Series: Trapped #1
Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary, New Adult, Pregnancy & Babies, Romance, Second Chances
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My life has turned out to be such a cliché. And not in a good way.
It’s not exactly Sixteen and Pregnant, but at eighteen my only advantage is a high school diploma. And if that’s not enough, the father—and I use that term loosely—couldn’t have hightailed it out of my life fast enough.
I thought I really knew him. Unfortunately, my boyfriend of three years transformed from Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde once he realized his carefree, childless days would be coming to an end.
I’m over him now though. The real love of my life is chubby, has more gum than teeth, and stands a little over two feet tall. She may not have been planned, but I’ve never regretted having her. She is the center of my world.
A world that's been turned upside down when Mitch returns ready to earn the love and trust of the child he abandoned before birth.
Letting him into my daughter’s life is one thing but letting him back into mine isn't going to happen. Ever.
Now if only I can get my heart to heed the lessons of the past.
This is the follow-up to the novella The Trap, although I’m not one hundred percent sure that you need to read the novella in order to read this book, although I do think it will give you some insight into the events.
So in the novella I really did not like Mitch, and I’m not sure I really even like him in this book either. Well that’s not entirely true, Mitch comes around to realize that he needs to be responsible for the life he helped to create. But the one thing that always bugs me about situations like this is when the guy has been totally uninvolved and then they just breeze right in and expect to do whatever they want whenever they want, and I hate that. I’m not saying that Paige should have kept her daughter from him or anything even remotely like that, I just don’t like the sense of kind of entitlement that Mitch had at the beginning of the book. Thankfully Mitch gets a reality check and starts to realize that things aren’t going to be easy, and I was glad about that, that he actually had to work for his daughters affection and for Paige to start to trust him.
I liked how strong Paige was, and I also on some level at least, liked that she was willing to forgive and move on, and not just for the good of their daughter. I always find it really sad when people hold on to their anger forever, it’s such a toxic way to live, so I was happy that Paige didn’t turn out to be one of those people.
I did think that the book was a bit to predictable, and that the love story between Paige and Mitch went along a little two easily in my opinion. I really did like the novella more than this book. I do think if you like stories about families putting themselves back together then this might be the book for you, especially if you prefer new adult book.