04 November 2015

Book Review | Rescue Me by Lara Van Hulzen (@laravanhulzen)

Men of Honor Series, Book Three (stand-alone)
Contemporary Faith Based Romance (with elements of suspense)
November 3, 2015
Paperback & eBook

Keith is a soldier with a wounded heart. Torie’s secrets haunt her. Can they trust love enough to mend what’s broken?

Torie Walker is a police officer with a past she’d like to stay hidden from. Staying at her best friend’s cabin in the mountains over Christmas is just what she needs. However, when a handsome cowboy saunters into her life, she takes the risk and trusts him and her secrets.

Keith Scott is a United States Marine, Force Recon. Home for a holidays, he intends to spend a quiet Christmas with his family. What he doesn’t plan on is Torie Walker, a woman who mends his heart and makes him want to love again.

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Some things are worth waiting for. Things like true love.

Both Keith and Torie had their own burdens: Keith with this broken heart and Torie with her secret past that broke her. Will their love be ever enough to get through their demons?

Staying in her best friend’s cabin in the mountains for Christmas is just what she needs for rest and relaxation. Or keeping herself hidden from her past. She likes to keep it a secret, some things are not worth sharing. Some may not understand. And then there is Keith…

Keith Scott had his own share of heartache, he had known her for quite some time now, and yet it seems he couldn’t get through her walls. Now, that he was home for the holidays, he wanted to spend it with his family and perhaps breaking some of those walls and falling in love once again.

Torie tried to fight off the attraction at first, but to no avail. Keith wanted her, everything about her, he will do anything to protect her. That is what I love about Keith – he’s can be fierce when it comes to protecting those who are important to him, but he can be kind, loving and generous as well. The thing I like about Torie is the fact that she can come out like a strong character (being in the police force and all), and yet there’s a vulnerability in her too – which makes her a totally relatable female character. The two of them together, makes this book an interesting read.

It has some faith elements in it, and in some point they talk about God. It is not pronounced, just part of it, but somehow, those parts proved to be vital in the story rather than the author pushing her faith.

Nevertheless, the story talks about love, forgiveness and moving forward. A person should not be defined by his or her past, rather than, how s/he stood up from it. Love can heal anything and can chase away even the strongest demons we have. 

Characters - 4.5
Plot - 4.5
Steam - 4 
Cover - 3.5
Romance - 4
Pacing - 4
Overall: 4.08

Lara Van Hulzen received her BA in Journalism from Point Loma Nazarene University in 1994. Her first published article was when she was a senior in high school. She has worked as a book reviewer for the past 18 years with various organizations such as Crossings Doubleday, YouthWorker Journal, and Radian Lit. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Inspired Christian Writers, and American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband three children in Northern California. 

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