His work with patients recovering from traumatic events makes him the perfect person to help his friend, Guy Saint Laurent, with one of his Date Shark appointments. When Vance meets hesitant, frightened Natalie Price, he suspects she’s hiding the truth behind her fears, and he’s drawn in by a need to help her.
Haunted by a terrible event from her past, Natalie can’t even endure being touched without suffering a crippling panic attack…
She doesn’t know why, but Natalie feels Vance might be the only one who can help her put the pieces of her life back together. Despite the tension their arrangement causes with his girlfriend, their bi-weekly sessions seem to be helping…as long as he keeps his promise not to push her to reveal more than she’s ready to share.
Suddenly the tables have turned…
When Vance suffers his own unspeakable tragedy, asking for help is the last thing he wants to do. Drowning in grief and guilt, crushed by betrayal and lies, Vance needs a lifeline.
Natalie has no idea why anyone thinks she can help him, given her own deep-rooted fears—but she knows she has to try.
A twisted notion of justice makes the danger all too real,
and Vance and Natalie realize it might take one broken soul to mend another…
For those of you who have read the post on this series , you will know this is something very near and dear to me. I loved the first two books, and was eager to read the third installment.
This book takes us on a real rollercoaster of emotions. Vance is in a relationship with Stephanie, and takes on Nathalie as a client in the Date Shark business. Nathalie is struggling with deep rooted fears due to a very traumatic event in her past. Due to this she can’t have any physical contact whatsoever with anyone.
We get glimpses of the not so perfect relationship Vance and Stephanie share, and as the first few chapters progress, more and more of their difficult relationship is exposed. I don’t want to give too much away, but soon it is all too clear that Vance and Stephanie are NOT the right match.
I will say this (SPOILER ALERT!!!), when Stephanie passes, Vance is grief stricken, and it seems as if Nathalie is the only person able to help him get through the personal hell he is facing.
This story is about letting go of your fears, about new beginnings, about forgiveness. Vance and Nathalie have a great connection, but due to her difficult past, and his hurt over the loss of Stephanie they must face many, many obstacles before they can form any kind of relationship. It’s nice to be on the ride along with them, from not being sure what exactly they are to each other, to being friends, to realizing they might have feelings for each other, to being truly, madly, deeply in love.
Once again DelSheree does a fantastic job in painting the right picture for her readers. I felt the emotions cut right through me, feeling every hurt and fear, every hesitation and joy right along with Nathalie and Vance. I found myself asking myself what I would do when facing this or that situation. I didn’t just read this book, I felt it, experienced it, lived it. It was amazing. I’ve read it twice so far, and am sure I’ll go back and reread it again in the future!