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Rochelle Cassidy has the perfect life as a radio talk show host in the Detroit market, but her celebrity status doesn’t cease an angry listener from desiring her … dead. Ed McGrath’s perfect life as a pro-hockey player doesn’t include a damsel in distress until the night he detects Rochelle being attacked in a parking structure that is deserted.
Circumstances throw them in more ways than one when Rochelle’s producer plays matchmaker. A sick boy, a corrupt politician, and medical practices that are questionable put over just Rochelle in danger, and her attacker shadows her every measure.
Will Ed have the ability to break through her trust problems so that you can shield her, or will she continue to see him as Detroit’s bad boy athlete? Her life AND his depend on it.
The heroine in Panic is Louder Than Words, had an interesting occupation and a strong personality. She resembled a female Rush Limbaugh (although true, I haven’t really heard Rush much except in advertisement sound bites). I respected her commitment to her beliefs and was intrigued by her personality—a woman that was strong in what’s mainly a male-dominated discipline. Separate run and her strength added depth to the stalker-storyline. Pursued by a guy obsessed with ruining her, Rochelle pinged between her fears and her want to overwhelm them. She refused to let a psycho-stalker command her behavior or command her thoughts, but her emotions infrequently honored.
In walks Ed, a strong, protective type who makes his living on the ice. That is the first novel I’ve read with a hockey player hero, and I found his livelihood and Ed intriguing. Though very much a conventional alpha male, Ed did have a softer side, particularly when it came to Rochelle. Initially drawn to her out of obligation, having saved her in the midst of a brutal attack, he quickly starts to wonder if there’s more to his feelings, enough perhaps to cause him to make some important lifestyle changes.
This story kept me guessing by guiding me toward numerous possible plot endings. Was Rochelle’s attacker associated with the representative? An arbitrary crazy? A hostile listener? Where she was, seemingly at every junction and how did he know?
I admired Linda’s nerve to touch on some culturally and intriguing relevant issues for example organ donation, genetic alteration, and abortion. It was interesting to read about these problems through the eyes of a conservative radio host, and the conspiracy theory that is underlying added intrigue that is additional.