Friday, February 17, 2017

Maybe it's You

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CALVERT, CANDACE
MAYBE IT'S YOU

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 Review:

A medical drama that challenges and convicts.

Maybe It's You is the third book in the Crisis Team series. It reads like a standalone -- though if you have been keeping current you'll be all too familiar with Sloane. A prickly character with a gnarly reputation and a questionable past.

After finishing Step by Step (Book 2 in the series) did I really want to read an entire book dedicated to Sloane? Probably not if anyone but Candace Calvert was writing the story. But, thankfully, she is the author and she wooed me onto Team Sloane in pretty short order.

Yes this heroine is hot-headed and defensive and annoyingly aloof. But she's also an incredible nurse -- fiercely protective of her patients. Kind and compassionate, treating them all with equal respect. What a curious contrast between her personal life and professional one! And so much fodder for enthralling storytelling as Calvert slowly peels back the complicated layers that protect Sloane's fragile, broken heart.

By comparison, Micah seems to have it all together. Raised with the foundation of a strong Christian faith, he's working at a prestigious hospital marketing job while balancing volunteer hours as a crisis responder. But a past tragedy has chiseled some serious cracks in that solid foundation.

There are some interesting dynamics between this hero and heroine. Awkward. Fumbling. Hope thwarted by wariness. A tumultuous romance. The only way a relationship will ever work is if they are both brutally honest...but there's an equally good chance that will tear them apart instead. Talk about tension and emotional overload! I was in romance reading heaven!

Forgiveness and the true meaning of saving grace are at the heart of Sloane and Micah's journey. They have a lot to learn (as did this reader!) before faith can make them whole.

Delectable. Absorbing. Unforgettable. And a deliciously 'meaty' read -- 418 pages!

Giveaway Opportunity:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Maybe it's You please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoread AT yahoo DOT ca. If you post a comment and add your email address please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday February 19 2017.  Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

29 comments:

  1. Of course, I've heard of Candice and have WANTED to read her books because of the words "medical drama"!! Not enough for me out there, though I've slowly seen more and more come out :-) Thanks for the chance, Kav!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Not many medical drama books in Christian Fiction for sure. I've read every single one of Candace's books and she is definitely high on my 'must read as soon as the book comes out' list. She's amazing!!!!!! You need to start reading her in all your spare time. Bwahahahaha! Good luck, Trixi.

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  2. I love this sreies. I look forward to reading this book.
    Thereadmaster(at)me(dot)com

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    1. Isn't it an awesome series??? Good luck, Virginia.

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  3. New author for me. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Oh you must try one of her books, Kim. Good luck.

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  4. I'm glad this reads as a stand alone, as I haven't read the previous books. Thank you.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. This author is really good that way. She writes her series so that each book can stand on it's own but they have some similarities -- as some characters -- who show up in different books so it's really fun for readers following the entire series. Good luck, Lucy.

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  5. I enjoy when there are interesting moments between the hero and the heroine, and the awkward ones are the most memorable! *wink wink! Thanks for the chance!
    Annie
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    1. Lots of interesting moments in this one, Annie. Good luck.

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  6. Hi Candace, I hope you are well! Candace writes great suspense.
    jennydtipton@gmai.com

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  7. I have really enjoyed the Crisis Team series and am eager to know how Sloane's story plays out!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's so well done, Britney. You'll love it. Good luck.

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  8. I love medical stories! I'm looking forward to reading this one. Thanks for the review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  9. I wish I could say that I've read more of Candace Calvert's books, but I so want to. I only have her Grace Medical Series. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I love that medical background in her stories. And the complicated emotions. And the gritty reality. And...all of it. Hope you get to read more soon, Terrill. Good luck.

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  10. OOHHH One of Candances Books. Looks so good I Love Medical/Doctor books too. Thanks so much for the chance to win Kav. iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. You're welcome, Linda. Good luck, Linda.

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  11. I want to be in romance reading heaven too. :)
    mbaaij at hetnet dot nl

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    1. Don't we all???? Good luck, Marian.

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  12. This was my first Candace Calvert book and now I have to go read the others! Great review! Even without having read the other books in the series, totally agree with every aspect of the review.

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    1. Oh, thanks for chiming in, Mindy. You'll have an interesting couple of reads backtracking this series...Sloane isn't presented in the best of lights. And her other series are just as good.

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  13. I always look forward to reading one of her books! This sounds like another good one!!

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  14. Love the fact that she writes what she knows!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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