Twenty-six-year-old Tara Gibbons struggle to deal with being a tow truck driver and the stigma of being a woman in a man’s field. Newly employed by Cole Wilson, Tara finds herself attracted to her boss, though the pair collide in a heated clash of wills.
As the tension between Tara and Cole mount, a hidden danger evolves. Someone is watching Tara, someone with an ulterior motive. As Tara finds herself the object of a killer, she stumbles upon Cole’s secret past, a past that wants to make itself known. Now Tara must uncover the truth and face a life or death battle with a serial tow man. But who is the killer and who can she trust?
Author - Tamera Lawrence
Posted by Cynthia on 23rd Jan 2013
Wrecker, by Tamera Lawrence
Romance suspense novels are too often of a predictable, formulaic nature, e.g., Lovely young woman meets handsome young man who happens to be either (i) a member of a royal family, (ii) a multibillionaire, (iii) a Wall Street tycoon, or (iv) a powerful politician. Wrecker defies this convention to present Tara Gibbons, a red haired beauty with an unusual job. Tara drives a tow truck and her romantic interests range from her boss to a garage owner. This background provides some much needed relief from the typical romance/suspense novel.
Tara and her romantic interests, as well as other individuals in the town of Limerick, are threatened by a shadowy character that seems hell-bent on revenge. And he achieves his goal via violent acts that fit perfectly into the background of the story.
The author, Tamera Lawrence, has done a masterful job of capturing the look and feel of eastern Pennsylvania and its inhabitants. As but one example, Tara and her boss don’t eat at Le Bernardin’s, or Per Se. Instead they dine on hoagies at the nearest Wawa store! Again, you don’t see this in the typical romance/suspense novel and it is a welcome change. I’m definitely looking forward to Ms. Lawrence’s next novel.