He knocked on Kathleen’s door, waiting impatiently for her to answer. His skin was practically twitching at the idea that she wasn’t safe. It was with relief that he saw the door open and she stood there, unhurt.
Kathleen didn’t say anything, just stepped back so Blane could enter. He could tell at once she was in shock. Her face was stark white, her eyes barely seeming to focus on anything.
Blane took her arm and led her to the battered couch, sitting next to her and taking her hands in his. They were freezing and fine tremors shook her, though she seemed wholly unaware of it.
“Your hands are like ice, Kathleen,” Blane said. “Tell me what happened.” He gently rubbed her hands, trying to ground her before she recounted her tale. Blane had lost count of the times he’d done this with family members and friends of victims of a violent crime. Their reactions were almost always the same. Shock, horror, fear, grief.She looked up, her eyes wide. Haltingly, she spoke.
“I was asleep. Something woke me. I heard arguing. I thought it was Sheila and her boyfriend, Mark. Then it stopped.
“I couldn’t go back to sleep. I was worried about her. So I got up and went over to her place.”
Tears started slipping down her cheeks, tracks that spilled from eyes made even more brilliant blue from the saline. She wasn’t sobbing or making any noise at all as she told him what happened. She just cried. It was like a punch to Blane’s gut, and he was forcefully reminded of the supposed power of a woman’s tears over the opposite gender. He’d always thought himself immune.
If any of you guys have read my past reviews of The Kathleen Turner Series, then you know that I am a huge fan! Turn on a Dime is told from Blane’s POV and is the companion novel to the first book, so reading the first book in the series is a must.
Blane has always seemed distant, never willing to completely trust someone and so quick to believe he will be betrayed. He has a lot of appeal though, and it’s so easy to see why Kathleen falls for him. But I am not completely convinced he deserves her. Even though I am Team Kade, it was still nice to find out more about Blane. To see more of his past and how it shaped his present.
This story is a quick read, but very enjoyable. It definitely wet my appetite for Kade’s story and for book four, Out of Turn which releases on December 17, 2013. Four months is too long of a wait for me, but I know (really, really hope) that it will be hear before I know it!
About the Author
As for me, I've been reading romance novels since I was way too young to read such things, have an unhealthy obsession for all things Doctor Who, prefer Pepsi to Coke and Absolut to both, think men who drink girly cocktails are wusses, have learned to never stop believing in my beloved St. Louis Cardinals, and can recite the entire scripts of When Harry Met Sally and Apollo 13. George Washington is cool, Bon Jovi still rocks the house, and Bruce Willis is the ultimate alpha-male hero. Most of all, romance never, ever gets old.