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The Fifth Surgeon Kindle Edition
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A lesbian medical romance about the powerful breakthroughs we can’t always see.
Nadia Keating has barely started her cardiothoracic fellowship training, but she already has the archetype nailed—she’s direct, uncompromising, and suffering from a God complex.
Before she can focus on her impressive research, deeply closeted Nadia has a personal project: getting her inconvenient attraction to women out of her system. She picks a stranger online for a one-night stand.
Ashley Rylan, the chief of Nadia’s department, is her polar opposite—sweet, agreeable, and soft-spoken—and the stranger Nadia unwittingly chooses.
The two women’s meeting is a hostile disaster and they would love nothing more than to never see each other again. However, their paths keep colliding as Nadia embarks on an ambitious experiment that could lead to a historic medical breakthrough.
Despite warring egos and the secrets they keep, their connection is powerful and growing. Maybe having sex would help them get over their distraction at work? Or would that just ruin everything?
- ASIN : B09BR65LP5
- Publisher : Ylva Publishing; 1st edition (August 2, 2021)
- Publication date : August 2, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 1709 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 320 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #423,459 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #2,159 in Lesbian Fiction
- #2,399 in Gay & Lesbian
- #2,484 in Lesbian Romance
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As ice queens go, Nadia Keating is as frigid as they come. And if you're going to write a character like her, she has to be as great as her God complex purports her to be. And new author Faith Prize certainly did that here. I'm a big fan of medical dramas and romance so this was a perfect blend for me. Nadia isn't a character that is immediately likable - at least on the surface. A brilliant cardiothoracic fellow, she's single minded and doesn't suffer fools lightly. She expects everyone to be extremely competent and she rips to shreds anyone who isn't. And she barely tolerates those who are because they just aren't quite up to the level that she is - never mind that she may be below them in the hospital hierarchy.
The way she meets her boss, Chief Ashley Rylan, outside of their work environment is cringeworthy and sets up an interesting dynamic between the two. It was fun to watch it all play out. Keating reminded me of the other iciest of ice queens Natalya Tsvetnenko from Lee Winter's Requiem for Immortals. Their disdain for pretty much everyone else is almost comical, yet not. It makes them fascinating characters - especially when that one person enters their lives that breaks through their armor, as much as they try to keep them at bay.And while there are a few moments in this story where either a main or secondary character behaves in an irrational (or immature) way, I don't think that's necessarily uncommon. (I was as disappointed in Ashley's best friend and fellow surgeon as anyone in that regard.) Even when you would think their intellect or positions would dictate they behave in a more disciplined manner. But intelligence doesn't always mean that people don't let their emotions get the better of them.
That said - it all added to the drama and I found it an engrossing, entertaining read. And sexy as hell. The medical aspect was especially interesting. Knowing Prize is a surgeon herself certainly added to the integrity of the work. The Fifth Surgeon is an impressive debut and I look forward to more works from Prize in the future!
This story had a lot of high praise in my Fb groups, and my background is mostly science related, so I bought it. It was a fun novel that combined romance with more than the average medical info - which made me appreciate it even more. There was fantastic chemistry between the MCs, and neither of them had anything traumatic from their youth that became a significant barrier to their lives. It was a nice break to get away from that type of drama. There were some surprises in the story, especially near the end, that made it a more exciting book. Good read!
A lot of readers mentioned how the characters didn’t grow and I don’t find that to be true. Growth does not always mean change but accepting your flawed traits. There is also nothing more beautiful than finding someone who loves your flaws and all and accepts you. That is what I gathered from this book.
I’m horrible with names, but if you are the book then you’ll know: one of the characters comes off as a push over and by the end of the book you’ll notice that she is still a push over at work, but has accepted it but understands that’s who she is. And the other character is direct and filed with fiery words- accepts that too and the mistakes she has made. I might have explained this last part horribly but I felt as if both characters growth was shown by being themselves and finding love within work and outside.
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This is Faith Prize's 1st offering & I'm sure there will be plenty more in the future. I for one will be reading them.
Would give it more stars if I could.