Exhausted by the futility of her efforts against the city’s endemic problems and the revolving door of violence in her Chicago emergency room, Dr. Miranda Campbell came home to Wishful, where she knew she could make a real difference in people's lives. Between her clinic, a rotation in the hospital's ER, volunteer work at the new women's shelter, and time spent with family and friends, her life is full. But it's not too full to notice a sexy lawman when she sees one.
Former US Marshal Ethan Greer is still settling into the job as Wishful's new Chief of Police, but he's starting to realize it may be years before he'll ever be considered one of the locals. Fair enough. He's the first to admit that making the shift to small town policing is a big adjustment. After losing his marriage and almost his life in line of duty, the slow pace of Wishful is a change he's happy to make.
While Miranda's and Ethan interest in each other is mutual, he's not sure about taking on a serious relationship. That's just fine with her. But when Miranda is targeted in an escalating chain of threatening events, Ethan's Marshal instincts go on overdrive. Miranda's rose-colored view of Wishful is putting her in danger. She's become more than a casual fling or a job responsibility. With Ethan's training screaming at him to put her in protective custody, can he find out who's behind the threats before he pushes Miranda away?
Q: What makes the Wishing For A Hero series special?
Wishing For A Hero is a collection of southern romance novels honoring my Mississippi roots. When I started my core Wishful Romance series, I set out to highlight everything that I love about living in the small town South--all our quirks, foibles, and dreams provide a fabulous (and often funny) backdrop to contemporary romances about stubborn, independent women and the men who love them. But not every story fit that lighter side. Wishing For A Hero novels are still small town romance stories, but they've got a darker tone and an edge of suspense.
Q: Who would dig these books?
Wishing For A Hero is a southern romance series written for anyone looking for love in a small town--with a dose of suspense.
There are so many twists and turns
This is how I want to see romantic suspense written. There are so many twists and turns that I was constantly re-evaluating my suspect list. I’m proud to say that my first instinct picked the correct villain, but I doubted, and I waffled, and I second-guessed myself. I adore a mystery that doesn’t allow me to outthink the plot. I have been impatiently waiting for Miranda’s story since the very first book about Wishful. Ethan looked like he was going to be an interesting person to get to know when we first met him in the first Hero book. I don’t know that I would have expected these two to be paired together, and yet it works brilliantly. And there is something just so… righteous… about a member of the Casserole Patrol being on the receiving end of the meddling in her love life.
I received a complimentary advanced copy of this book.