Bethany House Publishers (May 6, 2014)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A word from the Author:
This may sound crazy, but I was driven to write romance by giant bugs and killer rabbits. I just couldn’t take it anymore. My husband and two sons would be camped in front of the television watching a movie about spiders the size of bowling balls, and I’d be wondering when the handsome scientist would get around to kissing the spunky woman with the bug spray. When it didn’t happen, I decided to write my own happy endings–without the giant bugs…
Known for her realistic, likable characters and vivid writing, Victoria Bylin writes both western and contemporary inspirational romance. Her books have finaled in the ACFW Carol Awards, the Rita Awards and RT Magazine’s Reviewers’ Choice Awards. She and her husband currently live in Lexington, Kentucky and have two grown sons.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Finding each other was only the beginning . . .
When Kate Darby swerves off a mountain road to avoid hitting a California condor, she ends up trapped in her car, teetering on the edge of a cliff. Terrified, she breathes a prayer that changes her life.
It’s Nick Sheridan who comes to Kate’s rescue. Nick is handsome and confident, and he seems to develop a habit of rescuing her, but Kate is in town only until her grandmother recuperates from a stroke. She’s not planning to get involved with one of the locals.
Nick is a reformed veteran of life in the fast lane, a new Christian, and a travel writer. When he sees a car dangling on the edge of a cliff, the daredevil in him jumps into action. He doesn’t expect to be swept off his feet by the car’s occupant. He’s made a vow–no dating for a year–but keeping that vow is going to be a lot more difficult now that he’s met Kate Darby. . . .
This is another great book. I loved each character in this story and Victoria has some great threads going through this book.
I was especially drawn to Leona, Kate’s gramma. She has a story of her own and Victoria lets it out bit by bit. She feeds you just enough to keep you reading and guessing what her story is. If there are any Walton’s fans out their, Leona reminded me of the grandma in the show after she had her stroke, she wanted to talk so badly but the words wouldn’t come.
Kate is lost and doesn’t have the hope of Christ. You will be rooting for her and hoping she will open her eyes to His great love and goodness.
Nick is a great hero. A motorcycle man, which my husband happens to be as well. I loved the scene when Kate gets on the motorcycle for the first time. She is afraid but finally begins to relax. I could totally relate.
Their romance is a slow build since neither of them want a relationship and I couldn’t wait to see how they would get together and finally give into their feelings.
Another great read for you contemporary romance lovers.
A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher through the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance in exchange for an honest review.