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…
Disclaimer: I received a review copy from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review as part of the blog tour. All opinions are my own.
Alex’s life isn’t going quite the way she planned. She had plans to save enough money to buy the bakery that she worked in.
Except the nice elderly lady who owned the bakery couldn’t wait that long due to health problems. Not to mention she had found out that the man who possibly may be her (adopted) daughter’s father was flying to Toronto to get a paternity test done so he could find out if this woman who showed up on his doorstep was right and he had a child.
I’m noticing a pattern when reading this series. It’s not a bad pattern, but it’s easy to see where the story is going. Each of the three “sisters” have adopted a little girl. Each of the “sisters” have had traumatic pasts that are linked into why they are single parents of said children. They live in the same house and their kids are happy, well adjusted, and are close-knit.
Just like Janie in Falling For The P.I., Cassy is absolutely adorable and was fun to read about.
I really came to like Alex and could definitely understand how she felt like she was about to fall into an ocean when Hayden appeared and wanted to take Cassy back to Vancouver if the DNA test proved Cassy to be his.
Hayden was easy to like, even if he wanted to take Cassy away from Alex if the DNA test proved that Cassy was his. He made sure to make both Alex and Cassy comfortable with him around and not let Cassy know exactly why he was there.
If I had one complaint, it would be that the use of the words perfect, hot, gorgeous, etc. was a bit much. I get it, but it doesn’t need to be said every fifteen pages. Also, I get that he wanted to take her to bed, but good Lord, that seemed to be all he wanted once he stopped thinking of Cassy and Alex as a business project.
Overall the story was enjoyable and was a quick read. Out of the two stories in the series so far, this is my favorite. I’m looking forward to reading Cara’s book when it comes out!
You can find my review for Falling For the P.I. here.
Victoria James is a USA TODAY bestselling romance author living near Toronto, Canada. Victoria writes for Entangled Indulgence & Bliss.