Author: H.L. Anderson
Genre: Romantic Thriller
Theresa Kent is a wife, mom, and hardworking nurse living in rural Colorado. Life is good until her increasingly despondent, unemployed husband suddenly snaps—his vicious attack leaves Theresa fighting for her life as she tries to escape the insane version of the man she loves.
Ryan Tucker appears to have it all, except he’s been merely existing, not living, for the the last three years. His emotions get a much needed jump start when he rescues Theresa from the torment her life has become in just a matter of days. Ryan feels an instant and fierce desire to protect this stranger that fell into his life.
Hanging over their heads is the knowledge that Theresa’s husband is still out there, hunting for her.
Can two broken souls be repaired, or will the demons of the past and present come between the repressed love that grows between them?
My Review: 4 stars
Thank you to Enchanted Book Promotions for a ARC, in exchanged for an honest review. Well, I must say I was drawn in from page one. This author does a great job at starting off really strong in the opening! The moment I met Theresa she was fighting for her life literally. It was a great way to open, and start off this romantic thriller, I was sucked right in. The author’s descriptive writing style and clear knowledge of the medical field showed, as I read Theresa’s experience and trauma in chapter one and throughout the whole book. I was turning pages quickly.
There is not a dull moment in this story or this author’s writing style, this is a true romantic suspense/thriller story! The story moves pretty quickly and she has done a great job and building the romantic suspense elements between Ryan and Theresa. Ryan is in a dark place when he meets Theresa ,and so is she they do ‘save’ each other I liked this a lot. As a reader I could clearly see the lines blurred and feelings develop between the two. What I really loved was Ryan, awww what a hero! He is just scrumptious! As a man, not just physically… I mean his soul who he is regardless of being a well paid movie star. I did sit and think ‘he is the kinda guy you would feel lucky to find.’ I loved him as a man and how he really fought and cared for Theresa. Theresa as a woman, is like-able but I could not really relate to her ‘sex is for married people’ POV , but hey that’s just me. I guess in a way it did add to the push and pull between the two, and chemistry with that said.
What I also liked about this novel is the fact that the story touches on what any woman, of any age or background could experience. Theresa is in a marriage that is no good for her in many ways. She has to get out, but at a cost her son.
What I would have liked is to hear the villain’s POV a bit more, after we meet him in chapter one and Theresa escapes, we don’t hear from him again or from his POV until the very end. It almost seemed like ‘ I saw that coming.’ because I never heard from him throughout, there was nothing to throw me off. I would have liked some kind of surprise with how and when I heard from him again, and his final fate this could have built some drama, but I enjoyed it still, but a surprise would have really made me go ‘wow’! What a twist.’ There were no twists or turns in this story (that surprised me as a reader), but it was an enjoyable read .
Overall I’m giving Saved 4 stars because of the strong start that drew me in ,the overall pace keeps up there is no lull, Ryan’s swoon worthy character and the beautiful happy ever after really made my heart sing! I really liked the story. I would read more from this author if she wrote another romantic suspense/ thriller… but I’d love more twists and turns. I would recommend this novel to romantic suspense lovers, who like quick paced reads with great male leads fighting for vulnerable women, based on real life events that can happen and do happen everyday.
Holli Anderson has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing—which has nothing to do with writing, except maybe by adding some pretty descriptive injury and vomit scenes to her books. She discovered her joy of writing during a very trying period in her life when escaping into make-believe saved her. She enjoys reading any book she gets her hands on, but has a particular love for anything fantasy.
Along with her husband, Steve, and their four sons, she lives in Grantsville, Utah—the same small town in which she grew up.