She kept their child a secret. Can he give her a second chance and the happily ever after she’s always wanted?
Completing his newest renovation job is the chance Jake Nichols needs to prove himself to his mentor, to make his daughter proud, to feel like himself again after his divorce. He’s used to starting over. From troubled teen to successful contractor, sometimes it feels like starting over is all he’s ever done.
Discovering his first love is in charge of the project changes everything. Phoebe Ward. She’s not what he remembers. She’s better. Grown up, more beautiful than ever, and back in his life.
Phoebe is no stranger to starting over either. Her days in foster care and her life as a teenage mother taught her how to survive … despite the broken heart she still carries inside her. She thought she’d never see Jake Nichols again. Until a client meeting brings her face to face with her first love. A boy… now a sexy man she thought she’d never see again … and the father of her child.
After all these years, they finally have a chance to finish their story—if they can find their faith in a happy ending.
A Standalone Novel
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Can you tame the bad boy?
Can you tame the bad boy? Phoebe thought she had a chance until fate stepped in the way. And so the story begins of teenaged lovers trapped in a system hoping to get by and get out together.
Fast forward twelve years and now Phoebe finds her one time love on her home turf. How does she tell him he has a son? Is he married? Does he have a family? All of the questions begin to plague her. Again, fate takes control when a freak encounter introduces Jake to his son.
I felt for Phoebe throughout the book. I understood her fears of abandonment. When you lose control of something (being put in foster care, for example) you try to control other areas of your life to prevent disappointment and hurt. It doesn't always work, but you do what you have to. I love that she had her sister, Halley, in her court and could talk to her. And, the fact that Halley went and talked to Jake, even though Phoebe didn't know she was going to.
I'm looking forward to Juliette's story. It will be interesting to see how the sisters react to each other.
First love - last love
Emotional and touching! I love these characters and how fate has them cross paths again. Truly romantic and heartwarming story.
A must read
Jake and Phoebe were in foster care together. After being discovered together, Jake was sent away and she was left with their unborn child. Phoebe was finally pulled out by her long list Aunt and 6 years later she runs into Jake. Can he accept his son, can they start over? Wonderful characters as always and they were well defined.