PULLING THE TRIGGER
Rating: 5 Cups
It has been fifteen years since Joanna Rhodes left the Four Corners area, but her homecoming is nothing more than the means to an end. As soon as she finishes her interview with Sherman Watts, she intends to be on the first flight out to D.C.
Conducting search and rescue missions is as much a part of Ethan Bia as is his love for the Ute Mountains. The rocks, trees, and rivers flow through his soul, like the blood through his body, but the beat of his heart has always belonged to Joanna.
Facing Watts again is like coming full circle for Joanna. She finally has the opportunity to put her rapist behind bars. Even if his current crimes have nothing to do with her, she will have the satisfaction of putting him away. The years of loving and missing Joanna come thundering back the moment Ethan lays eyes on her, but the changes in her are glaringly apparent. Gone is the free spirited young girl with the shy smile, and in her place is a fiercely independent woman determined to forget her past, but with Ethan’s help just maybe she can reclaim her heart.
The pain and horror of rape is never a light subject matter, and this story eloquently portrays a woman’s fight to not only move past that event, but to use it as a catalyst to improve nearly every aspect of her life. Joanna’s character does just that, but it is her failures that make her story all the more realistic. Ethan’s inner strength is just as phenomenal, as he forces himself to stand back and allow Joanna the freedom to find her way back to him. The Kenner County Crime Unit just keeps getting better and better, and I look forward to each and every one.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More