Review: The Cure
THE CURE - Parker J. Cole
Amazon Digital
BUY
January 2017
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
REVIEWER:  Brenda Larnell| RATING:  A
REVIEW: The setting for this sweet romance, THE CURE, is the sweet town of Tawas, Michigan. The heroine, Savannah ‘Savvy’ Woods is the legal guardian of her niece, Liliana, after the death of her parents in a fatal car accident. When the story opens, Liliana has suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns from a fire at her daycare. Things are looking bleak for Savvy and her niece at this point, but not hopeless.

While awaiting the arrival of her parents, and being comforted by her two best friends, Savannah is not alone, but she realizes that there is one person missing who needs to be there. This person, whom Savannah has not talked to or seen in three years, is the hero of this story, Dr. Micah Reddington. I’ve read stories where the hero and heroine break up under all kinds of circumstances, but I must admit that in true Parker J. Cole style, the reason behind Micah and Savannah’s break up is bizarre, to say the least. That reason becomes a story within a story with a character, Nascha Dubois, who is dead by the way, standing in the way of reconciliation. Yet, it only takes three words via text from Savannah for Micah to drop everything and join her in Tawas. Those words are, “I need you”. I must leave that right there. No spoilers! However, I will say that although Micah and Savannah vacillate about their feelings for each other throughout the story, there is a cure for their angst. Add the underlying themes of revenge and forgiveness woven into the story, and you have a real page turner.

For the most part, the minor characters, Savannah and Micah’s parents are supportive and desire to see them together. On the other hand, Savannah’s besties, Tisha and Connie, are not having it. They are quite vocal about their dislike of Micah and their disdain in seeing him with Savannah. In turn, they contribute a great amount of tension between Micah and Savannah. After the jaw-dropping resolution, I would have loved to have seen the besties do some big time groveling.

THE CURE is a great read, and I highly recommend it. Kudos to author, Parker J. Cole, for penning a romantic story with a lot of drama.

3rd January 2017 | romcol@caribsurf.com