Thursday, May 26, 2016

Book Review: The Doctor In Unit H (Mockingbird Place #4) by Kris Cook

Maddox Butler and Jarvis Black become fast friends when they become roommates upon entering medical school. They are both prodigies who graduated college by age 18 and have long, promising careers ahead of them. Their chemistry is undeniable and soon the two young men are a couple.

When Maddox is accused of a crime he did not commit and sentenced to jail, not only is is career in medicine over, but also his relationship with Jarvis. Maddox refuses to drag down the man he loves with his felony status; however, if Jarvis is anything, he's determined. He will stop at nothing to ensure that Maddox knows he's not going anywhere.

I originally thought this book had a really great premise, but as I read further, problems started to arise. Insta-love has never really been an issue for me, but in this book it was glaringly obvious. They went from strangers to roommates to "I love yous" in an incredibly short amount of time, which made it all seem insincere in my opinion. I also had problems with the antagonist in Maddox's storyline. I know there are plenty of crazy people in the world, but this guy seemed like a caricature. He went from regular guy to crazy stalker in literally less than 60 seconds. Again, this drastic change in emotion and character just seemed forced to me.

In general, the MCs and the side characters were all very nice, likeable people. This is the fourth book in the series, but it can be read as a standalone. However, readers will probably have a better understanding of Mockingbird Place and its residents if you read the previous three books.

2.5 stars
A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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