3.5 it’s all for the kids stars!!
So much for forever. When Elle Devlin’s rock star husband ditches her on his way to the top, she takes her two daughters to her sister’s place in Silver Springs for the holidays, hoping family can heal her broken heart. But comfort comes in unexpected places when she crosses paths with Tobias Richardson.
The moment Tobias spots Elle, he recognizes a sadness he knows all too well. After spending thirteen years in prison paying for his regretful past, Tobias is ready to make amends, and maybe helping Elle is the way to do it. But offering her a shoulder to cry on ignites a powerful attraction and a desire neither saw coming.
Fearing her reaction, Tobias doesn’t divulge his ex-con status, let alone the shameful details. So when Elle’s ex shows up in Silver Springs and reveals the truth in a bid to win her back, Tobias is sure he’s lost her for good. But maybe this Christmas he’ll receive the forgiveness—and the love—he deserves
Tobias broke my heart, from the very beginning this character reached right out and grabbed my heart strings. His background and everything he’s been through was obviously a big mess up. However, he has come out a sort of better man for it, obviously he can’t see he is a better man. He is so sweet to every single person around him. Not one single person had a bad thing to say about him, well I stand corrected maybe one person. Even then she may be swayed by then end of the book. I love how he backed off when Harper needed time to figure things out with her Ex. Ugh all the hearts for this hero.
Harper was such a conflicted character for me, there were so many times I really enjoyed her and so many times I wanted to smack her. I realize she wants to work things out with her Ex maybe for the kids, but I feel like maybe she was emotionally abused by him and doesn’t realize it, so I tried to give her so leeway. Her sister was an amazing rock for her, and I loved that relationship. I enjoyed seeing Harper come into her own with or without Tobias’s help.
This is my first venture into Silver Springs and I loved the set up of the town and all of the people. I’ll go back for the next book if there is one. Thank you to NetGalley, MIRA and Brenda Novak for a copy in lieu of my honest review.
About the Author….
Brenda Novak, a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author, has penned over sixty novels. She is a six-time nominee for the RITA Award and has won the National Reader’s Choice, the Bookseller’s Best, the Bookbuyer’s Best, and many other awards. She also runs Brenda Novak for the Cure, a charity to raise money for diabetes research (her youngest son has this disease). To date, she’s raised $2.5 million. For more about Brenda, please visit http://www.brendanovak.com