So maybe I’ve been on a little bit of a Nicolas Sparks kick lately. Anyone that follows my book reviews or my GoodReads account knows that I tend to do that. I find an author I like and will end up reading two for three of their books in a row. There are still a bunch of Sparks books that I want to read but I’ll be taking a break for a little bit because some other books that I requested from the library have finally become available for my kindle. But that is so not the point of this post.
When confronted by raging fires or deadly accidents, volunteer fireman Taylor McAden feels compelled to take terrifying risks to save lives. But there is one leap of faith Taylor can’t bring himself to make: he can’t fall in love. For all his adult years, Taylor has sought out women who need to be rescued, women he leaves as soon as their crisis is over and the relationship starts to become truly intimate. When a raging storm hits his small Southern town, single mother Denise Holton’s car skids off the road. The young mom is with her four-year-old son Kyle, a boy with severe learning disabilities and for whom she has sacrificed everything. Taylor McAden finds her unconscious and bleeding, but does not find Kyle. When Denise wakes, the chilling truth becomes clear to both of them: Kyle is gone. During the search for Kyle, the connection between Taylor and Denise takes root. Taylor doesn’t know that this rescue will be different from all the others, demanding far more than raw physical courage. It will lead him to the possibility of his own rescue from a life lived without love and will require him to open doors to his past that were slammed shut by pain. This rescue will dare him to live life to the fullest by daring to love.
This book had a little bit of a slow start to me. The first little bit of the book did a lot of explaining the main female character and how she got to the point in life that she is currently in. I know that’s all important information to have but I did find myself wanting to skip a couple of pages to see if it picked up. Once I got past all that and more “action” started to happen I was hooked. I loved the characters and the journey they went through during the book.