In New York Times bestselling author Ruth Cardello’s sexy and emotional romance, a billionaire dares to invest in the riskiest proposition of his life: a second chance at love.
Single mom Heather Ellis would do anything for her adopted daughter, Ava. Even post an online reward for anyone who found the girl’s lost stuffed animal. Who’d have guessed it’d be returned by a drop-dead-sexy man with such sadness in his eyes that she had to reach out to him? To Ava, he’s a hero. To Heather, he’s a fantasy that puts at risk the happy life she’s made for herself.
It’s been five years since billionaire developer Sebastian Romano lost his wife and unborn child in a tragic accident. Now he’s all business. No room for emotion. Until he stumbles across that damn stuffed wolf and the beautiful single mother looking for it. Is he ready to give love a second chance?
But there’s more to Sebastian, his family, and his past than Heather knows. More than even Sebastian knows. Will the life they’re building together be challenged when the truth is finally revealed?
** I was given the ARC in exchange for my Honest Review **
This one was a bit confusing to start with, there was a lot going on that awas kind of jumbled, to me personally, but once I really started reading it I fell in love with the torture that Sebastian was putting himself through, over something that he had no control over. I could see the pressures that Heather was putting herself through to be the best mommy she could be to Ava.
As a working mom I can feel for Heather so much on the parent level and how defensive you get over your children, and what goes through your mind when someone questions your parenting style. We as parents question that so much already about ourselves.
I do like the dynamic between Heather and Sebastian, she is the grounding force that he has needed since the incident, she will help but will no enable him and that is what he has been missing. As his family was enabling him in a way because they were unsure how to handle what he was feeling.
I do not like the rushes aspects of their relationship, that bothered me a bit, especially with the way he was hot and cold with her in the beginning, but then again who are we to judge how fast people fall in real life or not. My parents were engaged 3 weeks after meeting and married a year later.
If you like sweet romances, quirky kids, and brooding alpha males I recommend this book, it wasn’t really for me, But I will give book #2 a chance when it comes out.