To Genevieve Rollins, Gavin Valentine has always been a casual hook-up. A no-strings fling. The sexy fighter pilot was only in town when he was on leave, so it could never be more than that. She didn’t have feelings for him. What would be the point?
But when he tells her he’s moving home to Valentine Bay, she just may have to rethink everything between them. Can she dig down under her sassy, sarcastic shell and find true vulnerability inside?
For Gavin Valentine, life has taken a turn. Diagnosed with a medical condition that means he’ll never be cleared to fly again, he loses everything that matters to him, pretty much overnight. The future he’d always seen for himself is gone in a blink.
Can the lone wolf pilot open up enough to let love in, and learn that sometimes the future you never pictured is the one you were meant to have?
*** Standalone romance with HEA and no cliffhanger ***
Submerging myself into the world that is created by the fabulous writing duo Melanie Shawn, is the best kind of escape reading to me. I could even call it therapy, in the form you get when you hang out with you dear friends. I have experienced this with each new series they have written, and Valentine Bay is no exception to that.
Genevieve Rollins and Gavin Valentine's love story has a unique handle to it, with their casual, secret sexy benefits they have been serving each other with for over a decade. They know each other, in bed and out of it, but as Gavin's life is changing forever, they have to figure out the new frame to their relations with each other, as soon as Gavin is ready to confess what is happening and why his life is changing.
Because Genevieve and Gavin have the intimate knowledge of each other, the love scenes between them take the heat level to a completely new dial of smoking hot. It is through those most vulnerable and delicate private moments, where the development of the characters and the relationship is so cleverly underlined and advanced.
Oh, it is not all just sizzling hot encounters that heat up the pages of this tale. There is also the banter and repartee of the brothers and friends, the Grandma Valentine that knows all and sees all, and the curious townfolks who are not afraid to meddle into people's affairs, no matter how hard they work to keep things secret.
The health issues Gavin is facing, his struggle to accept it, and most of all, his scramble to tell his loved ones of the matter, not only bring depth and a dash of seriousness to the story, so skillfully and delicately delivers some of the best situational comics that made me give a laugh.
From scorching hot love scenes to the family dynamics and small-town quirks, Rescuing His Heart delivers smiles, laughter, and swooning sighs in one vastly entertaining tale that was easy to get lost in, and forget that the rest of the world even exist as it smoothly flew off the pages.
A delightfully ravishing, ever so sexy tale of love and new chapters in life.
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Melanie Shawn is the writing team of sister duo Melanie and Shawna. Originally from Northern California, they now make their home in So Cal.
Growing up, Melanie constantly had her head in a book and was always working on short stories, manuscripts, plays and poetry. Shawna always loved romance in any form - movie, song or literary. If it was a love story with a happy ending, Shawna was all about it! They have joined forces to create a world where true love and happily ever after always has a sexy twist!