MARRIED BEFORE MIDNIGHT
by Christina Skye
Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Contemporary Romance
￼RT Rating 4 stars.
Memories are the key driver of versatile Skye’s launch book in her touching new independently published Brides Club series, which features a heroine hell-bent on running from her memories and a hero desperately trying to recover his. Both of these individuals are severely damaged and their journey, not only to romance but emotional healing, is what makes this tale so compelling. Skye showcases once again why she is such an exceptional storyteller!
Cognitive therapist Annie Monroe is fleeing from the dark memories that haunt her. Annie’s flight has taken her across the country with her only companion being Cody, a dog she recently rescued. However, something is wrong with Cody and Annie is forced to stop in Summer Island, Ore. With no money to pay, Annie agrees to help out the local vet while he diagnoses Cody’s problem. Lt. Jared Fallon is still recovering from injuries sustained in Afghanistan. Most worrisome are Jared’s missing memories regarding the nightmarish ambush and the cave he found filled with weapons. Jared is scheduled to testify in two weeks and so far nothing has helped restore his memories. Fate has brought these wounded individuals together, can they help each other heal? (STEEL MAGNOLIA, Nov., 230 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith