WHAT MATTERED MOST
February 27, 2007
Rating: 5 Cups
John O’Reilly is in a tough dilemma. The Houston homicide detective is in love with two women. One carries his heart, the other carries his child. When both women fall into the hands of a madman, he must make a tough decision whom to choose.
Deputy Sheriff Lanie Falconetti does not care for desk duty, or repeating her mother’s errors when it comes to falling in love. She and John have a no commitment relationship until a faulty condom produces a pregnancy.
John rescued Beth Cameron when she needed to escape her abusive ex-husband.
John cares for Lanie. She never demanded anything from him and has never asked for his love but the one woman that will always carry a place in his heart is Beth. He helped her to flee from a sadistic ex-husband until someone decides to pay retribution. Lanie is thrilled with the pregnancy. She knows John and Beth are friends and she accepts it as face value. When someone from John’s past decides to interfere with their happiness, Lanie learns some secrets surrounding Beth she never knew. After danger threatens Lanie and Beth, John must come to terms about his real feelings before it is too late.
What Mattered Most is a highly charged tension grabber that locks onto the reader and does not let go until the conclusion. John, Beth and Lanie all exhibit a certain quality and range of emotion that allow the reader to practically grasp all their sensations. Linda Winfree develops incredible characters, a roller coaster ride of events and a great plot that makes this read extraordinary in every way. She blends just the right amount of suspense to create an explosive read. The character of John alone held me captive in this unique story.
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