Review: Color Me Yours by Diana T. Scott

Color Me Yours (Half of Me, #3)

Color Me Yours
(Half of Me #3)
Author: Diana T. Scott
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Published: August 8, 2016
Genre: Romance, New Adult, Contemporary

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What happens if you wake up one morning and you don’t recognize the person staring back at you in the mirror? When you throw yourself into a relationship so deeply, it swallows you whole and spits you out a totally different person? A person you don’t particularly like… For Paige, it takes ten minutes to decide she needs to go back to Chicago, the first place she ever called home and the last she felt like herself in. The place where she’ll find a purpose and friends she never knew she needed.
But what if her best friend starts to see her before she sees herself? Can she trust him to search between scattered pieces and handpick the ones that belong only to her?

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The medical residents of Half of Me series are back and this time the story focuses on the adorable couple Miles and Paige. I’ve been a fan of these lovebirds ever since Our Demons, Best Friends and Love Me While I’m Gone so you could imagine how happy I was when Diana announced that they’re going to have their own story.

Paige and Miles meet at the hospital where they’re training as medical residents. They both came from different cities and they both have something in common… a hope that the new environment will change their lives for the better. What started off as friendship turned to something else when they became not just workmates but also roommates at their rented apartment. How can they resist each other when the attraction is mutual and they seem to have a real connection?

First of all, I loved Miles. He’s one of the sweetest male leads I’ve read about. I couldn’t help but swoon every time he does some sweet gestures to Paige. And Paige is one funny woman. I loved her guts and her determination to follow her dreams. These characters are so perfect for each other and that’s also because of their chemistry which was off the charts.

Although Ava and Sebastian remain my favorite couple in this series, I adored Paige and Miles and how cute they were all throughout the book. The relationship development– from being friends, to best friends, to lovers –was amazing. *sigh I also loved how their story was written in an easy and carefree way. Sure, there was a conflict but I loved how it was resolved immediately without getting into lots of drama.

Color Me Yours is the final book of this series and I’m sure I’m going to miss these characters. I feel like they’re already part of my life. If you want to read light romance books with less drama and more swoon-worthy moments, then I highly recommend this series! 🙂

(Thank you to Diana T. Scott for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! 🙂 )

Rating:

4

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Review: Stockholm Syndrome by Melissa Yi

Stockholm Syndrome by Melissa Yi

Stockholm Syndrome
(Hope Sze Medical Mystery #4)
Author: Melissa Yi
Publisher: Olo Books / Windtree Press
Published: December 1, 2015
Genre: Medical, Thriller
My Rating:

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Two doctors. One killer. One woman in labour.

A killer infiltrates the obstetrics ward of a Montreal hospital just before Christmas, taking one pregnant woman and one resident doctor hostage at gunpoint.

Dr. Hope Sze struggles to deliver her patient’s baby with blood on the floor and death in the air.

And when Dr. Tucker tries to rescue their tiny crew, only to end up hostage material alongside them, Hope’s heart just might break, even before the kidnapper drills a bullet through her skull.

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Whoa, what a roller coaster of a story!

I wasn’t able to read the previous books of this series but because it can be read as a standalone, it was still worth it. The story starts when Dr. Hope Sze, together with Dr. John Tucker, encounter a mad kidnapper who is looking for the mother of his child at the hospital. When the two of them ended up being hostages, that’s the time when action take place.

I loved the fast pacing of this book and the overall thrill that came along with it. It was such a page-turner. In fact, every page offered something that let me feel the adrenaline rush and the anticipation on how the characters are going to solve the dilemma and make it through the day without getting themselves harmed.

I rarely read psychological-action books like this, specifically books that have something to do with violence, but I rather find this book completely immersing and entertaining. Perhaps it’s mainly because of the witty heroine. Hope’s POV is hilarious and her character is admirable because she’s strong-willed and calm despite the chaos that was happening around her. Also, there’s a bit of romance in here. I seriously ship Dr. Tucker and Hope! They’re a great team together.

The medical stuffs mentioned in this book were also spectacular. The author is sure to be very knowledgeable in this field. As a whole, the entirety of this book is good. If you want some psychological thriller reads with some action going on, then you should pick this book up!

(A free copy was sent by the author in exchange for an honest review.)

Rating:

4 stars new

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Review: Our Demons, Best Friends by Diana T. Scott

Our demons, best friends (Half of Me, #1)

Our Demons, Best Friends
(Half of Me #1)
Author: Diana T. Scott
Publisher: Diana T. Scott
Published: May 10, 2015
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
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Ava and Sebastian are two medical residents who in a perfect world, would really like each other. But both of them are closely watched by their demons. Their baggage is not light – Ava has hers carefully folded in vacuum bags to occupy as little room as possible; Sebastian wears his like a lead armor that makes him slouch sometimes. They like each other, but how are their demons going to get along?

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“My demons love your demons like crazy. They just needed each other, the same way I need you.”

I could swoon like crazy all day with this book! Such a fantastic, cute novel that I will gladly read again and again. First off, I was instantly hooked the moment I set my eyes off its beautiful cover where a guy and a girl sit across from each other while the spirit-like objects above them are hugging. Wow! COVERGASM. Secondly, I loved the premise. It has an air of mystery which really puts a reader into an i-want-to-read-it-now mode. And that’s what happened to me exactly. Little did I know that I was really in for a ride!

Our Demons, Best Friends is a New Adult Romance Contemporary book about two medical residents namelySebastian and Ava who met in the same hospital. Their relationship started off as being strangers which later on turned into friendship and then so much more. Basically this book features a simple plot that everyone can truly enjoy– even teenagers. It’s a clean romance that highlights a wholesome romantic plot.

A lot of things made me really love this book. One of them is the humor and the entertainment factor that the author didn’t fail to bring out in this book. And while it’s enriched with funny and witty dialogues (especially Ava’s hilarious POV), the emotional and romantic aspect of the book were successfully inflicted and it just made everything *sigh PERFECT.

I especially love Ava’s character. She’s funny and always on the go. Yes, she carries emotional baggage with her but I love how she handles everything and basically just chills with her group of friends. Sebastian’s character is also amazing. I mean, he’s a hot, swoon-worthy guy (His character actually reminds me of those gorgeous physicians and surgeons I work with in the hospital LOL. XD) And I love his gentle personality behind his rugged features and how he cares for Ava. *swoons! Ava and Sebastian’s relationship development was also perfectly remarkable and genuine and not hurried or even dragged on. Their love story simply makes me smile and sigh. And of course– the playlist! I love the songs being featured here and the lyrics behind them. 🙂

I most certainly was not disappointed with this book as my expectations were met right even when I was still at the beginning chapters. I only have a tiny issue with some of the unedited/uncorrected words/spellings/grammars on some parts, though. But they’re just minors and can easily be ignored so it’s not really a big deal.

Overall, I enjoyed this book immensely. It made me laugh and cry and everything! If you fancy cute, romantic, and light NA stories, this book is a real treat. It’s beautifully written and totally engaging. Plus, the characters are all wonderful, so that perfectly seals everything. 🙂 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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REVIEW: The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen

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In Boston, there’s a killer on the loose. A killer who targets lone women, who breaks into their apartments and performs terrifying ritualistic acts of torture on them before finishing them off. His surgical skills lead police to suspect he is a physician – a physician who, instead of saving lives, takes them.

But as homicide detective Thomas Moore and his partner Jane Rizzoli begin their investigation, they make a startling discovery. Closely linked to these killings is Catherine Cordell, a beautiful medic with a mysterious past. Two years ago she was subjected to a horrifying rape and attempted murder but she shot her attacker dead. Now she is being targeted by the new killer who seems to know all about her past, her work, and where she lives.

The man she believes she killed seems to be stalking her once again, and this time he knows exactly where to find her…

MY THOUGHTS…

I was never a fan of thriller and suspense genre books, but because a co-worker of mine lent me this book simply because she wants to share its story, I read it out of obligation. Lol. However, there was a part of me which became curious because of the fact that the story is medically-based and yeah, I thought I can relate.

The story involves a rape victim named Catherine Cordell who happened to be a physician. She had an awfully horrible past I couldn’t even imagine which had something to do with a serial killer who violated her and even attempted to take away her– ugh, uterus (womb). Sounds strange? For me, it’s creepy! And a little unnerving. How can somebody take away anyone’s intimate organ? Gross. But the book explained it later. It was because the serial killer hated women, and to satisfy his desire to destroy women, he needed to remove something that proves them their femininity.

“He identifies and removes only the organ he wants. Nothing more. And what he wants is the womb.”

I don’t know but I find this story a bit disturbing. Somehow I managed to finish it (thank God!). Perhaps the only thing that kept me from reading it is the medical involvement in the story. I admit I was curious as of how these detectives do their job when it comes to medical crime investigation. It was pretty cool and very detailed. That’s what makes me get along with it until the very end. But the storyline? Nope. Not even by the way the author particularly incorporated a bit of romance between Catherine and homicide detective Thomas Moore. It wasn’t convincing, and that’s also a problem. What’s worse, (*Spoiler’s Alert) Thomas was not even able to personally save Catherine right on the climax part– when she needed him. It was Rizzoli who’s there. Well. *sigh

Overall the book was entertaining. There was action but not what I was really expecting. It was a good suspense/thriller story. It’s just that this book didn’t get me. However, if you guys want to just read something that connects well with the medical world, it wouldn’t be bad to spare a little bit of your time with this book. 🙂 It’s still a recommended one.

The Book Is…

Pros

Action-packed. The settings, especially the medical and crime labs, are well-detailed.

Con

I find the plot not appealing. There are foul scenes which might not also work for you.

What I Think About the Characters

Catherine Cordell

She’s a physician. Confident and very composed, but deep down inside she’s not self-assured– which is understandable because of her traumatic past. Yet often times she annoys me. There was a time when she blamed herself and every woman for being raped. Wait, what?

Thomas Moore

I think he’s a competent detective, and smart. But there are times when I think he’s not acting reasonably. I also find him– useless. I mean, he wasn’t even there to protect Catherine especially (*Spoiler’s Alert) during the final chapters. 😦

My Rating for this book: 3 Stars. (It’s a great book, but lacks some factors which would’ve gotten more stars.)

Favorite Quotes from this Book

“The most intimate feeling people can share is neither love nor hate, but pain.”

“We never know until the beast of opportunity is staring us in the face.”

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