Friday, January 13, 2012

All That Remains Review

Blurb: Wren Fraser can think of better times to go into labor. Say, when she's not on the run, or when there's a hospital nearby. Better yet, when there's not a major flood trapping her in an abandoned house. She needs a rescue…now!

It arrives in one Alec Harper. Strong, competent and good looking, the detective keeps her safe and doesn't leave her side. He even takes in Wren and the baby when they have no place to go.

For a woman wanting her independence, it's shocking how quickly she settles in with Alec. The situation seems a bit too domestic. And the sizzling attraction between them is making things worse. She keeps telling herself to walk away, yet she can't. Or should that be, she doesn't want to?

MY THOUGHTS:   What can get more intense than a pregnant woman getting stranded in one of the worst floods?  How about taking shelter in an abandoned house in the attic, going into labor!  The beginning of All That Remains starts out in  a big way.

I love a good book with a major weather element wrecking havoc on characters. Weather is right up my alley, and this emotional whirlwind of a book kept me up in the late hours of the night when I should have been sleeping.  I needed to know what would become of Wren, her newborn baby, and the man that delivered the child while flood waters were rising.   Wren worries about telling Alex what lead her to drive a long distance while pregnant.

Janice Kay Johnson is known for plot and character driven stories. The leading and secondary characters are strong, believable and easy to relate to in one way or another. The conflict is set up, and I can't think of one place in the book where the plot drags slowly. No, this story's pacing just keeps getting greater and greater as the story goes on.

I am a fan of Harlequin books, especially the Superromance.  And this release from author Janice Kay Johnson doesn't disappoint. If you love contemporaries with plenty of internal and external conflict, I highly recommend this dynamic story.

Thanks for reading!

Until next time,

Storm Goddess

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful review! It makes me want to run out and get this book. I am putting in on my TBR :)