Against Doctor’s Orders : Rivers Family Romance

  • by Radclyffe
  • Narrated by Eva Kaminsky
  • Series: Rivers Family Romance
  • 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

There'd been a Rivers at the helm of Argyle Community Hospital for six generations, and Harper Rivers was set to take her father's place whenever he decided to hang up his shingle. Unfortunately, the board of directors had other ideas - they accepted a buyout offer from a health-care conglomerate with plans to close the hospital's doors to the community that depended on it. And Presley Worth, a high-powered corporate financier, came to town to oversee the closure. Funny thing was, no one asked Harper, and she had no intention of following anyone's orders but her own - no matter how beautiful, smart, or commanding the new boss might be.

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One Of Her Best

There are only small variables in Radclyffe's books, however in those small differences is what separates the good from the not so good. Harper Rivers has followed the family tradition and is the heir apparent to her father as the hospital director. However as is now the case of many communities the the hospital is sold to a conglomerate. This brings Presley Worth into Harper's life and thus begins their love story. Harper and Presley, (damn doesn't Radclyffe come up with the wildest, most unusual androgynous names,) begin the dance that every romance novel, gay or straight goes through to lead a couple to true love in the end. Presley begins the story as a hard edged business woman, without any regard for what will happen to the community when the changes the conglomerate will bring, go through. Then as we all knew it would her relationship with Harper and the community begins to change her into a softer, more caring and lovable person. Almost as big a part of the novel as Harper and Presley is Harper's younger sister Flan, a surgeon and a player who is my far the best character in the book. Flan brings an edge to this story that the writers in this genre rarely give their main characters. A confrontation between the two sisters late in the novel brings about a scene both surprising and titillating.
As a connoisseur of romance novels I know it takes a good writer to create characters the reader/listener cares about enough to take the same old formula and make it work; in this particular work she does.
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What did you love best about Against Doctor’s Orders?

It was nice to get back to the medical romance. It was what hooked me onto Radclyfee in the first place.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Against Doctor’s Orders?

Meeting the Rivers family. Ida and Margie are treasures.


What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I loved the dialog between the characters as well as the voice distinctions. But Eva Kimberly's narration sounded as if she was bored.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Doesn't need one


Any additional comments?

I was glad that Radclyfee went back to doing romance with a medical theme. It was like coming home. I love the Honor series as well and the Provincetown and First Responders series, so I'm hoping that her new series would center around, The Rivers.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-23-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios