Strikes Donít Matter

Regina Taylor, or Gina, grows tired of going out on blind dates. Her brother, Craig, is constantly dropping hints about finding a husband. When Craig invites her to visit Tucson, she is sure he will browbeat her more on the subject. One day at work, Gina has the opportunity of meeting Adam Wilson when he pays a visit to the law firm. Adam isnít pleased about being interviewed by a new law firm, but his mother would like for him to return to Salt Lake. When he meets Gina, he finds her quite likeable. Gina had no idea Adam knew her brother until she visits Tucson and runs into Adam, again. Adam asked Gina out on a date, and she accepts. For some reason he can sense the anticipation in her voice. It has been a good while since Gina felt any desirability to any man, but Adam makes her feel different. Still, there is a loss she canít explain. Not one to always attend church, she goes one morning but there is something about the sermon that gets to her as she thinks more on her life. She doesnít believe she can be with Adam when she carries around too much baggage. Adam is willing to give her space, but is it enough for Gina to see, that with God in her life, she can entrust anything with Adam to help her understand?

Strikes Donít Matter is a magnificent read that even lends a ray of sunshine to the reader. I love the inspiration that strikes up the romance for this lovely couple. Gina and Adam have some things in their life they must digest, especially Gina. Denise Patrick brilliantly spins a top-notch read that is purely enjoyable. Her writing is always superb, and I love the way she fashions everything to pull in the reader making them a part of the story. The blending in of Gina and Adamís family added depth to the storyline. Love doesnít always just fall easy on oneís plate, and Ms. Patrick shows that life isnít always a bowl of cherries. It took faith and love for Adam and Gina to work out any differences and watching them grow from that experience was indeed well-worth the read.

Reviewed by: Linda L.

Linda L.