Monday, October 29, 2012

After the Storm by Amy Knupp


I picked the right day to read this story, since the East Coast is under evacuation orders for Sandy right now. It brings it to my attention all those who are risking thier lives to keep others safe or too rescue them. So Thank you all for the work you do everyday and everywhere.
Nadia Hamlin is still at work trying to gather up files that she might need away from the hotel. Her 15 minute job took over an hour with trafic. She is the last one out of the hotel. Nadia found that the weather had turned worse while she was inside. As she struggled to her car a sign from up a block crashed into the car. Nadia scared and realized what a mistake she had made called 911.
Penn Griffin was the first firefighter on scene to help her. She had one date with him and had to leave for work in the middle of dinner. Penn got hurt trying to rescue her and had to be rescued himself. Penn because of Nadia decision had to have back surgery and loose his job as a fireman.
Nadia feels bad at being the reason Penn got hurt. She visits him in the hospital and is thier when he was told he could go home. Penn refused to go home with her and waited in the hospital till a friend got off work.
Penn is struggling even to walk,can't bend down,drive a car,sit on a couch or recliner. He is angry,frustrated and trying to get over how he blames Nadia's obsession with work caused all of his trouble. He is still attracted to her but not wanting to see her again.
Nadia is so sorry and she wants to help Penn but he won't let her. Nadia is also fighting with her mother at same time.
I felt that Amy did a good job dealing with the hard emotions of blame,frustration and anger these situations can cause. I like the other minor characters in the book too and would love to see more of them in the future.
Thier are some love scenes in the book that I skipped over.
I would be willing to read more of Amy's work in the future based on this book. A nice story no real twists to it that were unexpected.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest reviews from Netgalley.
10/30/2012 PUB Harlequin Imprint Harlequin Superromance 288 pages

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