Desperate For You Kindle Edition
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"I bought this book today. I got to say Laurie and Jacob's love story is a story I couldn't put down until the very end."
"I definitely have loved every book I've read from Weston and his sister; I can't wait to read more from both of them."
"They made such a wonderful family together!! I would recommend this book to everyone!"
"Weston Parker has given us another story that will just suck you in and refuse to let you go until you finish the book."
"This story will make your heart feel warm and content."
"There's much more to their story than I expected, sorry Weston. This book is definitely one not to miss it's so worth reading but be warned you won't want to put down once you start!"
"I definitely recommend getting this very well written book with great interesting captivating characters."
"This book sucked me in. I was only planning to read for a little while, but the next thing I knew, I'd reached the end and it was over already."
"This story is sweet and adorable. It has all the magic of the holiday season without specifically being a Christmas book."
"I loved watching these two families blend and I'm sad to see the end of the story."
- File size : 2055 KB
- Publication date : November 11, 2020
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : BrixBaxter Publishing (November 11, 2020)
- Print length : 292 pages
- ASIN : B08NCN8TFK
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,162 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Laurie, 28, is a best-selling young adult author. She self-published her first book five years ago with low expectations, but three months later her career as an author began to rocket. She loved her life then. She had friends, an apartment in town, put effort into looking good, and made herself her priority. She dated, but only casually. Six best sellers followed over the course of three years, but it all came to a stop two years ago when her life was upended and she cannot seem to get her muse back since. At that time she had suddenly lost her sister Katherine, who had been her closest friend an confidant. Katherine had also been a single mom to Katie, Laurie’s goddaughter. Appointed Katie’s legal guardian, Laurie was thrust into learning how to be a mother to her niece while trying to grieve her own loss. To make things worse, she discovered a year ago that a big budget Hollywood movie that ripped off the plot of one of her books was in production. She had secured an attorney to fight for her rights, but getting updates was like pulling teeth and meanwhile the theft of her intellectual property caused such anxiety that she hardly felt comfortable writing anymore. But now the royalties that have supported her and Katie are drying up and Laurie has to get her act together. She and Katie settled into a house in the suburbs as seven-year-old Katie began second grade a month ago, something closer to Katie’s school and perhaps better suited to for raising a child. If Laurie can just get the lawsuit behind her and finally go through Katherine’s things, she believes she can then have a clear mind and be ready to return to her writing.
Jacob Parker, probably in his early to mid-thirties, is a single dad to seven-year-old Allie. He had always wanted to be married with children, but it turned out Allie’s mom Shannon didn’t share his dream of a big happy family. She left them four years ago, and although it was difficult at the time, Allie is his world. Between caring for Allie and his demanding career as an attorney at a law firm in Savannah, he has no time for anything else in his life. He loves that his firm allows him to do pro bono work, and helping the little guys to win against powerful corporations gives him great satisfaction. Helping victims get justice is what drives him, and the media loves to cover those wins. He cannot remember the last time he was with a woman – though it is not for lack of options. He has heard himself described as a hot commodity, and it comes as no surprise to him. Women fawn over him wherever he goes, but he has little interest. He still wants the dream of a big family one day, but after being burned the first time around he knows he has to get it right. He cannot force it to happen this time around; he must make certain it is for love.
When Jacob and Laurie meet at the school drop-off lane one October morning shortly before Halloween, their chemistry is obvious. But Jacob’s arrogance infuriates Laurie, who has no tolerance for that in a man. And while Jacob doesn’t understand what has the angry lady up in arms, she certainly has his interest. As she and Katie settle into their new home, Laurie continues to bump into the infuriating and handsome jerk who makes her blood boil. But eventually Katie and Allie form a friendship that force the two to finally face one another. Along the way Laurie’s opinion about Jacob is challenged, but she stubbornly wants to stick with her first impression. Jacob’s confidence isn’t touched by Laurie’s angry outbursts, and he finds the fact that she is so open and genuine with him refreshing. He considers himself a good judge of character, and discovers himself feeling unusually protective when he senses an injustice.
Jacob and Laurie’s enemies to lovers romance is an intelligent slow burn about single parents who find love through their children. Their story is serious in tone. It deals with grief and moving on. It is about the challenges of being a single parent, self-identity, and finding balance in life. It is nicely written. The plot is somewhat complex. There are some parts that feel unnecessary, though; it could be tightened up a bit. The characters are well-developed. The story is written in first person. The POV alternates between Jacob and Laurie. I rate this book four stars.
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. She finally meets him when he picks his daughter up from school. Their daughters become ood friends. Now he has to be nice to her. She needs a lawyer to help get her money from the people who wanted to make her stories in to a movie.Absolutely a amazing story about these people who have both a daughters that get together! Enjoy