“Get ready to cheer for Emma in this non-stop nail-biting adventure!”—Catherine Coulter, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
Sometimes you have to risk it all…
Emma Wright has finally escaped the dangerous man who’s controlled her every move for the past six years. Taking her five-year-old son, she has fled across the country—seeking freedom, safety and a fresh start. But Max’s father isn’t giving them up so easily.
Preston Holman understands the lengths a parent will go for his child. He’s given up everything to pursue the man he believes killed his son.
When Preston meets Emma, he wants nothing to do with her or the boy who reminds him so much of his own child. Yet he can’t abandon them—and as he’s drawn into the danger that surrounds them, Preston begins to wonder if he’s finally found something to live for beyond revenge.
Originally published in 2005
Novak's personal experience with juvenile diabetes puts a poignant spin on this tale of a mother's daily struggle to care for her diabetic son while on the run from her wealthy, abusive boyfriend, Manuel. Emma Wright is armed with a new identity, a teaching degree and a couple of thousand in cash when she leaves Manuel's California mansion with her five-year-old son, Max. Unfortunately, Manuel is hot on her heels, and he has the help of powerful and shady connections. After Emma's car is stolen while she's picking up supplies at a Nevada Wal-Mart, Emma throws herself on the mercy of Preston Holman, a man she'd met briefly at a motel where she and Max were staying. Preston wants nothing to do with the pair; he's still hurting from his divorce as well as the sudden illness and subsequent death of his own young son. Inevitably, Novak's reluctant hero comes to Emma's rescue and becomes emotionally entangled in the process. Anyone who has seen the movies Sleeping with the Enemy or Enough will anticipate every plot twist, but Novak (A Home of Her Own, etc.) knows how to relate a suspenseful tale. When Emma isn't reeling from a near brush with Manuel, she's frantically trying to keep her son's blood sugar levels stable, and her almost palpable fear fuels this gripping tale.
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Every Waking Moment
Thank you, Brenda, for another exciting, thrilling, and unstoppable read!! Fell in love with characters. It’s a do-not-miss book!!📚
This book had me hooked on the first page. While it was a bit predictable, it still hooked me and kept me in the edge of my seat. Great read:
Brenda Novak never disappoints me in her writing. I didn’t have it all figured out but I enjoyed reading this book and finished it 4 hours. Would’ve been a shorter time but I had to take a break and eat. LOL.