Rachel Gibson has already won two Romance Writers of America’s RITA® Awards—the most prestigious honor the romance community bestows—for her “edgy, sexy, fast-paced romance” (Jayne Ann Krentz), and Rescue Me is yet another high point in her acclaimed career. The New York Times bestselling author of the popular Seattle Chinooks stories, Gibson kicks off a timely and wonderful new contemporary series about the romantic entanglements of military men back from active duty. Rescue Me is the story of the reluctant Texas homecoming of a former small-town beauty pageant participant and the sexy ex-Navy SEAL who’s on hand to complicate her life. It’s salvation from the bland and ordinary and Rachel Gibson at her best—a perfect escape for dedicated readers of Jennifer Crusie, Nora Roberts, and Susan Elizabeth Phillips.
Gibson (Any Man of Mine) pairs up two damaged souls desperately in need of rescue in this distant and dark contemporary. Sadie Jo Hollowell reluctantly goes home to dusty cowtown Lovett, Tex., after a 15-year absence. Intending to be in and out for a family wedding, Sadie is surprised to fall hard for Navy SEAL Vince Haven, a sexy, silent man with a broken-down truck. Vince is fleeing his Afghanistan-related PTSD demons; searching for roots, he decides to take over his aunt's convenience store/gas station in Lovett. Meeting Sadie and discovering their sexual fireworks momentarily soothes his restless soul. The emotionally closed duo fight their deeper feelings even as their bodies steam up the pages, leaving them surprisingly closed off to readers. The first five chapters of backstory and scene-setting fail to enliven the plot, which doesn't begin to entice until present-day action takes over.
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I can honestly say this book has it all. Live, laugh, love. Each character has that in them. Crazy to say this but this book is addicting!!! Love it, love it, love it!
My first Rachel Gibson book and I'm hooked. A must read.
Just what I'd been looking for. A sweet, spunky, sexy story. Vince was man enough, and Sadie was tough, smart, and vulnerable.
Sadies' reaction to her father's death was well written. I could feel her struggling to grasp at something that would make sense and keep her going. I was the one in tears...and again in tears when Vince went to her realizing his big mistake in letting her go. Admitting how badly he wanted her and ultimately realizing he loved her. I liked that they didn't spend a whole chapter declaring their love over and over again...ugh, I hate that. Say I love you and get on with it. Again, I really liked this one and recommend it.