Banned Review: Heart Murmurs by Suleikha Snyder

Despite her best efforts to stay professional, distant, and unmoved, cardio-thoracic resident Anushka Gupta can’t get brilliant–and gorgeous–neurologist Vince McHenry out of her head. So what if she presents all the symptoms of a woman in love, Anu is determined to fight off the disease. She’s not going to compromise her career for a fling with a professional playboy.

Hospital heartthrob Vince has never met someone so untouchable or so prickly, and he’s immediately consumed by her case. He even has a course of treatment in mind: a night of passion.

But when Anu’s defensive push comes to Vince’s passionate shove, he finds himself suddenly specializing in matters of the heart.


The Meta Details:
Source: Purchase
Format: Kindle eBook
Length: 31 pages
Publication Date: August 13, 2012
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Medical Professionals
Content Level: Adult
Pearl Clutching Content: *gasp* sex
Trigger Warnings: none
Featuring: An alpha with just the right amount of asshole, a firecracker resident, and questionable medical advice.


Scorecard:
Recommended for: Anyone looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon
Rating: Must read


Ginny Lurcock’s Thoughts: “Can’t you just enjoy anything?”

It’s a question I get frequently… usually when pointing out a problematic point in whatever art I happen to be consuming at the time. And honestly, lately, I’d been wondering. See, I’ve had a string of rough books lately that I’ve either not finished or not been happy with once I did… Even the ones recommended to me by people I love and trust.

Clearly, I’m the problem…

And then I read Heart Murmurs. And I cried.

I wept in relief because I can still enjoy things. I can take 30 pages of unassuming awesome, digest it, and have absolutely no complaints. Vince is an asshole, but he makes it work. Anu is unapologetically Anu. Snarky, quirky, nerdy, and awkward. Balancing feminine and not without making a thing out of it or pointing out how superior it makes her to other women.

You get them. They work. Their strife feels real. It’s amazing.

The only problem was that there isn’t more…

Oh god, I really can’t be happy with anything…

(I’m totally kidding. While I wouldn’t be opposed to more Vince and Anu, this story was just the right size.)


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