I received this book for free from the publisher (Harlequin) in exchange for an honest review.
I actually have the first book in this series but for some reason decided to start with this one. I’m glad I did because I loved it!
This book has the perfect blend sexy and heartfelt moments. The foster care system is at the center of the story so there were so many heart tugging scenes related to that. I really liked that the book dove deep into the complexities of the foster care system. You really got to see the good and bad sides to it. I really felt for the three boys and what they were going through.
I loved the two leads, Cleo and Judd. They had sizzling chemistry and they made a great couple. I was rooting for them the whole time.
I also loved the supporting characters. Judd’s sponsor (Judd is a recovering alcoholic), Mercy, was quite the character and juxtaposition. Her and Judd’s dynamic was unique to say the least.
My only critique is the ending. The ending felt a little rushed and I wanted a little more closure, especially in regards to Cleo and Judd’s relationship and their future together.
Overall, this story was both spicy and heartfelt! I recommend this book if you want a romance with a little more substance than your typical romance novel.
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