Title: Whispering Rock Author: Robyn Carr Publisher: June 1st 2007 by Mira Format: Mass Market Paperback, 363 pages Genre: Romance Series: Virgin River #3
I am not a big fan of books that fall into the Romance category, but when it comes to the people and place of Virgin River, I just love them.
It is a place that is too good to be true, the people are too good to be true and yet it is a place that you wish was true.
Mike Valenzuela was introduced in the previous book so it was no surprise that book three would be centered around him and his new found importance to Virgin River and more specifically to Brie Sheridan.
Mike was a wounded Los Angles police office that had come to Virgin River to heal both mentally and physically. He found a home there and when he received a call from his good friend that Brie, a Sacramento prosecutor, was attacked and gravely injured by a sadist that she was unsuccessful in prosecuting, Mike was the first to the hospital.
Brie has closed herself off, there are some things that a strong and vibrant woman can have a hard time with and what was done to her has left scares. Mike is not going to give up, he has been helped and now it is his turn to reach out no matter that she is not reaching back.
This is not all that is going on; Mike has also been asked to be the local police presence in this little hamlet. There is a creeping drug presence and young women are coming forward with stories of bruising and pregnancies that they cannot account for.
This is a time for healing and new beginnings in Virgin River. It is about trust and opening your heart. It is about reaching out and hoping that one day, someone will reach back.