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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.

©2014 Radclyffe (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Just as good as the book

I’m always hesitant when purchasing an audiobook just for the fact That I’m never sure if the narration will hamper the story in any way... well I’m glad to say this wasn’t the case here... Eva Kaminsky Did a wonderful job with the reading of the story and I was drawn into it from the start just as I was when I read it the first time. Definitely a wonderful start to the Rivers series. I don’t doubt I’ll hesitate to run off and get the other audiobooks in this series. 5 stars ⭐️

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i love it

The kissing scene was hot. the narrator did this book justice . loved it to the end.

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lg4az

Eva Kaminsky is by far the best narrator I have had the pleasure of listening to.

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Radclyffe= Formula + medicine

It’s formula fiction, (girl gets girl, girl loses girl, girl gets girl back), but with enough frills to make it enjoyable. And Eva Kaminsky doesn’t screw it up trying to do drastically opposing voices.

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Hateful to Amazing

I have never hated anything more then taking away things from people when they need it most. This comes from being a HCP myself, but it was well worth the ride to the end. Thank you.

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Great beginning to the Rivers Community series!

I read this book - the first of the Rivers Community series - quite a few years ago and really liked it. Thankfully, the audiobook was just as entertaining. Narrator Eva Kaminsky did a good job performing the work, though she doesn't have the variety of voices available in her wheelhouse like some might. That said - she's got a really nice tone that is quite pleasant to listen to. Rad can't write a bad medical novel - that's her area of expertise after all, having been a surgeon in her previous career. So that aspect is always spot on. Mixed with her vivid descriptions of small-town living, beautiful scenery, family dynamics and a deliciously slow-building hot romance? Yeah - the woman's a master.
I don't know whose idea it was to offer this on Audible for $1.99 in the U.S. but it was a smart move. I jumped on it and now have to listen to more in the series! Definitely recommend. 4.5 stars.

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As always...

Again Radcliffe's story telling never ceases to capture my attention... the way the story is woven is soo brilliant! The characters so well developed... love Flannery as a character ... looking forward to reading her story In the next "episode"...

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omg fabulous

probably the best one I've read yet I had no idea there was a series. I'm moving on to the next one

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One of the best!

Awesome story and incredible narration! Love the characters. Great love story. I totally recommend it.

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Very Nice

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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  • Sky ;)
  • 04-09-19

I was surprised

This book made my day seriously I was laughing so much . So the characters was really nice you can get slowly in love with them they let you in there life's and than well you need to read this so you know;)
Performance was really nice and nice to my ears many thx

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  • 02-03-17

happy listening

loved it... ran for an extra 6 miles because didnt want it to end... love the depth of character.

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  • Alice
  • 03-14-15

overall a good read, and a great setting

Really I would rate it 3.8/5, but give it four stars. I am comparing with other Radclyffe work. I am hopeful this marks the start of a new series for Radclyffe, since the location and setting is very well written and I am sure close to the author's heart. I especially like additions such as the Rooster, Tree house, and porch settings / back in time innocence. The characters came across well and were believable. The narrator was good, and created the characters and voices well. It was nice to have the story with less erotica, more other content. However I felt that it could of been longer, since alot of effort was put into creating the environment and backdrop for the romance, but the character relationship and conflicts seemed less then I would have expected. It would have been possible to add a couple of crisis events to have protagonist more challenged with her decision and discovery of love.

So, overall a good read, and a great setting, and why I hope it marks the start of a series, so I can hear and read more about the characters and countryside of Argyle. Perhaps it can be as dangerous as Ptown.

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  • Steph Cooke
  • 01-07-20

Tired usual plot

Didnt finish it. Radclyffe just churns out the same predictable plot over and over. I was bored.

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  • Susie
  • 03-07-22

Loved it!

Best narrator so far,you really get the characters through her . Adorable characters and great settings. Can't wait to listen again!:)