When confronted by raging fires or deadly accidents, volunteer fireman Taylor McAden feels compelled to take terrifying risks to save lives. But there is one leap of faith Taylor can't bring himself to make: he can't fall in love. For all his adult years, Taylor has sought out women who need to... show more
When confronted by raging fires or deadly accidents, volunteer fireman Taylor McAden feels compelled to take terrifying risks to save lives. But there is one leap of faith Taylor can't bring himself to make: he can't fall in love. For all his adult years, Taylor has sought out women who need to be rescued, women he leaves as soon as their crisis is over and the relationship starts to become truly intimate. When a raging storm hits his small Southern town, single mother Denise Holton's car skids off the road. The young mom is with her four-year-old son, Kyle, a boy with severe learning disabilities and for whom she has sacrificed everything. Taylor McAden finds her unconscious and bleeding, but does not find Kyle. When Denise wakes, the chilling truth becomes clear to both of them: Kyle is gone. During the search for Kyle, the connection between Taylor and Denise takes root. Taylor doesn't know that this rescue will be different from all the others, demanding far more than raw physical courage. It will lead him to the possibility of his own rescue from a life lived without love and will require him to open doors to his past that were slammed shut by pain. This rescue will dare him to live life to the fullest by daring to love.
Publish date: August 1st 2001
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 420
Edition language: English
Opening Line: "Why had this happened? Why, of all the children was Kyle the one?" I first read THE RESCUE in 2003 and enjoyed it just as much with it's rediscovery. As soon as I opened the first page I was lost, reading continuously for the next 24 hours. Thinking to myself, damn that Nicho...
Before you go thinking that this is actually a book about a little kid getting rescued and having two people fall in love on the side—whoa there! What were you thinking, thinking this Nicholas Sparks novel would be any different from the other 158745693655 books he’s written? Pshhh. In all honesty...
The book started off so perfectly. There was tension, excitement and just an amazing story. But then the story progressed and it got boring. It became extreme predictable and this was the first Nicholas Sparks book I DIDN'T CRY! WHAT?! I didn't cry? I know so weird. Not one of my favourites.
Ok this might sound odd, but it wasn't really the romance that made me like this book. It was the characters. It was so easy for me to relate to the plight of a single mother struggling to get by. Denise's story, at least in part was one that I could sympathize with. While my child never had any ...
This review was first posted on Music, Books and TeaThe Rescue was one of the first Nicholas Sparks books that caught my attention a couple of years ago. At that point, I wasn't sold on the idea of reading a Nicholas Sparks book - it seemed like they all had sad endings, something that I wasn't part...