As a member of the New York Fire Department, single father Tim Davis is about as tough as they come. But underneath the muscles and tattoos, he still nurses a bruised heart handed to him courtesy of his first love. While on vacation with his son in New Orleans, Tim runs into the very woman that taught him about love before pulling it all away.
Holly Reynolds is rebuilding her life as an orthopedic doctor, far away from her home in New York City and her controlling father… the man responsible for tearing her and Tim apart. While she knows the hurt she caused Tim could never be forgiven, she can’t help the overwhelming feelings she still has for her first and deepest love.
Truths are revealed as lies are exposed.
Two people come back together again to explore the fragile emotional bonds that still keep them tethered, even as their passion ignites hotter than any fire Tim has ever had to put out before.
Perfect Beach Reading!
Sucker for a second chance romance? Need a short read while sitting by the pool or on the beach? This novella is for you! I find that novellas are harder to review than books. They are limited to few pages and sometimes difficult to get any type of sense of the characters. Sawyer Bennett does not falter and gives a wonderful story along with very steamy scenes.
Tim and Holly are separated by time and distance after a break up senior high school year. It's very apparent to the reader that neither character has lost all depth of feeling for the other. This second chance allows them to grow that love and build a family too. I could relate to the characters reasons for their separation not first hand, but being part of a narrower minded community while growing up. These characters definitely teach us that #loveislove.
Again Ms. Bennett wows the reader with another great complete HEA as part of the Off Duty series. Keep them coming!
a Sawyer Bennett second chance romance is like spun gold to me!
I love second chance romances. I love Sawyer Bennett. So, a Sawyer Bennett second chance romance is like spun gold to me! Off Duty is a short story, but packs all the punch of a full length novel. Tim and Holly were high school sweethearts until her father tore them apart. While on vacation in New Orleans, Tim runs into Holly and it's obvious that they still have strong feeling for each other. After the initial shock of seeing each other wear off, the old hurts come barreling back. Tim still wants Holly and he doesn't think it's too late. Can they talk about the past and move on? Will Holly forgive herself for hurting Tim and give him her heart again? I just love this story. It's sweet, funny, sexy, and emotional.
There is just something between Holly and me that can't be explained for whatever reason, it connects us on a different level. A higher plant. A cosmic emotional universe where only we exist.