Author: L.E. Bross
Series: Book Two in the Second Chances Series
Published By: Pocket Star (December 14, 2015)
Source: An ARC Copy Was Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 4 Stars!
Tess is burdened with a responsibility she’s not quite sure she can handle, and Ryan is determined to save her from it—if she ever stops pushing him away—in this sexy follow-up to Right Where You Are, the first new adult novel in the captivating Second Chances series.
Tess is a lot of things. Strong. Independent. Determined. Completely overwhelmed by the responsibilities of being her little brother’s caretaker. But she can handle it. She has to. Because there’s no way in hell she’s letting anyone else raise Noah.
Ryan’s happy with a life on cruise control. He has no intention of tying himself down. That road only leads to heartbreak, a lesson he learned the hard way when he was fifteen. So why can’t he stay away from the one woman who broke his heart?
Tess knows exactly why Ryan keeps popping up right when she needs the most help: He’s got a hero complex big enough to save Cinderella. But Tess isn’t that girl, and she refuses to let him be part of her life. Not even when Noah takes a liking to him. Not even when they kind of, maybe, hook up.
Not even when she starts to fall for him…
This is my second read by Bross in almost as many months and I have to say, she knows how to write, sweet, fun, and even emotional reads that are great for a long weekend when you just want to get away without having to leave the comfort of home.
This book hit me in the feels. It was so hard not to fall in love with all of them, sweet little Noah, good hearted Ryan and hard working, loyal Tess, I even liked grumpy Pops, all the characters were just so much fun and so darn endearing.
I connected right from the beginning with Tess and Noah and knew that after what their father put them through and was still trying to put them through, I wanted to see them get their happily ever after, desperately.
And of course that is where Ryan walks in. He too was an amazing character, swoon worthy, loyal, and just downright good. It is hard not to fall in love with a man that takes care of his pops and loves kids as much as he did plus, okay, I'm a sucker for these type of romances. The slow burn we were once lovers and now are something else romances.
And of course the added bonus was getting to see Avery and Seth from the first book. I truly love it when authors give us that peek into characters from other books, it is just so much fun and so nice to see where they are and what is going on with them and hoping they are still getting their HEA as well.
Overall this was a fast read that I quickly devoured in just a few hours that is full of all of the good stuff romance junkies like me adore and crave.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*