Author: Deborah Bladon
Publisher: Deborah Bladon
Release Date: 01.03.15
Summary: TRACE - Part One Being a nurse gives Vanessa Meyer a true purpose in life. It grounds her in a way that nothing else can. Since she's watched her mother slide into the clutches of a painful condition, she's worked hard to
TRACE - Part Two Vanessa Meyer had finally taken on the task of learning more about her birth mother. The twisted path that brought her to her family's townhouse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, also brought her face-to-face with the man who she's been spending most of her nights with. When Vanessa accepts the reality of why Garrett Ryan is connected to her sister, it changes everything for her. She has to decide whether confiding in him is worth the risk of losing him. As more of her past becomes clear to her, she's forced to confront the woman who took a promised future of love and stability away from her. Vanessa can't get back what she's lost but she can gain an understanding of a mother's love she'll never know. Will she risk everything she's built with Garrett for a brief glimpse into her birth mother's mind and heart or will fate step in and force her hand?
TRACE - Part Three Vanessa Meyer has overcome the struggles of her past to build a life that she can be proud of. She's a nurse in the ER and her relationship with attorney Garrett Ryan fulfills her in a way that nothing else can. She has accepted the fact that her mother held damaging secrets but she's ready to move on and start a new life. Everything changes when a letter reveals a painful truth. It sets a series of events in motion that challenges Vanessa's connection to everyone in her life. When Garrett confesses his own surprising role in her past, Vanessa has to decide if tracing her family history is worth the risk of losing the life she's built for herself now. She wants answers, Garrett wants her, but can they both truly have the happy ending they desire?
Garrett is something else. It all starts when he crashes his bike in Central Park whilst "chasing the most perfect pair of tits he's seen in a long time." He's brought into the ER and meets Nurse Vanessa Meyer. He compliments her arse before fainting. She's not interested. In fact she might be a bit disgusted by his lack of manners. She calls him an arsehole right to his face.
"Garrett Ryan is starting to feel like home to me, and I can't let that happen." He gradually wins over Vanessa's heart and she's suddenly entangled with a guy who she knows absolutely nothing about except that he's a lawyer. He has secrets. She has secrets too though and they clash. Vanessa is strong in a way that amazes me but there are things she did that drove me insane and not in a good way. "I'm leaving because I'm a coward. I'm running away because I'm falling for this beautiful man who makes me feel things I've never felt before. I have secrets that I've waited too long to tell him..."
Although this book was clearly a love story, it was more a story about identity. Vanessa feels like she's loosing herself. She's convinced she doesn't even know who she is any more until she finds herself once more.