01 January 2016

Danny's Girl (Rainbow Rock Romances) by Susan Aylworth

Danny's Girl (Rainbow Rock Romances)
by Susan Aylworth.
Audience/Genre: Adult, Contemporary.
Publication: April 21st 2014.
Danny Sherwood grew up in a home where alcohol and people were sometimes abused, a background that trained him as a protector. Perhaps that’s why he is now a trooper with the Arizona Highway Patrol. When he is called upon to stop a dangerous speeder, he has no idea how the moment may change his life. Manon DuPre spent her childhood with negligent parents and her past year in the clutches of a brutal man. Now she is running for her life and Officer Sherwood stands in her way. When she is stopped in Nowhere, Arizona, she fears the worst, not knowing how this moment may change her future. A chance encounter on an Arizona highway brings together two very different people who may just be perfect for each other.

Reviewed by Kelly.

Abuse is always a sad story to read. I like to read them to see how the characters overcome it. This book was very in depth with that aspect. I found myself wanting to see more about that then about the characters themselves. Not to say I didn’t enjoy the story but it didn’t wow me as much as the depth of the healing did.

By then end of the story, I was laughing at the counselor’s revelation and the depth of Manon and Danny’s desire to let the other go in the name of love. They both thought they weren’t worthy of the other. The last two chapters and the conversations they had were cracking me up.

Susan Aylworth started her first book when she was nine. “It was called Buff, The Proud Stallion. I wrote eight whole pages.” For her fifth grade career day, she stated her ambition to become “a rich and famous author.” Decades later, she is pleased to have achieved the ‘author’ part of that goal. A former university professor, she enjoys researching backgrounds and careers for her novels. “It’s one way to live many lives at once.” She lives in northern California with her husband of 45 years and two spoiled cats.

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