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Today's offering is A NEEDFUL HEART by J.M. Madden. Here's the blurb:
Matt Calvin has watched Gina Carruthers sway up and down the doctor's office hallway once a month for four long years. It’s time to do something about this fascination he has with her. He knows he's not relationship material, but he doesn’t expect it to get that far. He just wants to talk to her, and put himself out of his misery once and for all. Things never go as planned, though, and when fantasy crashes and burns into reality, Gina pays the price.
Gina doesn’t blame Matt for her injury, but she is appreciative when he steps into her crazy life to help out. Proximity fires the sudden attraction between them and Gina can’t believe she’s overlooked the sexy carpenter for this long. Tattooed and intimidating, he’s not the type she's normally drawn to, but something about him tugs at her heartstrings.
When a dire situation develops and they have to save a little boy, Matt loses control of his tightly held emotions. Though his heart aches, Matt walks away, both for Gina’s safety and his own sanity. It’s up to Gina to convince him love can heal any heartache.
I'm a J.M. Madden fan, particularly of her military and romantic suspense, but I'd picked this book up long before I knew her writing. And then I waited until this year to read it. But I wasn't disappointed. Yes, her writing has changed over the years, but her voice has only matured. Still Ms. Madden tackled a tricky subject in this story, domestic abuse, and this time the male characters were the victims. This was a great story about how to push through the damage and come out better on the other side. And in this story, it's truly dauntless romance, because the heroine saves the hero. I highly recommend it.
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