- File Size: 1683 KB
- Print Length: 384 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Ocean View Books (January 18, 2017)
- Publication Date: January 18, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MUCHTMM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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What I liked most about A Time to Give is how the author brought Emily and Ben together in the beginning. From the start, I liked Emily and felt bad for how her ex had treated her. And there's her controlling, back-stabbing father. He's good to her, but doesn't care who he hurts for the sake of his business. I immediately connected with Ben, who carried a grudge against the man who stole his business and ruined his life. Emily and Ben meet in a soup kitchen where they volunteer - how great is that? Two people with hidden identities who truly understand the joy of helping those less fortunate.
When Ben finds out Emily's father is the man he's bent on destroying, he runs from her arms. I enjoyed the duel between her love and his hatred. Lines are drawn, but no one ever reaches the point of no return. On top of it all, a surprise pregnancy. The characters seemed to carry a realistic suspicion of each other, but also a heart-wrenching build-up of love that neither can deny. There's also plenty of surprises that keep the story moving.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys watching two people find love. Not the fairy-tale kind, but the kind with real people who care deeply for each other, have sensible reactions for the situation, and don't give up until they're happy. It's inspirational when a book can show how people change in a way that makes me smile and feel glad I took the time to read through every page.
Ben Cassidy had been on top of his world, having taken his father's company to the peak of its field, only to lose it when his patent was delayed and a loan came due. For almost two years, he made weekly trips to this soup kitchen he had founded in honor of his father, just as a reminder he did some good in the world. At the soup kitchen he met Emily, a volunteer there. Emily wanted to draw Ben out of his shell, until one night, she gave him a ride home, and they ended up in bed making passionate love. Next morning, Ben was angry and devastated to find that Emily was the daughter of the vulture capitalist that stole his company (she used her ex's surname) and he believed she was out to sabotage him in some way, when she wasn't even sure about his surname. When Ben found out that unethical tactics were used to steal the company from under him, he blackmailed Emily's dad into selling him back his own company for the same price, THEN dropped the bombshell on them... Emily is pregnant with his child, and they are getting married ASAP. But is this marriage just for the baby's sake? What will Emily learn about her mother and why she went away? How will Ben honor his promise to Emily to not hurt her father?
Normally in a revenge tale the story ends when the status quo was restored, but this book did not end there, Emily's father planned revenge, Ben tried to love Emily properly, then ran away because he believed she'll go back to her father, and they have to win each other back, and of course, we have to learn why Emily's mother went away... This book is as much family drama as it is revenge tale and love story, and the complex tapestry made the book enjoyable
Emily Erickson volunteered at Cassidy Place, a kitchen for the poor. She did a little of everything, except cook. She had volunteered here because she needed to help those who were in need. During the day, she worked for her Father, Lammon McKenzie and tried her best to keep him under control when it came to the people who worked in the businesses he bought and sold. He wasn’t concerned with the little people; but she was and so she worked hard at keeping him in check. She had given up on her dream to have a child and to have a dance studio. Her divorce was a result of the two of them not being able to have a child together and her Father wasn’t behind her dance studio. Her volunteering here was one thing she did for herself. She had her favorites here and heading the list was Ben. She didn’t know his last name or really anything about him. When they did talk, he always turned the conversation away from himself. Emily still persisted.
Ben Cassidy didn’t want anyone to know that Cassidy Place was named after his father nor that he had financed it. Ben had lost his company and his pride to Lammon McKenzie when McKenzie took over his company. Ben had turned to alcohol but luckily stopped drinking before he had gone too far. Now he wants to get his company back and get revenge on McKenzie. He didn’t have time for a romance with Emily although he wanted one.
When Emily and Ben get together, it is spoiled by his discovering the next morning that she is Lammon McKenzie’s daughter. He gets very angry and leaves Emily. Little does he know that he left a little of himself behind. What will happen now?