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Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Zebra Books
Released on October 30, 2018
A one night stand ends up connecting two people who aren’t sure they even like each other. More serious that I expected and deeper on many levels. This is a story that can heal two hearts and make a future look bright.
Why do I jump into series in the middle or at least not the first book? This time is was a little easier since it was the second book, but still I felt a little off not knowing what happened in the first story. I put that aside and focused on the two characters that would have their lives forever entwined.
Melanie Ramsey came to Haven to find a haven and help out her closest friends. She just didn’t expect to get a speeding ticket right away. Escaping an emotionally abusive husband, Melanie is rebuilding her life, her confidence and trying to learn to trust again. Relationships aren’t in the plans, but a one night stand with the one person who gave her a speeding ticket, shakes up her newly built foundation.
Tanner takes his job seriously to protect the weak and seek justice, but he is guarding his heart from a past that is affecting his future. With one hook up with Melanie, he is now forever entangled in a relationship he didn’t want. But a baby is on the way and these two have to learn to get along and build a relationship to support them as well as their child.
The two have warring emotions. Melanie needs the independence her life has given her after the divorce. But the ex is haunting her still. Tanner needs to protect and keep them safe. The two missions of life collide and the two have to work together. Tanner knows he wants Melanie and the baby in his life, but also that he is going to have to give her some space his warring mind wants to take away. The past can’t be redone, but he intends to make the future a different story.
This wasn’t an easy story, nor was it a grand story. These are two broken people who not have a second chance at a life they both can imagine. It’s not pretty, or tied up in a bow. It’s real life and some times you just have to hit that head on.
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