Friday, February 16, 2018

Review: The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin

The Queen of Hearts
by Kimmery Martin

Publisher: Berkley
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Zadie Anson and Emma Colley have been best friends since their early twenties, when they first began navigating serious romantic relationships amid the intensity of medical school. Now they're happily married wives and mothers with successful careers--Zadie as a pediatric cardiologist and Emma as a trauma surgeon. Their lives in Charlotte, North Carolina are chaotic but fulfilling, until the return of a former colleague unearths a secret one of them has been harboring for years. 

As chief resident, Nick Xenokostas was the center of Zadie's life--both professionally and personally--throughout a tragic chain of events in her third year of medical school that she has long since put behind her. Nick's unexpected reappearance during a time of new professional crisis shocks both women into a deeper look at the difficult choices they made at the beginning of their careers. As it becomes evident that Emma must have known more than she revealed about circumstances that nearly derailed both their lives, Zadie starts to question everything she thought she knew about her closest friend.

Kritters Thoughts:  Two best friends both work in the medical field and have been friends for a very long time.  With the longevity of the friendship they think they know everything about one another, but they will find out through this book how little they knew and if their friendship can survive the truth.

At the heart of this book, it is a book about friendship.  The ups and downs that friendships can take and through jobs, relationships, family and so on some friendships can stand the test of time and some get a little battered.  

This book takes place in Charlotte, NC.  And as I lived there right out of college and there are not a lot of books set in this little city, it was so fun to "revisit" it through a fictional book.  The little Charlotte moments really made this book a special read for me!

Be warned this book had an overabundance of medical drama and procedures.  If you don't fall asleep during the surgeries on Grey's Anatomy then you won't be bothered by it.  I didn't love it, but it did affect my reading.  I would hesitate recommending this to just about anyone because the amount of medical things was on the higher end.  

So I would say that this book was a four star for me, but that is a totally personal rating.  I have someone in mind to send it off to, but I know they will enjoy all the quirks this book has!

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Berkley.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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