Title: Jared’s Salvation (Crossed Paths #1)
Author: T.K. Paige
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Page Count: 153
Reviewed by: Steph
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.2 stars out of 5
When Colin Ryland risks his life to save Jared Williams’ young nephew, he earns the attorney’s gratitude and, much more surprising, his interest.
At first Jared’s only intentions toward Colin are to make sure he’s taken care of while he recovers. Yet as Jared comes to know the brave and caring man, the walls around his heart fall quickly. Colin is hesitant at first, but ultimately can’t resist his attraction to Jared, who holds nothing back where his emotions for Colin are concerned.
Swept up in the ease and passion of their quickly intensifying relationship, they are caught off guard when vague threats are made against Colin and others. But the tension it brings between them will be the least of their problems when they may not survive the danger that is coming.
A couple of seconds was all it took for attorney Jared Williams to lose sight of his nephew. In that moment he turned his back, Caleb was off chasing after a ball that had gotten away from him. Jared did all he could to catch up to his nephew while shouting out; hopefully catch someone’s attention since he was not gaining any ground. Just moments before Caleb was almost hit by a Hummer, a hero appeared and pushed him out-of-the-way.
Nurse and soon to be hero, Colin Ryland, was about to get in his car when he heard someone shout in distress. Instincts kicking in, he took off after a little blonde boy chasing a ball oblivious to his surroundings. Colin was able to get the boy out-of-the-way of the oncoming vehicle; unfortunately, he was not so lucky. This however, is where Colin and Jared’s story begins; as unconventional as it may be. Together they work though Colin’s recovery, their doubts and a few crazy people. Even through all of this, they do eventually get their HEA 🙂
I was hooked from the start. I mean, all that drama right at the beginning of the book…heck yeah! Then something unfortunate started to happen. The story started to lose its pull on me. Even with the MC’s relationship developing quickly, I didn’t really feel the chemistry between them. Then there is the ‘main’ outside force that ends up shaking things up between the Jared and Colin. IMO, it really comes out of nowhere (somewhat of a brief mention earlier on in story). Maybe if there would have been more story into their jobs, then maybe it would have not felt so thrown in there. The book’s overall flow was good; however, the bulk of story was about the accident and the relationship between them; barely bring up their day-to-day lives. This book does not end on a cliffhanger, although it does set up the second book in the series quite well. I am looking forward to Noah’s and Maverick’s story. Let me just say I am very intrigued by their past.