FOR HER DAUGHTER
Laura Jessup is used to the rumors—everyone in tiny Gibson, Montana, thinks she's a home-wrecker. And Laura can handle that if it means protecting her daughter from her sweet girl's father. Only hunky EMT Tanner Hudson seems immune to the gossipmongers. The solution he proposes—a marriage in name only!—might just be crazy enough to work…if only Laura can keep her heart out of it.
Tanner wasn't sure Laura would accept a platonic marriage, even though it would stop the rumor mills and get his own family off his back. But as the wedding draws closer, Tanner worries that his plan is working a little too well. He's falling for Laura, hard. They thought they were ready for marriage, but are Tanner and Laura prepared for real love?
What a lovely story, filled with heartwarming characters, adorable baby, and a little turbulence with a family.
Both Laura and Tanner won my heart quickly. They were such good, solid characters, people who have made mistakes, faced the consequences, own up to them, and are willing to do whatever it takes to protect those they love. How can you not love them?!
Tanner was there as a professional, when Laura had her sweet baby girl. Ever since, there's a connection between them, that is special and intimate. As their friendship grows, the feelings get deeper, and even though they both fight against it, romantic feelings soon come into the picture.
The story broke my heart a bit at first. The trials of life Laura have faced, are not easy, the rumors running around would be difficult to face, and live with. But she is willing to face anything for her baby, even if it hurts, and has isolated her from her friends.
But the interaction between Tanner and Laura brings it all back together, in a sweet, charming, and at times even dreamy way. There's something real, vulnerable, and beautiful, even innocent, between them, that made me catch my breath at times, so many swoon worthy moments between them.
A true love story, that shows the difficulty and hardship life can be sometimes, but also takes the story to a delightful and tender part of living and loving. The story made me sigh and smile, connect at the emotional level with the characters, feel the discomfort of the judgmental attitudes, and the luscious feelings of falling in love, just lovely
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
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