The only thing Rowan Beale ever wanted was to be a cop. But in the wake of her partner’s death, she still hasn’t been cleared to return to duty. Amid rumors of PTSD and struggling under the weight of survivor’s guilt, she’s starting to believe she never will be. Already at loose ends, when her Uncle Robert has a heart attack, she doesn’t hesitate to go to Wishful to take care of him.
Reserve officer Nash Brewer is a born care-taker, so of course he pitches in after his neighbor and mentor has heart surgery. But it’s not just the former Wishful Police Chief who needs his help. Robert’s strong, gutsy niece is hurting and haunted—and someone’s been targeting her. Nash can’t help but fall as he and Rowan investigate, while keeping the secret from her fragile, but sharp-eyed uncle.
When evidence points to Rowan herself as the perpetrator, the former Navy pilot knows in his gut there’s something more going on. But how can he ignore the facts of the case? And how can Rowan stand for one more person to believe she’s unstable, especially the man she wants to trust with her heart?
Point of view:
3rd Person. Alternating perspectives, not always by chapter, but it’s clearly defined.
While this is a novella it is a complete and enjoyable story. Nolan manages to pack a punch in terms of giving a nice mix of romance, suspense, and small town feel. I love that she has crafted Rowan as a strong, intelligent, & competent woman who does not need to be rescued but is complimented by the equally qualified Nash.
This was a fun adventure I read in an afternoon and I’m looking forward to jumping right in to Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.
Note: Kait Nolan’s Wishful and Wishing For A Hero series intertwine. Nolan has this nifty spreadsheet on her website showing the chronological order if you’re obsessive like me. While there are a few mentions of events & characters from book 1, Make You Feel My Love and a few of the Wishful citizens from other books – this absolutely stands well on its own.
About the author:
Kait Nolan is a RITA® Award-winning Mississippi author who calls everyone sugar, honey, or darlin’, and can wield a ‘Bless your heart’ like a Snuggie or a saber, depending on requirements. She believes in love, laughter, and that tacos are the world’s most perfect food. When she’s not writing, reading, working the evil day job, or wrangling family (both the two-legged and the four-), you can find her obsessively watching The Great British Bake Off.
You can connect with Kait Nolan here:
My Favorite Quotes
Rowan would rather have bamboo shoved under her fingernails than continue to have this woman explore her psyche. – Watch Over Me by @kaitnolan #SmallTown #RomanticSuspense #Novella #WishingForAHero #Mystery #PoliceTweet
The very last thing Rowan had expected to be doing tonight was making out with Nash Brewer in the monster recliner. – Watch Over Me by @kaitnolan #SmallTown #RomanticSuspense #Novella #WishingForAHero #Mystery #PoliceTweet
I don’t know who I am if I’m not a cop. It’s the only thing I ever wanted to be. – Watch Over Me by @kaitnolan #SmallTown #RomanticSuspense #Novella #WishingForAHero #Mystery #PoliceTweet
I wish for Nash to never stop looking at me like he’s looking right now. – Watch Over Me by @kaitnolan #SmallTown #RomanticSuspense #Novella #WishingForAHero #Mystery #PoliceTweet