There are only small variables in Radclyffe's books, however in those small differences is what separates the good from the not so good. Harper Rivers..Show More » has followed the family tradition and is the heir apparent to her father as the hospital director. However as is now the case of many communities the the hospital is sold to a conglomerate. This brings Presley Worth into Harper's life and thus begins their love story. Harper and Presley, (damn doesn't Radclyffe come up with the wildest, most unusual androgynous names,) begin the dance that every romance novel, gay or straight goes through to lead a couple to true love in the end. Presley begins the story as a hard edged business woman, without any regard for what will happen to the community when the changes the conglomerate will bring, go through. Then as we all knew it would her relationship with Harper and the community begins to change her into a softer, more caring and lovable person. Almost as big a part of the novel as Harper and Presley is Harper's younger sister Flan, a surgeon and a player who is my far the best character in the book. Flan brings an edge to this story that the writers in this genre rarely give their main characters. A confrontation between the two sisters late in the novel brings about a scene both surprising and titillating. As a connoisseur of romance novels I know it takes a good writer to create characters the reader/listener cares about enough to take the same old formula and make it work; in this particular work she does.
Radclyffe is a very talented writer. Her story ideas are quite creative, particularly her medical stories. But her stories are too short and uncomplic..Show More »ated for today's lesbian readers. Come on, gives us a little more than Harlequin.