Rescued (A McKenzie Ridge Novel, #1)

Rescued (A McKenzie Ridge Novel, #1)

by Stephanie St. Klaire

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From bestselling author Stephanie St. Klaire comes the shocking beginning of a 5-star series, McKenzie Ridge. Dawson and Sam kick off this standalone romantic suspense series that you won't want to put down...until you're ready to binge read the rest. All FIVE books are available now!

It isn't just love on the line, it's lives too…

Local EMT Dawson Tayler and ER nurse Sam - not short for Samantha - had one thing in common...they didn't date. Ever.

Dawson thought relationships were more work than they were worth and Sam thought men were as necessary as a hangnail.

She had already been on the wrong end of rejection and found herself left with more than a broken heart, and he thought the past was best left right where it was.

Sterile hallways and blaring sirens lead to a series of end of shift non-dates over apple fritters that become more than either is willing to admit - until their past and present collide…

Secrets and lies are revealed when tragedy strikes putting everything on the line - including lives - as their romance rushes through suspenseful, and sometimes dangerous, twists and turns.

Will Dawson and Sam find a happily ever after, or is there someone else lurking in McKenzie Ridge, trying to destroy it all?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152751413
Publisher: Stephanie St. Klaire
Publication date: 03/16/2016
Series: A McKenzie Ridge Novel , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 7,843
File size: 4 MB

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Rescued (A McKenzie Ridge Novel, #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
LauraC More than 1 year ago
I write this review with my blood pressure still elevated from the white-knuckle climax that Stephanie St. Klaire smoothly dragged my heart into. "Rescued" pulled me in so much that I read it in 2 days, unable to put it down. Really quick synopsis since you can read that elsewhere: Nurse and EMT who both like to be independent, but are tempted by each other's company, to the amusement of their friends, though this becomes side drama with the mysterious 'accidents' happening in the small, rustic mountain town. The writing was very clear and made it easy to slip into McKenzie Ridge. The plot enthralled with the romance, twists, and witty banter. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters who all had such strong, believable personalities, with depths and emotions that got me invested in their lives the more I read. Speaking of which, oh-my-stars the steamy scenes! I literally turned my A/C on for chapter 5. That Dawson is a sexy, sexy EMT. But my favorite is little Ellie Lou and her child-like spunk; she provided a laugh-out-loud relief to the rising tension as the mystery in the little town and danger to Nurse Sam's life escalated. If you like romantic mysteries, like those of Julie Garwood, Elizabeth Lowell or Jennifer Crusie, then you'll love this one. Honestly it's up there on my list and I find it shocking this is the author's debut novel. The only thing I noticed to indicate her newness was a slight lenience towards explaining rather than using the 'show don't tell' mantra at the beginning to introduce us to the location and main characters Sam Taylor and Dawson Tayler. But beyond that short bit? A fantastic book! I eagerly await book 2.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the story line and where Stephanie took it. If hoped for a little more scenes and conversations to allow the reader to see what's going on instead of being told. A few mistakes, but they can be overlooked in the over all scheme. All in all I enjoyed the book and I plan on reading the next one.
LadyGrey1GW More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining and heartwarming, Rescued introduces us to a cast of characters including cops, firefighters, search & rescue, EMS, and nurses living and working in a small town almost too little for the heart it contains. Sam and Dawson are both heart-shy, nursing wounds of abandonment and loneliness and neither open to anything remotely resembling a "relationship." What starts as a deepening friendship beyond the boundary of work soon grows into desire;and when Sam's life hovers on the brink, Dawson is forced to wonder which is more scary: entering a relationship with her or losing her before they even have a chance. The book actually starts with Sam's accident, messing with the timeline slightly, but it's easy enough to follow. There are some "first book" problems here, a few words not used correctly, some repetition of the descriptions of the many characters, and an odd slip into present tense when she introduces a few people almost as though a narrator has stepped out of the book, turned to the reader, and commenced telling you about a character. Noticeable , but none of these take away from the sweetness of the relationship, and a truly wonderful four year old. Sweetly sexy and safe to recommend without any "red room" warnings, Rescued welcomes the reader to Makenzies Ridge.
KKennon More than 1 year ago
Stephanie St. Klaire's debut novel Rescued was beyond 5 stars. I believe Rescued will put Stephanie on the map. The characters in McKenzie Ridge are beyond just characters. When reading about them especially Dawson and Sam you feel like you are right there with them in the story living it. There were so many emotions going through me with this story which are happy, sad, on the edge of your seat and wanna kick some butt. Rescued is about a town in Oregon set next to a mountain ridge. Sam is a nurse who is independent, strong willed and doesn't take anyone's crap but she has very thick walls put up around herself and doesn't want to let anyone in. She has a fear of abandonment from previous experience. Her "friend" Dawson is an EMT. He is very similar to Sam in some ways but different in others. He doesn't date but has flings. He is very independent and very stubborn. Dawson and Sam start to go on non-dates to breakfast but these non-dates can only last so long before Dawson and Sam are looking at each other with different eyes. They do end up having an unforgettable evening. Tragedy hits this small town and Sam has a scret that she is keeping from Dawson. Sawson has fallen hard for Sam and would do anything for her. I would recommend this book and this author to absolutely everyone.