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Against Doctor's Orders Audiobook

Against Doctor's Orders

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Alice 14/03/2015
    Alice 14/03/2015
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    "overall a good read, and a great setting"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sam 03/02/2017
    Sam 03/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "happy listening"

    loved it... ran for an extra 6 miles because didnt want it to end... love the depth of character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Santiago
    Lexington SC
    24/06/17
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    "This is a great book to read."

    Ok so let's get this out of the way.
    The story ended abruptly.
    The whole proposal was really quick seeing they really didn't even have a relationship. however I am a believer of love at first site.
    The narration at first was hard to listen to. She seemed bored, but by the second part of the book I got use to her and the story flowed better, She found her groove.
    I felt there was a few loose ends with this book, for it to just end.
    I did have a hard time feeling the chemistry between the two main characters out side of their love scenes. Not that it wasn't there. It was just really light. If that makes since.

    So with that out of the way.. let's see, this story is about the harsh realities of corporate takeovers. Hospitals getting bought out, or having to merge to save investments for investors and board members.
    The Author did a really good job keeping things believable. Characters relationships and interactions were great and will keep you engaged. The love story was good, light hearted without alot of drama.
    I loved this family and how all the sisters got along. I really liked how there was some diversity between them.
    you'll really like how Carry deals with Flannary when she hits on her. That was a definitely a lol moment.
    Radcyffe did a great job once again...and I look forward to the sequels.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Me & My Girls
    Va United States
    25/08/16
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    "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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Tylis
    East Coast
    26/04/17
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    "Very Nice"
    What did you love best about Against Doctor’s Orders?

    It was nice to get back to the medical romance. It was what hooked me onto Radclyfee in the first place.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Against Doctor’s Orders?

    Meeting the Rivers family. Ida and Margie are treasures.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I loved the dialog between the characters as well as the voice distinctions. But Eva Kimberly's narration sounded as if she was bored.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Doesn't need one


    Any additional comments?

    I was glad that Radclyfee went back to doing romance with a medical theme. It was like coming home. I love the Honor series as well and the Provincetown and First Responders series, so I'm hoping that her new series would center around, The Rivers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • scheliece sankey
    03/12/16
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    "i love it"

    The kissing scene was hot. the narrator did this book justice . loved it to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • EF
    Wayne, NJ United States
    15/11/16
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    "One of my favorite Radclyffe books"

    Well narrated. The story and characters are likeable and the tension enjoyable. Not as much build up as other Radclyffe novels and the characters aren't very complicated but I really enjoyed the story. It has a warm, loving feel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A.B. Normal
    West Granby, CT, United States
    06/11/16
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    "Lack of Diversity`"

    In rating books etc., I operate on the basis of what I call the believability index. Particular when it comes to works that are formulaic and thus are necessarily "fantastical": pulp sci-fi, romance, erotic novels and anything having anything to do with vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters or aliens.
    I long ago let go of things like alpha male protagonists, billionaires and ripped Doms as well as their opposite numbers in the cast. These two stories - the second being "Prescription for Love" however are trashing my believability alarms.
    Consider: in this story we have
    CEO - lesbian
    CEO's PA - Lesbian
    Chief of Medicine - Lesbian
    Chief of Surgery - Lesbian
    OR PA - Lesbian
    ER Chief - Lesbian
    Hetero Younger Sister's good friend - transgender
    Several members of the nursing staff - Lesbian or Bi

    It's a good thing these women are dating each other because they would normally comprise the entire lesbian population in a small town in the Adirondacks.

    But I guess I am being picky. This story line is sweet, the characters fun and we always get our happy ending (if this last is a spoiler for you then this has to be your first book in the genre. My apologies.) A nice read for a good day with a book (well book-on-tape). It got me through hours of mundane chores.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    25/06/16
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    "Good Read"

    Another book by Radclyffe. Enjoyable and fun. Excellent narrative and easy to listen to. Wonderful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amy
    12/06/16
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    "My favorite Radclyffe so far"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! The story and the performance were really great and easy to listen too.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really liked the storyline and how the character dealt with it.


    What about Eva Kaminsky’s performance did you like?

    Wow. very good


    Who was the most memorable character of Against Doctor’s Orders and why?

    The whole Rivers family


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anita
    04/08/15
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    "lg4az"

    Eva Kaminsky is by far the best narrator I have had the pleasure of listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Moshae
    22/06/15
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    "Love it"

    Great story! I would listen to it again and recommend it to others!! Definitely worth the listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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