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From troubled teen to successful general contractor, Jake Nichols turned his life around from his time in foster care. Divorced and single, he juggles his time between his daughter and his work. Next on his agenda, a new project that is his chance to prove his worth at the job he loves. Except he never anticipates that the only girl he's ever loved and lost as a teen is now a grown and beautiful woman in charge of the project.
Phoebe Ward has survived and conquered a painful past that includes foster care and becoming a teenaged mom. She wants nothing more than to focus on the present but it’s hard when she looks into the eyes of her son, knowing she’s tried and failed to find his father. She’s resigned herself to raising him alone with the help of her family… Until a client meeting brings her face to face with her first love. A boy… now a sexy man she thought she’d never see again … and the father of her child.
So many years have gone by and both of their lives have changed drastically. Will they be able to put the past behind them and find the second chance they both deserve?
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“Are you my guardian?” she quipped, trying to keep things light as she tipped her head slightly, studying his tight, serious expression.
“I want to be.” His voice was serious as hell. His tone rubbed her in the most intimate way, her body swaying toward him.
“Jake.” He reached out a hand to cup her face, his calloused fingertips rough against her skin. So intense were his features, so erotic was his touch, his protectiveness cloaking her in heat. Her nipples even puckered into tight points of need.
“If I had my way, nobody would be able to take advantage of you, because they’d have to go through me in order to get to you.” Her face warmed at his words.
“That’s sweet of you to say.”
“I’m not feeling very sweet. In fact, I’m feeling pretty damned protective.” He was, and she liked it. A lot. His fingers skimmed her cheek as he spoke.
“I was lucky enough to find you again. I want a chance to see what could be between us,” he said, taking her off guard. But God, she wanted that, too.
Despite her brain telling her they needed to tread carefully, that they had a little boy to protect, her traitorous heart still wanted more. His blue gaze bored into hers, causing her heart to pound hard in her chest.
“I know things are complicated right now, but how many people get second chances?”
“Not many,” she agreed, knowing how lucky they were.
“So wouldn’t we be foolish to waste the opportunity?”
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Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.
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Growing up in the foster care system wasn't an ideal situation for Phoebe Ward but it was the hand she was dealt so she tried her damnedest to make the best of it, and she gained more from it than she anticipated. Not only did it help to make her a tougher person, but it also brought love to her life, a love she had never experienced before, and has never been able to find since. When she met Jake Nichols she instantly knew there was something special between them, and before long that instant connection brought about some serious feelings and a unexpected pregnancy, and she was certain they'd have the family they'd always dreamed of, and be together forever... but at sixteen can you really you know everything?
There hasn't been a day that has passed that Jake Nichols hasn't thought about the girl who stole his young heart, back then Phoebe meant everything to him. She was the bright spot in his dim world, they had an amazing connection, loved one another deeply, but then she disappeared from his life and left him a broken young man. One who found trouble, did a stint in prison, and had a life he never saw for himself, but luckily for him he was given a second chance, and he has worked hard to put that horrible past of his behind him. He's now a successful general contractor, a father, and has just about everything he could possibly want... except love. But that is about to change, as Phoebe unexpectedly wanders back in to his life!
Breathe is a touching reunion story that promises to warm the heart, and renew your faith in second chances! This wonderfully crafted tale pulled me in from the first page, reunited me with some old friends, and brought along a few new ones for me to fall for too, and they took me on one heck of a journey! It was such a uplifting story, it spoke to my heart, made me swoon, and came with a little drama to keep me on my toes too! I highly recommend you check out this new heartwarming series from Ms. Phillips, it will lift your spirits, speak to your heart, and curl your toes!!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.