The true measure of a man is not in the mistakes he makes…but in how he handles those mistakes.
Cael Holland devoted himself to his friends and family, but when his niece becomes ill, he steps up to share the burden. Out on the town one night, he runs into her. The woman with the long hair that captures his attention. A woman, after his own heart, not looking for commitment. They agree to a night with no names and no regrets.
But one night isn't enough and as they become closer, more secrets abound between the two than not knowing each other's names.
Regina, at the worst possible time in her life, falls for the man of mystery. Their passion cannot be denied, but as their secrets are uncovered, is passion enough to carry them through?
Subject matter is similar to what you would find in an R-rated movie. Please be advised, for 18+ readers.
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Wonderful heartfelt book!
I read Cael in one day, and I loved it! Carl and Regina’s love story is so sweet, and I loved their characters from the beginning. I smiled. I laughed. I cried. Very, very well written. No cliffhanger. It’s an emotional ride you don’t want to end.
Titan and Red
Both searching for something to take their minds off their stressful lives, Cael and Regina agree to a one night stand, no names or numbers. But will one night be enough? One night turns into a weekend, which turns into a week. While they've both suffered unimaginable loss in their lives, they are good people with loving family support. But they hold so many secrets that could lead to relationship destruction. Through various misunderstandings, Red leaves Titan with no way to find her. When he FINALLY gets his act together, he finds out that her secrets can once again separate them--forever.
While I generally LOVE all Maryann Jordan's books, this one was not as expected. I don't like to cry throughout a love story, but this novel will have you reaching for Kleenex non-stop! It also dragged a bit in the middle before getting to the heart of the story. That being said, I did enjoy all the fairy tale/Disney references. I thought Cael was extremely kind and loving with his niece. I also liked that a "bump" in their relationship, didn't scare Cael away. Relationships are hard work and that is seen in this story. I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
A hero with heart
I loved Cael (a Heroes at Heart story). The author really took me in a new direction. The story was so emotional.
Family is most important to Cael and he is trying to be present and helpful when his sister Kathy and her husband are stretched thin trying to care for a sick child.
“I just think we’re a lot like the ducks. You know, we see other people and they are so calm on the outside, but we don’t really know what they have going on inside. Many of them might be paddling like crazy.”
Cael feels like he doesn’t have enough of himself left to give to anyone else or to invest in a relationship. He meets a beautiful stranger and a one night stand ends up lasting a week. No names are exchanged but Red and Titan find themselves in deeper than expected.
After their week, Regina rushes off just leaving a note.
“Sometimes, plans change. Sometimes, it’s better to just love, even when there’s no chance to have love in return.”
Titan & Red’s swoony, romantic story helped soften the painful emotions brought up by Cael’s niece Cindy’s illness. Cael is an amazing story with a hero who has so much more to give than he ever realizes!