Life is meant to be lived
Surprising her family for Christmas seems like a good ideauntil Carrie Foster loses control of her car in a freak blizzard. Now she's stuck in the middle of nowhere with a fractured leg, the unplanned-for guest of the man who saved her life.
Keegan Breen lives in a secluded cabin on his family's neglected campgrounds, which nature-lover Carrie sees as a potential paradise. The haunted war correspondent is a world away from the boy he was once. But together, can they prove the cynics wrong and show that opposites can not only attract, but be soul mates?
Rescued by Mr. Wrong took from the start a road that I wasn't prepared for. Due to the blizzard, Christmas, and an accident Carrie Foster ends up as a houseguest in Keegan Breen's small cottage at the secluded campgrounds.
Carrie is a thirty-year-old woman, who's baby face makes people always underestimate her and treat her like a kid, and her asthma has kept her dad looking after her like a hawk. She has craved and embraced her independence since she was a little girl. Her relationships with men haven't been that successful because of her issues with intimacy coming from the teen years.
Keegan is in hiding, to heal and find an inner peace after years of dangerous work as a reporter who got the news others were afraid to go after. His relationship with his teenage son was fragile and awkward, but his love and devotion towards Taylor were never questioned. Living across the country from each other didn't help, but they were managing.
I liked the setup for the story, it really had me intrigued. Snowbound at Christmas - there not much that is more romantic than that. But like I said, this story took a different turn. I will try to explain this without spoilers, but from that moment Carrie turned into a house guest from hell. She pretty much arranged the situation so that without an awkward scene Keegan had to claim the responsibility of her at the hospital. And from there on, she interferes with and tries to manage everything in his life. I could not believe what she did, the extent of mingling into his business and life, in general, she went into. And at the beginning when Keegan told her to get someone to pick her up, she just ignored it and stayed on. I am baffled how Keegan let her do everything that she did. More power to him and his patience. And they were not romantically involved as this happened either. She was just staying at his house because of the circumstances. The feelings they had for each other did develop and grow as they got to know each other better, but it was more of caring friends than deep romantic love.
So what stood out for me with this novel is the engaging way the author told the story, the natural flow of the tale, the images painted in the pages. The character development was distinct yet nicely embedded into the tale, into the events unfolding.
An ending to an interesting family saga where all the three daughters of Dr. Foster find their place in the world with a little help of the family and friends.
~ Three Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me