I chose ‘All of Me’ by Emily Smith because I like to read medical dramas and the beautiful cover caught my eye. Believe me, people sometimes do choose books for their covers.
I wish I could say that I loved all of this book. I did enjoy the medical aspect of the novel. The author is obviously an accomplished writer and can write about the medical field realistically. Her setting and the surrounding activity in the tale is perfect for this kind of story.
The problem I had with the book involved the main characters. I could never find a connection to them. In fact, I rather quickly became frustrated with both of them and especially with Dr.Rowan Duncan, the young intern who becomes the love interest of Dr. Galen Burgess, the chief resident and Rowan’s teacher. In fact, Rowan shows a shocking amount of immaturity for someone her age. Her actions cause a lot of the angst in the story, and even at the end, I’m not sure she has grown enough. I was unsatisfied at the end of the story, and I don’t like being left that way.
Knowing all of that, if you are a true lover of medical dramas, you might like this story. I hope so anyway.
I received an ARC from Net Galley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.