Wow! What a ride. I was overwhelmed by the feels that this book brought to me.
The story: Boy meets girl, boy knocks girl up, girl leaves after baby born, fast forward a few years. Boy has had some unlucky breaks and a really lucky one early on. Then, he meets a new girl. This girl is broken and he feels a kinship to her.
Hero/Heroine: Josh is great. He took a terrible situation and made a wonderful life for himself. He didn’t bemoan his fate and he didn’t regret anything. Everything he does is for his son. As a character, I loved him. Lately, I have been looking for a non-alpha hero in my stories. Josh felt real and that was magic for me. Becca, um… I wasn’t in love with Becca. She was kind of weak and needy. I understood her story and the trauma she went through, but she acted more like a fourteen year old than an eighteen/nineteen year old. It was a bit off-putting for me.
Characters: There were some good background characters. I was pleased to find out that there is another book that features Blake Hunter. Beyond that, I was pleased to see the growth in Josh’s parents and his relationship with his baby mama.
Editing: Nothing stood out to me as bad. That is a good thing.
Final Thoughts: This book is one that I really enjoyed. Was it great, I am not sure. Yet, I couldn’t put the book down and read it in one sitting. I felt a wide range of emotions and that is always the sign of a great story.