Series: Still Harbor

Sweet & Poignant! Falling for Her Enemy by Victoria James

Posted December 3, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 4 Comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Sweet & Poignant! Falling for Her Enemy by Victoria JamesFalling for Her Enemy by Victoria James
Series: Still Harbor #2
Published by Entangled: Bliss on November 9, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 147
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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three-half-stars
one-half-flames

A sweet category romance from Entangled's imprint...

She's falling for the one man who could destroy everything...

Alex McAllister always dreamed of a life filled with the laughter and love of a family, but being abandoned at a young age left her wary of letting anyone in. Now that she's settled in Still Harbor, Alex struggles between keeping her distance and the magnetic pull of the handsome stranger who claims he's the biological father of her adopted daughter.

Hayden Brooks never wanted to be a father. Long hours spent building his family's real estate empire suits him just fine. But when he discovers an ex put the baby he unknowingly fathered up for adoption, his world crumbles. He tracks the child to Still Harbor with the intention of bringing her home-and comes face to face with his daughter's stunning adoptive mother.

The paternity test is in. And Hayden's about to make the most shocking decision of his life, just in time for Christmas...

 

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Bakery manager Alexandra (Alex) McAllister’s perfect life is now spinning out of control. She learns, on the same day, that the owners of the bakery need to sell now instead of five years from now when she can afford to buy the business and a man claiming to be her adopted daughter’s biological father is coming to claim her. Hayden Brooks just learned that his one-night stand may have produced a child and he’s ready to take responsibility.

 

This was a sweet story tinged with a little heartbreak. I admired Alex for having created a lovely family after a truly sad start in life. Her story brought me to tears and her generosity towards Hayden, tepid as it might have been, in letting him have access to her daughter while waiting for the paternity results showed how much she loved Cassy. Hayden was more of a puzzle, causing me to vacillate between like and dislike regarding his motivations. The one thing that worked, though, was the slow development of their romance. Their attraction to each other was instant; their trust and actions not so fast making this a more substantive story.

 

I enjoyed this story, much more than the first in this series. It had the spark, charm and poignancy I’ve come to expect from the author.

About Victoria James

Victoria James is a USA TODAY bestselling romance author living near Toronto, Canada. She writes passionate stories that will warm your heart and bring you a guaranteed happily ever after, always.


Falling for the P. I. by Victoria James

Falling for the P. I. by Victoria James

Posted September 21, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

  High school teacher Kate Abbott is living her dream. With her two sisters and their adopted daughters, she finally has created a whole new family and doesn’t need a man in her life. That’s until she meets Matt Lane, a sexy but sensitive former police detective now private investigator. But, it’s the police connection that spooks her and he’s determined to find out why.   I liked the story, the characters and the romance for the most part but felt like Matt did all the work with minimal returns from Kate. It also didn’t work for me that her underlying issues weren’t revealed until nearly 80% into the book. It was too drawn out without any hint of what may have happened to her, […]