For Love or Money
(Family Secrets #1)
by Tara Taylor Quinn
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook,
August 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming
She can't afford to lose this…or him
There's no way that struggling single mom Janie Young is going to lose Family Secrets. Not even to Dr. Burke Carter.
The prize money and media exposure from the cooking-competition show will secure the future for her and her son, who has special needs. Sure, Burke is a talented chef with his own reasons to win, but he already has so much: wealth, a beautiful daughter, great looks…and definitely her attention.
As their families become closer, Janie is beginning to care too much about him. But she can't afford to get involved. Not when everything is riding on beating him.
An honest and heartfelt story about two single parents trying to take care of their children to best of their abilities, willing to do anything for them, for them to be happy, for them to have a chance in life, for them to succeed. The struggles, the triumphs, the failures, the let downs and the tears are heartbreaking, but the hope for a better tomorrow is the silver lining, the smiles and sloppy kisses the best reward for the earnest efforts.
I imagine any parent can identify with Janie and Burke for wanting the best possible outcome for their child. And that is what I liked about the story, the realness, and rawness, the sincere and authentic way to see the near desperation of the parents, the feelings of sinking with the responsibility, yet finding the hope and guts to go for the better chances, even if it means there's a possibility to humiliate yourself in front of the nation.
The character development, the lessons they learn about life, and the ability they have of roll with the punches were beautifully done and the center focus of the story.
Yes, there was lots of cooking and a little romance, but the survival of the two parents, the child's healing from a devastating loss, the challenges of a special needs parent, all took the attention and focus on my mind while reading.
This is a story that it is easy to sink into, and forget about everything around you. I felt for the characters, I sympathized with them. I responded to their pain and worry, I felt like I was in their shoes while reading the story. It is a beautifully done, touching tale of two months in life that will change the future of two families forever, an alluring study of love with its many faces.
~ Five Spoons
The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages, Tara Taylor Quinn is a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold. A 2015 RITA finalist Tara appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists, and multiple showings on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller list. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning.
Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233.
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MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved, and want to read again.
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story
3 Spoons - Good story, but not much that stood out
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me
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