Now, Brooke has more money than she knows what to do with. But she also has panic attacks, no relationships outside her family, and a daughter. Brooke may have shut down, but there is no way to numb the constant terror that Mia could be taken away from her. She spends her days looking over her shoulder and avoiding her shameful memories.
She’s fine hiding from the world until Chris moves next door. A friendship forms when they unwillingly bond over their painful pasts. As walls come down, their relationship starts to develop into more. Brooke now realizes everything she’s missing out on and wants—a happy and stable family for her and Mia.
But Mia may not be the child with no traces of her father as Brooke assumed. And making a moral choice will risk everything.
This book contains explicit language, graphic sexual content, and sensitive topics which may be triggers to some readers. Reader discretion is advised.
Expected publication: November 3rd 2015 by Kelly Lincoln
Genre: Contemporary Romance
** I received an advanced readers copy direct from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**
Kelly Lincoln is a new author to me. When she reached out to me about reviewing her book I thought why not. I'm always in the market to find new authors to follow and books to read. A lot of times, when it's possible, I don't read the synopsis so that the book is a complete surprise. That was the case with this book. All I knew was that it was an adult contemporary romance. I had no expectations.
I have to say that this was one of the better contemporary romances that I have read in recent months. It was really, really good. It was better than good, I actually kind of adored it.
There was a deeper story here than just two people developing a relationship. There was also a story of family love that went beyond the normal blood ties. Lincoln penned a beautiful story about two people with terrible pasts that find strength and comfort in each other. I was hanging on ever word.
The characters were wonderful too. Despite Brooke's panic attacks and her forgetfulness when it came to snack day, she was an amazing single mother. I don't think there is a single reader out there that could argue that. Her love and devotion towards her daughter was endless. I loved Mia and I could see both of my girls in her at that age. It is Chris though, that I really want to say something about. He was just an absolutely beautiful man both inside and out. After only two sentences with him in it I had a new book boyfriend. His physical attributes were off the charts but his personality was what won me over so quickly. Sigh...if I were single and he were real I'd be telling Brooke to watch out!
This book is a contemporary romance so there were lots of sparks flying and enough chemistry to satisfy the sexier side of us all. There was also another more complicated side to this book that tackled a few very serious topics that made it just a little bit more. I highly recommend it to readers of this genre. You won't be disappointed.
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