Doctor-Patient Confidentiality: Volume One – Eme Strife

DPCDoctor-Patient Confidentiality: Volume One (The Confidential #1) – Eme Strife
Published: December 14th 2013 by (Eme)nded Scribbles Publishing
Source: review copy received via author Eme Strife

I can’t believe how different things are now; how complicated my life has become in such a short amount of time.
It was never supposed to be like this.
He’s off limits.
He’s always been off limits.
I keep telling myself that; that being here with him is not supposed to feel this good.
God, HE’S not supposed to feel this good.
I wonder what my life would have been like now if I had gone to the clinic on a different day, or if I had just insisted on going with the physician I was initially referred to.
Never in my life would I have thought that in the events that followed the beginning of a regular school week, a random checkup would end up spawning a highly angst-filled, incredibly confusing, and quickly-unfolding mess.

I received the request from Eme Strife to review the first book in her Confidential series, and I was happy to accept. The book is short and I am always down to help out a fellow indie author. When I read the synopsis I new this was going to be a 17+ mature audience only kind of book, and I’m okay with that, I read my fair share of trashy novels… but the prologue caught me a little off guard with so much steam, right there all in-your-face, and I just wasn’t digging it. I like my “erotica” to start of with a story that is going to get me involved with the characters before things start to be penetrated. But, it was just a prologue, and I was able to brush it off and continue.

5-10 chapters of story building and character development are nice before we get down to the fun stuff, but what volume one of this series is, is just boring. And I can look past the boring in the beginning of a book if the middle starts to pick up, but since this series is split up across twelve short volumes you get cut off right before anything fun happens. Sure the purpose of this is to get readers to want to go on reading and pick up volume two, but this volume could’ve used more. And I don’t even mean that it needed to have sex in it, the prologue was enough… but just something more to get us interested in the main character, Roni. She’s very ‘blah’.  It’s hard to make a connection to her and I’m not really sure if she’s capable of feeling emotion.

The writing is very good, and I think Eme is going in a good direction with this series, but volume two better have something  in it that really holds the readers attention because volume one just doesn’t do it quite yet.

I gave this book 3 stars with the hopes that volume 2 is worthy of 4 stars or more.

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