TWO BOOK REVIEWS
An Affair To Remember &
Written On The Stars
Book: An Affair To Remember
Series: Freedom In Love, Book 1
Author: Norma Budden
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Approximately 126 pages
I'm a huge fan of romantic suspense. AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER, Book 1 in the Freedom In Love series by NORMA BUDDEN, offers the reader a good suspense story and a not so typical love story that I really enjoyed.
Monica Townsend lives a quiet, somewhat lonely life as a book editor never suspecting that someone has been watching her every move since her father's death at a very early age. Is this stalker someone she can trust? Is he someone to be feared? I'm not going to tell you.
After a normal day, she leaves work and her life is shattered into pieces. She's kidnapped at gunpoint and whisked away to a very uncertain future. There's no one to help her, or is there?
Chase Travers, a cop with some serious coworker trust issues, is on duty when a shots fired call comes in at an abandoned warehouse. He responds to find dead men and an injured Monica, whom he feels an instant connection with, but no sign of the shooter. Unable to understand what happened at the warehouse, Chase feels that Monica's life is still in danger. He makes the decision to stay with her at the hospital until he has some answers. Another attempt is made on Monica's life that night, so Chase takes her on the run one step ahead of the bad guys.
The love story starts there. Chase is a married man with children, but his marriage is in trouble. The affection between Monica and Chase turns into an affair while they are on the run trying to stay alive. Will they stay together after the adrenaline of the dangerous events in their lives ends? Again, I'm not going to tell you. I will say, however, that when I thought I was at the end of the book, I was surprised at the turn of events between Monica and Chase. I'll also tell you that when I actually got to the end of the book, I was pleasantly surprised at how everything worked out. It made me happy. This was a fun read.
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Monica Townsend enjoyed living the quiet life of a book editor - but, from the moment she stepped through her office door one evening, everything changed. Kidnapped at gunpoint, she was held hostage at an abandoned warehouse, praying her life would be spared as shots began ringing through the air.
Police Officer, Chase Travers, was on duty when the call came in. Being the first officer at the scene, he didn't anticipate the sight awaiting him. Upon further inspection of the premises, he discovered a barely conscious Monica Townsend.
In the hospital later that evening, Chase felt prompted to stay at Monica's bedside to ensure her safety through the night. Hours later, a gunshot rang out in the corridor, leaving Chase and Monica running for their lives.
Why were people gunning for Monica Townsend? Was it something she knew, a connection she had or was she merely a pawn in a game bigger than anything she and Chase Travers could have imagined?
Book: Written On The Stars
Author: Norma Budden
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Approximately 39 pages
In the short story, WRITTEN ON THE STARS by NORMA BUDDEN, we meet Sarah Chambers as she is trying to move on with her life after ending a seven-year loving relationship with Mike Rivers because of outside influences, not because there is a lack of love.
Sarah tries her hand at the internet dating scene, and I find it interesting that she picks the same type of man that Mike is, a children's doctor. She is surprised that instead of the man she thinks she's going to meet, Mike shows up instead. Instantly she leaves, but she is bombarded with memories of how they met, and a very touching memory of visiting sick children. I have to tell you that I cried so hard (happy tears - I just love happy tears) that I was forced to put the book down until I could get my breathing under control and could see again.
I enjoyed this book and if you like happy tears, you should enjoy it too.
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After seven years, Sarah Chambers knew it was time to try setting thoughts of Mike Rivers aside. It didn’t matter that she loved him; because of his parents, they could never be happy together. Determined to take a step forward in life, she arranged to meet an online friend at a club – but ran into Mike instead.
Fleeing into the darkness, Sarah couldn’t outrun the memories which chased her – of falling in love, of falling apart. Desperate to find refuge from the gathering emotional storm, Sarah heads to the only sanctuary she knows.
Hours later, when Mike arrives at her door unexpectedly claiming he wants to talk, he reveals a devastating secret. Will it bring the ultimate showdown between them or will Sarah be able to look inside herself and, finally, forgive?
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