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When trauma shapes your life, how do you risk making a change—and finding love?
 
As a child, Sunny Gibson was abandoned by her mentally-ill mother, who left no trace behind. Now a social worker, Sunny is dedicated to helping children find loving homes—though she's still haunted by the past. So when she finds clues that her newest charge might be her younger sister, she se
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Mass Market Paperback, 344 pages
Published September 25th 2018 by Dafina Books
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Kate ☀️ Olson
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
I inhaled this story in less than 24 hours. Smart contemporary romance with a bit of suspense involved, it's a m/f story of a social worker with a very traumatic past (as a child in the foster care system) and the former-pro-football-player lawyer she convinces to help her with one of her cases. I picked it up after reading so many rave reviews in trade pubs of the next book in the series One Warm Winter and requesting it from the library not knowing it was 2nd in a series. Of course, given my i ...more
Paula  Phillips
Sunny is now a social worker with a passion for helping children. Once she turned 18 and started studying she has dedicated her whole life to helping others. For Sunny this is personal as when she was a child, she grew up in an unstable home with a mother who had mental health issues. When she was little, her mother abandoned her and Sunny was found hiding in the closet by some friendly Police Officers. From there, Sunny was put into foster care and eventually found a great home where she lived ...more
Rosie J.
Sunshine (Sunny) Gibson loses her mother when she's seven years old, not by death ... by abandonment! Her mother leaves her in a dark scary closet and never returns. Sunny's already difficult life takes a turn for the better when she is discovered by a caring police officer. Though she is eventually placed in a good home, she still misses the mother she knows is out there, somewhere.

If our past dictates our future then it's more than apropos that Sunny becomes a social worker, a voice for the d
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SuperWendy
DNF'ed around 40%. I was hooked after the opening, but it slid downhill the more I read. For one thing, how the hero's ex is portrayed and how he views women in general got real squirky, real quick. Frankly, the ex gets hosed in this book but it's written in a way that smacked me as "she's the problem and he's the poor misunderstood hero who has Mommy Issues."

No, she's ambitious, driven and when she gets a marriage proposal she doesn't want it to come off like a cold business negotiation. Women!
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Krystal
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. The main character was a child social worker who was herself abandoned as a kid in a pretty horrible way. The book centers around her search for her birth mother and the reasons why. The writing and the way the author wrote mainly about present with small glimpses of the past just worked
Genre wise its a mystery/romance but I'm actually afraid to say romance because I don't want to deter anyone from reading it. Its not fluffy at all. It dealt with some deep issues: child abando
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Gay Harris
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Childhood memories always remain. Sunny remembered the good and the bad. Those memories tempered her life and her interactions with others. Julian remembered his childhood too. However, he saw only the bad where Sunny saw the good and the bad. Sunny helped Julian to forgive his mother and move forward. With Sunny's influence, Julian was better able to determine what he wanted in his career and who he wanted in his personal life.
I look for to "One Warm Winter."
Christine
Jun 16, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
This is one of those 3-star reviews you should interpret to mean: There was a lot of really good stuff in here, and a lot of problematic stuff.

First, to the good: I really liked Sunny's character, and her story. Abandoned, raised in foster care, and now a social worker trying to make a difference in others' lives. When one of her clients is adopted by her biological mother, who threatens to undermine the adoption process, Sunny is very concerned for the girl but also wonders at the similarities
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Terri
Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Review also found at https://kristineandterri.blogspot.com...

**I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**

When I picked up this book I didn't realize how heavy this story would be. Not heavy in a bad way, just a lot more serious than this genre can sometimes be. It was a nice change.

On the lighter side of the story, I was instantly in love with the pairing of Sunny and Julian. For two very different people, their chemistry was eviden
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Dj
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When trauma shapes your life, how do you risk making a change—and finding love? As a child, Sunny Gibson was abandoned by her mentally-ill mother, who left no trace behind. Now a (social worker), Sunny is dedicated to helping children find loving homes—though she's still haunted by the past. So, when she finds clues that her newest charge Soren might be her younger sister, she sets out to track down the little girl’s mother. But the powerful attorney she needs for the search is proving as inexpl ...more
Liz
Nov 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Sunny Gibson has overcome a lot of odds in her life, including desertion by her mother and no secure home-moving from foster parent to foster parent until age 17. Now a social worker with a good reputation at helping children, she now has a case which will challenge all her skills as well as
re-awake memories of her own past. Soren, her newest case, eerily reflects Sunny's own life with abuse and desertion by the mother but her foster parents wish to adopt her and everything looks smooth until l
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Carol Hornsby-mccoy
Awesome, love it! The bond and the love between Sunny and Julian. I enjoyed the way the author built Sunny up from being an orphan, yet educated, caring, passionate and full of self confidence. She was amazing. The way Julian loved her for being so in awe of everything he did for her was so adorable.
Great job!
poppy
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow.. what a super read this was it has wonderful characters and a great storyline that will put you through the wringer I laughed I cried then I cried some more this is a really good book and once I started it I found myself pulled right into it and reading late into the night. This is a super book but be warned it is an emotional read at times
Jennifer Lamberth
Highly Recommended

This book kept me involved from the beginning to ending. A beautiful and touching story of finding love, purpose, and family. Anyone who like second changes and reconciliation of past pain will enjoy this story. It is also romantic and sensual without overly graphic sex
Denise
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful touching story

I loved this book. Sunny and Julian are great complexes characters that will make you root for a happy ending. Great story Jamie! I can't wait to read the next book.
Kathryn A
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!!

Wonderful book!! Loved the characters and storyline. I was sad that the book was over. I could have kept reading for many more chapters. I highly recommend Mostly Sunny.
Rw
Nov 02, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Was more a romance novel than anything else.
I thought the story would focus a lot more on Sunny attempting to find her family & heal from the past; along with helping the little child in foster care.
However, the book focused mainly on the love story and the lawyers' endless angst.
Laura Beth
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Almost instantly a personal favorite in the genre for me. I will be rereading this one for years to come. I fell in love with Sunny and Julian right away, and the plot kept me compulsively turning page after page. I read this in almost one sitting. Highly recommend to any fan of Romance.
Tarra Davis
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book

This book was so good, it had everything I long for in a book, laughter, happiness, some sadness and amazing chemistry between characters. The characters had such depth to them they felt real and had you rooting for them by the end!! Love Jamie Pope books!!
Susan
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a great story. Sweet and sexy with lovely characters. All the stars.
Missmeanie
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Light & Easy

I expected this book to be full of drama and angst but to the contrary it was full of smile and lightness. It’s a sweet love story and worth your time to get.
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Jamie Pope first fell in love with romance at thirteen when her mother placed a novel in her hands. She became addicted to love stories and has been writing them ever since. When she's not writing her next book, you can find her shopping for shoes or binge-watching shows.
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“A slimy lawyer is calling someone else sinister? He who is without sin . . .” 0 likes
“This isn’t about her. This was never about her. This is about you and me.” And he knew without a doubt that Sunny would be there for him if he were poor. She would give him her last dollar. She would take care of him. Not just physically, but emotionally. There weren’t many things he was sure of, but he was sure of her.” 0 likes
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