When I started writing for publication, I started reading more. A lot more. And, very tentatively, I reached out to one of the first authors I discovered. It was only fitting that she was my first special guest when we started the InspyRomance blog last year. She’s become a dear friend, encourager, and proceeded to make all of us insanely jealous over her meal pics every day. This gal is a serious foodie!
Candace Calvert’s new book (releases officially March 1, but Amazon has an earlier shipping date of February 19) arrived in my mailbox yesterday – exactly a year after another one of her fabulous tomes did.
And, well, I devoured it ;).
Remind me how much I loved it when I get up at 605 to take the teenager to jazz band practice, would ya? ;)
Because I did. I loved it. It’s no surprise, of course. Candy did as she always does – she wove a wonderful tale of romance and redemption with just a hint of suspense (I totally texted her my bad guy guess on within the first 100 pages; she would neither confirm nor deny). A former ER nurse, Candy brings her real life experience to the page, bringing the characters and settings to life in a way that only she can.
ER nurse Macy Wynn has a past she’s worked hard to escape, but just might be coming back to haunt her in ways she could never have imagined.
Deputy Sheriff Fletcher Holt has moved from Texas (and his spot in Candy’s last series) to Sacramento to help care for his ill, but recovering!, mother.
Toss in a possibly drunk brother-in-law of a US Senator and a sniper reminiscent of the DC shootings and you’ve got the makings of a great story.
And a great romance.
I’ve read enough of Candy’s books to know she never leaves us without a happy ending and she didn’t disappoint. From gorgeous descriptions of incredible landscapes to the heart and adrenaline pounding scenes with the sniper, this is another sure fire winner.
I don’t necessarily recommend staying up as late as I did to read this, but I dare ya to put it down once you do get started ;).
ER nurse Macy Wynn learned essential, gritty lessons in the California foster care system: land on your feet and trust no one. She’s finally located the fellow foster child she loves like a sister, but the girl’s in deep trouble. Macy’s determined to help, no matter what it takes. Her motto is to “make it happen” in any situation life throws at her—even when she butts heads with an idealistic cop.
Deputy Fletcher Holt believes in a higher plan, the fair outcome—and his ability to handle that by himself if necessary. Now he’s been yanked from Houston, his mother is battling cancer, and he’s attracted to a strong-willed nurse who could be the target of a brutal sniper.
When everything goes wrong, where do they put their trust?
What’s the latest you’ve ever stayed up to read a book? Was it on purpose or did you look at the clock and go “oops”? Come on now! Be honest! We won’t tell!