By Rachel Gibson
Coming Home Series – Book Two
Sadie Hollowell’s mother died when Sadie was five. Her father, Clive, was a gruff antisocial man who rarely left his ranch. He did the best he could for his headstrong, independent child by enrolling her in every social class offered—hoping to make a lady out of her like her mother had been. None of them took too well though. Today Sadie is a successful real estate broker in Phoenix, Arizona. She is returning to Lovett, Texas for the first time in five years to be an attendant in her cousin’s wedding. Her much younger cousin whose eye for bubble gum pink bridesmaid dresses are for girls not women. Sadie will stay with Clive at the JH Ranch for the few days she will be in town.
Ex-navy seal Vince Haven has never been to Lovett and is coming to visit his Aunt Luraleen who looks like, in Vince’s words, “a skinny Shar Pei with long dangly earrings.” Luraleen owns the Gas and Go and she also has a bevy of men asking her out. Vince’s truck breaks down in front of the JH and he has been waiting about an hour for a car to come by. Sadie gives Vince a ride into town and asks him to go to Emily’s wedding with her as payback. He says no. However, he does show up and WOW! The evening ends with Sadie running for her life and Vince stuck in the bride’s room cooling off.
Every meeting between this couple end in either seduction or near seduction. Neither Vince nor Sadie want anything permanent. When they both leave Lovett they won’t see each other again. But, fate and circumstance are tricky things and play a big part in this story.
RESCUE ME is a one sitting read and most likely there will be a big smile on your face the entire time. The dialogue and characters sparkle and the hilarity shimmers. There are some sober moments also, and treated accordingly. This book is an example of excellence in the romantic comedy genre and is such a joy to read.
By the way, Vince was introduced in ANY MAN OF MINE as the heroine’s mysterious brother. Vince still thinks that his future brother-in-law, the hockey player, is an SOB!
Betty Cox, ReaderToReader.com