The Rebound Effect

Linda Griffin

Teresa Lansing is a struggling single mom to six-year-old son Aiden, who happens to be deaf. As a veterinary technician in the small town of Cougar, she is doing the best she can with her circumstances. Always by her side are sounding board and best friend Alix and Alix’s daughter Sasha, Aiden’s best friend. They are always ready to lend a helping hand whenever Teresa needs it.  After recently breaking up with her boyfriend, Teresa is struggling with the hurt and betrayal and has found herself in the romantic crosshairs of Frank McAllister, a SWAT team member from a neighboring town. She’s not ready for a relationship like Frank wants, but with her son Aiden to think about, and Frank’s willingness to help Aiden, Teresa soon finds herself falling for Frank despite herself.

If a romantic suspense is on anyone’s wish list, “The Rebound Effect” should be on that list. While at times readers may feel somewhat disconnected from Teresa due to her lack of trusting herself, one can’t help but relate to her on some level. Frank is a force to be reckoned with. However, his unwavering devotion to Teresa from the minute he sees her is a little on the creepy side. This side shows itself repeatedly with Frank’s obsessive personality and emotional abuse as the story unfolds. This book is one that will make readers really think about trust, whether it be in oneself or those one lets into the most private parts of their life.

Alison Ellis