"A fast paced romantic suspense"
This is a wonderful book by a new author at least new to
this reviewer. She writes a story about a courageous
spunky nurse in the ICU and a burnt out cop retiring from
Portland's homicide unit. Andie had bought herself a
place out in the country when her husband had died 8 years
ago. She loved it. It was a wonderful place to unwind
after working the long shifts required as a nurse. She
was saving her money to buy the now vacant property next
door. She didn't pay much attention to the fact that the
for sale sign was gone when she drove past the lane
yesterday. Now with a lot of noise the adjoining yard was
filling up with vehicles that were loaded to the brim with
furniture and boxes. It couldn't be she thought. The
farm next door couldn't have been sold to some one else!!
She was about to meet her new neighbour!
Andie and Max definitely got off to a rocky start.
Max was instantly attracted, Andie was ticked off because
he had dared to buy was she was hoping on being her
property! Sounds like a match made in heaven right?
Wrong, Andie, despite the fact that Max is a hunk
discovers that she is accident prone when he's around.
That doesn't make the relationship go smoother. Little
does Andie know that before too long she'll be glad to
have a 6'6 in male living next door. Unbeknownst to Andie
one of her patients whom she and the other nurses have
been courageously keeping alive has a nephew who would
definitely be happy if his uncle never came out of the
hospital alive! As accidents start to happen in and out
of the hospital no one realizes that that they are due to
one man! And that man has targeted Andie as the man
reason for his uncle's continued good health!
I loved the interactions between Andie and Max. The
secondary characters were humorously portrayed. Max was
getting relationship advice from his sister. Using his ex-
partner to find out about Andie's background rather than
just asking her!!
Andie had some hang-ups of her own to get past as
well. Even though she admitted her neighbour was a
gorgeous specimen of manhood, she was not looking to get
seriously involved. Will she learn to trust a man enough
again in time to save her life? I heartily recommend this
book. It is fast paced; the interactions between the hero
and heroine are wonderful and the suspense adds just the
right touch. This is definitely an author to keep and eye
on. Keep those books coming Ms.Samantha Gail!
Reviewed by Sophie Murphy
Posted January 7, 2004