Saturday, December 11, 2010

Rescue Me

Title: Rescue Me
Author: Scarlet Blackwell
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Publisher URL: http://www.silverpublishing/
ISBN: 978-1-920468-60-6
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Matthew Harmon has been left scarred, physically and psychologically, after a near-fatal car crash. Following dismissal of two female nurses, Matt hires male nurse James Hayden. James struggles to help Matt recuperate from his injuries, as well as confess there is interest beyond patient and nurse between them.

Rescue Me is a well written tumultuous romance. The setting is in California. The characters are believable. Matt is a financially comfortable businessman and also a hot tempered, sarcastic, homophobic jerk. He refuses to believe that he could actually be attracted to a man, yet he finds James irresistible. Matt’s emotional inconsistencies lead to physical violence on several occasions. James, in addition to Matt’s friends, tries to provide moral support. It is only when James moves on with his life that Matt realizes how much he really loves James.

An exceptionally compassionate man, James does his best to give Matt time to conquer the emotional scars Matt has carried since childhood. After months of fighting, as well as rejection following each time he and Matt make love, James acknowledges defeat. Rescue Me is an impressive story that illustrates love has no gender, in spite of predetermined thoughts. Scarlet Blackwell has created an exceedingly enjoyable saga.

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