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Emma has a very rough life, poverty I couldn't quite grasp, maybe some areas in inner cities are that dilapidated in this day and age, but she always made sure her little boy Nicky never went hungry. When her path crosses with Ronan at a friend's wedding, although Emma runs, Ronan searches for her to finally get an answer to why she left...
Anton... Oh how he sounded like the best brother to have, he watched over Emma even when he couldn't I think he was awesome.
Ronan in my eyes was a very blinkered person, he got me annoyed with him more than once.
Emma deserves a medal for sticking with him. I guess he had his good moments, and a lot of misunderstanding to deal with.
His Cray Cray girlfriend who was nearly as bad as his mother... boy did Emma out up with a lot.
But she was tough as all mothers are, trying her best for her boy.
There's a bit of everything in the book, intrigue and mayhem, humour and romance. A Mystery Harley Man and a nativity play that took me down memory lane.
There's 2other books in this series, I'm wondering if Emma gets to keep her HEA? I'll be reading to find out soon.
This book is written in a choppy style and the author consistently has her characters avoid sharing relevant information. After being reunited with Emma, you’d think Rohan would ask things like “Why did you abandon me?” and “What’s up with this kid?”, but he doesn’t ask anything. Information just kind of . . . drips out throughout the book in a confusing way. When facing Rohan’s murderous mother, you’d think that Emma would make clear statements to Rohan like “Your mother tried to kill me” and “I’m convinced she also wants our son dead,” but she doesn’t make any clear statements – she just expects Rohan to somehow divine her fears and know the evidence that she has accumulated over the years. She’s reluctant to tell Rohan that she was poisoned by his mother repeatedly or that his mother tried to force her to abort her pregnancy. There’s no clear reason why, so the plot meanders in a frustrating way. The same is true with Felicity, the woman who tells Emma that she is engaged to Rohan. She threatens Emma and Nicky repeatedly, but Emma never bothers to share this with Rohan. Not a single action of Emma’s really makes sense. Emotionally, she’s still sixteen, the age she was when Rohan were first married (Rohan began their relationship when she was very young, a gross element of the book). Nothing in subsequent years has helped her mature. Every single plot line in the book is different by the author’s refusal to have the characters communicate clearly and maturely with each other.
Emma wants to go to bed with Rohan. He snaps “No” because he doesn’t want to tell her that he lost his leg in combat. But he loves her and asked her to move in with him. Was he just planning on keeping it a secret forever?
Felicity comes over for dinner with Rohan and tells him that she wants to eat it in their bedroom so they can plan their “sexy vacation.” Rohan, supposedly, thinks that he and Felicity are platonic friends, so he just shrugs and follows Felicity into the bedroom, leaving Emma to stew in the kitchen. Rohan later tells Emma that he had no idea Felicity thought they were a couple. Oh, really?
Emma gets pregnant and feels ill while Rohan is at the doctor getting a wound on his stump dressed. She knows Rohan is incredibly self-conscious about his injury, but instead of telling him why she is ill, she just keeps getting sicker and sicker. This attracts his attention and makes him feel awful. Emma then takes off her shirt (?) and blurts out the news after his wound is dressed. Why not just tell him before he got upset?
This is a truly awful book. It’s untrue to life, the way people actually react and communicate and think. The story is disjointed. The romance with its roots in a stepbrother sexually abusing his sibling is gross, not romantic. The plot would be bad enough, but the writing is so sub-par that it ruins any chance of enjoying this book.
Emma is a single mother struggling to raise her young son in abject poverty while hiding from an enemy she fears will destroy her. She borrows a dress to attend a dear friend’s wedding, and there accidentally runs into her child’s father, a man she has not seen in years and who has no idea he has a son! Desperate to keep her secret, Emma does a Cinderella run. But now he knows, and the chase is on!
This story has all the elements that make a romance novel a non-put-down. It has a gorgeous, physical, rich, and tortured male protagonist who will not give up. It has a lovable young child needing a father. It has a strong, stubborn heroine who will do anything to protect her child’s life. Add to the mix an evil black widow villain, and you have a book that you can’t put down. This book seems to be a shade different from K.T. Bowes’ other works. There is a bit more detail in the sex scenes and female protagonist is much more confident, full of fight and spirit. I really enjoyed this novel and whizzed through it in record time unable to put it down. I highly recommend it!
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I couldn't put it down! A real page-turner. Thank you KT Bowers!
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