Review: Rescue Me by Jennifer Johnson

Rescue Me by Jennifer Johnson
Release Date: August 28, 2010
Publisher: Turquoise Morning Press
Page Count: 302
Source: From the author for review on Romancing the Book

Sitting in front of her parents’ house in a U-Haul truck at midnight, Amy Mann decides it’s time to break it to them that she’s divorced from her husband and moving back home with her seven-year-old son, Toby. As Amy settles into her hometown, she has a plan to get out of debt, get her college degree, and put her life together.

Enter Captain Riley Pennimon, local firefighter and superhero to Amy’s son. Riley is kind, brave, and civic-minded. The captain does not fit into Amy’s putting-her-life-together plan, and yet he is way too good looking without a shirt. Much to Amy’s chagrin, Toby decides that Riley is just what they need for a happily-ever-after.

But, can Amy make peace with the demons of her mistakes and let the captain rescue her? And…can Riley let go of the pain of his past and grab onto the family he’s always wanted?

Review:  Jennifer Johnson is my new favorite author! I LOVE her writing skills. She blends lots of humor, real life issues, plenty of romance and one rockin’ cast of characters to create an instantly gripping and engaging novel.

Rescue Me. I just LOVE that title. Not only that, I loved Amy, Riley, and sweet little Toby. They truly worked their way into my heart and I won’t soon forget them. Amy’s issues are very real to life, being divorced and a single mom to a 7 year old son. She leaves her ex behind in Texas and heads back to Mississippi to start over with their son. She’s bound and determined to do what it takes to get back on her feet, and be done with men.

Enter Riley. One HOT firefighter determined to be a best friend to her sweet innocent son, trying to make up for his past and a tragedy he dealt with. But, stubborn Amy butts heads with Riley on more than one occasion, even as the sparks are flying…sparks she’s denying. The one question that lies between them is this: can they RESCUE each other and move on from their past?

With just enough passion blended with just enough lightheartedness, Jennifer Johnson has truly created a novel that I think is stellar. I felt Riley’s pain, I felt Amy’s turmoil, and I felt sweet little Toby’s hopefulness. I finished this novel in less than two days, and stayed up late into the night reading to find out what happened between Amy and Riley. I won’t spoil it for you, so I will just say that you NEED to get a copy of this awesome 4 star novel. You won’t be disappointed and you’ll quickly become a Jennifer Johnson fan, hoping for more amazing work!

Quote: “I think she could do serious damage with that nut cracker, Chief.”


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