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Dr. Do-or-Die (Doctors in Danger) Mass Market Paperback – January 3, 2017
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I loved the rekindling of their relationship. They had been torn apart ten years earlier, but had never forgotten their feelings or what had driven them apart. Avery has held on to the hurt and anger all these years, while Grant eventually came to terms with his part in what happened. I ached for both of them as they were haunted by their memories. Once they got over the shock of seeing each other again, there was no denying that the attraction between them was as strong as ever. I loved how, with the added maturity of ten years, they were able to talk to each other about what had happened, and clear the air between them. I liked the advice that Avery got from her friend Mallory, helping her to move forward. Then Avery is stricken by the disease. I absolutely loved the vividness of the description of what was happening to her, of her feelings and what was keeping her anchored. The depth of Grant's feelings for her was beautifully portrayed. The sharing of their feelings afterward was so emotional I couldn't wait to see how they would make their relationship work. I loved the ending and seeing how they managed it.
The suspense of the story was fantastic. The fact that part of it was based on a real event, and with the state of today's world, the sense of realism in the book made it even more gripping. With their step by step efforts to pinpoint the source of the disease, and the occasional viewpoint of those behind it, their fears of the possibilities was obvious. The tension increased as the number of cases grew, and they were running out of time to stop it. The final confrontation was intense as I wondered just how it was going to turn out. There was a twist at the end that I hadn't expected.
I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.
Overall I thought that this book was good. It had an interesting set of characters that I enjoyed getting to know. I also loved that I got the POV of the the guy who created and spread the virus as well as the reasons she does so. I loved seeing how strained things where and how it was resolved between Avery and Grant. I loved seeing the suspense of wondering when and if something would happen to the main characters, and wondering if the illness would potentially mutate into something more dangerous. There was plenty of factors to question when it came to this kind of thing and I just thought it was interesting to read. I also loved seeing that romance rekindled between the two main characters because let's be honest a lot of books from this publisher have romance so you kinda gotta expect that sort of thing and I loved seeing that bit of romance in the book. Overall this book was really good, fast paced, unique and I really loved it.
A wish to keep communicable medical disorders from spreading led to Dr. Avery Thatcher joining the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention after college. When mysterious symptoms start affecting folks working at a U.S. research base in Antarctica, she is sent to the remote area in the hope of uncovering vital information related to the illness before it possibly claims many lives. Upon arriving at the base, Avery is stunned to see that the head doctor there is Dr. Grant Jones, the man with whom she was once involved and he is just as shocked. Yet both know they must concentrate on the terrible outbreak by learning its cause, and not think about their personal worries.
As Avery and Grant work together with determined focus, neither can keep the memories of what was between them from being recalled when least expected. The source of the disease proves difficult to pinpoint, yet these two dedicated doctors plan to do everything they can to be successful. Fighting against unidentified factors as well as their feelings for one another, they know time is against them when the situation only becomes worse.
With its terrifying scenario of conceivable events, DR. DO-OR-DIE took me on a journey of chilling circumstances that I hope never happen. But with today’s knowledge and the resourcefulness of terrorists, I shiver to think about something similar in fact taking place one day. Lara Lacombe makes the incidents in the story believable, especially since any episodes are shown using the thoughts of Avery and Grant plus that of the wrongdoer. This let me get a feel for reasons behind any occurrences, regardless of who instigated them and why. I was frequently anxious because of what was happening, as the author built up the suspense of the final outcome. The Antarctic setting is vividly depicted, and I definitely got a sense of what living there would be like.
The relationship of Avery and Grant was torn apart ten years ago, but they have never completely gotten over the deep feelings they shared. While searching for the origin of the illness is their most crucial task at this time, they cannot keep from thinking about the past and how each reacted during a decisive moment in their lives. Sometimes a second chance can work out for a couple that made some mistakes, but nothing seems guaranteed for these two. So I had to keep reading in order to discover just what Avery and Grant would decide was the best course of action to make them be happy in the days ahead. A hint at the end of the story concerning the next book in the series has already grabbed my interest.
I voluntarily reviewed the book and these comments are my honest opinion - 4.5 Stars