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Behind the Door: Behind the Love Series Paperback – April 27, 2017
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Every time I get to read another book by P.C. Zick, I feel a loss upon conclusion, because P.C. so easily brings us close together, for just a brief time. I loved getting to know the deeply humane side to Sally Jean. These books are the perfect way to give yourself a little present. ~Amazon Review
About the Author
P.C. Zick describes herself as a storyteller no matter what she writes. And she writes in a variety of genres, including romance, contemporary fiction, and nonfiction. She's won various awards for her essays, columns, editorials, articles, and fiction.
Currently, crafting fiction--mostly romances--occupies her time.Many of her novels contain stories of Florida and its people and environment, which she credits as giving her a rich base for her storytelling. She says, "Florida's quirky and abundant wildlife - both human and animal - supply my fiction with tales almost too weird to be believable."
The three novels in her Florida Fiction series explore rural, state, and global politics, address the fight between environmentalists and developers, and capture the lives of the people struggling to survive it all. With touches of humor and romance, these novels trace Florida's history, delve into current events, and imagine future impacts of both.
The four novels in her Behind the Love trilogy are also set in Florida. From love at first sight, to giving love a second chance to friends turning to lovers, the novels run the spectrum of the contemporary romance genre.
Ms. Zick's Smoky Mountain Romances are all set in southwestern North Carolina and filled with sweet novellas perfect for retreating into the lives of people living in the mountains.
Her latest endeavor of sweet romances, Rivals in Love, takes readers to Chicago and the Crandall family as six siblings of a famous politician attempt to find romance.
No matter the genre, her novels contain elements of romance with strong female characters, handsome heroes, and descriptive settings. She believes in living lightly upon this earth with love, laughter, and passion, and through her fiction, she imparts this philosophy in an entertaining manner with an obvious love for her characters, plot, and themes.
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Perhaps it is because after reading 1, 2 and 3, all the characters became old friends and by the 4th book I was already emotionally involved in their lives. I was actually seeing myself in some of their dramas.
I do think it is best to read them in order and grow along with the characters and story line..
I am looking forward to read other titles by P.C. Zick.
Then in an instant all of their dreams are shattered and Sally Jean is left trying to pick up the pieces of her world.
Dr. Brett Gorman, a psychologist specializing in PTSD, is asked to come out by Leah to try and help the citizens of Victory with their grief in figuring out a way to move on. But when he meets Sally Jean he must figure out a a way to remain professional as he is very attracted to her.
As Sally Jean battles with her lack of self confidence she struggles to leave all of her past issues behind her. But when she begins to have trouble with those closest to her she has no idea if she will ever be able to recover and find someone who truly loves her.
Wow - this is book 4 in the series and I have definitely seen all the sides of Sally Jean. In the first two books Sally Jean is seen as the enemy and in book 3 you begin to warm up to her and then in this one you truly want her to find the love she so deserves.
I think when you learn more about how Sally Jean grew up you understand more of why she acts the way she does you begin to feel so much more sympathy for her. What she goes through at the beginning of the book is so traumatic and sad that my heart honestly broke in two. She begins to start living again but certain events push her back into sadness and I honestly didn't know if she was going to be ok.
Dr. Brett Gorman had so much guilt over what happened and what his role was with the situation. He tried to do what he could to help the people of Victory while easing his own conscience. He finds himself torn with Sally Jean as he is attracted to her but is also her psychologist. When he goes online to start dating and finds Kathy I wasn't sure what was going to happen with the two of them.
I was pretty heartbroken with some of the girl spats and how much damage they did to everyone involved. Yet at the same time they all came to Sally Jean when she needed them the most and they all managed to repair their relationships.
I was very happy with the way things turned out as I really wasn't sure what was going to happen for awhile!!
Until that day. In the blink of an eye, the couple’s future is changed forever. Sally Jean is devastated as she tries to reason out the turn her life has taken. Thank goodness for her friends who help her cope.
Leah, from Soup’s On (featured in book one), asks Dr. Brett Gorman, a psychologist with a specialty in PTSD to help the veterans deal with the situation. The town of Victory, Florida will never be the same. The doctor agrees, and when he meets Sally Jean, he struggles to keep his composure under control. He is clearly smitten with her. Never has he felt such a connection before. With Sally Jean, Brett Gorman feels alive.
Unfortunately, Sally Jean has her own issues. When her past rises up to suck her down into the morass once again, Dr. Brett is there to help her muddle through. However, Sally Jean doesn’t see their relationship as anything more than great sex. Will Dr. Brett be able to help Sally Jean gain the self-confidence she needs to be part of a loving relationship?
Behind the Door, is the last book in the Behind the Love series. Don’t worry, each novel stands alone. The characters do overlap from novel to novel, giving the reader the chance to get to know them in different situations. That is one of my favorite things about the author. P.C. Zick creates characters that remind you of your friends or maybe even yourself in similar circumstances. There is always someone you can relate to.
I have read so many romance novels that I have lost count of them all. Most of them blend together with predictable plots. Yet, these books have been different. I have loved this series from start to finish. In fact, I haven’t read the third book and will now backtrack to complete my journey to Victory, Florida. The characters have stuck in my heart, and they are like visiting old friends.
*I was given an advanced reader’s copy of this book by the author for review purposes*
Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 5
Reader Engagement: 5
Reader Enrichment: 5
Reader Enjoyment: 5
Overall Rate: 5 out of 5 stars