Sunday, March 8, 2009

Whispering Rock

The tightly knit community of Virgin River has been a safe haven for more than a few lost souls over the years -- and there's always room for more . . .

A decorated U.S. Marine reservist, LAPD officer Mike Valenzuela was badly wounded in the line of duty, but has found hope and healing in Virgin River. When he agrees to become the town's first cop, he does so knowing it's time he settled down. Twice divorced and the lover of too many women, he secretly longs for the kind of commitment and happiness his marine buddies have found -- a woman who can tie up his heart forever. He finds that woman in Brie Sheridan, a Sacramento prosecutor who understands his drive to protect and serve. Virgin River becomes a safe haven for Brie after nearly losing her life at the hands of a crazed criminal. Though tough and courageous, she's got some fears she can't escape -- but now she has someone who will show her just what it means to trust again.

Mike will do anything to help Brie free herself from painful memories. Passionate, strong and gentle, he vows to give back to her what she's so selflessly given him -- her heart, and with it, a new beginning.

Overall, I enjoyed the book, but I was more interested in the subplots in the book than Mike and Brie's story. I found the teenage serial rapist story interesting and enthralling, and I loved the way the author used charaters that we knew from previous books in this storyline. I also like the introduction to the new characters, Vanessa, her father and brother.

I admit that I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first, but it still was entertaining.

Whispering Rock by Robyn Carr (3/5) Romance; Published: Mira (2007); Series: # 3, Virgin River; 2009 100 + Reading Challenge (31); 2009 Support Your Local Library (26);

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