Title - Rescued (Mackenzie Ridge #1)
Author - Stephanie St. Klaire
Just as the walls start to come down, boundaries redefine, and things heat up, tragedy hits the small mountain town of McKenzie Ridge.
Sexy EMT Dawson Tayler made hearts break, and panties melt with a single look. Far from home, in the charming tourist town, he lives a simple life his family would be appalled by – if they were alive. Dawson suddenly finds his satisfying life, emotionless as it was, changing the night he nearly loses her.
The storming ball of fire, that is Nurse Sam Taylor, defined the word fighter. At five feet and a handful of inches, beautiful Sam was kind, giving, and a complete hard ass. Abandonment was a lesson Sam learned early on, leaving her with a hardened heart as a result. Men were as necessary as a hang nail and weren’t part of her plan, until him.
After months of shameless flirting, and generating steam everyone in their circle could see but them, the unlikely couple agreed to a friend’s only breakfast that turned into every morning – for weeks. Committed to the single life, this was not a relationship, and they definitely were not dating.
Does Dawson’s past and present collide and ruin what they have built? Will her secret be the deal breaker that ends this affair, before it even begins? Their steamy romance rushes through suspenseful twists, turns, and malice. Will Dawson and Sam find a happily ever after, or, is there someone else lurking in McKenzie Ridge trying to destroy it all?
Rescued is a sweet romance novel. Stephanie St. Klaire is a wonderful author with a fresh writing style. I loved falling in love with Sam and Dawson. This was a solid read for me.
Stephanie St. Klaire used a unique writing style when writing this story. Instead of sticking to one specific style she switches between styles fluidly. While this was confusing at times, it also opened the story to a new depth. This story is told from a narrators point of view while also allowing readers to get a feel of each characters thoughts, not just the main characters. I really enjoyed this aspect of the book as I feel it added another layer to the story.
The plot was quite interesting as well. The author would alternate between the current time and to a past time. I really like to start a book in a tense situation and have the ability to go back to the beginning and meet the characters and anticipate the build up to said situation. There were definitely some plot twists as well. The ending shocked me a bit. It was well worth it.
The heat in this book is nice. We get a slow buildup between the characters that is sweet. We as readers were able to learn about these characters and watch them develop. We are also able to share feelings with the characters. The relatable way Stephanie writes is a blessing for readers who really like to immerse themselves into a book.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The only reason I did not give it a 5 star rating is because I did get confused a couple of times, but otherwise I really enjoyed this book. I would recommend this book to frienda. It has romance, mystery, and action all wrapped up with a big red bow. Great job Stephanie.