Feature book: No Rescue
Miri Blair is taking some time out from her life to attempt to deal with a traumatic event she endured recently. She’s staying in a borrowed apartment near Sydney Harbour, and she is slowly beginning to relax and enjoy the new scenery. She especially enjoys a very sexy jogger who seems to come past at the same time each day. So what if she just happens to be enjoying her coffee on the balcony at the same time each day! Finally a pelican provides the means to break the ice, and Miri meets Sergeant Tad Robertson.
After some persuasion, she agrees to a date at Sydney Zoo, where a physical attraction soon becomes obvious and an emotional connection begins to bloom. Miri starts to open up to Tad, and she begins to use her growing friendship with him to reconnect with her life. As sexual tension simmers, they try to build the emotional connection between them as well. After being a gentleman, Tad unwittingly angers Miri during their second date, and she brings a halt to things.
Miri is devastated by this turn of events as she is just emerging from her self-imposed shell. She has been thinking about rebuilding her life, perhaps with Tad. After a night of soul-searching, during which she explores her innermost thoughts and her reactions to the trauma she experienced, she begins to come to terms with her past and makes decisions for her present and future.
Tad has also spent a night examining his life and their date. Tad and Miri meet up the next morning and start to talk; however, this is interrupted by an explosion. As a member of the Water Police, Tad runs towards the explosion, and their relationship faces its toughest test.
Schwartz has written a story with two good characters with whom you immediately engage. This tale will keep you turning the pages. This is a sweet romance with a lot of simmering sexual tension, which will keep you cheering for the couple. The only down side for me was that I would have liked to read a little more of Tad and Miri’s happily ever after.
Reviewed by Tracey T
A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher.