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When tragedy leaves two babies in Kay Donovan’s care, she reaches out to her friend William for help. By the time she stumbles her way through the grief and day-to-day survival, William has become a significant part of their lives. Untangling the connection would be far more difficult for everyone than becoming a real family. But isn’t marrying someone because it’s conveni ...more
Published January 26th 2018 by Before Someday Publishing
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Kate Hendrick
Jan 13, 2018 rated it liked it
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The book seemed to have all the makings of a good romance novel: two long-time friends secretly in love, a tragic event that draws them together, and the uncertainty of whether or not they will end up together.

In many ways, the book delivered. It was a heartwarming story with a good balance between emotion and plot-building. As a reader, I found it difficult to put the book down; to give you some perspective, I was sitting in a mall food court three days before Christmas (aka an insanely busy lo
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Leslie Sholly
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Marcia
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
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While babysitting for her two young nephews, Kay gets a call that there had been a auto accident; that her brother-in-law is dead and her sister in the hospital. Not knowing what to do, she calls her friend William who borrows some supplies from his sister, brings them to Kay's apartment and takes them all to the hospital. When her sister also dies, Kay is left with the guardianship of her two young nephews and not a clue how to go on. She and William had meet two years ago, when she joined the ...more
Jessica
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kay Donovan is in the midst of tragedy. She has just gotten custody of her two nephews that have recently lost their parents. The first person she calls is her friend William. He stands by and helps her with whatever she needs. She starting to see that they are the makings of a family. What she doesn't want to admit is that it would be more than a marriage of convenience for them she is in love with him. William has been waiting in the friend zone for a long time for something more.

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Stephenee
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
* I won this book through the Goodreads First Reads Giveaway Program. *

This book was very heartwarming. It made the reader experience all of the feels...sadness, happiness, anger, and at times just gut wrenching pain. The reader will laugh, cry, ugly cry, snot cry all over the place and at times they may even scream at the author in anger and disbelief.

The plot is unique, the characters are relatable and the reader can instantly connect with the story. This was a great new author for me to find.
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Stacy
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I won this book as a FirstRead.

When Kay's sister and brother-in-law die in a car accident, she is left with custody of their two young sons. Kay reaches out to her best friend, William, for help, and he quickly becomes a large part of the boys' lives as well. Kay and William separately can't help but think how nice it would be if they were married and a real family. However, neither knows how the other feels, so both believe it just to be a fantasy.

This was a sweet Christian read. I love a good
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Barb
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story!
Kay reaches out to her friend William for help when an accident kills Kay's sister and brother-in-law, leaving their baby and toddler in her care. Kay and William had been friends for a long time, and both harbored unspoken crushes. As they navigate the pitfalls of caring for two young children and dealing with Kay's grief, each tries to figure out how to reveal the feelings of growing love to the other -- even as they cook up a plan to become a family out of necessity. Highly r
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Sofia
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book surprised me a little because it's not as light as most of the author's other books. There was still some humor, especially between William and his sister. I loved the way he kept spilling his guts to her without meaning to. But the overall plot definitely made my eyes leak here and there. Kay and William have a beautiful relationship. They argue a bit and he does at least one thing that is followed by an apology so it's not perfect. It is real though. I enjoyed the book.
CorrieGM
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sweet novel about two people who love each other. And of course do not realize that their love is reciprocated.
The novel starts out quite well. A woman gets a horrible message, the reader does not know which message, and she is just unable to decide how to act.
You feel her confusion, her unability to choose.
I liked the book very much.
Dolores
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Make sure you have a box of tissues ....a really big box....by your side when you read this book. I felt so many different emotions....definitely good book if you need a gut wrenching cry!!
Mary
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A heartwarming story that I truly enjoyed reading
Merrie Ann  Sloth
They are a family.

I enjoyed the family feeling throughout the book. Some relationships just take a while to develop. Will and Pete are cute!
Amanda
Oct 12, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
This is my book so of course I'm not going to write a review. I still need to mark it as read so I get credit for the reading challenge. I'm working on a short story that precedes this novel. It begins here.
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Pat Probasco
I liked the book very , thanks to Goodreads for the e copy. Once I started reading the book it was hard to put it away for later. Kay was babying setting her sister's two boys, when with a phone call, her life would change forever. It was the hospital, her bother in law was dead and her sister needed her. She was hurting and not able to think, but called her friend William. His sister Anne had children and could help with car seats and what was needed for the boys. William drove and they found t ...more
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