Personally, I loved this story. But I have to add a warning to anyone who may have been unfavorably affected by some of the recent hurricanes and storms, this may be a story that could trigger unhappy memories or worse. If that's true for you, then don't attempt to read this story until you're ready. The device used in this story is a hurricane that affects two main characters in and around Galveston, Texas.
Parker McIntyre was trapped, shoved up against a concrete pillar and somehow unable to get his leg free of whatever was crushing it. The water was creeping up his chest as darkness began to encroach. He figured he was going to die here. He thought about his 4 year old son and began to pray.
At the last moment, he saw a person come to his aid. Alex Hansen had been to the hospital to visit her father. She knew he had very little time left. By the time she headed home, this unusual hurricane in November was whipping up serious strength. Then she saw someone out in the water. The head was barely visible in the gloom. She immediately called for help dialing 911. Then she plunged into the deepening water. She hoped she could get to him in time!
It was a struggle, but Alex had Parker's head above water by the time rescue units were there to help. The men took Parker to the hospital, and Alex to her friend's home. After that, she tried to find him, but couldn't. She figured she was not supposed to see him again. The same was true for Parker. Parker wanted to find Alex again to thank her for saving his life. But without her last name, he didn't know how to find her.
As I mentioned before, this is such a great short read. It only took me a few hours to read it, but it was well worth it. I know this is part of a series by Beth Wiseman, but I haven't read any of the other stories in the series. It stands alone very well. It is packed full of action and I could barely put the book down once I started reading it.
My favorite part is the ending, which I'm not going to tell you about. You are just going to have to read this for yourself. My only regret was that the story wasn't longer and more developed. But this short story has convinced me to seek out this author and try reading some of her other books.