Wednesday, July 12, 2017

[Pat's Review]: "Race Against Time"

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Race Against Time by Sharon Sala
Publisher: MIRA (July 1, 2017)
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Sometimes fate brings you together...only to tear you apart 

Growing up in the foster system, Quinn O'Meara made a point of never getting involved. But when she discovers a crying baby amid a fiery crime scene, she knows she has no choice. Suddenly in way over her head, Quinn turns to the police, unintentionally positioning herself in the crosshairs of a deadly human-trafficking ring.

The last time homicide detective Nick Saldano saw Quinn, she was still the young girl he'd shared a foster home with. The girl who'd loved and cared for him when no one else had. Now here she was, gorgeously all grown-up--and in terrible danger.

Unwilling to lose her again, Nick insists on keeping Quinn close, especially when the bond they once shared heatedly slides into desire. Quinn finally has someone worth holding on to, but what kind of future can they have when she might not live to see tomorrow? 

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Pat's Review:

The first two chapters of this romantic suspense novel will have your heart pounding. Whatever you do, don't start reading this before bed!

A beautiful seventeen year old, Starla Davis, lied to her parents, saying she was spending the night at a friend's when actually she was going to meet a boy she met online. He was perfect -- or so she thought. But then she disappeared.

Quinn O'Meara is not a fan of commitment. either to a home or person. She was raised in the foster care system and learned that the hard way. Heading to Vegas on her Harley, she sees a fire burning off the road. It's a car and she stumbles on a toddler, gunshots and a racing engine.  Rescuing the baby, she heads to the police station for help, followed the whole way by a speeding car and men with guns. Quinn surrenders the baby, and is hospitalized for a gunshot wound. But it doesn't end there. After more threats to her life, she ends up with a bodyguard who is a Las Vegas police detective. His name is Nick Saldana. Quinn awakens from surgery and finds the one good memory from her past: her guardian angel.

Nick was living in a foster care facility, and was a big brother to a little girl he nicknamed Queenie. A relative found him and adopted him so he disappeared from the system and Queenie was heartbroken. Now here he was standing in her hospital room, promising to protect her. But soon, he's feeling a lot more than just protective.

The action never stops, we are taken to the terrible world of human trafficking at its worst, and the danger to anyone who gets involved in it. Starla's story seamlessly unfolds with Quinn and Nick's. Along with this danger and suspense a beautiful love story emerges of childhood friends broken apart by circumstance, and amazingly brought together by evil. I couldn't put it down.


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Pat received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley.

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Thanks for the review, Pat! 

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Until Next Time,


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