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Posted March 6, 2013
Review: This book grabbed my interest from the beginning and never waned. There was romance, laughter, tears, love, family memories plus mystery, conflict, a kidnapping, shootings and deaths. The book was set in Arkansas with references to California where Katy was running from. That Katy could hook up with her druggie husband and stay married to him for as long as she did seemed out of character once you got to “know” her. For Katy to meet Ben only when he picked her up from the bus station to take her to her aunt’s house and ultimately fall in love seemed a little farfetched only because of where they both were in their lives. Ben was a loner who had lost his wife 10 years before and basically didn’t interact with many people. Katy was running away from the drug lord and his posse that killed both her dog and her no good husband. She knew she would be next since she couldn’t pay his debts. Little by little Katy and Ben came to trust each other, fell in love and each became the only thing that mattered to the other. Ben’s goal was to keep Katy safe no matter what whereas Katy wanted to stay hidden and out of the radar as long as possible. Their friendship led to love and it was sweet to watch their feelings grow. There was a happily ever after and all the loose ends were tied up by the end of the book. I haven’t read books by Sontheimer Murphy before but you can be sure I will give her other books a try.
Favorite Quote: …”If I send him home, you have to understand that you’ll need to be with him constantly for several days. This boy is very sick; he cannot be left while you go home or to work or to shop. Can you afford to miss work to take care of Ben?”
“Yes, I am a writer. I write novels to make a living.”
Dr. Anderson looked up from the prescriptions he scribbled, mouth open with surprise. “You do? By God, you do. My wife reads your books and I remember your picture.”
His recognition rattled for a moment. If he knew who she was, anyone could. She pushed the thought away, though, because right now Ben’s health took priority.
Reviewed by: JoAnn
Book provided by: Author
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book