A forced sentence leads to a reckless passion…….
When my husband walked out on me over a year ago, it devastated me. When the divorce papers came, it killed me. When we had to sell our house, it broke me.
But then he moved in with his new flavor of the month and told our daughter his new woman wasn’t into children. That pissed me off.
Now Riley feels abandoned, and I can’t make it better; no matter how hard I try. I’m desperate to help her adjust to the loss of a male figure in her life. The companion program that matches adults up with children who have loneliness and abandonment issues is my last hope.
The counselors tell me he’s doing community service hours, and I ask to sit in on his meetings with Riley. The minute I see him astride the matte black Harley, I know neither my nor Riley’s life will ever be the same again.
Community Service. Two words I should be thankful for, but I’m not. I resent the hours it’s away from building my business. The two previous kids I’d been paired up with didn’t work out because their mothers were more interested in getting in my bed. This next match with a little girl is my last hope. Unless this kid works out, I’m destined to serve time.
When they push her into the room wearing pink converse with a black dress, her crazy curls barely held back by the barrette in her hair, and studious glasses on her face, I can tell she’s scared – of new people, of change, of being pushed aside. Something inside of me breaks, and I want this girl to feel wanted again.
What I’m unprepared for is meeting her mom. The second our hands touch, there are fireworks, bright lights, and a picture of the future I could one day have. The future I’ve never allowed myself to wish for.
Community service becomes more than a chore, more than time I resent for being taken away from me. In the months that follow, I realize they’re just like me: they’ve been abandoned, left behind by the world, forgotten by those who should love them.
Thanks to the one last hope in both our lives – we found the light in the darkness we’d been searching for.
I loved the description of this story. It has that pull to it that make you wonder what your going to get into. This isn’t my first book by this author and I feel that the writing just gets better and better.
I really liked Hadley. She had so much love for her daughter and that paired with working her butt off and doing everything she could to make her daughters life good, that made me love her. As a mother myself I was able to connect with her on a deeper level.
Trick didn’t want his past to define him and worked so hard to make something better of him self and on top of that, he was YUMMY! Besides his looks and demeanor, he really was a good guy.
Riley had a big role in this books and I loved her! She is such a sweetheart, and she is the same age as my oldest and she reminded me of them once she opened up. My heart broke for her and what she had to go through, but Trick made it all better even if it wasn’t an easy road.
How to describe the plot with out ruining it for others…… I’m not sure. It was beautiful and heartbreaking. We learn more about him in the first half then we do her. The ending was super cute and I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face.
One thing I didn’t like was how some things were redundant. It felt like they kept repeating them selves on certain things.
Overall, I really enjoyed this story. The plot was different and we get a man with a child. That’s one of my weakness! I loved the duel POV and getting to see and feel both main characters internal struggle. I was sad at the lack of secondary characters though. 4.5 stars #2OCCJD
Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie Briscoe has published over 10 books. She’s appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. She’s been called “a very young Maya Banks” (Amazon reviewer) and her books have been accused of being “sexy, family-oriented, romances with heart”.
When she’s not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.