THE WORST THING THAT CAN HAPPEN
If asked, Gwendolyn Ballard would admit she co-parented her best friend Chloe's son, Cameron. Now Gwen is all he's got as they flee from the man who murdered his mother. There's only one place Cameron will be safe, and that's with his uncle, Elijah MacElvoy. Arriving on his doorstep at the Broken Arrow Ranch is a desperate decision, and Gwen knows he'd slam the door in her face if she didn't have his nephew with her. But she'll do anything for Cam, even if it means putting up with Elijah's distrust and judgment.
Chloe's dead. Cam's orphaned, and Elijah is confronted with the prospect of living with the one woman who's driven him crazy for the past ten years. He'll fight to keep her safe. That's encoded in his DNA. But can he trust her with a little boy who just lost his mother? As Eli watches how Gwen loves and cares for his nephew, he reevaluates his thinking and gives in to the smoldering attraction he felt the first time he saw her. With so much on the line, Eli comes clean about his past, making way for a future that's all about silver linings.
Finally! Gwen can take a breath, or can she?
Gwendolyn witnessed the murder of her best friend, Chloe. So she takes Chloe's son, Cameron and flees. She felt she co-parented Cam with Chloe, so she has skin in the game. She runs to Cam's Uncle Elijah MacElvoy on the Broken Arrow Ranch. She knows Elijah doesn't trust and maybe even hates her, but he loves Cam. And he is their safety net. Elijah doesn't trust Gwen and thinks she is flighty and unsafe for his nephew. Once he observes their relationship, he has to reevaluate his assumptions. There's lots going on in this story, many moving parts. Is Gwen feeling the stress? She has drama coming at her from 360 degrees. Cameron is her steady rock. Will Elijah step up and protect Gwen? Will he give himself a chance to get to know this amazing woman? Can Gwen finally breathe? Excellent story. Romance during a suspenseful time does add a little kick to the relationship! Nicely done. I received an ARC from Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Really enjoyed this book.
What a wonderful story. Sad but loving! I always want to keep reading but don’t want it to end. Thank you for keeping it clean!