When Cash Mayson was forced to choose between the love of his life and his unborn child, he knew exactly what he had to do. No matter how broken it left him.
When Lilly Donovan was forced to accept that the guy she loved wasn’t who she thought he was and became a single mother, she knew exactly what she had to do. Proving just how strong she was.
What happens when years later you find out that everything you thought you knew was a lie?
Can two people who once loved each other overcome the obstacles that are thrown at them and fall in love all over again?
Cash Mayson had forgotten how it felt to be loved Until Lilly came back into his life. And now that he remembers, he will do everything within his power to keep not only the woman that he loves, but also his children.
The power of love is a beautiful thing.
by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Published: February 27, 2014
My rating: 4 of 5 ⭐️
After having found his "one", Cash Mayson was heartbroken to have to shut the door on her in favour of the promise of an unexpected pregnancy. The choice leaving him without one or the other was a gut-wrenching one and although he is able to provide his son with the father he deserves, he never gets over the loss of the woman meant for him.
Left rejected, Lilly Donovan was forced to raise her child alone. One attempt to contact Cash had crushed any illusions she might have had of him ever having a part in her life. She spent years rebuilding her broken heart and giving all her attention to her daughter.
Lilly has just moved back to Tenessee to start her new job, when she bumps into the last person she was prepared to see. Cash. What starts out as an acrimonious reunion, turns into disbelief as some inconsistencies come to light. Both shocked by the revelations and stunned by the strength of feelings still remaining, they try to find a way to connect. At least for the sake of the children.
However, it is clear soon enough, that the love that once existed is still there. But is it enough to bridge the gap and losses left by lies and manipulations?
A hot, beautiful, tender-hearted novel with a sweet, spunky heroine and an awesome, swoon-worthy hero!!
Another tremendously well-written novel by Aurora Rose Reynolds, who amazes me with her hard/soft male characters who lose absolutely nothing of their dominant or Alpha appeal, by having a gentler and softer side. Her female characters are much the same in that they are never quite one-dimensional, but present layers of interesting dynamic, often a touch of sweet overlaying a hint of stubborness, and certainly a backbone.
Lilly is a bit of a firecracker, who likes to march to her own drummer - at least that's how she starts out - but at the same time has a certain innocent appeal. The first time she lets down her guard completely with a man, she gets the lid slammed down on her and immediately she retreats into her new role as single mom. It isn't until Cash re-enters her life, that she truly starts blossoming as an individual again.
Cash is a good man, trying to make the right choice in a bad situation. He is very family oriented and would have loved nothing more than to have had things turn out differently, but he will live up to his responsibilities. His life as a father is fulfilling, but not complete. When Lilly reappears in his life, he finally believes there might be a chance for him to have it all.
The interaction between Cash and Lilly is cute, endearing and hot and a lot of the time gets very, very shivery, steamy and sweaty!!
✨A vibrant, sultry & moving second chance....✨
“Is that what you do? I mean do you often try to hit on women in coffee shops by buying coffee for them?”
“I can tell you with one hundred percent truthfulness that I have never done that before.”
“Never.” A look passes over his face I don’t know what It means but I don’t like it.”
“Do you date a lot?” I ask quietly wondering if he thinks I will be some kind of conquest.”
“I haven’t dated.”
“You haven’t dated?” I look him over again he must think I am stupid guys who look like him must date a lot.
“I have never had to date.”
“What does that mean?”
“If I want to sleep with someone I don’t need to date them.”
“What?” I breathe that is not at all what I expected him to say. “You’re the guy that can get any girl he wants without ever putting any kind of effort into it.” He shrugs the gesture making me feel sick at the same time I want to kick him in the nuts. Maybe the red hair does make me have a temper.
“I never lead anyone on or tell them things they want to hear.”
“So that makes it okay?”
“I don’t know if it makes it okay but it’s who I am.”
“Well I am glad that this is coming to light now rather than later.”
“Oh no,” He shakes his head. “This thing with you is something completely different.”
“Yeah I know.” I tell him crossing my arms over my chest. “Its different because I will not be sleeping with you.” I lean forward. “EVER.”
“Well I guess we answered the question about red heads and their tempers didn’t we.” He smiles showing off both dimples. “But trust me when I tell you I would not have driven almost three hours to sleep with you that’s not what I am looking for.”
Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat whose husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She's married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admiresits beauty.a Rafflecopter giveaway