Friday, November 6, 2015

A Healing Spirit by Melissa A. Hanson

A Healing Spirit by Melissa A. Hanson

Summary from Goodreads:
A freak ski accident brings nineteen-year old Mia Kinney within minutes of death. Hurt and scared, Mia is calmed by the southern drawl and clear green eyes of her rescuer. 

Twenty-one year old Dylan Blackburn is one of the first Ski Patrol members on the scene. As his patient is airlifted to the local trauma center, he can’t shake her from his thoughts. 

As Mia fights for her life, Dylan, is haunted by the blond hair beauty, and knows he needs to make sure she’s going to be okay. 

With a troubled past Dylan has vowed never to completely open himself up to another girl, but Mia continues to knock down every wall he’s constructed. When his past arrives at his front door and threatens once again someone that he loves, will Dylan be able to save Mia yet again? Or will he be too late this time?

A story of love, friendship, and the determination to turn a horrible experience into something worthwhile.

"A Healing Spirit" is book 2 of the Riverview Series, however each is a standalone story.

4 Stars

Received ebook in exchange for an honest review

My Review:
As the summary states, this book starts with a freak accident.  It really took me off guard.  The author does an excellent job of keeping the adrenaline going in the first parts of this book.  The action goes from the accident all the way through the rescue process and surgery at the hospital.  One could find the details of the process tedious, but I really like seeing it unfold.  Also, the entire book is told in different points of view. By doing this, the author gives us the first hand experience in the action.

The romantic elements of this story are lovely.  I really like seeing these characters come together from a difficult situation.  The characters even state in the book that although the accident was horrific, they are glad that it happened so that they could meet and fall in love. There is one scene where the couple take their physical relationship a little farther than I usually like.  As they are kissing, there is touching under clothes, but it is very brief.  The couple discuss it and what they see in their physical future.  

As the story continues, there is yet more action at the end of this book.  As one of the main character's past relationship comes back in to his life, it turns in to a cat and mouse game.  This person is out for revenge and nothing will stop him.  It is an unexpected aspect of the story.  I can tell about half way through the book that something is going to happen, but it is more action packed than I expected.

This is a good mix of action and romance.  Again, I really like seeing the different points of view throughout the book.  And the action and romance are just the right amount for me.

Warnings: Scene with touching under clothes, very brief.

Even though there is that brief touching scene, I would let my 17 year old daughter read this book.  

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Brooke! I'm glad you liked it. I've linked your review to my facebook page:

    Melissa A. Hanson