Sometimes, heroes need a hero of their own.
Red is… The blood family that Victoria Scotts, “Tori” to her family and “Scotty” on the job, has, the mother and younger sister she supports emotionally and financially, the famous cousin that seems to have even her mother’s favor, the family legend they’re all held up against.
Light is… Learning her true calling despite her mother’s censure as Tori becomes an EMT in the New York City 911 system, discovering true friendships despite and within horrific circumstances, and falling in love—really, truly, passionately, in love, not just “for real,” but “forever.”
Blood is… Shed when a good faith attempt to render aid, comfort, and compassion go horribly wrong, leaving Tori not only injured, but also questioning the validity of her relationships, the ties of flesh and those that transcend it, and her faith in the innate goodness of people.
This book has F/F relations and rough sex.
Tori is a very complex character, she does not see herself as being anything special. A fact that becomes very obvious as she continuously second guesses herself and questions why good things happen to her. Yet when things go wrong, or differently then she expected she immediately thinks that it’s her fault and the guilt or blame is stacked on top of other imagined issues she already caries. At times I begin to wonder if she will ever work her way free.
Jean is a little older and wiser, she wants to help her friend through the trouble she can see Tori is carrying around like an old friend. Jean has overcome a troubled past, with the help of her family. She wants to help Tori if possible. They grow close as they work together and Tori is finally making progress learning how to deal with her issues one at a time then let them go.
This book has made me feel the entire range of emotions. I laughed at Jean’s sarcastic comments, cried along with Tori when her emotions got overwhelming, and smiled as they expressed their love of family and friends. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to feel the full range of emotions right along with the characters. Once I started this story I couldn’t put it down, but it is not an easy read. This is not a book for you if you just want some light reading.