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Posted September 20, 2011
Fascinating and full of emotion
Tara Taylor Quinn never fails to surprise me with her innovative and engaging stories. Ellen lives in small town Arizona, where everybody is seriously involved in everybody else's business. She loves it there, but since being raped seven years earlier has been living in a situation where everyone overprotects her. The stifling attitudes of the town are not helping her, and her marriage has fallen apart because of the problem she has with being touched. Medical massage therapist Jay is in town to track down his family. Nobody wants him there - he doesn't exactly fit into the town's idea of what an honourable man should be like. The long-haired (I love long-haired heroes!) biker is attacked with kindness on all sides as the general population politely tries to drive him out of town. But he realises he's Ellen's last chance at getting better, and doesn't give up on her no matter how difficult it is. His constant reassurances to her that he was going to keep trying until she got better were very touching. Tara Taylor Quinn has created two wonderful characters, moving straight past the stereotypes. Ellen's progression from living in a state where people happily keep her `damaged', to a point where physical contact - and then intimate contact - with Jay was wonderful. It went far beyond a simple physical relationship, and made everything mean so much more. Jay's issues with crossing boundaries in a situation with a patient were handled realistically and responsibly. That had been one of my main concerns going into this book, and I was satisfied with the way the two of them talked it through. The 'surprise' in relation to Jay's family was not a surprise at all, but then perhaps it was not the author's intention for us to find it to be one. That didn't take away from the story for me The author's writing style is very engaging, and once I started reading I couldn't put Full Contact down. This is an excellent addition to the Superromance line, and I'd highly recommend the book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 22, 2011
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