A storm and a stranger may change her life. . .
After she discovers the abusive side of his personality, Janet Mitchell leaves the professor who swept her off her feet. Will she discover the same darkness in Wes, the handsome young man who rescues her during a hurricane?
Years before, Wes Corbett vowed not to get romantically involved again, fearing anyone close to him might be harmed by his brother William, a born criminal. Now, as he weathers the storm with Janet, their mutual attraction becomes clear.
Can he keep that vow—even though he knows William is on the loose and may be headed directly for them?
Author McAlexander has skillfully woven several themes through Stranger in the Storm: the subtle nuances of domestic violence, its slow escalation over time, often without the victims recognizing it until it's too late; second chances and the reluctance to embrace them out of fear or rejection; and, the ever popular—especially for mystery/suspense fiction—the bad seed and the effect he/she has on family systems, often irreparably.
With the background of the glorious Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York, two injured people come together under the horrific circumstances of a category four hurricane and manage to forge a strong and enduring love despite momentous obstacles. Patricia McAlexander has created a thrilling story which will keep readers turning the pages to see if Wes and Janet find their own happy ever after. We see great things in her future.
On a scale of 1—5, Stranger in the Storm rates a 5.
Kat Henry Doran, Wild Women Reviews