Restoring Hope was a sweet, enjoyable contemporary romance featuring two people who have had some tough times in their lives but find happiness togeth...moreRestoring Hope was a sweet, enjoyable contemporary romance featuring two people who have had some tough times in their lives but find happiness together. Hope is on the run from her abusive ex-husband's family and stops in New Orleans where she finds work as a waitress in a local diner. The owner is a nice woman who decides to set Hope up with Nic Beuve, a sexy Cajun man who is going through a tough time after his daughter overdosed on drugs. Nic blames himself for her death because he thinks his divorce from his cheating ex-wife caused his daughter to turn to drugs.
Nic and Hope have great chemistry from the start but she doesn't want to start anything with a man because she knows she will have to leave town in a few weeks and it might cause the person to be hurt. Nic doesn't think he deserves to be happy, but after a few meetings brought about by mutual friends, they can't deny their feelings and embark on a relationship that brings them both back from a dark place and they find love and happiness together.
This was a really nice contemporary romance. I enjoyed the New Orleans setting in particular, the author did a good job of making it come alive. I am a sucker for a sexy Cajun hero and Nic certainly was a hot one, but his kindness was just as sexy. I enjoyed the theme of second chances and the way the leads built a new life together. The reason for four stars instead of five was that I felt the crazy ex-wife part was a little overboard and I felt like the story didn't delve into the heroine's past as much as the hero's. Overall, I would recommend this cute contemporary, especially if you enjoy southern settings and a hot Cajun hero.(less)
I really enjoyed this biker romance between a single mom with two kids and the President of a MC. The story was good and the romance was believable an...moreI really enjoyed this biker romance between a single mom with two kids and the President of a MC. The story was good and the romance was believable and kind of sweet. There are some typos and grammar issues but it wasn't bad enough to really bother me.(less)
I really enjoyed this story of a man who finds his purpose in life when he becomes the guardian of his baby nephew. The story was sweet and funny, he...moreI really enjoyed this story of a man who finds his purpose in life when he becomes the guardian of his baby nephew. The story was sweet and funny, he fell in love with baby Logan and wanted to be a better man for him so he started to improve his life which previously consisted of him working construction and getting drunk with his friends. Unlike most romances, this book has a poor hero who lives in a trailer. He doesn't magically become rich, the heroine falls in love with who he is and not what he has. The romance took a back seat for me as the story was more about the hero and baby Logan. The story was told from the hero's POV which was also different than normal.
I recommend this sweet, moving story if you want to read something a little different and more realistic than most romances. (less)