Rafe is a scarred marine suffering from PSTD. He’s lived a lonely life but the moment he meets Sheena he feels a connection with her. Can she help him overcome his painful past?
This is a really sweet romance. I like both Rafe and Sheena. They have great chemistry together. I feel so bad for Rafe, he’s just looking for a happy ending but he doesn’t think he deserves it. The ending has some good action with the fire but it is all kind of predictable. I mean, the guy who has scars from fire has to save the love of his life when she happens to be in a fire therefore helping him with his fear/PTSD of fire. The plot is too simple. I love the characters though. This author has a lovely way of creating characters you feel for. Overall, if you’re looking for a super sweet romance than Scarred Santa should be perfect for you.
Title: Callahan’s Fate
Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
Length : 154 Pages
Genres: Contemporary Romance
TBR Reviewer: Victoria
Rating: 3 Stars - A Good Read
Heat: 3/5 - Blush Worthy
Callahan is a NYC cop and Raine is a Midwestern transplanted teacher who teaches disadvantaged kids at a variety of schools throughout the burroughs of NY. They meet by chance at a subway station and end up spending the day together. They have a slight run-in with a gang which ends up being significant throughout the story, as the leader of the gang they run into is the major villain and has a key to Callahan’s tragic past.
While this was a sweet little love story in places, I found the romance entirely too easily achieved. There was absolutely nothing that kept these two apart. Even the “villain” never really posed any threat toward their romance. The heroine (and hero, if I want to be honest) have an absolutely too-stupid-to-live moment when dealing with the villain. I liked Callahan and Raine both, I just think they could have been much better together if their romance had faced challenges. Yeah, they did have the gang kid to deal with, but he never actually posed a threat to the romance. Just them physically. There was never any “oh, I shouldn’t be with you because it’s too dangerous” moments, which (IMO) might have perked up the story a bit by offering some emotional conflict.
So – nice love story, just no real umph to it or emotional fist-pump exhileration.