I went into this book not really knowing what to expect, and I have to say it surprised the hell out of me! It’s not your average ‘boy meets girl’ storyline… ok, so that part of it is still there, but it goes so much deeper than that, and the emotion is incredible!
It is the story of Psychology doctorate student, Nessa, who, on the first day of her new job, literally runs into smoking hot Pediatric Oncologist, Dr Aron Lindstrom. With the attraction between them obvious fr ...more
Mental health is a sensitive topic to write about, however. There has to be attention to detail regarding it's pyscho-social impact on the individual and their family, as well as an understanding of the specific illness itself and it's treatment.
In Spiral, the ...more
"Our relationship was doomed from the start." -Nessa
Spiral, is the story of Nessa Cavanaugh and Dr. Aron Lindstrom. On her first day as a psychology intern on an oncology rotation things go pretty bad. She makes a fool out of herself in front of one of the oncology fellows, Dr. Aron Lindstrom... by tripping all over herself and staining his shirt in the process. As if that wasn't bad enough, he's also devastatingly handsome, looks l ...more
No, but seriously.
This one showed up as a Kindle recommendation and I'll admit it: the cover caught me. I downloaded the samp ...more
I loved this book and thought the writing in some parts was truly beautiful! I admit that I cried at the end, doing that thing where you turn the last page and gasp when you realize that the story is finished. So, I kept rereading the last pages, grasping the fact that I had become seriously attached to Aron and Nessa. Alas, I wish them a fictional 'best wishes' and am so hap ...more
Nessa Cavanaugh, psychology student, knows how to stay on an even keel. Despite the urging of her mother and her academic advisor to get a life and have some fun, “all work and no play” sums up her plan to survive her grueling internship year at a children's hospital. She doesn't want to end up like her father, whose constant ups and downs broke her family, and avoiding unnecessary emotional entanglements is a must.
Nessa is an intern going for her PH.D in psychology. Shes in pediatric oncology for the semester. Nessa is strong, smart and caring woman. She's been through a lot. Her father had bipolar disorder and killed hisself. Bipolar can be genetic so she lives her life and stays busy so she doesn't have to focus on the what if's. she's not mopey and annoying. She's very close to her mother and isn't some wo ...more
Unexpected. Insightful. Appropriate. Brilliant.
"Always do the thing that scares you."
OK, I totally did NOT expect that. I can't even begin to imagine!
I'm pretty sure I was so looking forward to this being another intense love story about the typical brooding playboy and a girl who has trust issues. Oh boy, was I wrong. VERY wrong. True, it was intense but for a whole different reasons. Just when I started to really swoon, every gushy feeling I had just spiraled.
"It w ...more
Can I just say 'TENSION' and leave it at that? No? Well, there's TENSION, and there's humour, and there's sexiness and longing and ALL THE EMOTIONS, and, well ... I'M A FAN. I laughed, and yes, I crie ...more
I've never been a huge fan of YA because of all the angst, but this New Adult is a whole different cup of tea. And I'll drink it to the last drop! Her characters are beautifully broken and to see them be intricately stitched back together as the story goes is an amazing thing.
Nessa and Aron are two characters who feel rea ...more
I'm a little weary of hoodie-sporting, tattooed alpha males. There's a whole sub-genre of New Adult (NA) literature that has been taken over by them. I've started referring to them as, "Channing Tatum, Please F*ck Me" books. Now, I'm not about to argue with the success of REAL and BEAUTIFUL DISASTER. These men are just not my kink.
Earlier this week, my beloved Jessica Park mentioned author Mila F...more
Nessa Cavanaugh is a Psychology student in her final year as an Intern at a prestigious hospital. On her first rotation in the Oncology Department she meets handsome Dr Aron Lindstrom. They have an instant attraction and chemistry but Nessa is warned that Aron is a bit of a ladies man. Wishing to tread carefully and protect her heart they begin a slow moving relationship with Aron trying to prove tha ...more
Almost everything that I want to say will require some spoilers so I'll just be brief and vague.
I really like the characterizations of Nessa and Aron. I like that they really complement each other in so many ways. They share the same strengths and weakness ...more
I did not like Nessa from the start. I almost *DNFed* it because of her personality. She was insecure and indecisive. A drama queen.
Aron: for someone training to be a psychologist, you're a pro at self-deception
But I liked her compassion ...more
Okay, I really thought, in the beginning, this was just like any other NA. The more successful hot guy, the girl who's floundering around and here he comes on his white steed. He helps her out, becomes a valuable resource for her to become successful... yadda, yadda, yadda.
But towards the end, she literally becomes the strong one - mentally - in the relationship. It was sad, the reason why, but urgh. I just can't get over the way the relationship tur ...more
I liked the fact that is a psychology doc student and a swedish guy (as It happens to be kind of my life! I was shocked, Im studying clinic psychology and my boyfriend is swedish aswell) so was quite funny when Aron starts talking in swedish and I could understand what he was saying.
I liked the characters, but some parts just got really boring.
is not a bad book, one of those which you read when you have free time and dont ...more
I think there will be a ton of readers who will absolutely LOVE this boo ...more
But something happens and Nessa and Aron are on an emotional rollercoaster and it's definitely familiar to Nessa. The problem is, can she save Aron while trying to save herself?
Aron is such a sweetheart. He was amazing with his patients, especially the kids. The kids were a great part of this story.
Just read it, you'll love it! I will now read more from Mila in the f ...more
The way Mila handles the sensitive mental health topic in this book is spot-on (and I *know*, given my mental health background).
If you want a hero who is good, sensitive, vulnerable, beautiful, and sexy through and through--look no further than this book!
THIS ONE IS NOT TO BE MISSED! <3 <3 ...more
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