by Candace Calvert
ebook: 365 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Released: April 19, 2013
Source: A free ebook offer.
Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
Tired of running from her past, nurse Kate Callison intends to become Austin Grace Hospital's permanent ER director and make Texas her home. Despite staff friction, she's moving ahead. Then the death of an abandoned baby wraps the ER in crime tape.
For Wes Tanner, nothing beats finding someone who's lost; he's known that helpless terror firsthand. He's ready for anything--except Austin Grace's prickly and dismissive ER director. But he can see the need behind the behavior--something haunts her.
Kate discovers that she enjoys Wes' company, and she wonders if her heart might have finally found a home. Then an unsolved missing persons case--and a startling new one--become catalysts that threaten the loss of all she and Wes have found.
Rescue Team is a Christian romantic suspense novel. While this book can be read as a stand-alone novel, Kate is a main character in the previous book in this series. You can understand what's going on without reading Trauma Plan, but there are some references to things that happened to Kate in that book.
All of the character were complex and acted in realistic ways. I had a hard time liking Kate at the beginning, so I also had a hard time understanding why Wes was interested in her. If he was trying to "rescue" her, I'd understand it, but that doesn't seem to be his motivation. But once Kate relaxed a bit around Wes, I could understand their attraction.
Kate abandoned her baby as a teenager, which she felt was unforgivable. The Christian element was her coming to understand that God could forgive her and use her to help others in a similar situation. Wes was abandoned in the woods by his mother when he was young, so he struggled with why his mother--or any mother--would ever abandon her child.
There was no sex or bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this enjoyable novel.
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