With intelligence and humor, debut male/male author M.K. York delivers an emotionally charged slow-burn romance set in a prestigious Bay Area teaching hospital
In the high-intensity world of hospital residency programs, there’s no room for romance. So it’s a good thing for first-year surgical resident Neil Carmona that his crush on the gorgeous cardiologist Eli Newcombe is sheer fantasy. Not only is the sexy doctor Neil’s superior, he’s also recently divorced.
As Neil’s skill as a surgeon grows, so does his friendship with Eli, and his silent, hopeless longing for more. It isn’t until Neil’s final year that Eli at last admits his own deepest desires. But Neil’s joy is short-lived: Eli has no intention of pursuing a relationship. Their positions in the hospital would make it unethical, even if he was emotionally ready for someone new.
Wounded and furious, Neil is determined to forget about Eli once and for all. But when a near-tragedy strikes, a new question arises: Is a life without love—without Neil—a greater risk than laying his heart on the line?
I was really looking forward to reading a medical based MM story. In my mind I pictured a McDreamy and McSteamy heating up the ER with the hospital wing with their passion. Unfortunately, that didn’t play out as much in this story as I had hoped. While there was a connection between the two doctors, Neil and Eli, I found it to be filled with more medical and technical jargon than actual story.
The story is told from Neil’s POV. It focused much more on his experience throughout his medical career than his crush on Eli. Maybe I’ve been spoiled by all of the medical television shows, but I found this book to be lacking in actual story and be more focused on details and actual medical terminology. What I did enjoy about this book was the attention to detail and realistic stress Neil faced each day. Other than that, this was not the right book for me and would be better suited for someone with a medical background or someone more interested in a story that reads more like a memoir than romance.