The Antidote for Everything by Kimmery Martin

A lot of people raved about Kimmery’s first book “The Queen of Hearts”, so I was quite excited to get my hands on her newest book!

Thank you Berkley for my gifted copy in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis: Georgia Brown’s profession as a urologist requires her to interact with plenty of naked men, but her romantic prospects have fizzled. The most important person in her life is her friend Jonah Tsukada, a funny, empathetic family medicine doctor who works at the same hospital in Charleston, South Carolina and who has become as close as family to her.
Just after Georgia leaves the country for a medical conference, Jonah shares startling news. The hospital is instructing doctors to stop providing medical care for transgender patients. Jonah, a gay man, is the first to be fired when he refuses to abandon his patients. Stunned by the predicament of her closest friend, Georgia’s natural instinct is to fight alongside him. But when her attempts to address the situation result in incalculable harm, both Georgia and Jonah find themselves facing the loss of much more than their careers. 

I’m not quite sure if it was Kimmery’s first book that brought me to want to read this one or the fact that it focuses around the profession in the urology field. My aunt is a nurse for a urologist (hello if you are reading this <3) and I’ve always found it so fascinating! It could be the biologist in me if I do say so myself. It could’ve also been because this is such a relevant case that’s happening in hospitals today. It’s an important conversation to have and I appreciate Kimmery’s approach on the topic of transgender patients. It’s an eye-opening and compelling story that I think all who read it would really appreciate. Also, Charleston South Carolina for the setting? Yes please!

4/5 Stars

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