A man of his word
Dr. Bloom Freelander thought it was safe to breathe again when Detective Sam Larson put her abusive ex away for good. She's been moving on, running a private practice and providing psychiatry services to The Lemonade Stand women's shelter. But now that her ex is a free man, she's in danger once again.
Forced into protective custody, Bloom can't help but fall for her protector. But she has every reason to doubt the handsome detective's word. Sam broke his promise to her once. Who says he won't break it againalong with her heart this time?
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A heartfelt and poignant story with serious issues handled with care, yet in a raw and lifelike matter. Bloom's life hasn't been easy, her superior intelligence seems to have brought more negative aspects into her life, than blessings. But she is a survivor, strong and capable, and has finally found a place in her life where she has balance, happiness, and stability. Until her ex-husband gets out of prison. I was pulled into the story from the start. The intriguing way the plot was introduced, with small pieces of information at the time, cleverly pulled me into the tale, and took a hold, keeping me up at night until 'the end'. The present danger and threat constantly escalating, while Bloom's story of survival is revealed, gives the tale an intense atmosphere of urgency. The sexual tension between Sam and Bloom add to the pressure, their growing feeling towards each other seems at times more of a hindrance than delight. The story is a clever mix of tragedy, suspense, and romance with the themes tied together seamlessly, all part of the bigger picture. The complex cast of characters are charming, warm, and sincere, they are likable and easy to relate to, to understand and agree with, the force that moves the story forward. A puzzling and gripping plot in a captivating and thrilling tale, with strong characters, and fragile romance gives an enticing novel indeed ~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
4 1/2 STARS! An emotion filled journey towards healing greets us as we delve into Tara Taylor Quinn’s newest novel! It’s full of intrigue as we await retribution, but also packed with kindness as multiple people who have been touched by abuse in one way or another work toward a common goal. Bloom Freelander overcame a lot to get to where she is today. She has her own practice giving psychiatric help to victims of abuse from The Lemonade Stand shelter, and she’s come a long way in healing herself. She’s really thrown for a loop when she finds out the safety she thought she had has come to an end and her ex-husband is out of prison! Detective Sam Larson feels nothing but guilt over the fact that Bloom’s husband has been released. He promised her she’d be safe if she testified against him, and he’s let her down. He’ll do anything to make sure she’s not made into the victim again … including putting his life on hold to get her to a safe house and have her protected!