Heartbreaks & Hospital Rooms

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

The story of an ambitious cardiologist fervently building a rigid framework of power, and the neurologist who topples it down-- a tale of polar opposites brought together by a deadly crisis and a strange twist of fate.

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1) I do not attempt to steal the identities of the people shown in the cover images of this story – one is a famous South Korean actor and the other is a picture of a girl I found on Tumblr. Their identities remain their own and I am simply using their pictures to facilitate a better understanding of what I imagine my own characters to look like—I am in no way trying to replace or deny their identity, their image is only used to convey how I perceive the protagonists in my story to look like.
2) As is obvious, this is an original work and no attempt at plagiarism or appropriation in any form would be appreciated or encouraged.
3) While this story has been listed under Romance — it does not encapsulate a mere two odd genres—this work will contain romance, mystery, crime, humor, dark tones and light tones, set in a medical background—it is not constrained to a particular creative mold. The main plot will reveal itself after the fundamental introductory chapters which will introduce the important characters to the reader.
4) The protagonists of this story will be Dr. Yoon Hae Jin and Dr. Kang Mi-Rae, who are both either half or fully South Korean. As I am not a native Korean, nor a doctor or possessor of a medical degree, I apologize in advance for any mistakes I make or any ignorance I show regarding either Korean society and customs, or medical terminology. Any errors committed if any; I assure you, will be borne out of a genuine lack of knowledge and will not be intended to offend.
5) For future reference for non-Korean readers, the last name of individuals in South Korea is written and used first, and after that the first name. Thus ‘Yoon’- last name, and ‘Hae Jin’- first name. First names are only used when you are close to the person.

IMPORTANT: I understand that it is often irksome to leave reviews on stories—but both positive feedback as well as constructive criticism is vitally important to an author. We end up feeling severely discouraged if we receive no feedback for our work. So it is my humble request, do please comment and let me know what you think.
Read Chapter

So Strong, So Weak

You’ll be seeing the male lead in this chapter; the enigmatic Dr. Yoon Hae Jin, as well as getting an introduction to his character.
I repeat, last names are used first per Korean custom, thus Yoon & Kang are the last names, and Hae-Jin and Mi-Rae respectively are first names.
Next chapter will be Dr. Kang Mi-Rae’s!

IMPORTANT: I understand that it is often irksome to leave reviews on stories—but both positive feedback as well as constructive criticism is vitally important to an author. We end up feeling severely discouraged if we receive no feedback for our work. So it is my humble request, do please review and let me know what you think!
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Running Scared

Introducing the just as mysterious Dr. Kang Mi-Rae!

Also, I am aware that it takes much longer for people to get doctoral degrees, much less dual ones-- but since this is fictional 'verse, let's just think of it as possible.

Enjoy! Read Chapter

The Healing Is In Your Hands

So a couple of things!

It was pointed out to me by a clever reader that I have yet to explain how all these Korean names and words are pronounced, and that some of you may at least want to know how the main character's names are pronounced:

Dr. Yoon Hae Jin= Yoon (rhymes with moon)- Hay- Gin (the g is silent)

Dr. Kang Mi-Rae= K-ah-ng- Me-Ray

The word 'Seongsaengnim' is pronounced as 'song-sang-neem' (the ee in neem is pronounced like the ee in 'feed') .

Aaand that's pretty much it for now. Enjoy-- it's Dr. Yoon's PoV! Read Chapter

Under The Knife

The first operation of Dr. Yoon and Dr. Kang!

Kang Mi-Rae's PoV!

I tried to research this as much as possible, please bear with me in case of any inaccuracies! Read Chapter

Dream Evil

Split PoV-- You'll be seeing the chinks in Dr. Yoon's armor, so to speak.
You'll also see a very long-suffering Dr. Kang XD
Not that he'd ever admit it, haha!

The quote in the beginning of the chapter is from Joy Division's Dead Souls. Read Chapter

Killing For Company

Introducing mysterious character number three..... Read Chapter

Behind Green Eyes

So an interesting scalpel was missing...XD Read Chapter

Killer In The Crowds

In Korean society, there are different levels of respect used for people, and there are multiple words that mean the same thing but differ on the level of respect intended:
Kansamnida is the most respectful way of saying thank you in Korean.

The quote from Great Expectations is one of my favorites. ^_^
Uninterrupted, it runs like this: 'Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken—but-- I hope-- into better shape.'

Do comment and let me know what you think! Read Chapter

The Truth Behind Your Smile

‘What is it that you hide, behind that clever little smile?’ ~Chapter Nine- The Truth Behind Your Smile~   For the f... Read Chapter

Lying Eyes

Sorry for the long gap. Read Chapter


Hello, everyone. I'm really sorry for how long this story has been off the grid-- I've been dealing with a lot of personal problems, and have had to leave Booksie for quite a while. I'm back now
though, and fully intend on resuming this story.

This latest chapter first has Dr. Yoon's pov, Dr. Kang's pov, then the killer's.
Read Chapter

Lunar Blues

So I'll be changing a few things in my story--those of you who've read up till now know that I revealed the killer early on, but I've decided to backtrack and not do that, so Dr. Irene doesn't
exist anymore--there's a different killer, and you'll have to go through the whole whodunnit again, haha. Including the killer's accomplice. XD

Please do read the author's note at the bottom! It's important too!
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The Dearly Departed

Please check the medical terms at the bottom, and the quote is from Alexander Hamilton.
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No Rest For The Wicked

-shhi is a formal honorific used to convey respect for an acquaintance.
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Recent Comments

Kossettes Novellettes

The wording is magnificent. Now i am not much for indepth critisism only because the story and general construct of the story are what really interest me. For you the story seems amazing and the way that you wrote it your writing style isnsonpoetic and heartfelt. I honestly rwally need to read on



Mon, June 12th, 2017 2:43am



Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to review it and leave a comment, I really appreciate it!

Glad you like my my story! :) xx

- Trishala

Mon, June 12th, 2017 3:34am


my god, the wording is magnificent in this story haha like Kossettes said up there, there really isn't anything to criticize in this story lol its well constructed, well written and extremely well worded. i'll definitely be reading on as you post :)

Tue, June 13th, 2017 9:26pm

Aira crimson

The story is interesting even though I just started reading. I'll read further and tell you how I think.

Fri, June 16th, 2017 8:16am


Thank you for commenting!

Will be waiting for your feedback! :)

Fri, June 16th, 2017 10:12am


Thank you so much for the invite. I can honestly say this was the most intriguing intro that I've read in a long time. My only tiny feedback would be, as your readers read your book they will know who's POV they are currently reading, you don't have to point it out to them. This was truly a very nice intro.

Sat, June 17th, 2017 9:45pm


Hi, thank you so much for reading and commenting, I'm really glad you liked the introduction, such praise is always a pleasure to receive! I'm very pleased you like my style of writing-- and thanks for the feedback, I'll use it in further chapters. :D

Sat, June 17th, 2017 3:34pm


The wording is just how it should be and both POVs left me with a sense of suspense to want to know what happens next. The quote was a nice touch, a lot to think about after I finished this chapter. These characters will probably have interesting backstories. As for medical terminology, I'm not even that familiar with the American terms. For changing POVs some people use a line, like a whole ton of those dashes, or a symbol in the middle of the screen (when you write it on Booksie or copy & paste, their should be an easy way to center it). Since it uses that program-thing like on our school's computers.


Like this.

Or this. And they usually use the same symbol throughout the book.

Ps. Thanks for the chance to practice reviewing and keep up the good work. Good luck!

Sun, June 18th, 2017 5:30pm


Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment! I'm really glad you liked the story-- and thank you so much for the feedback about the PoV's-- I'll use it in later chapters! :D

Sun, June 18th, 2017 11:49am


Also the lines are supposed to be centered:


Sometimes anyway.

Sun, June 18th, 2017 8:43pm


Duly noted, thanks a lot! :)

Sun, June 18th, 2017 1:57pm


This is written with such intimate detail. Captivating the reader. I am never so glad to be kidnapped. Great work! I am loving this so far

Thu, June 22nd, 2017 1:38am


Thank you so much, I'm so happy you like it! :)

Thu, June 22nd, 2017 12:34am


You have an impeccable grasp of the English language, so intensely so, that I feel outclassed here almost! I'm very impressed! You've begun a story with a bravado & fury that compells further reads & I am almost tempted to do so! There are two problems with that... 1. I have very little time, & have many friends who are writers here, & who have willingly read many of my works & commented on them, & I am more inclined to aquiess to their requests than yours, simply because of protocol & due diligence. 2. I have been on this site for quite awhile now, & I have made it my practice to read & comment on another's work, at least once, always before I ever ask them to read &/or comment on anything of mine... I believe that is both a proper, & polite custom to follow, & feel that others should also employ the same courtesy! I appreciate your request, but feel that you should honor that same courtesy position... I have now read & commented on your work before I request anything of you, & I would appreciate it if you would reciprocate! Thank you for understanding my position!

Thu, June 22nd, 2017 10:01am


Hi there, thank you so much for your kind feedback, and for taking the time to read and comment. I'm happy you liked the chapter!
And don't worry, I completely understand your position, and I always make it a point to read and review/comment the works of whomsoever I ask for reads and comments on my own stories-- as I said, I'm always happy to return the favor, and I shall be reviewing your work very soon as well! :)

- Trish

Thu, June 22nd, 2017 3:32am


This is a very heartfelt first chapter!
I love your use of metaphors, and the way there is multiple perspectives to each other. It is worded very good, the only thing I might change would be the length of each persons' perspective before going on to the next one. Anyway, can't wait to read more!

Sun, July 2nd, 2017 3:46am


Hi there, thank you so much for reading and commenting, I'm happy you liked the chapter and will be reading on.
The length issue has been resolved in later chapters I think, but thank you for pointing it out! :)

Sun, July 2nd, 2017 12:02am


It definitely sounds interesting (in a good way) and I shall continue to read on.
I like how it is worded and made two suggestions for edits. It's up to you if you want to change it.

Sun, July 2nd, 2017 6:45am


Hi, thank you so much for reading and commenting, I'm glad you enjoyed the read. :D
I shall look at your edits right away and get to it! Thanks!

Sun, July 2nd, 2017 12:01am

Miss Midnight

Power descriptions and well-constructed sentences. I liked the flow of the story and the questions you asked through your character. Nothing felt rushed or forced. I'm not good with grammar myself and therefore rarely remark on another's problems, lol. So, I sacrifice (;p) or offer what I feel.

Like I said before I really like the flow so far and will most definitely continue reading. I like the pacing and you have a rich vocabulary that always draws me in. Overall, excellent start!

Mon, July 3rd, 2017 9:33am


Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment! I'm very glad you enjoyed the read! :)

Mon, July 3rd, 2017 4:06am


Beautifully written. POV is a writer's term, but not so much a reader's. Perhaps, just put a character name at the beginning of each narrative.

Sun, July 9th, 2017 1:03pm


Thank you so much for your review and suggestion, glad you liked the read!
Hope you'll follow on :)

Sun, July 9th, 2017 6:05am

I. Razevich

OMG! I absolutely LOVE this! I enjoy the shifts of point of view and how their perspectives change around it as well. Wish there were more books like this, keep up the good work.

Sun, July 9th, 2017 3:48pm


Thank you so much for reading and commenting, so happy you liked the read! :)

Sun, July 9th, 2017 9:59am

C A Sechler

This is beautiful work, I'm looking forward to reading more!

Mon, July 10th, 2017 9:35pm


Thank you so much, I'm glad you enjoyed the read! :)

Mon, July 10th, 2017 11:14pm


Underneath all this is a poetic tone, and it works really well with the thoughts that you are giving your characters. It's amazing how you describe a thought, and switch to a poetic tone to finish it off with a metaphor of some kind. The dash system you use doesn't bother me at all. In fact I feel it gives another element of how the person is feeling, so I believe it is a great added touch.

For POV, I would use the name of the character, so you know who is thinking, who is talking when it is their turn in the chapter. I find no fault with this, and your wording is majestic. Any critiques some people have pointed out, I find them as a strength, but you will know what works best for you.

I'm not a romance fan, and I can be a slow reader, but I will read more of this. The emotions alone are so deep, and I like that in a story. I have to say this is a beautiful start :)

Sun, July 16th, 2017 6:16pm


Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment, PS, I'm so honored and so happy that you like this story so much-- I love your insight and feedback, and appreciate the fact that you see the criticism as strength.
So glad you will continue on with this! :)


Mon, July 17th, 2017 6:42am

H D Cooper

Excellent descriptive words. I think the layout needs a little work, perhaps justify it. The last few sentences made me want to read on.
Thanks for sharing.

Thu, August 31st, 2017 1:09am


Thank you so much for taking the time to read, I'm glad you liked it and I appreciate your advice! :)

Sun, November 5th, 2017 5:56am


THE FIRST LINE drew me in right away. All of the icomments that said I love this, I agree with 1000 percent. I've never seen this wording before and I can actually say I'm very envious of your style. This is just a preface too...... what a way to start off this story. I can't comment much on the story content just yet because I personally don't have enough to go on right now, but the preface did its job and instantly makes me want to know what's going to happen next. This is amazing.

Tue, April 24th, 2018 6:35pm


Ahhh, finally found your username Dom hahaha. Thank you so so much for taking the time to read and review my story, it really means a lot to me--I'm honored that you like my style this much and that you liked this chapter--I'm so excited you found the story good and I hope you read on.
Thanks a ton once again ! ^.^


Tue, April 24th, 2018 11:52am


Hey Trish :) I am going to read through your novel from start to end. I remember reading this part of it, but it's been so long, so I'm doing it again, haha. Anyway, this preface is worded very lovely, almost like poetry. The way it was done drew me in and I loved the references to chess and things like that. Very well done :)

Tue, May 22nd, 2018 1:02am


Hi Shada! :)
Oh my god, thank you so much for wanting to read this old thing all over again, it means a lot to me, and I'm so glad you liked the first chapter and will be continuing on. Thanks a ton!

Fri, May 25th, 2018 7:25am

A. G. Smith

A truly poetic piece: raw and brimming with emotion. I think this is a wonderful way to begin a story. Your grasp of elegant prose and linguistic beauty is very profound. I look forward to reading more.

Wed, June 27th, 2018 2:16pm


Ah, Adam thank you so much for taking the time to read and review this, I'm so honored you think so highly of this chapter! I'm really glad you like it xx

Wed, June 27th, 2018 7:56am

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