Thursday, March 3, 2016

Review – ‘Dangerous Love’ by Kara Leigh Miller and Jody Holford


Blurb 

He's fighting to forget his past while she struggles to remember hers... 
Doctor Josh Parker lives with guilt about his wife's death every day. He believes himself incapable of ever loving again, but when a mysterious woman arrives in the Emergency Room, brutally beaten and left for dead, he starts to feel something he hasn't felt in far too long: hope. 
Alessandra Matthews has no memory of the events that led to her being hospitalized. Worse, she has no idea who hurt her or why. Although she's uncertain of who she is, she is fully aware of one thing-she's falling for her doctor. Sometimes, what you don't know can kill you... 
As Josh and Alessa work to solve the mystery surrounding her past, she soon realizes just how much danger she's really in, but Josh refuses to let her face the darkness of her memories alone. With each of them struggling to put their pasts behind them, theirs is a DANGEROUS LOVE.

Review 

I’ve read a few books by Kara Leigh Miller and loved them, but Jody Holford is a new-to-me author. This writing team wrote a wonderful book about love, redemption and finding one’s self. I’m not sure who wrote what part but the writing flowed smoothly from one author to the other.
Dr. Josh Parker works in the ER at a New York City hospital and he just lost a patient. Upset and thinking about his late wife, he rushes to the aid of Alessa Matthews, a beaten woman who was left for dead in an alley. He saves her life and their attraction is immediate. Though neither of them know each other, they both feel the connection and grow closer. She has selective amnesia and, with no place to go after she’s released from the hospital, Josh takes her home.
Their romance is sweet and caring, all they do is kiss a few times, and the reader can feel what’s between them is soul deep.
There are quite a few minor characters that add a lot of flavor to the story: David, a fellow doctor and Josh’s mentor; Amanda, Josh’s overprotective and loving sister; Ethan, Amanda’s pastor husband and Josh’s college friend; Kristy, Alessa’s best friend from high school; and the villain, Raymond Scotts, a dirty politician who wants Alessa dead.
I think the story could’ve used more description in a few areas, mainly the climax, because I wasn’t sure what was going on. I just couldn’t picture the scene and I had to think about it to piece it together, which took me out of the story a little.
I usually don’t read Inspirational stories, but the evil politician/amnesiac heroine/hero doctor seemed like an awesome plot. The H/h seemed like regular people caught up in a bad situation and it was interesting to see how average folks saved the day. The story didn’t preach too much, which is a good thing for someone who doesn't read Inspirational, but everything said about religion fit well with the characters. 
Overall, I really liked this story and I’m excited to read the next one in the series.
5 Stars 

Disclaimer – Thank you, Kara Leigh Miller, for sending me an ebook copy for an honest review. I am a reader. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape or form for this review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason unless at my discretion.