THIEF OF HEARTS
Iso Pacias is helpless at the scene of a major car crash. Grace Obegron is trapped within her overturned vehicle and all Iso can do is crawl under and attempt to reassure her. Her first words, Youre not Mr. Right, make him grin in an otherwise anxious situation. Once the medics arrive, Iso vows to take care of Mr. Right and return him to Grace.
A year later, Iso, who is now a paramedic, discovers that Grace has not died, as he previously believed. A series of newspaper articles, family members, friends and Mr. Right himself bring these two people together again and help them overcome their resistance to love.
Ms. Sandovals graphic descriptions and masterful job of portraying the characters feelings and thoughts combine to provide a story that is worth reading over and over again. (Sep., 256 pp., $4.99)