Series: Hearts of Montana #2
Published by Entangled Source: Netgalley
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Law Enforcement, Pregnancy & Babies, Romance, Second Chances, Small Town Romance
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Secrets have a way of revealing themselves….
Right after a fire breaks out in her diner, a phone call changes Cherry Hill’s life. The tragic death of her cousin leaves Cherry sole guardian of her eight-year-old nephew. But the upper crust side of the Hill family deems her unfit and is determined to take Sam away from her. The only one on her side is the sexy sheriff, Taylor Johnson, the man who broke her heart nine years ago when he left town.
Taylor Johnson has sworn to protect the citizens of Broken Falls, but should that extend to a fake engagement to the woman who captured his heart so long ago? It doesn’t take long for his pretend feelings to turn real for both Cherry and her adorable nephew, Sam.
But Cherry’s been hiding a secret from Taylor that could rip this new family apart…
I adore second chance romances, especially when it is one of those first loves situations. I think everyone can identify with the whole, I wonder if things would have worked out if we had stayed together. That being said, this book took me through the ringer, I mean I was sad, I was happy, I was heartbroken, this book just pulls your emotional heartstrings all over the place.
First things first, be prepared, this book starts of sad. Yes the synopsis does warn you that Cherry’s dies and that’s how she ends up with her nephew, but man oh man does it totally just break your heart. From the moment that Cherry gets the news, to when she has to tell her nephew and has to basically bring him into her life that is kind of falling apart as it is, man these two had it tough. I have to say the thing I admired the most about Cherry is how she just keeps going. Life sure gets a kick out of knocking her down, first with the fire in her diner, to her cousin (who is also her close friend) dying, to having to fight off her family who wants to take away her nephew from her; but honestly Cherry doesn’t give up. I loved how hard working she is, and how great she is with her nephew. There is of course some family secret stuff going on in this story, and while i would love to talk about it here, I think it is just going to ruin the story for you, so I won’t. But what I will say is that it is a secret that totally rocks the boat, and some people may have problems with it and some people will see it coming, and others may really like it, in this case, it worked for me.
Now for our lovely hero, Taylor. Now it’s a well known fact with me that I seriously enjoy a hot guy who carries a gun a serves lady justice. Now Taylor has a bit of a history with Cherry, but he is a good guy through and through. Part of what I loved about Taylor was how willing he was to just volunteer to help Cherry out when things in her life start imploded, she never even asks, he is just there for her and helps out. But the real kicker for me with Taylor is how good he is with Cherry’s nephew. Watching Cherry and Taylor get this kid to smile and laugh again is just so great to watch, and really just made me smile.
This book really took me on an emotional rollercoaster, and I have to say I really enjoyed it. I love when a book is able to pull me like this one did, and honestly I love when their is a family element to romance books, what can I say I am sucker for building a family.