Romantic Times Magazine has
rated "Truck Stop" (excellent)
"Teri Campbell is a 16-year-old runaway who
ends up on a bus traveling through Rock Springs, Wyoming.
When offered a place to stay and a job as a waitress, she
jumps at the chance. Truck stop owners Marsha and Joe
treat Teri like family and offer her a room in their home.
And although Mike Angel, a handsome trucker, is kind, he
still treats Teri like a little sister.
One night their relationship undergoes a transformation
and Mike sees her as a young woman. Circumstances soon
force Teri to move on as the threat of discovery by her
father, Sam, looms closer. Mike is faced with the daunting
task of protecting all he holds dear from Sam's evil
Ms. McCormack has penned a unique romance simply because
the characters are not typically found in the romance
genre. Teri and Mike lack the power and extreme wealth
endemic to many heroes and heroines, adding a genuine feel
to this read. Because they are able to overcome abusive
backgrounds, their romance is even more poignant."
--- Sheri Melnick, Romantic
Times magazine, February 2002
FIVE ROSES from Escape to
"I would recommend this book to all. Allie
McCormack really did an outstanding job of telling the
story of the life of a runaway and what courage and
strength it takes to make it. She makes you believe that
there is still some goodness in the world for the kids who
the system has let down. I give a rating of five roses.
This is a book that I will add to my keepers' list. The
love scenes were done very tastefully. Ms. McCormack, keep
up the good work."
--- Darlene Howard, Escape
to Romance, March 2002
FIVE ROSES from A Romance
Allie McCormack writes with a fast pace that
keeps the reader engrossed in the plot. The story has a
number of twists that keeps the reader guessing until the
final outcome. This too doesn’t disappoint and is a
complete surprise ending.
It was interesting to have the hero as a
trucker. Mike only has one truck, not a fleet of them.
This makes him different from the normal heroes in romance
books, as he is not a rich tycoon, but an ordinary guy.
But like Teri, he too has a past history that he has
managed to come to terms with.
Secondary characters like the delightful
Marsha and Joe are very necessary to the plot. Then
there is the massive Chuck, a huge trucker and wonderful
friend to the couple. And of course, there’s the villain,
Sam, who is not wasted at all in the story despite the
fact that he is very nasty piece of work! There are a few
light touches of humour as well as some great passion
between Teri and Mike which makes for great romance
This is the first time I have read a book by
Allie McCormack, but I will be looking out for more of her
books as I enjoyed this one so much.
--- Mary, A Romance Review,
March 2002 (review will be on
website April 1st)
" Truck Stop" was awarded FIVE
ROSES from The Word on Romance:
TRUCK STOP is a heart touching look into the
life of a runaway girl, her fears, her hopes and her
determination to make a life for herself. Teri stands up
for herself when the truckers attempt to flirt with her
proving she has a strong will. Mike is the only one who
can truly relate to all that Teri has been through. He is
straight-forward and respected by everyone who knows him.
Teri and Mike click instantly. Teri evolves into a
confident young woman by the end of the story. The
secondary characters of Joe and Marsha add depth and
dimension to the story. The twists and turns the story
takes will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Ms. McCormack has penned an entertaining novel of coming
of age and standing up for yourself and the courage that
takes. I heartily recommend TRUCK STOP!
Carol Durfee, The
Word On Romance ,
FOUR STARS from
Romancing the Web:
Truck Stop is a sweet, romantic story. One
that will leave a smile lingering on your face for the
innocence of the young love the hero and heroine feel for
each other, and a catch in your heart when they face their
greatest trial, and their greatest danger.
The story was well written, and brings to
mind the intensity of passion, and fierce determinations
of youth. It takes the reader back to those wonderful
years of a woman teetering on adulthood, innocent, yet
wise in the ways of love as she confronts the man she
knows she's destined for.
Four stars to Allie McCormack for a
wonderfully endearing romance and characters very true to
Shadoe Simmons, Romancing
Fiction Addiction stated:
by Allie McCormack is a heart-warming story of love and
dark secrets of the past... a wonderful reminder
that love does conquer all and you grow stronger through
all bad times.... This book would be enjoyed and
appreciated by any fan of dramatic writing."
--- Laura Wright, Fiction
Addiction, March 2002
story of child abuse and the fears victims must live with."
--- Sharon Chafin, Rendezvous,
January, 2002 (no online reviews but check out their