A car running a red light hits Olympic medalist Keely Wilson as she runs the streets of Midtown Atlanta. Rushed to a hospital, the medical team worries whether Keely will survive and if she does, whether she will ever walk again. The doctors believe her running career is over, but they do not know the obstinate Keely.
By telephone, Keely persuades her former college coach John McCandless to oversee her training. When Keely meets Mac at Courtland College where he is the athletic director, she is stunned to see he is wheelchair bound. Because of her lung injury, Mac knows she will never be a world class runner again, but he will do anything for the woman he has loved since he first met her as a teenager. As Keely begins her soft training, her attraction for Mac grows, but she still has not reconciled the fact that her hero is a paraplegic. If she ever does, these two physically injured people will find a lifetime of happiness.
A MAN LIKE MAC is an extremely sensitive look at the relationships between individuals with physical handicaps and those who are able-bodied. The lead protagonists are a warm duo and the support cast provides additional understanding to the audience. However, what makes Fay Robinson's novel a must read is the author's ability to escort her readers inside the heart and soul of her characters without turning them into weepy wrecks. Fans who enjoy a delicate, but potent contemporary romance starring enchanting individuals who will steal your heart will relish A MAN LIKE MAC.