When Holly’s sister dropped off her nine month old son and disappeared, she didn’t know what to think. Holly moves back to the house she inherited after her mother died and tries her best to care for Mason. When she finds out that Hannah was in rehab, her thoughts turn to permanent custody of the nephew she loves like a son. In the middle of all of the conflict, Holly meets her neighbor,Wyatt, who wins her heart. When Hannah eventually returns and wants her son, Holly has some big decisions to make.
I found this book on sale and decided to give it a try. I know everyone rolls their eyes at romance novels, and this is definitely a romance novel, but admit it, ladies, we all read them every now and then. This one had some unexpected plot lines that I found a little surprising. It’s not typical for romance novels to delve into dark subjects, like taking care of an infant when you’re high on painkillers, but the author manages to address the subject of addiction without becoming too dark. The characters, especially Wyatt, were very typical for the genre, but it was still a good book with just the right amount of heartache that makes you keep turning the pages to find out what happens next. The ending was happy, with a touch of bitter-sweetness. On a personal note, I like reading books set in a place that I know well, like Austin. I gave it 3 stars.