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Disclaimer: This work contains explicit sexual content, language, and delicate subject matter. It's intended solely for mature readers.

At twenty-two-years-old, Mia Holloway's life is up in the air. Her graduation from UCF is looming over her head like a bad hangover. Her long-term boyfriend has up and left her for some Tinder fling, and when sudden chest pains send her str
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Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 240 pages
Published June 23rd 2015
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★★★★ ! Pulse (stand-alone) Cardiologist hot-cold pursuit of young student & patient who can ruin his career!

“And for a few seconds, it was just us – the patient, the doctor, and the pressing realization that there was nothing we could do about it.”

They met at a cross road in life…

Mia Holloway aka Little Fox the much too young university student having an anxiety attack after having been cheated on then dumped by her boyfriend. Ready-to-settle-down and not-looking-for-anything-com
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Baba
Jun 25, 2015 added it
Shelves: dnf, rolls-eyes
DNF @7%, no rating. Mini review posted June 26, 2015.

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What made me accept the review request was the age gap between Mia and Alex. So I started to read the book and I…well, I tried. I really did but my blood pressure went through the roof when I read this…

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One thing to make clear: I wasn't in love with her. I was merely disarmed.

That's his inner monologue after meeting his patient. It happened mere seconds after saying, "Mia Holloway?" I asked, with my eyes still glued to the clipboard, "Woul
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Lindsay
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing


This book sounded amazing. I couldn’t wait to start it. I love books that surround doctors, set in hospitals (It’s all the episodes of ER and Grey’s Anatomy I’ve watched ;) ), but you rarely see them. I know there have been some over the years, but there aren’t that many. The thing that made this book so intriguing (from the blurb alone) is that the doctor and patient fall for each other. So, let the book begin!

Honestly, from page 1, I couldn’t put this down. Even when I woke up in the middle of
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Tahsin
I've never done this before, but I think I just write down my honest opinions? Okay, here goes.

I wasn't the biggest fan of either of the characters in this story. The plot was good, but there were some definite holes that needed filling. (Not that way lol, but plot devices.) I honestly found Mia quite annoying; her motivation for her actions were lacking and her tantrums over-the-top. Alex was better. A lot better. The secondary characters, not so much.

And there was this one small thing that bug
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Lorie
Jun 09, 2015 marked it as dnf
Shelves: july-2015
DNF @ 34%

The doctor/patient thing definitely grabbed my attention. I was really looking forward to this, but unfortunately, this one just didn’t work for me.

It never really captured me, and I struggled quite a bit with it. The writing style is more “telling” of the story rather than creating something the reader can feel and experience. I didn’t feel like I connected with the characters. Even through 34%, there wasn’t much I knew about either one of them aside from what sat on the surface.

I wi
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Tracey Nelson
I'm not sure if I could think of enough words to describe this story, but I think I'll start with these ones: Emotional, heart wrenching, realistic, romantic, relate able. I was sucked in and by page fourteen, I was hooked. I was holding my breath waiting to see what would happened to these forbidden lovers.

This story is about Mia, a young woman studying English in university. After a breakup occurs, she is sent to the hospital complaining of heart pains, which is how she meets the swoon-worthy
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Liv Hayes
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Samantha
Jun 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I actually liked this. 4 little fox stars.
TG KMT | QUESTL❥VE
It started out goood -
But didn't stay goood.
All i kept repeating was .. "Get over your shit already"
grace
Feb 03, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Purposefully complicated...
Mary
Jun 26, 2015 rated it did not like it
Characters and plot are pretty thin.
Tianna✸loves books✸
This started out soo good. I liked their moments, the anticipation and the stolen glances. But the entry of the ow was such a turnoff. And then the ow being pregnant. No. It was too much. Then the H ignoring the h completely and then them hooking up again as the heroine is quite desperate for him and then keeping secrets from her like his ex fiancée is pregnant with his baby. This was what made this book unlikable. Seriously I would have given this book a 5 star if the ow drama would have not be ...more
Shelley
Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
*4.5 Stars

This was my first book by Liv Hayes, and I can assure you that it won’t be my last. Being a fan of forbidden romances, and always searching for something that is a little bit different in the genre, this book caught my eye. I was pulled into the story and the characters’ lives right from the first page - I was immediately hooked.

What initially grabbed my attention was that the illicit relationship in Pulse was between a doctor and his younger patient. Other than the fact that she was t
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Leah
Jun 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 "Little Fox" Stars!

"You're a very nice doctor," she said, then nothing else.
I waited for a moment longer, but she was gone. It was only the sound the EKG - the soft and subtle beep, beep, beep.
"You're a very nice patient," I told her.
I knew she couldn't hear me. But it was better that way.



*My Dr. Green*
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This was the first time I've come across a non-fetish/erotica-based novel dealing with a doctor/patient relationship, and I read this in one sitting. I don't want to give too much away
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Clarke.shark
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
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Laurent (asoiabooks)
Dec 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-reads
This was a really fun, cute read! I wanted something quick, emotional and sweet to read - with a bit of forbidden romance in them because yes, sometimes I'm a sucker for it, I'm only human - and Pulse definitely hit the spot.

I really liked how effective the double POV was, sometimes they really don't work or are very ineffective but this one was brilliant, because there was stuff going on outside the 'relationship' (I'll get to why I've picked up on that word in a minute haha), and it also gave
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Callixta
Sep 02, 2015 rated it liked it
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Le thème des amours impossibles se porte très bien en ce moment et je me demandais bien pourquoi personne n’avait encore eu l’idée de raconter une romance se déroulant entre un médecin et sa patiente. Ou plutôt il y en a déjà eu mais qui insistait peu sur cet interdit. Ce roman le fait mais le petit souci est qu’il ne décolle jamais vraiment et va stagner autour d’un interdit qui finit par ne plus avoir grand sens.

Mia est une jeune étudiante un peu stressé
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Amanda
Jun 29, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
ARC provided by author in exchange for honest review.

Well, I want to start with the fact that I was truly and honestly looking forward to this one. I have never read a doctor/patient romance. I must say that I just was a bit let down. I do not think that it had anything to do with the subject matter but more so the style of writing and plot itself.

I had a hard time connecting with Mia. She was the 22-year-old patient of Dr. Greene’s in the story. Our main character. I had a hard time dealing wit
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Megan
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Pulse sure got my attention from the beginning. Mia's boyfriend leaves her and while she's out with her best friend, she has these really bad chest pains. Bad enough that she rushes to the ER and encounters Dr. Alex Greene. The two have this instant attraction towards each other, but have trouble pursuing it because their patient/doctor relationship.

I really enjoyed getting glimpses of both Mia and Alex in this story. I thought Mia was young, likeable and definitely real. She's got a lot to dea
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Dyantha Bogerd
Jun 07, 2016 rated it liked it
I liked it, the whole forbidden thing, It's a weak thing for me..
Mia was pretty much an open book towards Alex, and Alex well he well he did not lie, really he just kept something from Mia but I guess he paid for it the hard way...
I liked Mia most of the time, yes she is young but when she found out about Alex lying to her she was mad and said something along the lines of I should report him... she did not but I just have to say, it is not just the whole patient and doctor it is also the studen
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Christine
Jun 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ARC copy given to me by the author in exchange for a completely honest review::::

My stars? 4.

I must have been reading books about very strong women, because this woman did not make me happy. At all. I really did not like the main character at all and I thought the doctor was annoyingly....stupid. I wanted more angst, more compassion, more crazy... I work in a hospital so I guess I was expecting something a little more crazy.

HOWEVER------> it was still good enough to read, and finish appropr
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Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
Doctor love

3 1/2 stars from me Pulse was an enjoyable read there was good and bad in it for me, first the good, I liked the relationship tension between mia and Alex it felt real and the storyline reeled you in , you wanted it to work between the two, the heat level was way high and the bedroom, hotel and car antics steamy. Now the bad I found Alex very indecisive and at times selfish he really should have come clean to mia about his ex , I still liked him but wanted to give him a shake to wake
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Martyna
Sep 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
ARC kindly provided by the author

After breaking up with her long time boyfriend Mia and her best friend Aimee decide to go out for a drink. She gets some chest pains and goes to the ER where she meets a very handsome doctor Alex Greene...and the rest is history :D I don't want to spoiler anyone so I'll just say that this book is worth reading. I've never read any books about a relationship between a doctor and a patient so it was a first for me.I'm glad I read it and I'm not only saying it beca
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Sara
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
I was really excited for this book after reading the blurb, but unfortunately it just did not work for me. The writing itself is fine as it did keep my attention for a bit, but I just could not connect with the main characters Alex and Mia. To be honest, I was quite annoyed with the pair of them :/ I just did not fall in love with their story. I kept expecting something to happen, some sort of build up, but the story just fell flat for me. And I know this will sound like I'm nitpicking, but how ...more
Debbie Hughes
Jul 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was asked to read this book for an honest review. This story is such an emotional ride it feels so real. Mia has her dreams and goals and my heart almost hurt for her. Saying that this feels real means that Alex and Mia are dealing with “real life” issues and the difficult truth of how they met. It’s not like a book that takes you to a fantasy land, these are normal people that deal with what could be real life issues.

I could not stop reading. I had to get to the next part, had to know what h
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Dini Annav
Jul 24, 2016 rated it liked it
The journey until they united was sweet actually, but the sex was too much, at the beginning I found it not love at first sight like Alex claimed to be, just lust & desire, and beside Alex was imnature for 32 years old man. And at first Mia was okay for me, I felt sorry for the breakup & yes her ex was an ass, but she started to be annoying after the sexual thing with him, sooo damn clingy to him, ugh at least show yourself some respect! No different than Cait, and yes Cait I hated her s ...more
Medavis66
Jun 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Steady, enjoyable read. Interesting story with enough drama to keep it going, but not so much I was constantly rolling my eyes. I liked Dr. Alex and he was strong while being slightly damaged goods. Mia was better off without Ethan, as he seemed like a self-absorbed pig. Mia was a bit immature to be graduating from college; some of her tantrums seemed more high school aged. I wasn't over the moon with this love affair, but it did keep my attention. The sex was steamy.

ARC provided in exchange fo
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Nikki
Jul 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Hmmmm, loved the premise of the story but a few things fell flat for me. It just lacked the sizzle I wanted and her constant going backwards and forwards with her supposed heart condition got a bit old for me.
Emmy
Jul 02, 2015 added it
DNF at 47%. Not a very likable heroine and very little plot development. I could sense attraction but no mutual affection. The writing style left me feeling disconnected.
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