Can two hearts entwined by hardship move on to form a healthy bond? From the author of His to Love and His to Protect, this tender, bittersweet romance brings together a man who loses everything—and a woman with everything to give.
Chelsea Dwyer arrives home from her job at the middle-school library in Latham Hills, Michigan, expecting another quiet evening—until she hears the screams for help through her living room window. As the first witness to a terrible accident involving two local students, Chelsea doesn’t anticipate how her own life will be irrevocably changed by the father of one of the boys. In the wake of tragedy, she’s the only one who seems to understand his grief. Chelsea’s a survivor, too—and she knows that there are brighter days ahead.
As a single father, Aidan Deveraux worked his entire life to provide a stable home for his son, Derrick. Without him, Aidan feels the deepest despair imaginable. The one thing that keeps him going is his connection with the woman who tried to save his son. Hard as he tries, Aidan just can’t stay away. Chelsea’s warm embrace is the comforting solace he desperately craves—and it doesn’t hurt that Aidan had noticed the beautiful librarian and wanted to ask her out for years. Now that she’s in his life, he doesn’t ever want to let go.
Praise for His to Cherish
“The characters and setting of Fireside have found their way into my reader’s heart and I can’t wait to see who and what they bring me next.”—Twin Spin
“A heart-wrenching story of learning to live again after great loss. Very emotional and sad subject matter, with a great supporting cast of characters rallying around.”—Thoughts of a Blonde
“So much emotion and feels that I’m still feeling the effects.”—The Jeep Diva
“Ms. Lynn writes an emotional story about love, loss, sorrow, and grief. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and felt the emotions as the characters were going through them. You will definitely need a box of tissues near you. This is the third book in the Fireside Series and can be read as a stand-alone novel. I highly recommend it!”—Alpha Book Club
“His to Cherish is an emotional story of love, loss, and acceptance that will leave you laughing, crying, and hugging your loved ones. Keep your tissues handy.”—Smexy Books
The passionate novels in Stacey Lynn’s Fireside series can be read together or separately:
HIS TO LOVE | HIS TO PROTECT | HIS TO CHERISH | HIS TO SEDUCE
And don’t miss her steamy Crazy Love series:
FAKE WIFE | KNOCKED UP
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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Hard subject matter but a great emotional story
This story was a compelling read even though it was a hard read. It starts with the death of Aidan's son. The path from grieving to love is a lot of hard work and takes time. Though he had feelings for Chelsea before things changed forever, he waited for the right moment. My heart went out to him as he tried to figure life out as a "dad whose son died". He made mistakes, making him human, but he knew where he should be. Chelsea had her own problems, but put all aside to comfort Aidan. The strength it took to do this was incredible and had me cheering for her. Tears kept coming and then the smiles. I enjoyed this book immensely and highly recommend it.
I received a copy of this book through Netgalley and this is my unsolicited review.
cried like a baby, so good.
Finding your way...
Wow!!! I don't even know where to start. I don't typically read stories that make me cry, but I'm sooooo glad I did! It was one of the most heart-wrenching, compelling novels I've read. I would cry, laugh, cry, etc. This is a wonderful addition to the Fireside series.
Chelsea witnesses a horrific accident that claims the life of a teen. Chelsea races to the scene of the accident after hearing screams outside her door, but it appears she's too late. As she waits in the hospital, Aidan arrives. The doctors come out to inform Aidan that his son didn't make it...
Prior to the accident, Chelsea and Aidan were acquaintances through shared friends. Through the funeral, grieving process, and mending Aidan repeatedly turns to Chelsea for support. Derrick's mom abandoned him at two years old, leaving Aidan a single dad. While in college, Aidan had help from his friends with raising Derrick. While they are hurting too, Aidan turns to Chelsea because she doesn't ask anything of Aidan. Chelsea knows she's letting Aidan use her, but can't seem to stop as she's falling for him. While Aidan has secretly wanted to ask Chelsea out for two years, he's always put it off--always assuming he'd have plenty of time.
As Aidan starts to work through his grief, he realizes he's been using Chelsea. He decides to take some of the advice he always gave his son. He asks Chelsea out on a date and begins to "court" her. Chelsea has numerous insecurities and doesn't see herself as a person Aidan would be interested in as more than a friend. Chelsea is not able to have children. Her ex used that as an excuse to cheat on and eventually divorce her because she was "half a woman". Aidan helps Chelsea work through her insecurities while courting her.
If I could give this novel more than 5 stars, I would. Fair warning though, if you don't want to read a beautiful story that will make you cry repeatedly....don't read it! I think it was worth the tears and Kleenex!!!! I easily related to this story because I'm a single mom to a 15yr old boy. I do NOT know if I could go on if I lost my son. The story makes you appreciate life and all the blessings bestowed on you! It reminds you to not take anything for granted and to live every day as if it were your last. Soooo good! I received a gifted copy of this novel and all opinions stated are my own.