Series: Foolproof Love #3
Published by Entangled Source: Netgalley
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Cowboys, Pregnancy & Babies, Second Chances, Small Town Romance
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It’s been thirteen years since Hope Moore left Devil’s Falls, land of sexy cowboys and bad memories. Back for the weekend, she has no intention of seeing the man she never got over…or the two of them getting down and dirty. It’s just a belated goodbye, right? No harm, no foul.
Until six weeks later, when her pregnancy test comes back positive…
Daniel Rodriguez hasn’t forgiven himself for how things went down with Hope all those years ago. He knows she’s better off without him, but when she shows up on his doorstep, panicking because she’s pregnant with his baby, he can’t help seeing it as a chance to make up for the past.
Too bad Hope has no intention of going along with his plans.
I read The Marriage Contract not that long ago, and I really did love it, it was a pretty awesome book, so when this book came my way I was excited to read it. This book has second chances and a baby in the mix, which always makes for some seriously heightened emotions. This is book three in the series, but it is without a doubt a stand alone, although I think you get to see characters from the other books in this one, so that might be a plus for people who followed the series.
So when the book starts we meet our heroine, Hope, who is on her way back to her home town, the first time in over a decade, going to set up a scholarship to honor her brother. There is a lot of baggage for Hope when it comes to going back home, the place where her brother died, the same accident that killed her brother also took away her ability to run and be and athlete, and left her dealing with some level of pain for the rest of her life and some serious scarring (both emotionally and physically). I liked Hope a lot, she’s made a life for herself that she could be proud of and hasn’t let the tragedy in her life stop her. I liked that she is a strong independent woman, I also liked that she didn’t try and keep the news of the baby from Danny, I mean she even went to his house to take the test together. She was a very likable character.
As for our hero, Daniel (or Danny as Hope calls him), well I didn’t actually like him. In fact I kind of really didn’t like him at all. In the beginning, like the very beginning of the book, I actually felt pretty bad for him. He blames himself for the accident that took the life of Hope’s brother and hurting Hope. He’s basically living a life of self imposed isolation, he is just going though the motions. But when Hope comes back into town everything changes. And then Hope finds out she is pregnant and that’s when I stopped liking Daniel. He starts coming off as super pushy, and basically ends every conversation with sex or some kind of sexual act. It actually came off pretty creepy to me. I mean literally everything goes down that road, oh your in the bath, here let me help you, oh your standing in the kitchen let me just put you on the counter or take off your pants. There was some character development for him at the end, but it wasn’t enough for me to like him. Also it really felt like through the whole book, even at the end that he basically saw the baby as a way to replace Hope’s brother, it was just kind of sad and not exactly romantic.
Overall it was my like of Hope that made me enjoy the book, but Daniel, well not so much. The book was a quick read for me, but I think I’m going to stick with Roberts other series.