After a devastating accident crushed my dreams, I ended up back in my hometown teaching kindergarten. I was trying to make the best of it. That is, until the world I had to leave behind, showed up in my classroom in the form of a five-year-old little girl. Her father living the exact life I almost had.
Adam Jacobson is known as the bad boy of rock. While he and his band tour the world, they leave a trail of mayhem. What no one knows is behind the music is a caring, straightedge man with a secret — a daughter who the world is about to discover.
When they move to my small town, their secret is blown. He needs my help to keep her out of the media, and with each exchange we grow closer. Only problem is I need to stay away from the memories he ignites, and the temptations he brings my way.
Secrets I’ve kept and thoughts of that fatal night come crashing back into my life. I have to wonder if it was more than fate that brought his little girl into my classroom.
Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars
Adam and Sarah are a great couple. I loved that he was just a regular guy, trying to do what is best for his little girl. As a product of the foster system, he just wanted to be a good dad for Cailin. But I really hated that everywhere he turns, people in town judge him, based on what they think they know of him. For a bunch of church-going Christians, they sure are Judgy Judys!
The connection that Sarah and Cailin build is genuine, as well. Sweet Cailin! I really liked that she wasn’t just a prop, but a legit part of the tale. And she was precious! This story is pretty low-angst, and most of the drama comes courtesy of Sarah’s preacher, hypocrite father. I wish she stood up to him earlier than she did.
I loved the message behind this book: you can’t judge a book by its cover! There is so much more to Adam than the rockstar that the world thinks they know, and he lifted Sarah up and helped her realize her dreams for no other reason than to see her smile. This story was perfection!
I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
About the Author:
Lauren Runow is the author of multiple Adult Contemporary Romance novels, some more dirty than others. When Lauren isn’t writing, you’ll find her listening to music, at her local CrossFit, reading, or at the baseball field with her boys. Her only vice is coffee, and she swears it makes her a better mom!
Lauren is a graduate from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and is the founder and co-owner of the community magazine she and her husband publish. She is a proud Rotarian, helps run a local non-profit kids science museum, and was awarded Woman of the Year from Congressman Garamendi. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons.
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