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Her Unexpected Family

(Sweetwater Springs #2)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  11 reviews
This book is the second in the Sweetwater Springs series of stand-alone books by this author.

Former bad boy, Travis Baxter, has a reputation to live down, a job to do fast, and one woman he can’t seem to avoid. He’s starting a 24/7 renovation flip on Claire’s beauty salon when a surprise appears at his door . . . a three-year-old son. Immediate custody brings Travis a maj
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Published February 18th 2014 by B & R Bookery
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Mar 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Anyone who has had cancer will be able to tell you that you are willing to fight to get back out there healthy, but the thought of it returning is always there. Will you make it through the second time? Will you ever have the guarantee that everything will work out?

The answer is of course, no one knows for sure. Because life does not come with guarantees. All you can do is hope and fight back as hard as you can.

In this read the author explores this side of life as she takes us on the very diffic
Shelly Wygant
Oct 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Travis is still left wondering why Claire ran off during their date. He felt there could be something and Claire panicked. Not they try to avoid each other in the small town of Sweetwater Springs. That will be impossible when Travis starts renovations on the salon Claire works at. She will be forced to face her attraction to Travis.

This is a romantic and sweet story of how two people come together and learn that they can lean on each other. Claire is trying to keep her cancer secret and Travis u
Indie Editor Nancy
Her Unexpected Family was a tender, heartwarming story of love, need and commitment. Travis and Claire had one date in the past, and the feelings that surfaced scared each of them to the point they did not date again. Travis had a reputation, Claire not knowing that it was mostly false. Claire fought her feelings for Travis, anyone she had loved in the past ended up leaving her and she always found herself alone.

Claire has a serious secret she is hiding from most of her friends and she is afraid
Aug 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a beautiful story that deals with the raw emotions linked to trials and tragedy that happens in real life. The tissues were ever present for me. I was on an emotional roller coaster from start to finish. This series does not avoid tough topics and situations that most people experience and does so in a way where you feel like your own heart is being wrenched out of you!

Travis and Claire are perfect for each other and embrace their new relationship with a push pull. He wants to push her
May 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given a free copy of Her Unexpected Family for honest reviews on Goodreads and any other site I wanted to post the review on. Without knowing anything about this story my answer was an immediate "Yes". No questions asked just a big yes! I absolutely loved how Carol wrote on pages before the story itself about the characters, Yes this is a part of a series but you do not have to read the first book to understand anything about Claire, the author had that all figured out. I am writing this r ...more
Carol Burnside
Feb 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
In this book, I paired Claire (Rosie's best friend from A Suitable Wife) with Travis Baxter, a hard-working construction company owner. She has no family to speak of and has never known what it's like to belong to a big, loving bunch like the Baxters. Travis has never known anything else, and his empty house mocks him.

At first glance, these two don't seem like they'd be a good fit, but they surprised me during the creation of this book. Yes, I'm the author and yes, I'm rating my own book. I bel
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

What can I say? I have no words to express just how much I have loved both the books in this series.

Highly recommend you all give this series a read…

Looking forward to more :)
Shirley Buchanan
Mar 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Again we visit the quaint small town of Sweetwater Springs with all of its intriguing, interesting inhabitants. Claire and Travis have flirted, trying to get to know each other, until one ill fated date sent them in opposite directions. Now they avoid each other, but circumstances are about to change.

Funny, sexy and gorgeous Claire has a philosophy to live by: keep her cancer a secret, live each day to the fullest and allow no attachments, casual or otherwise. Disappointed that Travis no longer
Oct 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review*

Thirty-two-year-old Travis Baxter works for a construction company in Sweetwater. He is scheduled to fix up a hair salon where a woman he went on a date, and had a steamy kiss with works. But she had unexpectedly stopped communicating with him. Travis is determined to get Claire to go out with him again. When they're getting close to figuring things out, Travis finds himself with his three-year-old son he didn't know he had. Claire opens u
Kelley Schmidt
Sep 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A heartfelt story about a subject that seems to touch most everyone's lives these days...cancer. I didn't think this book was as good as the first one in this series, but it was still good. I can't wait to read the next book and find out more about the Baxter family.

**Copy received from author in exchange for an honest review**
Aug 01, 2015 rated it liked it
This book fell a little flat for me. I couldn't feel the connection between Claire and Travis. They were likeable characters, but I wasn't invested in their story. Regardless of this, I still enjoyed it, I just didn't love it. ...more
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Authors & Reviewers: R&R - Her Unexpected Family 18 50 Oct 03, 2014 10:29PM  

“Sizzling romance with heart and humor.”

Carol is an award-winning author of Sweetwater Springs, a series of contemporary, small town romances with serious sizzle and a generous dose of southern charm. She enjoys a second-chance-at-love story with her husband of over thirty years. A native Texan, Carol's love of travel coupled with a history of living in her share of small towns and metropolitan ar

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