Author: Kathy Coopmans
Publisher by: Independent
Published on: January 12, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
Related Books: Shelter Me
Erin McIntyre is a survivor. Four years ago she bundled up her six year old daughter and set sail into uncharted waters with nothing more than the will to survive. When offered a place to stay and a new job by her best friend's cousin Adam, she simply cannot refuse...but Adam quickly becomes more than a friend. Scared to love again, and convinced that giving her heart to a man will only lead to pain, Erin remains steadfast, certain the only person she can trust is herself. But when her past comes knocking, threatening to tear her carefully constructed world apart, and the support of a person who believes in her more than she does herself will be the one thing that can keep her head above water. Will old habits prove too hard to break and leave Erin drowning in a sea of self-doubt, or can she let go of her fears and learn to love once more?
Adam Payne never thought he would find Love. He really wasn’t even looking for it. He fell hard and he fell fast for Erin McIntyre. Determined to show her that she is worthy of not only his love but worthy of herself. He will stop at nothing to make this woman his and when their love for one another surfaces into a love that Erin never thought would come her way her past comes back to haunt them all. Will Adam be able to Rescue Erin from her worst fear or will she pack up and run for the simple reason that the only thing she has ever known is her will to try and survive.
Rescue Me was sweet but intense read. This book was a bit different from Shelter Me because it had a slightly darker back story.
We first met Erin and Shane in book 1 to this series. I really liked Adam in the first book, so I was excited that he was getting his own story. Erin was Shayne’s BFF and Adam was Shayne’s cousin and best friend. You got the sense that these two had a connection but you never really knew what was going on between them.
Erin was divorced and single mom to a 6 year old girl. Four years ago she escaped her abusive ex-husband. Reading and picturing the horrible things that Erin had to survive was heartbreaking. It left her scared, heart broken, and feeling as if she wasn’t good enough for someone else and she didn’t think she could trust another man like that. When she moves to from Texas to Michigan, so she could start over, Adam offers to take her and her daughter in. The two of them have a good friendship but the quickly realize they both have feelings for one another.
Adam was a bachelor and he wasn’t looking for any relationship but he couldn’t help being attracted to Erin. He saw something special in her and he truly developed deep feelings for her. He truly cared about both Erin and her daughter. He wanted to show and convince Erin that what they had could be worth taking a chance.
Watching Erin and Adam slowly fall in love with each other was so sweet. The sexual tension, the conversations, and the fun these two had together, seemed so effortless. Erin still carried around a lot of pain and self doubt from her abuse but Adam was determined to make her see she was much stronger and beautiful than she thought. Adam was sexy, kind, and true sweetheart. The sexual chemistry between these two was scorching.
Along with their romance there was drama that followed Erin. It was intense and scary and my heart hurt for her. You wondered: could they get past this new threat?
The story kept my attention and loved seeing how these two fell for each other. Kathy wrote this book with a heart and it came through on the pages. Plus it was great to see Shayne and Luke from book 1.
“Ready?” I ask as I approach him and continue on into the kitchen to get my purse.
“Yup, and I am starving. Let’s go.” He advances towards me. “Damn, woman! You’re not wearing those jeans, are you? No fucking way.”
Bewildered and totally caught off guard by his statement, I stand there with my hands on my hips.
“What the hell are you talking about? There isn’t anything wrong with these jeans.”
“No there’s not, and that’s the problem. Your sweet, fine ass looks too good in those jeans. I don’t want to have to kick someone’s ass for checking you out, especially when I have the girls with me. Can you go put on a baggy pair of sweatpants or something?”
“What are you playing at, Adam?” I remove my hands from my hips and place one of them on his forehead. “Are you coming down with something?”
He gently pulls me into his rock hard body.
“Oh, sweet cheeks. I came down with something three months ago when I checked out that ass of yours when I was in Texas,” he says with humor and as low-key as he can be. “And I am not playing.”
“You’re unbelievable,” I say, rolling my eyes.
Adam lifts me up onto the counter and whispers in my ear words that leave a tingle of pure pleasure down my spine.
“Although I love every tantalizing, sexy curve of your body, I am most definitely an ass man, sweetheart. And this ass,” he says as he places his hands underneath me and gives my bottom a light squeeze, “Has been in my dreams for the past three months. I can’t wait until I can feel it uncovered because Erin, I am going to make you feel like you have never felt before.”
“Oh my God, Adam.” I can barely get out a word as I feel my throat tighten up and, holy hotness, this man is mentally seducing me and I love it.
“You feel it too, don’t you, Erin?” he speaks in a ragged, raspy voice as he trails soft kisses up my neck.
“I do,” I whimper.