Perfect Rivalry by Radclyffe is a delightful addition to her “PMC Hospital Romances” series. It is exactly the book I’ve been wanting to read.
This is an easy to read, fairly low-angst, feel-good novel set in a universe many of us already know and love from reading earlier books in the series. That means that we also get to see how some of our favorite characters from those earlier stories are doing. This is one of the things I adore about Radclyffe’s series. We not only get to read and connect with a new couple, we also get to visit with other folks we’ve come to know and love. Her books build on the older tales.
In the latest novel, we meet Ren Dunbar and Dani Chan, both fifth year surgical residents at PMC and both vying for the prestigious Franklin Prize in surgery, though for different reasons. The two can’t deny the spark they seem to have together, even though they are competitors for the prize.
This is definitely a character driven novel, though the setting is equally important to the story and the author has done an amazing job with both. The medical/hospital aspect of the tale kept me enthralled. The characters, especially Ren and Dani are easy to connect with. The story will grab your interest and keep you reading until the end. I believe you could read this as a stand-alone novel, but my suggestion would be to read the entire series in order. They are all great stories and well worth your time.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.