Contemporary, Dark, Reviews, Romance

Flatline (Trauma #2) by Cassia Brightmore

Release Date-September 12th 2016
Genre-Dark Romance
Kindle Edition-144 pages


Within the walls of the prestigious Lincoln Hospital in New York City, a hunter awaits. A man with a thirst for blood and an appetite for vengeance. Dr. Cian O’Reilly, the city’s most respected cardiovascular surgeon, is living a double life, one bathed in torture and mayhem as he delivers final justice to the city’s most heinous criminals.

When a new influx of physicians joins the rotation, the struggle for anonymity intensifies as a nosy reporter inches closer to the truth about Cian’s true identity. In a dangerous game of kill or be killed, no one is safe and everyone is a potential victim.

A romance blossoming on the premise of murder. An escaped killer on the loose. A traitor in the midst intent on bringing them all down.

Lincoln Hospital. Where the cure can be your worst nightmare.

Warning: Contains violence and graphic situations not suitable for readers under the age of eighteen. This is the second book in the “Dexter” meets “Grey’s Anatomy” series and ends on a cliffhanger. All books must be read in order to follow the series.

Flatline (Trauma, #2)Flatline by Cassia Brightmore

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm

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🌟🌟🌟1/2 STARS
Right, Flatline (Trauma, #2) By Cassia Brightmore, I struggled a little with this instalment, don’t get me wrong I still enjoyed this, but it was no-where near as good as “Lincoln Hospital”
Hence me marking it down in my ratings slightly.
In fact, It wasn’t until we got that shocker of a cliffhanger near the end, and I was like
That it Jumped from a three-star up to a three and a half, I was so shocked and so instantly reinvested in this series.
So I’m not going to hash over all the back story as I covered that in my review for book one.
which you will find here.…

So “Flatline” carries on where “Lincoln Hospital leaves us with Dr Cian O’Reilly and Dr Athena Payne now practically living together and conducting a secret relationship under the noses of there colleagues.
The only ones fully aware of Cians and Athenas out of hours association are best friend Sabine and the murder squad as I have affectionately nicknamed them.
So in this instalment, we get a lot more hospital drama, some more gruesome kills and a few more of those sexy shenanigans from our gruesome twosome.
Theres also another major player introduced to the hospital playground Dr Rafe Mckay and he’s a bit of a ladies man, he takes an instant interest in Sabina and Athena much to Cian’s displeasure.
And then just when you think not much more is going to happen BAM!!!! a really awful killer twist that I really didn’t see coming.
so here’s what I struggled with,


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Still not feeling the connection between Cian and Athena, There needs to be less sex, less murder and more actual connecting between these two I’m just not feeling it.
Is it just me? or is Cian losing the plot he seems less vigilante avenger and more psychotic sadistic murderer? has he crossed the line and is enjoying it far too much?
I felt not much happened here it was just more of what we got from book one.
Also, remember Bianca, I think her name was (Correct me if I’m wrong) from book one, in the interest of full disclosure why has Cian not mentioned what actually happened to her too Athena, you know just while we are all being honest and all.
This above point makes me question Cian’s integrity, he’s developed a bit of a god complex and the way he’s just able to push this fact to the back of his mind as trivial, an accident if you will, well it doesn’t speak much for his character.
This is personal but I’m actually starting to dislike Cian, and finding it hard to believe that someone who loved his wife so much could change so drastically in two years.
And finally Athena, I do like her but she seemed to accept and also jump on board the murder squad boat very quickly, just an observation.



So there it is folks, very much swings and roundabouts for me.
I’m invested but with some reservations, I will be reading book three Resuscitation, how could I not with that ending.
So just to close, I enjoyed this and yes I would recommend. Flatline is well written with a dramatic storyline, enjoy.

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