In You Send Me (Compass Cove #2) by Jeannie Moon, Jordan Velsor is a very independent woman, determined not to need a man in her life after discovering that her fiancé was cheating on her. However, when doctor Nick Rinaldi helps her when she's very sick with pneumonia, she finds herself falling for him, as he nurses her back to health. Will Jordan be able to convince Nick that he can trust her or are his past demons too hard for him to overcome to give their relationship a chance?
Ms. Moon writes some absolutely wonderful stories and I've got to say that her Compass Cove series is one I have come to love due to the enchanting main and secondary characters and entertaining dialogue that gets me hooked from the beginning. The way this story started gripped my attention immediately, as the heroine isn't having the best of times. Luckily though, the hero is there for her at a time when she needs someone the most. However, it was from the moment the hero and heroine met that drew me into this story completely and had me reading quickly, determined to discover whether the hero would be able to win the heroine over. Something that isn't easy because Jordan is independent and resilient and has once had her heart broken.
As for the dialogue, it was riveting and had me loving the main characters back stories, as both the hero and heroine have been through so much and it's understandable why both are so guarded and find it hard to let someone in completely. How could the heroine's ex-fiancé be such a jerk? Why is there so much distance in the relationship between the hero and his father? With the main characters, I loved every moment they interacted, as the hero is a good guy that will do anything to help someone through tough times, even if he does end up getting on the heroine's bad side when she discovers what's he done. I also liked how confident and determined the hero was to win the heroine over, even though he has his work cut out for him after what her ex did. Yet, what I liked most of all about the hero was the relationship he shares with his family and that they're always up in his business when it comes to his growing relationship with the heroine.
While the heroine, she's resilient, courageous, very independent, has great friends she can confide in and I liked that she let the hero in, even though her last relationship fell apart and she doesn't know whether she'll ever be able to trust another man. I also liked the tight bonds she shares with her friends because she needs their advice when it comes to moving on and finally being ready for another relationship. Really, she needs the push they give her. However, there were moments where I wanted to cry for Jordan because of what's happening to someone she cares about.
Overall, Ms. Moon has delivered another fantastic read for this series where the chemistry between this couple was strong; the romance wonderful because these two are so good together; and the ending had me loving the hero's determination to prove to the heroine that he does trust her, even if it isn't easy for him to talk about the past. However, it was the surprise the heroine had for the hero that I loved the most about the ending. I would recommend You Send Me by Jeannie Moon, if you enjoy small town romances, the fake relationship trope or books by authors Miranda Liasson, Samantha Chase, Erin Nicholas and Noelle Adams.
Jeannie Moon, author of fifteen novels, has always been a romantic. When she’s not spinning tales of her own, Jeannie works as a school librarian, thankful she has a job that allows her to immerse herself in books and call it work. Married to her high school sweetheart, Jeannie has three kids, three lovable dogs and a mischievous cat and lives in her hometown on Long Island, NY. If she’s more than ten miles away from salt water for any longer than a week, she gets twitchy.