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Dr. Erin Jacobs is making a name for herself in the sports world. Drawing on her own life experiences, she encourages
and inspires athletes to recover from career ending injuries. So why would someone want to hurt the good doctor?
Detective Logan Sinclair is determined to find that answer. He’s been mesmerized by Erin from the moment she found
him and his partner shot in an alleyway. Since that night their lives have never been the same. Will Logan be able to
solve the puzzle of who wants Erin out of the way before it’s too late? And if so, what impact will those answers have on
Erin was within a few blocks of Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter when the first drops of rain began to fall. She inhaled the
delicious scent and blinked as droplets peppered her face. She loved thunderstorms. Shifting gears, she started down
the hill, figuring to take the alley as a shortcut.
Two loud pops echoed from the surrounding buildings.
They sounded close, but in the maze of tall buildings, she couldn’t tell what direction they’d come from. She slowed
down in order to make the left turn into the alleyway and heard the squeal of tires coming from the alley to her right.
A pair of headlights sped toward her.
She hit the brakes hard, hoping to avoid a collision. Aw man, this is going to hurt.
The bike skidded on the wet pavement and she leaned sideways to lay it down. She winced as her left side made
contact with the concrete, gravel and dirt penetrating the tender skin of her thigh and forearm.
The black SUV crossed underneath the streetlight. The driver looked down at her and his dark eyes widened. Both
irritated and angry, she stared at the guy. “Jerk,” she hollered as the SUV sped away.
A second pair of headlights in the alley caught her attention. The car was just sitting there. Its passenger door opened.
She immediately recalled the gunshots just prior to the SUV exiting the alley.
Erin jerked her backpack off and ran to the car. She spotted the passenger on the ground, saw a leg move, then
looked at the driver who was completely still. Going for the driver, she jerked open the door and froze at the sight of the
gun and badge pinned to his belt.
Erin stared at the crimson stain spreading across his chest. A wave of nausea washed over her. She shook off the
reaction and checked for a pulse with one hand while unbuttoning his shirt with the other. He had a chest wound, but
his pulse was strong.
She got on the car radio, gave their location, and reported officers down and in need of immediate medical attention.
She then gave a description of the SUV and driver.
“Can you repeat the description, ma’am?” the female dispatcher asked.
“Early to mid-twenties, tall, stocky build…athletic, black hair, mustache, black t-shirt, diamond stud in his left ear. There
was a passenger, but I couldn’t see them. I don’t know if it was a male or female.”
“Can I get your name, please?”
“Addison,” a male voice spoke from the other side of the car.
Erin hung up. The voice sounded weak. She ran around to the passenger side of the car. He’d managed to sit up and
was leaning against the front wheel. She opened his shirt. He had a bad shoulder wound, but would live. “Sir, I need
you to lie back down.”
“My partner, is he…”
“He’s going to be fine. So are you.” She looked around for something she could use to elevate his feet. She spotted a
wooden crate near a dumpster and dragged it over. With her arms wrapped around him, she eased him back down,
then lifted his legs onto the crate. He started to stir again. “Please, you must lay still.” Grabbing the keys from the
ignition, she went to search the trunk for a first aid kit and blanket.
Logan drifted in and out of consciousness. His shoulder felt like it was on fire. He never imagined getting shot would
hurt this bad.
“It’s not a serious wound. You…you’re going to be fine.”
He looked up at his rescuer. Moments ago, she’d sounded so calm and collected as she’d given a detailed description
of the driver over his police radio. She was far from that now. Even her hands shook as she applied pressure to his
wound. Though she avoided looking at him, he had seen the tears glistening in her eyes.
She had a gentle touch, soothing even. And she was beautiful. The rain had drenched her green scrubs, and her dark,
shoulder-length hair was matted to the sides of her face and neck. She was wearing credentials. The photo ID turned
so that only Mercy General Hospital could be seen. “Are you a nurse?”
He heard sirens drawing near. “A doctor?”
She started to stand, but he tightened his grip on her hand. “Where are you going?”
“I’m sorry. I’ve gotta go.” The words seemed ripped from her lips. As if she had no choice.
Logan watched her run awkwardly the length of the alley. She was hurt. Had she been shot too? She stooped over,
picked up a backpack, then slipped it over her shoulder. His eyes narrowed. He saw a bike lying on its side. Relief
swept over him. She hadn’t been shot, only wrecked her bike. He recalled the description she’d given of the shooter—
so much detail. If she’d gotten that good a look at the shooters, then they had gotten an even better look at her. As he
watched her disappear into the darkness, he prayed the Lord would watch over her until he was back on his feet and
could find out who she was.
|Reviews for Lethal Dreams
|Excerpt for Lethal Dreams
Comment/review = This was a great read! I loved the chemistry between Logan and Erin. Erin was a great character.
Even though she had been through so much herself she had a big heart and lots of love for others. She was doubting
her faith but you could certainly relate as to why that was. Logan was a to-die-for hero. His soft and gentle ways sure
won my heart! He had such a strong faith and inner strength. I loved all the secondary characters as well. I found
myself caring about these people as I read the story. Anne Patrick has an easy writing style that draws you into the
story and makes you feel like you're living it with the characters. There was a twist and turn at the end that I never saw
coming. I love that! I recommend you pick up a copy of Lethal Dreams.
Amazon review by: Romatic Reader "metime"
Rated: 5 stars
Comment/review = This was my second Anne Patrick book. I loved Journey to Redemption but Lethal Dreams really
tugged at my heart. Erin has had some hard knocks in life that has left her a little bitter with good reason. Logan, the
kind of hero every woman dreams about, is just the man to soften her up. I really enjoyed how the romance played out
and the suspense did justice to this author's brand of, 'Edge of Your Seat Suspense'. Ms Patrick has a unique writing
style that I love, and I look forward to more books written by her. If you're looking for a suspenseful read with some
'sweet' romance, you can't go wrong with Lethal Dreams. Awesome job, Ms Patrick
Barnes & Noble review by: suspenselover
Rating: 5 stars
Comment/review = A "sweet" or "inspirational" suspense (depending from which publisher you take your definition).
Dr. Erin Jacobs is a sports physical therapist. She stumbles on a crime scene where two officers have been shot,
Detective Logan Sinclair and his partner. The story is well paced; the characters are engaging; and there are some
great twists and turns. I'm looking forward to reading more of Anne Patrick's stories; she's now on my must-buy list.
Reviewed by judy t on eHARLEQUIN
Rating: 5 hearts
Comment/review = This author labels her books as 'Sweet' Edge of Your Seat Suspense. Well she wasn't far off with
Lethal Dreams. It isn't classified as an Inspirational but it should be. I really loved this book! The story was original,
with characters I could easily relate too. And best of all, just when I thought I knew who the bad guys were, she went
and pulled the carpet right out from under me. I love it when an author can do that. Kudos to you Ms Patrick! I look
forward to reading more from you.
Barnes & Noble review by: AbbyZ
Rating: 5 stars
Comment/review = Wow, twists and turns abound in this novel. Mrs. Patrick writes a great story with an ending that hits
you squarely between the eyes. You think you have it figured out and then she adds a subplot, a little back story, a
dash of conspiracy and you are left wondering where you are heading next. The characters are likeable and more
importantly, believable. You feel the inner struggle of Dr. Jacobs and are amazed at the patience of Detective Sinclair.
Lethal Dreams intertwines faith with intrigue in such a seamless nature that you can't imagine one without the other in
the storyline. This truly is a page turner that keeps you enthralled from the first word to the extremely exciting finish.
Do yourself a favor and pick up this book! - Helen Ruby
Reviewed by The Romance Studio "http://theromancestudio.com"
Rating: 5 hearts
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