When a strikingly handsome paramedic finds Kara Larsen‘s lost toddler, only to lecture her for failing to mind her child, Kara is embarrassed and relieved she’ll never have to deal with him again… no matter how good looking he is. Doesn’t he know being a single mom is a lot harder than it seems?! But when baby Nadia has trouble breathing one night, Kara’s frantic 911 call brings that same intense first responder right to her door…
Summer in New York series seems to continue where the winter in New York ended, where we were introduced Kara, and her friends. His Touch can be read as a stand alone novel, the previous history is well shared and explained in this story.
Kara is struggling with her single mom life. She is doing the balancing act with a baby and job and life. She feels insecure as a mother, she misses her own mother who dies at 9/11 attacks, she is tired, overwhelmed, and weary. And then she starts to run into Reid constantly.
Reid is still in recovery from the loss of his daughter. He is not ready for a relationship, and even seeing a baby gives him a panic.
But there's a connection between Reid and Kara, an attraction they can't deny. Nor can't they deny the signs they keep seeing, that makes them to believe they are meant to be together. I loved how they were always there for each other, reading each others needs. The way Reid run into them every time Kara needed it, like serendipity. All the signs they are seeing and experiencing are endearing, who hasn't looked for a sign at an important moment in their lives.
The raw pain and mourning both Reid and Kara feel for the lost family members is palpable. The mourning, they are going through, so painful, yearning for their loved ones constantly.
The story goes deep, it touches emotions, the insecurity and faulty all parents must feel at times, is real and evident. The romance and feelings built slowly between Reid and Kara, they are so perfect together, for each other. The connection this little family makes within each other is genuine and true, the connection to 9/11 is gripping, the support and love from their friends and family admirable. A poignant story, also filled with hope, joy, faith in the future, and love
~ Five Spoons!
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me