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New Contemporary Holiday Romance Just in Time For The Holidays

It’s Christmastime in the quaint island town of Cloud Bay, where love is always in season...
Will has believed in love at first sight since the day he first laid eyes on Mina Harper five years ago. There was only one problem: She was happily married. Then, when Mina’s husband was killed by a drunk driver, Will figured she’d want nothing to do with a guy who owns a whiskey distillery. So he’s kept his feelings locked away, knowing that not even a Christmas miracle would be enough to melt Mina’s heart. . .
Mina believes her days of true love are behind her. Since losing her husband she’s kept to herself, content to do her own painting and stay out of the limelight that comes with her famous family. But when, after a freak accident, Will comes to her rescue, Mina can’t quite get him out of her mind. As curiosity turns into a fling during Cloud Bay’s first Christmas Festival, she finds it harder to convince herself that her feelings for Will are just mistletoe-inspired. Could Mina be ready to lay the past to rest and finally admit that what she really wants for Christmas—and forever—is Will?

Author Bio:
Emma Douglas would love to live in a world where professional napping was a thing. But until then, she thinks writing books is a pretty awesome alternative. When not writing about imaginary people, she can be found reading, doing something crafty, binge-watching TV, playing her latest song crush on repeat, or singing badly in her car. She lives in Melbourne, Australia in a tiny house stuffed full of books, too many craft supplies and two cats who take up more space than you would expect. Find out more about Emma at www.emmadouglasbooks.com.
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New Contemporary Holiday Romance Just in Time For The Holidays

Sydney Ragsdale is divorced, but her husband is still calling the shots. In an attempt to shake free from his hold, she and her daughter, RayAnne, head for tiny Hopewell, North Carolina to the only asset her ex has no control over – a decaying farmhouse that once belonged to her grandparents. She finds solace at The Book Bea, the bookstore she’d loved as a child during her summer stays. Kevin MacAlea, Mac to his friends, is the local high school history teacher and baseball coach. Father of a twelve-year- old son, he’s Hopewell, North Carolina’s most sought after bachelor. His young bride abandoned him and his son just before Christmas and has never come back. It has left his son bitter about Christmas which is hard for Mac who loves the magic of the season. He’s been the Santa here in Hopewell since the year Seth was born. When a catastrophe forces The Book Bea to close before the end of the year, everyone in the small town is feeling the loss. While Sydney is already off-balance by the bad news, her ex-husband breaks a promise to their daughter that sends Ray Anne running away. As Sydney tries to figure out what her next steps are she discovers all of the answers are right here in Hopewell.
Author Bio:
USA Today bestselling author NANCY NAIGLE whips up small-town love stories with a dash of suspense and a whole lot of heart. Now happily retired, she devotes her time to writing, antiquing, and the occasional spa day with friends. A native of Virginia Beach, she currently calls North Carolina home. Nancy is the author of Christmas Joy.

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Good Story and Characters

Hope at Christmas: A Novel - Nancy Naigle

After a bad divorce, Sydney Ragsdale and her daughter move to the house her grandmother left her. While she struggles to be out from under her ex’s control, she’s also dealing with her daughter’s attitude towards the situation. Kevin MacAlea is a single dad who is a history teacher at the local high school. He also secretly plays Santa Claus every year.

This is one of those stories that really pulls at the heartstrings. The characters are very well drawn. Their stories really pull you in and having you rooting for them to find their happy ending. This story very much reminded me of the stories I binge watch during the holiday season. I highly recommend.

**I voluntarily read and reviewed this book

Spotlight on a New Holiday Release!!

With This Christmas Ring - Manda Collins

A wallflower determined to fulfill a dying promise, the rogue she jilted years ago, and an orphaned baby are all brought together amidst the magic of Christmas in this new novella from Manda Collins. 

Miss Merry Parks makes a deathbed promise to a schoolfriend that her infant daughter will be taken to her absent father. There’s only one problem—to find the baby’s father, she’ll have to consult his cousin, Viscount Wrotham, the man she jilted five years ago. The man she couldn’t forget. 

Alex Ponsonby, Viscount Wrotham, is stunned to find Merry Parks—looking more lovely than ever--on his doorstep with an infant in her arms. His shock soon turns to dismay when he learns his own cousin William is the man who abandoned his wife and child. As head of the family he’s duty bound to see right is done. But he can't let this opportunity pass. He’ll take Merry and the baby to his cousin, but he’ll woo her back in the process.

Merry agrees to travel with Alex and the baby to Wrotham Castle, where the entire Ponsonby family has gathered for Christmas, but her plans to see the baby settled then leave are ruined by a snowstorm. After five years apart, Alex and Merry will spend the week getting reacquainted. Perhaps it’s the spirit of the holiday, or the magic of the season, but there could be something else in the air this Yuletide…A Christmas Reunion.

 

Author Bio:

Manda Collins is the author of the Studies in Scandal series, The Lords of Anarchy series, The Ugly Duckling series and the Wicked Widows series as well as several other Regency-set romances. She spent her teen years wishing she’d been born a couple of centuries earlier, preferably in the English countryside. Time travel being what it is, she resigned herself to life with electricity and indoor plumbing, and read lots of books. When she’s not writing, she’s helping other people use books, as an academic librarian.

 

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Good Story and Characters

With This Christmas Ring - Manda Collins

Miss Merry Parks is determined to fulfill the dying wish of her friend, get her friend’s newly orphaned daughter to the her father, who had deserted them. In order to do that, she must get into contact with Alex Ponsonby, Viscount Wrotham, the man she jilted years before.

This was a really good book. I’m not too big on second chance loves, but I thought the author kept me interested enough that I wasn’t bothered by it. The story itself read really quickly. It does a great job to making you feel the holiday spirit.  I really liked the characters. Their past situation really tug on the heartstrings. I highly recommend.

**I voluntarily read and reviewed this book

good read, great characters

Stolen Kisses: A Blushing Bay Novel - Annie Rains

Noah and Kristy had been best friends since they were children. Noah had been Kate’s protector, and confident , they could tell each other anything and he was just a good guy. But one thing Kristy didn’t tell Noah is she wanted him and she thought he may be the one. Noah was the captain of a boat for his family’s seafood business. Kristy was a pediatric nurse and worked in a hospital.  Kristy wants to settle down and have a family and Noah won’t commit to any woman. Kristy watched Noah date a bunch of women. The only commitment Noah had with a woman was his to Kruisty and their friendship. Kristy is at a crossroads in her life she had always dreamed of being head nurse and she may have a chance at a such a promotion at work. Kristy had been in the hospital as a child and could relate to her patients and their parents. Noah feels his family never expected much from him and always expected him to fail. Noah had issues that nhe wasn’t good enough for kristy and wouldn’t be a good dad or husband. Noah and Kristy always spend Wednesday night together  as it was wednesday wing night and they always had a good time but then one Wednesday Noah brings a date with him. It was very awkward and kristy cuts the night short and  leaves. Kristy then decides to start dating and finds a doctor to date. Noah is jealous that Kristy is dating.  One night after some drinks Kristy kisses Noah after he escorted her home. Noah realizes he has a big attraction for Kristy and that is why he never committed to another woman before. After the kiss Kristy and Noah decide to take their relationship to the next level.

I liked the book a lot. I liked the plot as well as the pace. This was an easy quick read. It was a  little confusing at times but got through that not enough to stop reading this story. For the most part I liked how the author showed both POVs  on different things as Kristy and Noah grew up. I did thing Noah said he wanted no commitment with a female to often. I loved how Kristy was with her patients at work. I loved the twists and turns of this book as well as the characters and I recommend.

good read, great characters

Misadventures of a Good Wife - Meredith Wild, Helen Hardt

Price and Kate had a wild wind love at first sight. After college Price  started his job as a day trader and Kate started her job as a copywriter for the New York Tribune. Price was going on one of his business  trips and he would be gone for a week.  But the next day the Police came to Kate’s door and told her the plane price had been on had crashed and price was dead. Katye was devastated and couldn’t seem to bounce back. Michelle was Kate’s sister in law and she told Kate she needed a vacation . But Kate had barely worked in the last year since Price’s death . price had left her a large insurance settlement and with proper management Kate would never have to work again. Kate felt she no longer had it in her to work. Michelle took Kate on a girl’s trip to a remote island in the South Pacific- Leiloa for three weeks. Kate felt like she had lost everything when she lost Price. Michelle told Kate to take a walk on the beach and watch the sunset she would catch up with her. But then Kate thought she was seeing a ghost …. It was Price. But how could that be she had buried him a year ago. Price knew he could have let Kate move on and forget him. But he knew when he called Michelle he wanted Kate back even if she had fallen for someone else she was his wife. Kate froze and Price  pulled Kate to him and she sobbed and the pain in her sobs was  so very raw. Price had been living on a boat and he was the one that actually found this rental house, it had to be remote. Price told Kate he couldn’t tell her everything and still keep her safe but he would tell her what he could. Price didn’t have a choice but to fake his death they had tried to kill him and he now needed Kate to go into hiding with him.

I did like this book a lot. I liked the plot and pace. This was a quick good enjoyable read that kept my attention and interest. I didn’t like how Price only told Kate bits and pieces of what happened and why he faked his death and stayed away from her for a year. I also didn’t like how he used sex to distract Kate from the questions she wanted answers for.  She had a right to know after all he had put her through hell. I loved the mystery and suspense and danger in this book.  But I did feel there was a little too much sex. I loved the twists in the book. I also loved how Kate and Price loved each other and how dedicated they were to each other. I loved the characters and the twists and turns of this book and I recommend

great story, great characters

Kept from You (Tear Asunder) (Volume 4) - Nashoda Rose

Savannah/Savvy was desperate - six months without a job, reputation ruined, and her savings were dwindling. Savvy’s options were limited so she had the phony permit that Trevor  to get passed security. Savvy was sneaking in to talk to Killian/Kite  who was the drummer of the rock band Tear Asunder. Music made all Savvy’s problems go away: overdue rent, piles of bills, and the fear she had lost the chance at her date. But that is why Savvy was there she wasn’t giving up on dancing. Savvy  had been dancing since she was six.  It was all Savvy had left. It was the one thing that stuck with her after the loss of her dad, her mom, then the four foster homes she had been shuffled around in before sweet Mrs. Everett.Savvy had kinda known Kite and there was the  kiss. Kite had been Savvy’s first kiss and she had been fifteen.  Killian/Kite had kissed Savvy at the cemetery after her mother’s death. Kite was sixteen when he met Savvy and he had never forgot her. Savvy hadn’t seen Kite in eleven years. Savvy had gotten in and seen Kite down the hall but then the security guy figured Savvy wasn’t with the cleaning crew like she had said she was. So the security guy was leading Savvy out when Kite said to let Savvy go. Savvy told Kite she needed a recommendation from him to a friend of his Brett Westhill who had an exclusive  dance club  Compass with go go dancers. The go go dancers were the best paid in the city. She didn’t have experience dancing as a go go girl but she had taught modern dance in a dance studio with her ex.  Savvy’s ex had been caught with a student in their bed. Savvy dumped him and refused to keep teaching so her ex had spread a lot of rumors about her. The rumors ruined Savvy’s reputation. Kite’s father had abused him when he was young and losing his mom and brother really messed Kite up. Savvy found she was still attracted to Kite. Even though Savvy didn’t know it Kite half owned the club the Compass. Kite had missed Savvy. He thought the piece of Savvy he carried inside him had been erased but a girl like Savvy you couldn’t erase. Kite offered Savvy a place to stay and then some money but she refused and left. He wouldn’t give her the recommendation Savvy had wanted  as he didn't want Savvy dancing there. The guys of the band and their better halves were Kite’s  family as far ashe and they were concerned.

I loved this book. I loved the pace and plot and non-stop action. I loved Kite and Savvy together. I also loved how savvy felt like everyone had some good bits and she was so giving.  Liked how Kite tried to stay away from Savvy for her own good and didn’t want to ruin her. I loved how Savvy pushed Kite to fight for them instead of for control. I loved there was no cheating or floozies hanging all over the band members.  There was nothing I didn’t love about this book  which was great.  Even though this was part of a series it did fine as a stand alone book. I loved the relationship between Kite and the band members and their better halves. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I highly recommend

good book and characters

How to Mend a Broken Heart: An emotional, uplifting page turner about love, loss and friendship - Anna Mansell

Kat was a nurse and had just been dumper by her boyfriend of five years that she thought she would marry. Kat is also acting as acting Ward Sister. Kat was also dealing with the break up and has to find her way and place in life not that she is single again after so long. Then Kat gets Susan as a patient and she won’t say a word. Susan had been hit by a motorcycle and ended up in the hospital and as Kat’s patient. There was some question if Susan had been attempted suicide, Susan was a broken lonely woman of fifty six who had lived with her parents until recently. When going through Susan’s purse they saw a piece of paper with Rhys’s  number on it  Rhys was the only person they could find with any kind of connection to Susan.Rhys is a plumber an Rhys’s  brother David  had committed suicide over six months ago and Rhys is having problems dealing with the loss and why David decided to kill himself.. Rhys gets a call from the hospital and was told by Kat that they had found his number in a purse of the patient. Rhys  thinks his mother got hurt and rushes there. Susan had given up until she sees Rhys. Rhys sees a lom=nely lost woman when he sees Susan and Rhys felt if he could help Susan maybe he could find some answers as well as closure. All three people are suffering from heartaches, loneliness and loss. As time goes on they learn from each other and start to heal.

I did enjoy this book but it did have a lot of pain and loss so I am not sure if enjoy is the right word. I am very happy I read this and it kept my attention all through the story’ I did choke up at times. Many emotions are portrayed in this book. There was so much covered in this book: Loss, adoption, suicide, love, and forgiveness to name some. I felt this was fairly realistic. I didn’t want to put this down. I liked the plot but didn’t really care for the ending. The pace was a little slow for me at times but not enough that I didn’t want to finish the story. I am glad I read this. I liked the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I recommend.

good book and characters

The Elusive Miss Ellison - Carolyn   Miller

Lavina was working in the garden when her best friend Sophy came to see her. Sophy said her mother would never let her work in the garden. Sophy felt Albert should have been doing the work in the garden but Lavina said he was tending a sick cow - Sally. Sally had good milk production and her family shared with the poor families of the community. Sophy said the new Earl was going to the musical. Lavina enjoyed music but not needlepoint Nicholas was the new Earl Of  Hawkesbury and felt his inheritance was not a blessing but both a burden and a curse. Lavina’s father was the minister of the community. Her father had given the new Earl his forgiveness as well as Lavina’s for the accident that had killed Lavina’s mother. Lavina breather passed the resentment as the old hurts swelled past her good intentions. The terror in the moment before the horse struck. And her mother’s cry had haunted Lavina for a long time. Lavina is the granddaughter of a Duke and she had gone to London  and she went about in society in all new clothes for awhile so she did have experience with the ton in London. But at home Lavina did worry about the poor and try to help them.

I did enjoy this book but it did drag quite a bit for me but not enough to spoil the story fr me or make me stop reading this book. I loved the touch of mystery in this book. I did enjoy reading this. I got a little frustrated with Nicholas at times. I didn’t like how Lavina blamed Nicholas for what his brother had  been the one involved with the accident that had taken her mother’s life. I felt Lavina was looking down her nose at Nicholas and she didn’t think  a lot of the rich but she was acting as judging, snobbish and opinionated  as the rich  she criticized. I loved seeing Nicholas change and grew in this story.  I actually like Lavina and  Nicholas together. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I recommend.

good book, good characters

Kissing Her Enemy (Pine Falls, #2) - Coleen Kwan

Amber lives in a small town and owns a hardware store. Then her business is threatened by Logan who wants to build a mega store. LOgan and AMber had been attracted to each other back in HS but she was from the wrong side of the tracks and he was rich, handsome, and popular. Amber and Logan had made out a couple of times but then Logan took a girl out to the restaurant that Amber worked at. When Amber and Logan see each other again the attraction is still there.But Logan had already broke her heart once and she can’t let it happen again,  now he was out to end her business.Logan came back to town after his father had a heartattack . Logan had to lay off a lot of people from the company but he was trying to restore financial stability to his family’s company. Logan needs to buy  about five properties and one is where Ambers store is. As the only way he can give back to the community is to open a mega store and he can give jobs back to the community is to open the mega store. Logan;s family is rich and has influence so all Amber can do is fight. So Amber goes to the mayor to plead for the cause of the small businesses. The mayor suggested she build up some goodwill by making some playhouses for the day care centers. Logan also agrees to help. Logan had cared about Amber when they were younger and had never forgot her and he was falling for Amber again. Business matters to Logan but Amber matters more.

I enjoyed this story and it kept my attention. I like the pace and plot. I didn’t like how Amber was treated and I don’t believe Logan’s parents would how they felt so quickly just wouldn’t happen especially as they were rich and influential. This was a quick fun read. I loved the twists and turns in this book. This was really sweet but I would have liked to see a bit more fire between Logan and Amber. I don’t mean erotic just fire. But I did love Logan and Amber together. I loved the characters and the twists and turns in this book and I recommend.

good book, good characters

Kissing Her Enemy (Pine Falls, #2) - Coleen Kwan

Amber lives in a small town and owns a hardware store. Then her business is threatened by Logan who wants to build a mega store. LOgan and AMber had been attracted to each other back in HS but she was from the wrong side of the tracks and he was rich, handsome, and popular. Amber and Logan had made out a couple of times but then Logan took a girl out to the restaurant that Amber worked at. When Amber and Logan see each other again the attraction is still there.But Logan had already broke her heart once and she can’t let it happen again,  now he was out to end her business.Logan came back to town after his father had a heartattack . Logan had to lay off a lot of people from the company but he was trying to restore financial stability to his family’s company. Logan needs to buy  about five properties and one is where Ambers store is. As the only way he can give back to the community is to open a mega store and he can give jobs back to the community is to open the mega store. Logan;s family is rich and has influence so all Amber can do is fight. So Amber goes to the mayor to plead for the cause of the small businesses. The mayor suggested she build up some goodwill by making some playhouses for the day care centers. Logan also agrees to help. Logan had cared about Amber when they were younger and had never forgot her and he was falling for Amber again. Business matters to Logan but Amber matters more.

I enjoyed this story and it kept my attention. I like the pace and plot. I didn’t like how Amber was treated and I don’t believe Logan’s parents would how they felt so quickly just wouldn’t happen especially as they were rich and influential. This was a quick fun read. I loved the twists and turns in this book. This was really sweet but I would have liked to see a bit more fire between Logan and Amber. I don’t mean erotic just fire. But I did love Logan and Amber together. I loved the characters and the twists and turns in this book and I recommend.

not for me

— feeling cry
The May Queen - Helen Irene Young

May knew there was safety in keeping her mouth shut when Ma got in one of her fits- cast often when the girls came in after curfew or had been out robbing eggs. Ma said when Pa came home May would get it. Sophie screamed she would leave and Ma said she figured Sophie would. Sophie is Ma’s older sister and had been banished from their home.

This book just didn’t make a lot of sense to me and it definitely did not hold my attention’ It was hard to figure out what was going on. I didn’t end up finishing this book just wasn’t for me. I am sure someone else will enjoy it just not me.

good read, great characters

One Summer Night (At the Shore Book 1) - Caridad Piñeiro

Tracy was in love with being in love and that worried one of  her best friend and maid of honor Maggie as tracy and her new husband were dancing. Connie and emma were Tracy’s other best friend as well as Maggie’s.   Maggie, Connie,and emma were the last three single females in their circle of college friends and business acquaintances. Maggie hadn’t thought about marriage in a long time as she had too much going on in her life . For years now Maggie had been dealing with her family’s business and it’s money problems. Maggie had mortgaged the property she had inherited to funnel money into the family’s struggling retail stores. Maggie spent way too much time at work which left little time for romance.  Maggie was told by connie Owen had been watching her all night but maggie said Owen had no interest in her. Owen and Maggie’s fathers had been friends until Owen’s father felt Maggie’s family had done him wrong. Now there was a feud between the two families.But owen and maggie didn’t feel that way. A while ago Owen and Maggie had shared a drunken kiss and since then fate has seemed to throw them together a lot both personally and in business. Maggie didn’t feel so alone when owen was around. But Maggie couldn’t get used to that. Owen had left maggie once when she had needed him most right after her mom's death.   Owen’s in and out of Maggie’s life proved she couldn’t count on him. Owen’s younger brother Jonathan was also at the wedding and seen Owen watching Maggie and said to Owen Maggie was just trouble and their father had declared the Sinclairs were off limits a long time ago and would have a stroke if he knew Owen and Maggie were together. Owen felt in a way he had been involved with Maggie forever. Owen had become intrigued with the woman Maggie had grown into as they had know each other since they were young. Owen and Maggie started spending time together which was risky and complicated. Maggie has to make her father understand they have to update the stores even though her father greatly fears changing the store his cherished wife had built. Owen wants to help Maggie with her problems but she doesn’t know if it’s just a ploy to bring her whole family down as Maggie had learned not to trust Owen being there for her.

I enjoyed reading this book. The story was a fun light read. This was well written and I liked the plot and pace of the book. I really enjoyed the build up of Owen’s and Maggie’s relationship. I didn’t like when Maggie didn’t believe Owen and that he really cared for her but understood why she felt that way. I loved how Owen respected and supported Maggie knowing what it may cost him.  I loved Maggie, Connie, Emma, and Tracy’s relationships and how they were there for each other. This was a little predictable but I still really enjoyed and liked this book. It was a modern day romeo and Juliet along with one struggling and one person rich. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I recommend.

good read, great characters

Never Apart - Romily Bernard

Grace felt like she was going to die.  Again as she and Ander run to get away from Finn but he always seems to catch them. Ander promises he will find Grace if they Fall again. as he always does. It’s always the three of them, they always find each. In every lifetime Ander had died and Grace watched. This time Grace  tells Ander “you promised”. Grace repeats it louder as that will bring Finn closer and Ander will have to keep his word. Every other time Ander had fought  Finn and lost.  This time Grace will  fight and Ander will watch and maybe the pattern will break. Grace doesn’t fight very well   but is good at being a lure for Finn. He’s given her lots  of practice. Grace waits and waits and Fin studies her and studies her. Then Finn says Grace and she charges him. Hitting him low, ramming her shoulder into his chest as his nails dig into her arm. Finn plows her into the mud and grace jams the knife deep, deeper but then Grace slips and as Finn and Grace grapple in the mud Ander yanks Grace to her feet and tells her to run but Grace says she can’t. Grace and Ander had done this over forty times with always the same ending. Grace understands how it works, how it ends, how much she loved the boy that she was about to watch die. Once upon a time they were all friends but now…. Ander tells Grace to run but she can’t. She can’t do it anymore, she can’t watch it anymore. Finn was barely past seventeen as was Grace. She says to Finn “ why does this keep happening, why did Finn keep doing thi. They had been friends”. Finn said : “we have to pay for what we did”. It takes Finn five days to find them every time. Grace came to in someone’s house that has a party going on. There are other rules Ander and Grace knw: 1- get your stuff, 2- get oriented, 3- get going because they only have five days before Finn finds them again. A s far as Ander and Grace can tell every time they Fall they surface with different lives it’s like they end up in parallel universes, timelines that belong to other versions of themselves. Grace doesn’t know why her name is always the same, she doesn’t know why Finn always hurts her. This time though things are different. Ander didn’t find Grace, this time Grace’s family is together again including her twin who had been missing in all her other jumps. How can she solve this puzzle alone.  Ander and her twin brother are best friends. This time Ander didn’t remember finding Grace and before he always had. From the time Grace was six she felt connected to Ander. The three had issues- Ander’s was drinking, Grace was extremely shy and had social anxiety. And Finn just wanted to be accepted for who he is.

I liked this book a lot. I wish I could rate this a 4.5. I loved the twists and turns. I didn’t want to put this down once I started reading this book, it had my interest all the way from the beginning until the end.  This had a good plot and pace. This book draws you in right from the beginning. This was also well written. I don’t usually like going back and forth in a book but it just wasn’t that bad  although I liked being in the past less as for me it dragged some. This is a fantasy thriller and a very good one. I felt this was a sad romance though. I loved the characters and the  twists and turns and I recommend. Once again I wish  I could rate it a 4.5.

great story, great characters

Don't Wake Up: The most gripping first chapter you will ever read! - Liz Lawler

Dr. Alex Taylor wakes up alone in an operating room, blinded by bright lights,  and strapped down to the operating table with her ankles  in stirrups. She was naked and only covered with drapes and her private parts were displayed. Alec doesn’t know how she got there or why. She sees a man in surgical attire with only his eyes showing. The Alec wakes up a second time in the hospital with her colleagues all around her. Alec had been found in the parking lot unconscious with a bump on the back  her head but that was all that was wrong with her. No one would believe what Alec had to say about the operating room and the man and the threats of hurting her with hints of rape and stapling her mouth shut.  Her family, friends and colleagues tell Alec she had not been naked in an operating room with a man asking her a question. No one stands by Alec not friends, colleagues, family or even Alec’s boyfriend. They all think she is having a breakdown. Alec wonders if she is losing her mind. Then a pregnant nurse is abducted, when she is found and brought to the hospital she is no longer pregnant and what she says before she dies makes Alec believe the man who torments her thoughts was the same man who took the nurse and caused her death. The police think Alec may be a serial killer. Alec finds out it wasn’t an accident for what had happened to her , someone was upset with Alec and wants her to pay. Even though Alec was released her ordeal isn’t over and her abductor is not finished with their work.

I really loved reading this book. It kept you at the end of your chair also it was unpredictable and I really liked that. It did make you wonder what was real and what wasn’t. It is a great psychological thriller. The ending comes very quick. . It had a great plot and pace. You do keep guessing while reading this. I really loved the ending. I don’t know why no one stood by Alec. She was suppose to be a respected doctor. I loved the characters and the twists and turns and I highly recommend.