This Debra Holt read is a first for me, but I look forward to reading more because her story line is believable. The characters, Mercy Smith, an e-vac (evacuation, life flight) nurse and Josh Wellman, a county sheriff, are introduced rapidly through Mercy’s point of view. I was glad the author pulled Josh’s viewpoint front and center for interest and tension.
Debra’s strength in Mercy’s Rescue is sensory captivation. Descriptions are full and let the reader linger in each scene. I like that because I tend to rush forward if the storyline moves too fast. This read, however, does not bog down. I could read leisurely but move forward when I liked. The scenes just kept unfolding.
It’s not often a romance makes me feel satisfied. I think Mercy’s Rescue delivers satisfaction because the obstacles were multilayered. Her backstory was scripted at just the right time.
So pack it up for that last beach trip or for the first fire and hot chocolate. Either way, it’s a good one.
*I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.