Murphy’s Law by Jennifer Lowery
At the heart of Jennifer Lowery’s Murphy’s Law is a heroine (Sara) so sweet and brave I instantly wanted to be her friend and a hero (Jon Murphy) who has the skills to protect her and help her and her deaf daughter settle into a new life free from the threat of their past. But Sarah is determined not to endanger Murphy by dragging him into her problems.
Murphy’s Law has a compelling set up that had my heart pumping right from the start (Jennifer seems to be really good at getting right into things from the get go). Yet it wasn’t all adrenaline all the time. There were plenty of opportunities to sit and smell the roses and enjoy Sara and Murphy’s budding relationship.
Sara and Murphy have amazing chemistry. They both bear scars from the past, and only love can help them heal. Sara’s never known a loving family, and Murphy hasn’t been able to forgive himself for something that went way wrong in his military past. But when the only place he can truly protect Sara ends up being his estranged family’s ranch home, secrets come out and romantic sparks fly. I especially loved seeing Sara relax into life amidst Murphy’s wonderful, loving family. Sara has never known a loving family, and seeing her cope with people caring for her for the first time was so touching.
Here are a few of my favorite lines:
The scars were a reminder of his failure as a Ranger and as his father’s son. If his dad had lived to see him now, he would be disappointed. His dad deserved better than what Murphy offered.–Kindle Locations 860-861.
Then he would wave her off and hope she found what she was looking for. Afterward, he would return to his life of solitude and be happy they were gone. And somehow try and forget how right she felt in his arms.–Kindle Locations 869-871.
“You don’t get it, do you? I could have killed you, Sara. I’m a very dangerous man.”
Sara shook her head. “No, Murphy, the man chasing me is dangerous. You are different because you can’t forgive yourself for a few bruises. That makes you a good man in my eyes.–Kindle Locations 897-899.
She didn’t want casual sex, but she also didn’t want to be alone tonight. Deep down she knew this would be added to her long list of mistakes, but she didn’t care. Murphy would be her greatest mistake.–Kindle Locations 1035-1037.