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Rescue Me

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romance by Jennifer Johnson

   Sitting in front of her parents' house in a U-Haul truck at midnight, Amy Mann decides it's time to break it to them that she's divorced from her husband and moving back home with her seven-year-old son, Toby. As Amy settles … see full wiki

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Entertaining, charming, realistic, fun

  • Sep 21, 2010

Jennifer Johnson's Rescue Me is everything a good read should be--interesting, poignant, filled with enough conflict to keep the reader engaged, and peppered with sparkling dialogue. Add two needy protagonists, a cute little boy, quirky yet charming secondary characters, a small town in Mississippi, and you have a recipe for success.

Ms. Johnson delivers in this story about newly divorced mom, Amy Mann, who returns to her home town and parents, broke, deeply in debt, and with a huge chip on her slim shoulders. Enter fire captain Riley Pennimon, whose baggage is carried on the inside. Riley forms a friendship with Amy's son Toby, which is a source of trouble for Amy, who feels she must single-handedly dig herself out of her troubles without any help from outsiders. The fact that Riley and Toby become fast friends, and her retired fire chief father, Lon, tries to thrust the two together, is a source of added consternation for Amy. She's done with men, thank you very much. And she has zero sex drive--at least that's what she thinks, until the chemistry between her and the handsome fire captain ignites a blaze between them.

Amy is so resentful of receiving help, at times I wanted to shake her, but just when she seemed to go overboard, author Johnson tossed in a perfectly acceptable reason for her behavior. Riley seems every woman's dream man, but his problems go much deeper-a failed marriage, a stillborn son, and more which I won't reveal in this review. How these two manage to sort out their problems makes Rescue Me a joy to read. While there's no consummated sex, the sexual tension fairly sizzles throughout much of the book.

Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of Rescue Me, another fine book from Turquoise Morning Press. Ms. Johnson, we're anxiously awaiting your next release.
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