Monday, August 3, 2015

ARC Review: Doctor-Patient Confidentiality Volume One by Eme Strife

Title: Doctor-Patient Confidentiality Volume One
Author: Eme Strife
Series: The Confidential Series #1
Genres: NA, Contemporary
Publication: December 14th 2013
Summary (Goodreads):
Two very different people.

One scandalous proposition.

Endless possibilities...


I can't believe how different things are now; how complicated my life has become in such a short amount of time. 

It was never supposed to be like this. 
He's off limits. 

He's always been off limits. 

I keep telling myself that; that being here with him is not supposed to feel this good. 

God, HE'S not supposed to feel this good. 

I wonder what my life would have been like now if I had gone to the clinic on a different day, or if I had just insisted on going with the physician I was initially referred to. 

Never in my life would I have thought that in the events that followed the beginning of a regular school week, a random checkup would end up spawning a highly angst-filled, incredibly confusing, and quickly-unfolding mess.

This story unfolds over multiple serials and is not a standalone. This is the first book.

Rated 17+ 
This series contains mature and adult content (nudity, graphic sex, and strong language). Because of its explicit nature, it is intended for mature audiences only. Reader discretion is advised.
My Thoughts:

**An eARC was provided by author in exchange of honest review**

When I read the blurb for this book, I was immediately hooked. Having a sexual relationship with your doctor who's off limits sounds like a very hot read, and when I read the prologue, I was even more intrigued. It was hot and promised good things to come. When I read beyond that, I wasn't so sure anymore.

This book is about Roni, a college student who's majoring in music and a lead in two different departments of music, which makes her a very hated and envied public enemy, but she's been having bursts of pain lately that make her visit a doctor for a check-up.

This book is short, I knew this before I went into reading it. I was expecting it to be short and fast and for the action to start from the first page and just keep going until the book ended in a cliffhanger. While I do hate cliffhangers as much as the next person, it does add a bit of excitement to every book. The only thing Doctor-Patient Confidentiality delivered was the cliffhanger. In 117 pages and thirteen chapters, four chapters were spent describing Roni's journey from her car to her locker. The following nine chapters weren't much different. Things moved so slowly and nothing interesting happened. What kept me reading was the hope that she was going to meet the doctor soon and that maybe things would go faster from there, but nope. Roni's meeting with the doctor was all of five pages in the book-yes, I counted them- and then boom, the book ends with him introducing himself.

I was really disappointed when I finished this book. While I hate cheating, both in books and in real life, there has been a few books featuring cheating that I liked, and I was hoping this would be one of them. I don't know if this will be one of them considering we still haven't reached that point, but after reading the prologue, I really thought I would. So why am I not giving this book one star? It's because of the authors writing. It was smooth and flowed and even though nothing much happened in this book, I still wasn't bored with it and it didn't make me want to stop reading and that takes talent. Do I want to read the next book? Hmm, I am interested in what happens next, and I do want to know where this goes, but I'm afraid that the next book will not be much better and that it will just end up describing everything that is not important.


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