Cries in the Night: A Denver Heroes Novel

Cries in the Night: A Denver Heroes Novel

by Kathy Clark

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Fans of Nora Roberts and Karen Robards will love this pulse-pounding novel of romantic suspense, as a red-hot firefighter reaches out to save a courageous beauty from the terrors of the night.
As a victim’s advocate for the Denver Police Department, Julie Lawrence is always on call for survivors of abuse, fighting for the justice she never got for herself. It’s a high-risk job that makes a lot of enemies—one of whom seems to be now targeting Julie. But teaming up with firefighter and local hero Rusty Wilson sparks a different kind of danger. As Julie surrenders to intoxicating passion, she finds herself breaking her own rules, caring about Rusty in a way she thought she’d sworn off forever.
When a domestic incident escalates into a deadly hostage crisis, Rusty is willing to risk everything to protect those who really need his help—like Julie, the breath of fresh air who fills his days with purpose and his nights with pleasure. He just hopes he’s not too late to stop a chillingly orchestrated act of payback that puts the woman he loves at the mercy of a madman’s rage.

Praise for Cries in the Night
“This is my first read from this author and I must say that I found it very entertaining! . . . Throughout the whole story, I got the feeling of realness and empathy for the characters. If you are looking for a well-written romance story, then you have found it!”Night Owl Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988343665
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/26/2013
Series: Denver Heroes , #2
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 242
Sales rank: 300,067
File size: 851 KB

About the Author

Kathy Clark is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels have sold more than three million copies in eleven languages. Her plot lines have always championed women’s empowerment, placing strong female characters in real-life situations. Her stories will make you laugh and cry, and her characters will live in your heart forever. She lives with her husband and co-author, Bob Wernly.

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Cries in the Night: A Denver Heroes Novel 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
MTSmith More than 1 year ago
(Please note: This story deals with domestic abuse and the opening scene is graphic. Please take this into consideration before reading further and/or purchasing this book.) This was a surprisingly heavy story. After reading the first story in this series, I was (admittedly) expecting this one to carry a similar vibe. But that got tossed out the window after reading Chapter 1. Rusty and Julie's relationship was overshadowed by an unseen threat to Julie, a stalker who made it known they were out for their pound of flesh. Her fear and Rusty's urgency to protect her are damn near tangible. I won't lie, I felt chills at times reading this story. But I also felt incredible warmth and joy. Unlike his brother Sam who admitted he was a one woman man, Rusty was more like a love-'em-and-leave-'em man but Julie made him want to be more than that if just for her. That's not to say he didn't influence change in Julie though. He did, just not in a way I thought he would. It took me a bit to realize that Julie was only existing, keeping herself from others because of her past. But existing, even if you do so with a purpose, isn't living. With Rusty, she found the courage to live again, to grow, to be stronger than before, to move forward. The woman she was at the end was a stunning contrast to the woman she was at the beginning. Ms. Clark is an author who knows what she's writing about. The details she puts into this story about what it means to be a Victims' Advocate are so well written that I had no problem understanding what these men and women do and how much abuse survivors can benefit from them. This was a fantastic story to read because the light and life at the end made all of the darkness throughout it worth reading. 4.5* (Received from NetGalley via Tasty Book Tours for an honest review)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was slow and predictable. The dialogs were interspersed with tedious descriptions of the most banal thoughts and events, sometimes more than one page long. I had to skim several pages at a time. It bored me to death.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
What an amazing and moving story, mixed with danger, suspense, love, passion and tenderness. The way the work of both firefighters and the victim's advocate is described is real, raw, and lifelike. There are many scenes from the work they do, the reality of the daily life they go through, the stress, trials, and triumphs so clearly stated. There are some violent scenes, that made my stomach turn with the brutality and cruelty. The creepy, fearful moments Julie's feeling, with the stalker after her, are palpable, and constantly present. Still the main focus of the story is the tender connection, attraction, and friendship forming between Julie and Rusty. Slowly but surely Rusty is changing his playboy ways and his love-them-and-leave-them reputation, and at the same time Julie is coming alive again, with feelings of attraction, interest, and allure towards Rusty. The more time they spend together, deeper their feelings for each other grow, the relationship changing, the affection, desire, and devotion evident. This story kept me up late into the night, it is captivating, fascinating, and yet chilling at the same time with the dangerous events the characters go through. While the romance of the story made me swoon and sigh, the other aspects of the tale made me think, and ponder with the eye opening way abusive relationships are described. A fierce, intense, and complex, memorable story ~ Five Spoons
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ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
Cries in the Night is the second book in the Denver Heroes series. Although the hero of this book is related to the hero in the first novel, you can still read it as a stand alone. I do think that it would be much more entertaining if you read the first book, After Midnight, as there are several references. Plus, you would get a good sense of the relationship between the three brothers that show up in the series. This was a great continuation and did not disappoint. Whereas the first book may have contained murder, this one seemed to be a little darker as it focused on domestic violence and its physical and psychological effects. Julie Lawrence is the Director of the Victim’s Advocacy Program so she works closely with people that are affected by disaster and domestic violence. She comes in contact with police, paramedics, and firefighters. When she runs into firefighter Rusty Wilson, everything changes. He can’t understand how she seems to have no interest in him while he attracts so many other women mainly just because he is a firefighter. He’s even posed in the Firefighter’s HOT Calendar. There is something about Julie that he can’t figure out. Julie goes to great lengths to make herself ordinary and unattractive. She keeps her distance from everyone and lives alone with a cat that adopted her. Unfortunately, her past will catch up with her just as she is starting to realize her feelings for Rusty. There are several violent images in this book so it’s not for the faint at heart. The depictions were very honest and that’s what I liked the most about the book. It also shows how fearless and selfless people can be. There’s a mystery person that terrorizes Julie which adds an interesting twist that will keep you intrigued until the very end. I look forward to reading the third book in the series, Deep Night. **Received a copy from Random House ~ Loveswept in exchange for an honest unbiased opinion.** Reviewed by Gemini
JAB4422 More than 1 year ago
Julie works for the Denver police department as a Victims Advocate so she gets called whenever there is a fire, abuse or any kind of crises where she is needed to help people through their difficult time.  She always goes to them immediately and continues to keep in touch with them to make sure they are alright. Due to events in her past, she knows how important that is. Rusty is a firefighter who Julie met several times when they were on the same scene. As a handsome fireman, Rusty has always had women coming on to him but Julie is different and he is not sure what to think of her. They are in each other's thoughts a lot and slowly build a relationship. This book is well researched making the details on victims' advocates easy to follow. While it has many heart-breaking events, this story is a mystery with romance and a fantastic ending. Julie and Rusty's relationship progressed slowly which I really liked.  So many authors have the couple fall in love or having sex instantly so that it makes the story unbelievable. That didn't happen in this book. I had a hard time rating this book so I am giving it 3.5 stars.