I didn’t receive a RITA® Reader Challenge review for this book, so I have gone in search of other reviews for the collection here. This book finaled in the Contemporary Single Title category.
Plot Summary: After Katie Charmaine’s husband is killed in Iraq, all she has left is a closet full of his clothes, a few pictures, and fond memories. She not only lost her love, but her last chance to have the children she’s always wanted. Until Zack Ferguson shows up in town . . . with the daughter Katie gave up for adoption nearly seventeen years ago.
Zack Ferguson has never forgotten Katie, or the one magical night they spent together. Seeing her again brings up a tidal wave of emotions: regret over the way he left her, anger at the secret she kept, and desire he hasn’t felt in years. But he’s in town for Gracie. Their daughter is sixteen, angry at the world, and-worst of all-pregnant. She needs the love of her two parents now more than ever. Can these three forgive the hurts of the past and open their hearts to each other?
This book has a 3.81 star average at GoodReads.
Darcy’s four-star review explained why she liked it:
I only picked up this book as a group I am in was reading it, I actually expected that I would give it up, so imagine my surprise when I very quickly feel in love with the characters and couldn’t turn the page fast enough, even though the book was predictable, it was the characters that kept you enthralled.
All of them, Kate, Zach, Gracie, Annette, and Dave have all been hurt in the past by those that loved them the most, they all have issues that were hard for them to work past, and they all in addition to being hurt, did the hurting. Each one was then able to start healing the hurts with each other and not by any grand gestures, it was little things done daily, thinking about how their situation in the present and seeing how it correlated to those past hurts that seemed to start the healing.