Nice story- I'm not into modern stuff, so I wasn't thrilled.
Romantic, fun,quick read during holiday rush.A happily ever after book!
Patricia Potter is one of my favorite authors; Ive read almost all of her historical novels but this is a contemporary story. I dont have much experience with her novels that take place in current times.
The book starts immediately with the wreck of Julie Farrells car, with Julie and her (almost 5 year-old) son, Nick, trapped. Suddenly, a man comes from nowhere and pulls the child and then his mother from the car, just before it explodes.
The man, Ryan Murphy, is not so lucky. He is still too close to the detonation and is seriously injured. Julie feels beholden to this man and visits him often while hes in a coma. Slowly, she comes to learn that Ryan is a former cop who apparently killed his partner and is a lifer.
Usually, Im not impressed with an authors use of amnesia in a story; however, Potter uses it skillfully and believably. Julie has an interesting back story; Ryans history is a mystery which Julie plans to solve. This novella is certainly a page-turner; I enjoyed it a great deal.
Though smoke and mayhem, two strong arms and a gentle voice coaxed Juile Farrell and her pre-cious boy to safety. To mom and son, Ryan Murphy was a hero. To everyone else, he was a killer, destined to remain behind bars for life.