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Author: Amy Andrews
Publisher: Holiday Books, Tule Publishing
Published: October 6th, 2015
This is the third story in the Outback Heat series and a great addition to the series. Each one highlights the events in the Outback town of Jumbuck Springs and their impact on the Weston family who live there. The three brothers are key members of their town’s services – one is the Chief of Police, another is a fireman and the third a paramedic. In this book, it is the paramedic, Marcus, that is the focus. He was the coach for the children’s football team – they called him Super Coach – but during the clear up following bushfires he’d found one of the team huddled below his parents in the wreck of their burnt out car. He was traumatised by the experience but refused counselling.
He is determined to keep being the life and soul of every party, though his libido seemed to have given up on him until he is picked up by birthday girl Juanita, and their attractions is instantaneous and powerful. That was a one night stand though and he has to return home. They didn’t exchange any personal information, she pretending to be a librarian and he a cowboy. They didn’t expect their lives to cross again but fate intervenes. Now he’s been forced to have it by his boss who refuses to let him back to work until his psychologist gives the okay.
This explores the trauma and its impact on survivors’ lives in a moving story. Despite the best efforts of family and friends, sometimes that just isn’t enough to help and breaking down the barriers to enable even the strongest, most resilient people to express their emotions and come to terms with grief are at the heart of this family love and romance. It is superbly written, with great characters, easy to empathise with and emotively portrayed. This series just keeps on getting better and I can’t wait to read the next book when it is released.
Thanks to the Author, publisher and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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