Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Book Review: Code Triage by Candace Calvert

My Review:

A fast-paced medical-drama, which will keep you turning pages until the end!

Miss Calvert has composed fabulous characters that I loved immediately! I felt so connected to Leigh. I ached with her and smiled with her. Nick too. 

Leigh has her own definition of “being stubborn”.  She refuses to believe that “happily ever after” exists for anyone. Her mother only reinforces this belief by never staying with a man and telling her love never lasts.  Leigh is broken by her husband’s unfaithfulness and she doesn’t know how to put the pieces together. 

Nick is a very apologetic man wanting to save his marriage to Leigh.  He really reminded me of Caleb from Fireproof by Sherwood Pictures. He’s expressed in more than one way how sorry he is for being unfaithful and only seeks her forgiveness- and a second chance.  I thought it was admirable how he handled all the repercussions of what he did, despite how dishonorable his actions.   

I’d also like to mention two great supporting characters, Riley and Caroline. Riley is the ER Chaplin and provides a much needed ear to Leigh, but she also needs an ear of her own.  Riley struggles with terrible flashbacks and nightmares of a terrible thing done to her.  Caroline is Leigh’s sister, who’s just getting back on her feet, but also would like to see Nick and Leigh get back together. All four of them combine to make the kinds of characters I love to read about. 

Something I really loved was the suspense and the painful path to forgiveness and healing. There were times I wondered how the ending would play out, and I was never entirely sure if I was right. This book kept me up into the late hours of night, dying to finish.  I’d recommend this novel to any medical-drama lovers or anyone who loves a book that will keep you on your toes.  

Back of the Book:
Dr. Leigh Stathos likes her ER shifts fast, furious, and adrenaline-infused--"Treat 'em and street 'em"--with no emotional complications. Life's taught her a soul-rending lesson: nothing lasts forever, including marriage. And the clock is ticking toward the end of hers. Then an unwelcome confrontation with "the other woman" begins a whole new set of lessons. San Francisco police officer Nick Stathos never gives up, whether protecting his patrol neighborhood, holding fast to faith--or trying to save his marriage. Seven days is all he has to reach Leigh's heart. But when a desperate act of violence slams Golden Gate Mercy Hospital into lockdown, it starts a chain of events that will change lives forever.

Interested? You can purchase the book here!


  1. My mother read all of Candace's novels but I haven't just yet.

    1. This was my first, and you would not believe the trouble I had putting it down.

  2. Somehow I get the feeling I'd be too squeamish to read a medical drama XD But I'm glad you enjoyed reading and reviewing! Love ya~

    1. It really wasn't as bad as it could have been, but I, did skim a few paragraphs here and there. xD


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