by Theresa Rizzo
Book: Stand Alone
Publisher: Theresa Rizzo
Pub Date: July 1, 2015
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How far would you go to save the one you love?
Reporter Skylar Kendall has run from commitment all her life, pushing people away before they leave her, until her niece worms her way into Skye’s heart and settles in tight. Skye relaxes into a career she enjoys and relishes being a doting aunt.
Then her niece becomes gravely ill. Unable to bear yet another loss, Skye is determined to find a cure, but the girl’s only hope lies in the embryonic stem cell therapy Michigan Senator Edward Hastings repeatedly opposes. When Skye fails to find alternative treatment in time, she vows to end the senator’s political career.
Curious about the woman behind the scathing articles on his best friend, Mark Dutton pursues Skye. Dating Mark gives her access to Hastings’s life and secrets that would launch Skye's career and satisfy her need for retribution… Only she hadn’t counted on falling in love.
Can she avenge the lives lost to politics at the expense of her new love and friends?
My Review: Skylar at first wasn't working for me. But once she finally settled down and became an Aunt, I saw a side of her that I hoped would show. Thats the point where I started to like Skylar. She isn't too bad, though I didn't like that she just drop things or people when things got too serious. It annoyed me and good thing she had her niece to warm her up.
Once her niece entered the picture, Skylar started to become more relaxed and settled. Becoming this lovely aunt who would be there for her niece. Loved it, those two became close and then her niece got sick. The one thing that could help, can't be done. Its out of their hands unless the Senator changes his mind. He doesn't and so she doesn't make it.
Then tough Skylar comes out and she is going after the Senator, but what she didn't plan on was Mark. Skylar did her thing to try and ruin the Senator. While Mark wanted to know the person doing this to his friend. He finds Skylar and well you'd expect some big show to happen. Well.....love happened. Not right away, course these two didn't start off as friends, but hey when love enters, you should just go with it.
I really loved this book. I've read other books by Theresa and she always brings her game to each book. Her books are worth the read!