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by Mary Kirk
Nurse midwife Kate Morgan
doesn't know how to take a break. Not from keeping an eye on her
siblings, or from monitoring the health of the residents of her tiny
hometown Bourner's Crossing. So when her ankle has a break of
its own during a torrential downpour in the middle of the woods, she has
no choice but to slow down. Lucky for her a handsome stranger
materializes from the mists to aid her.
from the storm in her gallant rescuer's cabin, Kate is shocked to see
him slanting an appraising glance her way every now
and then. It's been quite some time since a man has looked at
her that way, and having one do so now gives her butterflies in her stomach
despite the pain in her leg. But she's far more shocked when he strips
sopping wet shirt and reveals a gruesome, scar-covered torso.
Attraction mingled with a need to nurture prompts Kate to make
friendly overtures toward the standoffish man as he drives her home to
safety, and a tenuous relationship is formed between the two.
But as the days pass Kate notices during their brief courtship that something doesn't add up about Sam,
a recluse who
wants to reach out to people and help them despite his desire for
extreme privacy. And most intriguingly, odd
things seem to be happening in town lately since Sam's
arrival. Things that by
the laws of nature should never happen.
suffering from paranoia or is there some connection between
her new swain and the mysterious goings on?
What worked for me:
I always like a tough guy who's a sucker for kids, and Sam is
certainly that. And his having been a Navy jet jockey doesn't
I also really liked Katie, who was down to earth, sweet, loving, and
capable. Also, I loved seeing her work at her job as a nurse
midwife. (What can I say, I'm nuts about babies.)
I'm not a fan of books where the hero and heroine jump into bed within
minutes of meeting each other, so "Miracles" scored points with me on
that count by letting Sam and Katie get to know each other first.
Size-wise Katie was curvy but figured most guys saw her as the big
sister type. Sam, however, thought she was soft and sexy and
delicious and made sure she knew it!
What didn't work for me:
I loved the ending, but I could have used a one-year-later prologue just
to see how things were going for everyone.
"Miracles" is well-written, charming and sexy all at once. Fans
of paranormal and contemporary romances should really enjoy this one,
but if you don't go for supernatural experiences, this book may not be
to your tastes.
Warning: Though "Miracles" is considered
inspirational it isn't a Christian romance. It contains some sensual
passages and a smattering of curse words.
If you liked "Miracles" you
might also enjoy "Love at Large", "Baby at His
"The Bridesmaid's Reward",
"Say You're Mine",
"His Seductive Revenge",
"Too Much Temptation",
"Truth and Lies",
"More to Love", "His E-mail Order Wife",
"Midsummer Lightning", "The Independent Bride", "Carried Away",
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