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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Lightning Strikes Twice by Gail R. Delaney

Lightning Strikes Twice by Gail R. Delaney
Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full (157 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 5 Books
Reviewed by Fennel

Friendship -- in the best of all worlds -- can turn into the best kind of love. It sneaks up on you like a summer storm, and when lightning strikes, it can change your life forever.

Bella and Jesse faced their high school graduation with hope and happiness, looking forward to the life they wanted together. Until the malicious act of a twisted mind tears them apart.

Ten years of misunderstandings and deception kept them apart too long to hope for any kind of 'happily ever after'. Or, so they both believe. Lightning hardly ever strikes twice, but when it does, it can burn... or it can fuse.

Ms Delaney wields her pen as a Knight might wield his sword. - No holds barred. This is a fast paced story, full of action, -some of it violent- but most of it packed with the inner turmoil of both her heroine and hero.

She sets them challenges, the strength of which would buckle lesser characters, but Ms Delaney makes every word count, makes every word believable.

Jess Mitchell is a one-woman-man whose main aim in life is to provide for his future wife. To do this he enlists into the Services and at the end of his training is recommended to join the Rangers. Instead of returning home to his girlfriend, he moves straight to his new environment.

When a friend tells Bella McNeil that the only man she’s ever loved, and will ever give her heart has signed up two years of his life to join the services, she’s as mad as fire. When her phones to tell her, he’s not coming home, but continuing his training to become a Ranger, she agrees to go to party with her brother Jack. The consequences of her decision, changes her life and has long term repercussions on the lives of those around her.

Ms Delaney wields her pen like a Knight wields his word. This is a fast paced and sometimes gritty story of love, betrayal, violence, strength and inspirational belief in destiny.

Bella and Jesse have to endure every conflict and every black moment -– and there are many -- before they can finally put the past where it belongs, and begin a new life together. This book is a definite keeper.