If you have a soft spot for a reformed rogue, then you should meet Dylan Connor. He’s the kind of guy you can’t help but like—confident, smooth, a little flirty—but he also has a bit of a reputation; to be honest, deservedly so. And it’s about to catch up with him. But the greatest test of character often comes when we’re brought face to face with the consequences of our actions, and in this respect, I have to say Dylan comes through with flying colours.
If you are in any way affected by a man who dotes on his infant son, that alone will have you swooning over Dylan. But it’s not just that. It’s the way he’s determined to do right by his son. It’s his playful tenderness with Cassie, even in the early stages of their friendship, and it’s the fact that, deep down, he’s actually a sweet, slightly insecure guy—it’s just been buried beneath his Hollywood persona. And I love that Cassie, a woman who has her own reasons to distrust a man with Dylan’s reputation, is the one to give him the chance he needs to get his feet back on the right path.
It’s probably a good idea to read the first book in this series, Leaving Oxford, prior to this one, because you’ll get the background to this story and understand the strained relationships between Dylan and the other significant characters in this story—Jill, her husband, and Sarah Beth’s husband. It makes for a complicated situation emotionally, particularly for Cassie, who finds herself caught in the middle, and yet the story avoids becoming weighed down by angst. In fact, it’s quite lighthearted at times, thanks largely to Dylan and Cassie’s father, ‘Big’ Roy Bosarge. And I loved that it's a missions trip to Honduras that provides the opportunity for everyone to gain a different perspective on things.
Janet Ferguson’s writing is warm and engaging, her characters colourful and varied, and after the glimpses of what has been growing between quite university senior Audrey Vaughn and popular quarterback Cole Sanders, I’m keen to read the next in the series.
I received a copy of this novel from the author. This has not influenced the content of my review, which is my honest and unbiased opinion.
A beautiful, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, story with lots of depth. The characters are very real and yet still really likeable. I finished this book with a sence of gratefulness for my life and how blessed it is. Love, courage, forgiveness, compassion mixed with laughter and a few tears... what more could you ask for in a story ...
When I purchased this book in this Genre, I did not know I was going to be thumped with a " Bible Basher. This was not what I wanted. I did not want to have seriprure shoved in my face. I want to be reading something real, not this idiot supposed writer shoving her bible garbage down my rhroat.