Cori's experience with men leaves her untrusting.
To prove his undying love and loyalty, Ben will risk sacrificing her trust.
Is this second chance at love a possibility?
Ben Deprez has been secretly in love with Cori for years and knowing of her wounded heart has him waiting impatiently for the right time to make his move. Now is the time, and Cori seems receptive, but Ben's past still haunts him. He's never been that guy who can say or do the right thing when it comes to women. His divorce is proof.
Cori Pierre-Simon has had about all she can take working two jobs to support her family since her ex left without a trace ten years earlier. The last thing she needs is to get involved with another man who would surely disappoint her.
Just when Cori decides to open her heart to Ben, women he holds key information about turn up dead. Then, when she uncovers an unusual connection between Ben and another woman, she realizes she should have never trusted him and his womanizing ways.
When Cori's son finds himself in an illegal predicament, he turns to Ben for help. Ben answers the call for aid full-well knowing that in helping the teenager he will risk losing Cori's trust, the very thing he's worked hard to earn. Ben is left hoping she loves him enough to forgive him for the decisions he's made to right the wrongs of her son and himself.
Ben is a divorced city employee who now lives alone. Cori, his neighbor and sister’s best friend, lives across the street. Cori has been in love with Ben since they were young. However, after high school they both went their separate ways and married other people. They are now both single and have eyes only for each other. When some women are murdered in their small town, Ben is questioned and it’s obvious he has a connection with the women. Then Cori’s son gets involved with drug dealers. Can the two find a way out of their mess and back to each other?
This is a decent whodunit with some steam. It’s about people trudging through the mess we call life while leaning on each other. I was a bit disappointed that I had the murderer figured out early on. I admire Cori as a strong single mom doing what has to be done to care for her boys but I love her son Eli’s character. I love that he shows remorse for his actions and faces up to the consequences.
I received a free copy and am voluntarily leaving a review which is my opinion alone.