Magic Moment - Angela Adams
Released December 2012
Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth
Magic Moment shares the tale of Chase Donovan and Laura Roberts. Laura is the bookkeeper at Chase's father's company, until she's interrogated by the FBI, and suddenly resigns. Chase is unaware of any of this until he finds Laura bound and about to be raped and murdered by men who state they're acting on his father's orders. Unwilling to believe his father would be behind such a heinous crime, Chase offers to keep Laura safe while they figure out what is going on.
Soon, Chase realizes that his father may be involved in shady dealings. The only way he can think to keep Laura safe is by having her marry him and announced she's pregnant. Chase knows his father's always wanted a grandchild, and this may be the only way to buy enough time to figure out what is happening.
I have to admit, I liked Magic Moment more than I first thought I would. There were aspects of the story that I found highly implausible, such as Laura insisting that she not be taken to the hospital after she's kidnapped, beaten, and almost raped, definitely molested, by the two men. That Chase went along with it was odd to me, there could have been internal damage or brain injuries from the beating that required immediate attention. But, it's a fictional story, so I went along with it.
As the story progresses, there are really no surprises. Just a relationship between two people dealing with incredible circumstances who somehow find love despite all. It's a pleasant story that's not too long, not too short, and offers plenty of sizzle as things progress.