Love at Lakewood Med by TJ Amberson (Review)

Love at Lakewood Med
By TJ Amberson
Adult, New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 256 Pages
March 13th 2018 by Sweetwater Books/Cedar Fort


Savannah Drake would be thrilled about starting her final year of medical school if it weren’t for one thing: she has to spend a month working in the emergency room with cold, aloof Dr. Wesley Kent as her mentor. When her first day in the ER proves to be a humiliating disaster, Savannah is ready to swear off emergency medicine forever. Gradually, though, she finds that the unpredictable, emotional experience of caring for patients in the emergency room is affecting her far differently than she expected – and Dr. Kent turns out to be anything but the arrogant attending physician that she assumed him to be. But just when Savannah finally admits to herself that she is falling for Dr. Kent, she learns that things at the hospital are not all what they seem. Faced with a seemingly impossible choice, Savannah must decide between her future career and everything that she has come to care so much about.

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My Review

LOVE AT LAKEWOOD MED is a sweet romance set mostly on the emergency medical floor of a hospital as the heroine completes her rotation as a medical student there. The characters are easy to like, with some great dialogue, plenty of humor, bizarre medical cases that you might see in any emergency room, a slight suspenseful twist, and some romantic-filled tense moments to keep things entertaining. An overall enjoyable romance from beginning to end!

I knew from the start that I would enjoy this story. Savannah is just one of those characters who is so relatable. She's in the middle of the craziness of her life, with a well-meaning best friend and roomie, a medical career ahead of her that she's trying to navigate, and long hours and surprising cases to challenge her sanity. Oh, and there are also her fellow med students, other residency doctors, attending doctors, jealous girlfriends, and administration to deal with. Add to that this chemistry and attraction she feels for her attending doctor, that she desperately tries to ignore. It made for a very entertaining story, to say the least.

I did have a few minor complaints. The whole phone scenario didn't quite work for me. I would have rather she gotten a new one and maybe be trying out the recording feature instead of what happened. I also didn't quite buy the whole speaking arrangement and pressure there. It just didn't feel plausible to me. I also would have liked a little more dialogue and romance between Savannah and Dr. Kent. It felt rushed at the end, even though it was also incredibly sweet. I just wanted more.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This was really a fun read! I loved the characters and all the twists and turns of the heroine navigating the emergency room and being a med student. I also adored the romance. Just an overall feel-good, happily-ever-after romance!

Content: Clean
Source: I received a complimentary copy through Singing Librarian Book Tours, which did not require a positive review nor affect it in any way.

Read an excerpt from the book here!

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