Jill Shalvis touches our hearts with LEAN ON ME (2), the heart-wrenching romance of two wounded souls whose lives touch when she takes a job as a therapist in his rehabilitation center. Although the unrelieved angst of this tale could have used a bit of leavening and would have been more effective in a longer format, Ms. Shalvis makes our hearts ache as the two lovers surmount one obstacle after another to win their happiness.

Reviewed by: 
Melinda Helfer