A Father's Fight
Blake & Layla #2
Life changes in the span of a heartbeat—one tiny heartbeat.
Blake and Layla have lived through disappointment and regret, only finally finding relief through the powerful love they have for each other. A love they intend to fight to keep.
They’ve had to forgive each other, but can they truly move forward without facing the pain of the past?
Layla’s been avoiding the phone calls. Nine months pregnant and exhausted, she doesn’t want the complication. But she can’t run from the truth. Whoever’s calling was there eighteen years ago. Unlike her, he remembers the night that changed the course of her life, and he’s ready to confess.
Blake’s preoccupied with an email, a few simple sentences sent through cyberspace that have the capability to rob him of his sanity, his freedom, and the people he loves most in the world. When he’s called home for a mysterious reason, leaving Layla isn’t ideal, but hope for reconciliation with his father combined with his brother’s secrecy ignites a curiosity he refuses to ignore.
Putting the pain behind them is no longer an option.
To get the answers they need, they must face the past and open up old wounds that threaten to bleed them dry.
Before you read this book you should really read Fighting to Forgive. Blake and Layla are awaiting the birth of their baby, but they are both keeping secrets trying to protect each other. Will they be able to resolve the things bothering them before their baby arrives?
Continuation of book 2 (Layla and Blake’s love story)
This was only ok. We find out more about Layla’s back story. I was a bit disappointed in this book for a few reasons.
It starts out with Blake and Layla both keeping secrets from each other and that goes on 80% of the book. Personally I didn’t like that. The last book finished with them having a very strong relationship and now I was questioning it the whole book. They basically spend their time lying to each other.
Then we find out more about Layla’s past. The author tries to make us sympathetic to Trip (Axelle’s biological father) but honestly, all things considered, he raped her just the same... I really didn’t like this sympathy angle. I personally have none for that character. Even if he was young and didn’t realize, even if he felt remorse, not enough.
All in all, it was nice to get a glimpse of what they become, but they were my favorite couple of the whole series and I’m disappointed that this is what was in store for them.