I’m enjoying this romance series which doesn’t lose anything of its appeal from giving its characters a little more depth than we often find in the genre. Serious issues, such as PTSD and issues of self-worth make the romance all the more realistic and give its substance. Two characters with plenty to work through meet and these issues must not get in the way of their attraction.
In this fourth installment we dive into the love life of a side-character of the previous books. I often enjoy books that bring different perspectives to the same story but never read a series where this is done in separate books. Here, of course, the story focuses on Sally-Jean and her complicated love life, and we only get small reminders of the previous stories, rather than a full-blown new perspective. The charm of revisiting a beautiful story or two this way, remains.
Zick writes with a empathetic voice, a reminiscant of her time as journalist: always looking for the why, looking ay what lies behind.
Romance lovers will enjoy this book no doubt. It is heart-felt romance, with a bit of sadness and a bit of hope.
A voluptuous woman unlucky in love. A wounded psychologist on a mission. An undeniable attraction with an ethical dilemma.
Sally Jean Compton is in love. And this time it’s with a man who isn’t in love with someone else. Dr. Brett Gorman arrives in Victory to help the veterans of Deer River with PTSD symptoms. When tragedy strikes, neither Sally Jean nor Brett are prepared for what happens next.
The shocking aftermath of the terror of PTSD untreated leaves the entire town of Victory reeling. But none are more affected than Sally Jean and Brett who must deal with their own pasts and the trauma left behind.
When Sally Jean seeks out the expertise of Dr. Brett, the psychologist of the river folks, they discover an intense attraction that leads them both to learn about themselves.
But before anything happens, Sally Jean must learn she deserves to be loved, and Brett must forgive himself for the death of his friend and his sister, his wife. It’s a rocky journey to love.
Behind the Door is the fourth novel in the Behind the Love contemporary romance series that features sizzling attractions, dramatic confrontations, and intertwined and complicated lives. Set in the fictional small town of Victory, Florida, friends fight and love and form families of their own choosing.
P.C. Zick describes herself as a storyteller no matter what she writes. And she writes in a variety of genres, including romance, contemporary fiction, and nonfiction. She’s won various awards for her essays, columns, editorials, articles, and fiction
Many of her novels contain stories of Florida and its people and environment, which she credits as giving her a rich base for her storytelling. “Florida’s quirky and abundant wildlife – both human and animal – supply my fiction with tales almost too weird to be believable. Her Behind the Love trilogy – contemporary romance – is also set in Florida. She began the Smoky Mountain Romances in 2015, and now there are four sweet romances in the series.
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