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January 2, 2017

Maybe it's You {Candace Calvert}

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ER nurse Sloane Ferrell escaped her risky past—new name, zip code, job, and a fresh start. She’s finally safe, if she avoids a paper trail and doesn’t let people get too close. Like the hospital’s too-smooth marketing man with his relentless campaign to plaster one “lucky” employee’s face on freeway billboards.

Micah Prescott’s goal is to improve the Hope hospital image, but his role as a volunteer crisis responder is closer to his heart. The selfless work helps fill a void in his life left by family tragedy. So does a tentative new relationship with the compassionate, beautiful, and elusive Sloane Ferrell.

Then a string of brutal crimes makes headlines, summons responders . . . and exposes disturbing details of Sloane’s past.

Can hope spring from crisis?

My Thoughts:
This book captured my attention from the very beginning. I am the marketing director at a hospital, so the fact that one of the main characters in this book was a hospital marketing director just pulled me in.

I didn't read the first two books in this series, but I had no problems getting to know these characters and the situations they were in. Sloane is a mystery of a woman, but we quickly learn she has a very dark background that has her life in danger, as well as the lives of those around her. The simple fact that she is a nurse shows she has compassion, but the way she interacts with her patients is perfection in showing the kind of person she is. Unfortunately, Sloan is always looking over her shoulder for the danger that is determined to find her, and it makes her a very private person unwilling to open up to those around her.

I had a love-hate relationship with Micah. I felt a connection to him because of his career and understood the premise behind his behavior as a marketing person. I know how hard it can be to balance compassion with advertising and he seemed to have a great handle on the task at hand. Unfortunately, his task at hand had him constantly going after the stories and people who preferred to keep their lives under wraps. I wanted to tell him to back off but then found myself hoping he would fight for the love he was feeling in his heart.

When danger does finally catch up with Sloan, it takes down everyone and everything in her life. I was so sad with the situations her friends found themselves in but was proud of the way everyone reacted and rallied around her. I completely loved how this story ended and where everyone found themselves when the danger made its way out of their lives.

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