""Can they overcome the obstacles to a happy ever after?""
Mac was Olympic runner Keely's high school coach and
friend; so when Keely is involved in a traffic accident
receiving injuries which threaten her career, she turns to
Mac. Keely hasn't seen him for a number of years; so she
does not know a tragic event has left Mac paraplegic.
Mac has overcome his disability and is now head of the
athletics department and coach for disabled athletes.
Keely is horrified by Mac's disability and Mac is and has
always been in love with Keely. Can they overcome the
obstacles to a happy ever after?
I loved this book! It deals very well with the challenges
faced by a disabled person without avoidance or sugar
coating. A MAN LIKE MAC is filled with wry humor (Mac's
best friend who is also disabled and his wife are great
secondary characters.) One of the best scenes in the book
just sums up its outlook to a tee: Mac and Keely have just
spent the night together. He wakes to find that his
bladder has emptied and of course is mortified. He wants
nothing more than to never see her again but Keely shuts
him up by returning the favor.... on Mac's lap.
I was dubious about reading about a hero with this degree
of paralysis but recommendations from friends convinced me
to give it a try and I am so glad I did.
Reviewed by Barbara Small
Posted July 19, 2002