Next Comes Love
Harlequin SuperRomance Oct 2009, $5.50
After her half-sister vanished without a trace, Erica Corelli gets her six year old nephew Jason. Fearing Jason’s dad, Billy, a violent Chicago cop, she flees with the child. Not knowing exactly where to hide, she returns to her personal Eden, Mirabelle Island, Wisconsin where she spent the best few days of her life when she was a ten years old child and has gotten work at Duffy’s Pub as Erica Jackson.
Erica and island police chief Garrett Tyler, a former Chicago cop, meet and are enemies at first bite, but soon also are attracted to one another; a no-no in both their minds as each expects the other is Trouble. Following a news broadcast that paints Erica as an abductor, Garret knows who she and Jason are. He reports nothing as he sees Jason feels safe with his aunt and wants to insure both meet no harm though Billy is coming.
NEXT COMES LOVE is a super romantic suspense as the audience knows why Erica ran off with Jason while fearing her sibling is dead. The story line is fast-paced from the moment Erica tells Garrett to mind his business and never takes a breather as love competes with the anticipated tension of expectations that he is coming. Helen Brenna returns her fans to “An island worth remembering” (see FIRST COME TWINS) with a terrific character driven taut thriller.