In Serena Bell’s heartwarming novel, a young mother and a battle-scarred veteran must decide if they can rekindle the sparks they once shared.
Fighting for his country gave Jake Taylor’s life shape and meaning. Now as an injured war hero he struggles to find purpose, until he runs into the gorgeous woman he dated briefly—and disastrously—before being deployed eight years ago. Turns out Jake doesn’t just need to figure out how to be a civilian . . . he also needs to learn how to be a dad.
Eighteen, pregnant, and totally lost, Mira Shipley couldn’t track down the soldier who fathered her child, so she put college on hold and focused on making a good life for her son. Now she’s determined to be something more than Sam’s mom, her parents’ daughter, or Jake’s girl—as hot as she finds her old flame’s take-charge attitude in and out of bed. Soon Mira and Jake realize that their passion didn’t disappear when Sam was conceived—and that instead of running away, sometimes it’s better to hold on tight.
I loved this. A second chance romance that is a whole lot more. Mira and Jake are real characters with real issues. Mira wants to feel like she can stand on her own and raise her son without a man to help her. Jake just hasn't been the same since coming home from the war. Then they cross paths again by accident and Jake finds out he's a father. This is real, messy, sweet, and inspiring. Plenty steamy as well. And yes, there were tears. I highly recommend.
My Rating: *****
Steam Factor: !!!!
*Notes: Some language.
My Source: Netgalley
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