I've been thrilled by readers' reactions to The White Coat Effect. Here's a sampling of the reviews. Enjoy!
"The characters were well developed, and I knew them intimately. I felt connected to Rory as she portrayed her emotions and thoughts in different scenarios in the book. There are details of her childhood days and the strained relationship between Rory and her parents that made it easier to understand her actions and feelings."
-- Eva Nyaburi, Online Book Club
"This book captured the realistic side of medical students’ lives; it was my favorite aspect. It showed the extreme pressure, toxic environment, backstabbing, prejudice, sleeplessness, time constraints for social life, and the many difficulties medical students must face while studying. The conversations between the nurses and doctors, the medical terms used in the book, and the operation room experiences were all realistic."
-- sayoniwrites, Online Book Club
Hot and interesting would be the best way to describe it. I'm not that familiar with the medical world but this makes me want to dig deeper! The White Coat Effect would make a great movie or TV show... I hope that happens!
-- Abe, Amazon Reviewer
It was truly a page turner . As an Operating Room Nurse myself for 20 years , I could totally relate to the medical student’s experience while being scrubbed in and working with other residents and attending Surgeons. This book had me laughing one minute and crying the next . Congratulations on your premiere novel . Can’t wait to read your second one !
-- Deborah L. Hoffler, Amazon Reviewer
This is a fast-paced story that takes place in a hospital and I love how the author captured the dialogue between nurses and doctors. It is a pretty quick read with some naughty parts and having worked in the medical field, I can assure you this is pretty true to life, well, at least if some of the rumors I have heard are true. This story takes on an interfaith romance and one that shouldn't be taboo in this day and age but yes, it still is. The characters are very real and the heat between them is palpable. -- MJ, Top 100 Vine Reviewer, Amazon.com
The author includes random facts, most of which involve a man's member or sexual acts. A large number of medical terms are used in the book, but the author always makes sure to explain what they mean when they are needed. The protagonist discusses mental health issues and deals with her own depression and stress. Rory had a tough time both during her time as a medical student, as well as in her studies and her romantic relationships. In this book, Rory gets herself into a lot of sticky situations, including adultery, a failed three-way, and humiliation. The author puts Rory through many sexually suggestive encounters, which women in today's society get exposed to on a daily basis. To help you understand why a serious relationship between two people of such different faiths is unlikely to succeed, the author provides some background on those faiths.
There was nothing negative about this book.
The positive aspects of this book are that I loved everything about it. When necessary, the author provided sufficient context for the various medical terms mentioned. And since I know nothing about either religion mentioned in the book, I really appreciated it when she laid out the reasons a Muslim and Jewish couple's relationship can't work. I liked how the author detailed the various relationship scenarios a woman might face in today's society. She mostly describes the bad scenarios as well as in a work environment. There wasn't a lot of in-depth detail about the sexual encounters, which was a nice change of pace from the norm for novels of this type, where authors have a tendency to overdo it. -- Christell Lindeque, Online Book Club
L.B. Wells has done a fantastic job of telling this story from Rory’s perspective and taking her from being a weak, introverted, self-absorbed child to a strong woman. All of the characters in the book are fully developed and can be easily visualized in their settings. For example, one of the patients Rory encountered during her rotation in a psychiatric hospital claimed that she could see huge purple hickeys on her neck. I laughed when Rory decided that all surgeons had violent tendencies that they repressed and turned into a desire to help people and not kill them. I enjoyed reading about the different patients Rory and her friends encountered while doing their hospital rotations. ---Bertha Jackson, Online Book Club
The characters were well developed, and I knew them intimately. I felt connected to Rory as she portrayed her emotions and thoughts in different scenarios in the book. There are details of her childhood days and the strained relationship between Rory and her parents that made it easier to understand her actions and feelings.
The author describes the harsh environment medical students are exposed to in the hospitals during internships. At the hospital, Rory is critiqued by her superiors and even gets chased out of the OR. Her constant mantra is there’s no crying in surgery.
There is no negative aspect I had with the book. I believe the book has been exceptionally edited, as I did not encounter any grammatical errors. I rate The White Coat Effect by L.B. Wells a 4 out of 4 stars. The characters are well developed, and the story is interesting with unexpected twists. I liked the authors writing style.
I recommend this book to lovers of romantic fictional books. This book is more suitable for a mature audience because of the erotic details. There has also been the usage of profanities in the book. -- Eva Nyaburi, Online Book Club
This book also discussed medical terms that any medical student will find useful in their field. I found everything about The White Coat Effect effective; I did not find any negative thing to say about it. The author’s writing was conversational.
This book was edited exceptionally. Therefore, I would rate it four out of four stars. I would recommend it to lovers of romance novels. If you are a medical student who loves reading about medical discussion, you could also have a swell time reading The White Coat Effect. -- Akinola John, Online Book Club
To begin with, I am a huge romance novel fan, and this one right here is no exclusion. The book had a very intriguing introduction, and I was glued to the book right from the start. The pacing of the novel helped me flow with the narration of events. I loved how the tone and writing style of the author appealed to me.
The book was formatted properly, and I wasn’t hindered by any type of error. The title of the book itself evoked a sense of mystery, and I found that to be interesting. This book is a typical romance novel and also has all the necessary elements that it should have.
I don’t know the reason why I was so interested in Rory’s character. She made a lot of good and bad decisions, and that’s probably why I relate to her. Things only got more thrilling while I read this book, making it impossible to stop flipping through the pages.
The book was filled with suspense because I always wanted to know the next situation the protagonist was going to be in and how she was going to cope with it. --Christabel 8, Online Book Club
I find the title appropriate because The White Coat Effect relates to a spike in blood pressure when persons are in the presence of a doctor in a white coat. However, in this case, a spike in fervent heat and passionate love-making was evident within this read. --Online Book Club
While I know we’re here for the sexy romance, I really appreciated that the author focused on the toxic environment that a lot of students deal with; I’m sure a lot of students relate. - Seher Mohsin, Amazon reviewer