Rating: 3 stars
I was given this book by the author for an honest review.
This is the third book I've read by this author and I have to say that I was extremely disappointed in this one. We met Andy Jenkins in the first book, Opening Hearts, so I was anxious for his story. Unfortunately, this one fell flat for me.
I think a little back story is needed on this. This is the fourth book in this series and I've read book 1, 2, and now 4 (I missed 3 somehow). The first book was good...not great, but it was the author's first published novel and it was good enough for me to want to read more from this author. The second book, Risking Hearts, impressed me. I noticed distinct improvements in the authors writing and story line. Because of that, I went into this one expecting a great story.
I was sadly mistaken. The story opens with Andy recovering from a concussion, bruised ribs, and a gash on his shoulder deep enough that he had to have stitches. These injuries happened the day before and yet once his estranged wife, Amy, arrives with their boys Andy's injuries are downplayed pretty fast and then are completely gone two days later.
Then there is Amy. I didn't like her. I found her selfish and very self centered. There was also an incident later in the book where she's hurt and is admitted to the hospital. She gets sent home a few days later and within hours of her arrival back at the cabin she and Andy are having some pretty intense sex.
There were editing issues in this one, some so bad that the sentence didn't make sense and I had to go back and re-read it. Since this was a read and review copy of the story and I received mine prior to the book's release, I'm assuming the author has addressed these issues before publication so it did not play a factor in my rating.
I would recommend this book for those looking for a contemporary romance and don't mind unrealistic elements being used to push the plot forward.