.
As a connoisseur of romance novels I know it takes a good writer to create characters the reader/listener cares about enough to take the same old formula and make it work; in this particular work she does.
Another book by Radclyffe. Enjoyable and fun. Excellent narrative and easy to listen to. Wonderful.
"My favorite Radclyffe so far"
Yes! The story and the performance were really great and easy to listen too.
I really liked the storyline and how the character dealt with it.
Wow. very good
The whole Rivers family
"good narration "
I liked this story and the narration was nicely done to only make the story better.
Eva Kaminsky is by far the best narrator I have had the pleasure of listening to.
Great story! I would listen to it again and recommend it to others!! Definitely worth the listen!
I'm a big fan of Radclyffe's medical romance books, I realize that most of her books follow the same general format. This was one of my favorites since it addressed the issue of rural health care. The narrator was wonderful and the characters are unique.
"Great as usual"
Great as always. Can't wait for another book by Radclyffe, so well written and keeps you wanting more. Look forward to the next one.
"Even when Radclyffe is bad she is good."
Don't know, why I got the audio, haven't had time to read the printed version, on my list of things to do, If I ever finish Melissa Goods Awesome Partner's Two book that I fell behind in my reading with, and then I have 3 Gerri Hill's to get through before I can finally find the time and while I am doing that I have two major surgeries I have to have. So if I can live through all of that I might have time.
Radclyffe's other books like Homestead, Or Gerri Hill's (And my mind just went blank, the wonderful world of MS) Anyway Hill writes some great romance novels, Behind the Pine Curtain just popped in my head, while lacking the whole doctor's part, it has the romance only it's a lot about re-kindling a childhood romance when you return home. Still it's about finding your true love. Hill writes some exciting adventure/mystery novels as well.
I am no good with names but the lead doctor/GP doctor that was leading and falls for the mean old money cutting budget crunching corp. type. who of coarse really has a heart of gold if you can get her away from the board room and into the bedroom. I liked the way she tamed the beast.
It would be the young wide eyed doctor with the good heart and the patients to tame the beast of corp type, I liked the way she cared about every one, her patients, her family, her sisters, her new friends who didn't even know they were friends yet. Just would have to have a loving heart but a smart no nonsense head. I liked her a lot.
This was not my favorite of the many many Radclyffe books I have read, the one and Homestead seem to have been formula written.But she has written so many brillant books even her so-so books are like a 1000 times better than a lot of garbage that is hitting the kindle and book shelves. So give me a so so Radclyffe book any day.
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