Rescue Me rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Release Date: May 29, 2012
Release Date: May 29, 2012
Lovett, Texas series rating: N/A (haven't read them all)
How are the sex scenes?
A half-step above PG-13, but there are several and most of them show the before and after.
How are the story lines?
Entertaining and believable. Some were left unresolved at the end.
Would you read it again?
Probably not, but I'm glad I read it the first time.
Not sure it's worth the $7.99 price tag, but is a great buy if you can pay $3 or less.
Mercedes "Sadie" Hollowell is returning home to Lovett, Texas for her cousin's wedding. They might not know each other, but they're family and family attends each other's weddings. Her mother having passed away when she was a child, Sadie was raised by her father - a hard, emotionally detached man who shows his only child his rare approval in the form of three back pats.
Vincent "Vince" Haven is a keep-to-himself alpha male with strong opinions. And those opinions normally end with, "...and they think I give a shit." He's the epitome of self-reliance and preparedness due to his SEAL background and refuses to acknowledge he may suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. With nothing on the horizon, Vince heeds his aunt's request and drives to Lovett, Texas to discuss her "business proposition."
Sadie spies Vince, a gorgeous, tight lipped stranger whose truck has broken down, and offers him a ride - after threatening him with her nonexistent stun gun. That pretty much sets the tone for their whole relationship.
Rescue Me is definitely a quick, light hearted read with no deep undertones, but Gibson gives it substance with multiple story lines for both Sadie and Vince (i.e., Sadie deals with her father, Vince has problems with his sister's ex-husband, etc.). I do wish some story lines weren't left wide open at the end.
The characters are likeable: Sadie is a modern woman who dates every emotionally unavailable man in a 20 mile radius and Vince is a closed off male who's happy to just be a jerk, yet often plays the unintentional hero.
The dialogue between Sadie and Vince is witty, though during intimate scenes their banter sometimes turns repetitive and distracts you from the novel. It's also entertaining as hell, because Gibson leaves the physical aspects to the imagination, yet keeps the dialogue in. I often wondered whether this was the characters' version of dirty talk or if they had head injuries.
All in all, it's an entertaining book when you feel like you've read an hour when you've actually read three. Rescue Me does that.
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Learn more about Rachel Gibson and her upcoming titles on her website:
Read the Lovett, Texas series (currently on Book #3, unsure if series will continue);
Daisy's Back in Town (Lovett, Texas Series #1)
Crazy on You (Lovett, Texas Series #2 - novella)
Rescue Me (Lovett, Texas Series #3)