Feature book: Mr Right at the Wrong Time
Sam Gregory and Aimee Leigh meet when Sam abseils down a cliff face to assist her after a car accident has left her in a very precarious position. She can’t be moved until first light, so Sam keeps her company and ensures her condition is stable. They form a close bond during those night hours, but Sam is married, so there can be nothing else. Nearly a year later, Sam and Aimee meet again. Aimee has recovered from her injuries and she has made many changes to take charge of her personal life; things are the same for Sam. They are thrown together for promotion for the search and rescue organisation Sam works for and their bond, commenced on the cliff, continues to grow.
The first part of this book was the best bit I think. The scenes where Aimee’s life hangs (literally) in the balance, the instant and deep connection with Sam, their conversation in the quiet night hours and the details of Aimee’s rescue were all very engrossing. However, most of the rest of the book covers the same ground—Sam is married and they can’t be together. Aimee and Sam both want to do the right thing (although it was a bit difficult to believe that Sam could be so clueless as to not realise that spending so much time with Aimee was not good for his marriage) but their connection is strong. I would rather have skipped some of that and seen how they were together, to be honest. The complications between Sam’s family, his wife Melissa and his brother Tony were a little unbelievable and more time could have been spent exploring this.
The book is sweet (kisses only) and had a great premise, but it didn’t really live up to what I thought could have been its potential.
It was nice to see a romance set in Tasmania and I think the author did a great job of showing the Australian setting without banging us all over the head with kangaroos and swagmen.
reviewed by Kaetrin
A review copy of this book was provided by the author. All ARRA members who leave a comment on this review will go in the draw to win the book. (This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Lyn W.)