Doctor-Patient Confidentiality: Volume One is, in my opinion, an okay contemporary short story. The story centers on Ramona Gallo, a college vocal stuDoctor-Patient Confidentiality: Volume One is, in my opinion, an okay contemporary short story. The story centers on Ramona Gallo, a college vocal student who is having trouble with chest/stomach pains.
My problems with this book, and the reasons that it received only 2 stars from me, stems from mainly two different things:
1 I don’t enjoy the format of the book. First of all, I find it almost confusing with “Volume One”, “Volume Two” etc. When choosing a book to read, I would much rather pick out a book if it’s a series with each book being 200-400 pages and having its own title, than a short story that’s just one volume of a full length novel. Also the chapters in this book are very short in comparison to what is happening in the novel. And there really isn’t much happening in the novel, this one seems to exist only to set the stage for the rest of the volumes. It felt like nothing really happened in the book, and then it just suddenly ended. Yes, things were starting to happen in the end of the book, but a cliffhanger? I wouldn’t consider the ending to be a cliffhanger. To me, it felt like the book was suddenly, in the middle of it, cut off. I think I would have liked it a lot better if the first 2-3 books were added together.
2 I don’t read romance for the sex scenes, and the sex scenes in a novel are quite often the scenes that I read through the fastest. At times I might even skip a sentence, or parts of a sentence. So I didn’t really enjoy that the book begins with a sex scene in the prologue. But even though it was a sex scene, it turned out better in the end than I thought it would. And not because of any descriptions of the sex but rather because of the following sentences: (view spoiler)[“We aren’t lovers, and despite the romantic setting, this isn’t a romantic getaway or honeymoon. The gorgeous man inside me is not my boyfriend or my husband. In fact, he’s someone else’s. Husband, that is.” (hide spoiler)] (view spoiler)[“I want to kiss him, so much that it physically hurts. I want to press my lips to his full, pink mouth and suck on his tongue, like I’ve been dying to ever since I met him. But I don’t. I can’t. Because I know he won’t let me. He never lets me. It’s the one thing he refuses to do with me; his number one rule for me to keep if I want… whater this is between us, to continue – this arrangement of sorts.”(hide spoiler)] To me, those sentences are by far the most interesting ones in the entire book. They are pretty much the only ones that makes me want to continue reading the rest of the volumes. But then again, those sentences really got me hooked on wanting to know what has happened/is going to happen.
That said, I liked the story in itself and I think the next volume, if I decide to read it, will be a lot better since this one pretty much just set the stage with barely any real action in it. So even if this one was just okay, the series still has a lot of potential.
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