They’re in this fight together
Border patrol agent Desmond Jackson would gladly take a bullet for his partner. Instead, it’s Detroit border patrol agent Sherri Lopez who ends up wounded in a drug raid…then blindsided by a shocking diagnosis.
The woman Dez secretly loves is a warrior now in a fight for her life. Strong and independent, Sherri won’t let anything defeat her–or let herself rely on Dez. Doesn’t she realise how good they are together? All Dez knows is he can’t lose her…or the friendship that’s slowly evolving into something even more precious.
That’s an unusually clunky blurb for usually professional Harlequin!
Firstly: this is a book about cancer. It’s not about some random secondary character having cancer; it’s about the heroine having full-on, life-threatening breast cancer.
Secondly: it’s written very well, and the author knows her facts as she’s writing from experience.
However, this is not your stereotypical Harlequin romance, and it might not be what everyone is looking for when they pick up a romance.
Personally, I prefer my stories more serious, and I appreciated this book. The Heartwarming line is “sweet” (no sex, and no mention of premarital sex). It also puts out longer books, which means there’s more room for plot. I also appreciated the diverse characters.
There is more to this book than the cancer storyline, though it does dominate (of course). Yet again, this line proves it is one of the publisher’s best.
If you are okay with the themes, I would confidently recommend this one. If you don’t want to read something so serious, perhaps not.
Review copy provided by NetGalley.