‘Irregular Heartbeat’ by Chris Zett is a lovely slow burn medical drama/romance that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. The story is about Diana Petrell, a former drummer in a famous rock band who has decided to return and finish the medical residency program she had left nine years ago for the band. In the ER she meets Dr. Emily Barnes, her attending physician and mentor. Of course there is an attraction between the two, but their lives have been so wildly different. There is also a mystery to be solved and secrets that could hurt them both.
I loved the character development in the story, especially Emily’s change and growth. Ms Zett did a fantastic job with both characters. The medical setting also seemed realistic and I really liked the medical scenes in the story. I believe this is a debut full length novel for the author, though I know she has written several very good short stories. Great job on this novel, Ms. Zett. I can recommend this book highly for anyone who loves a good medical romance.
I received an ARC from the publisher for an honest review of this book.