What started off as a very promising read quickly went down hill after the H/h meet on page 16 and did not meet again until page 63. The second meeting was shorter than the first, the 3rd meeting was on page 92, see where I'm going with this. Vince and Sadie spent more time apart during the first half of this book and when they were together it read like 2 ships passing in the night. RG gave the reader a boat load of small town chit chat, Sadie's neighbors were the Cecil B. DeMile cast of 1,000 extras, who are all these people, and why were they important to be included in the story. There are a lot of pages also dedicated to Sadie inner thoughts about her relationship with her father. Vince constantly reminiscing about being a SEAL. It felt like RG was stalling in getting the H/h together, I kept flipping the page trying to get to the part in the book where they interact with each other for more than a page or 2. Once the story hit it's stride around page 175 it was a typical RG romance. Sadie and Vince were looking for a purpose in their lives when they both came to the rescue of their elderly relatives in a small Texas town. Vince a SEAL has commitment issues and a bad case of PTSD, Sadie has a history of daddy issues and failed relationships. They decide to become fbuddies only, as usual that does not last long, and before you know it they both want something deeper. It wouldn't be a RG book without the required misunderstanding of the H being a jerk and walking out on the h, and returning to beg forgiveness before the HEA.
Rescue Me is an ok read, I like the way she writes the interactions between her H/h. That is why I was disappointed in this book, I felt the focus of the story was a little off center, as if she over did it in the world building creating Sadie's life in Texas and did not spend enough time on Vince and Sadie as a couple.