Thursday, December 10, 2015

review || SCRUBS by Brooke Harris

Publisher | December 4, 2015 | New Adult Contemporary
Scrubs, part 1

SOURCE: Xpresso Book Tours

I like fast cars, beautiful women and great sex.
I hate drugs. I can’t stand the idiots who take them and I loathe the bastards who supply them. Drugs cost me my whole world.
I wear many faces; right now I’m Doctor Lucas Callaghan and I’ll be him until I get my revenge.
My real name will be the last words to ever pass their lips.

I hate my name, Aoife Brennan, as soon as people hear it they treat me differently because of my father.
Medical school isn’t my dream, it’s his. But, it’s the least I owe him after everything I’ve done. I’m trying to be a good girl, but even good girls make mistakes.

He’s lying about who he is, she’s kidding herself about who she can be. They’re polar opposites with one very big secret in common.

{ about brooke harris } .

USA Today bestselling author Brooke Harris is a self diagnosed romance addict. Realising at the age of seven that being a real person and not a cartoon character may prove a hindrance when applying for a role as a Disney Princess, she decided to create her own stories. As a grown up Brooke tried swapping the heels and tiaras in her stories for sex and revenge and published her first book, Rules of Harte in 2014. The Harte Series went on to become a #1 international bestseller.

Brooke lives in Kildare, Ireland with her young family. She daydreams about a climate where it doesn’t rain every day, but secretly she loves the green fields and heritage of Ireland.

Brooke also writes Psych-thriller under the pseudonym Janelle Harris.

{ review } .

After an argument essentially cost him the life of his fiancee, Sean decides he's going to avenge Victoria's death. The guilt he has over the accident drives him throughout this part of the story. Part of his cover has him utilizing his 'real' job as a doctor, but he's now wearing the hat of Lucas Callaghan. When he meets Aofie, though, his guilt and desires start to inter-warp, and as expected, he doesn't exactly handle it well. Beyond Sean/Lucas's guilt, Aofie has her own misgivings in life and with them, she holds her art/paintings close to heart.

For the record, I love Irish/Gaelic names. I have a character coming (someday) who is Niamh -- because it's so much more fun than Neve. And like Niamh, I think Aofie is so much more fun than Ava. While Aofie herself doesn't enjoy her name, I love it.

The initial emotion in this book is definitely gripping. The book kind of sort of weans off the thrill, but I imagine as the serial continues it will fluctuate. The emotion comes back full-force at the end, but with it comes questions for the next part. A decent beginning, but perhaps one of those serials that would be better off in full-book form.

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