New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James kicks-off her Want You Series with a Lund family cousin hot enough to melt the ice and mend a broken heart.
Former NHL star Jaxson Lund has returned to the Twin Cities, but he's at loose ends, unsure if he belongs at Lund Industries, or where he stands with Lucy, his ex-girlfriend and mother of his daughter, Mimi. Despite the signs she'd like to leave him in the penalty box, the attraction burning between them reinforces his determination to prove that he deserves a second chance...
Lucy Quade is in a good place with a steady job, a nice apartment, and a well-adjusted daughter, which is why she's hesitant when Jax insists on co-parenting. It's not that Lucy doesn't trust Jax...she's just unconvinced he can handle multiple responsibilities when he's been singularly focused on playing hockey. But when issues arise with Mimi, Lucy's shocked at how levelheaded and paternal he acts, giving her a glimpse of the Jax she used to know, the sexy, sweet man she fell for years ago.
Once Lucy lets her guard down, Jax goes all in to show her how good they are together, but will their past remain too large an obstacle to ever overcome?
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I love this story. Love love love love love. Cheating is a hard-no for me, and while cheating is part of Jax and Lucy's back story and part of why they split up, there is no actual cheating in the book. It's all references to the past. I enjoyed the flashbacks to how they met, their dates, etc. They weren't the usual flashbacks, but written as memories. There are realistic moments that come with real life, including consequences, co-parenting, and just life in general. There were a few moments that I fell in love with Jax when he was realizing how parenting is, and that it's ok to feel or do those things. This book can be read as it is since it's a new series, but knowing the stories for some of his cousins made it even better for me, and I look forward to more stories of members of the Lund family- no matter what the series is.
Jaxson Lund and Lucy Quade have a history and a child.
Ms James was able to keep the story running at a great clip and not lose any momentum.
I was already in love with the Lund family before and now even more so.
Lucy doesn't trust Jax except for when he has their daughter, then it is pretty much all in.
Jax is trying to re-enter normal life after a career as an elite athlete - hockey player. Of course, he is running into lots of road blocks. After retiring he started acquiring properties and secrets.
Lucy is trying to move on with her life but keeps reliving the past and remembering the love they shared.
Over all it was a well written second chance at the happily ever after that both were looking for.
Great start for a new series
As usual I always enjoy Lorelei James books..... I had my apprehension regarding Jaxon’s story nor did I think he was worthy of being redeemable. But if anyone could do so Lorelei could. But what really made the book for me and being open to Jaxon being redeemable is his daughter Mimi. Loved their interaction, his devoted love and determination to be apart of her life, every aspect of it. And yes his love and regret of what his lost with Mimi’s mom was nice, I just think that with her strong personality she gave in a little to easy.... but that’s just my opinion. A few of the difficult situation was handled realistically, especially the beast child..... been there, don that!!
I will admit.... I enjoyed the male cousins interaction too but I sure missed Selka’s one-liners 😉thought I see at least one...😆