At the tender age of seventeen, Mary Beth discovered the family she thought would see her through anything couldn’t accept her one mistake. Thank goodness for her best friends that stepped up to support her decision to keep her child. Seven years later together with her friends she’s created a successful business on the verge of a large expansion.
But the desire to be accepted by her family continues to be a failure that taints all her accomplishments and has her making concessions she never thought she would.
Elias Marquez was content with his life. He definitely wasn’t looking for the vibrant redhead down the hall from him. After a chance encounter he can’t escape the need to be in her company again. He wants to explore the possibilities and the undeniable spark her touch inspires.
Torn between trying to right the past and accepting that she can only control her own life is Mary Beth truly ready for the love Elias is prepared to offer as a future?
Mary Beth has problems. Nate, her ex-boyfriend and father of her child, seems to think she is his personal property. So much so he declares no one will love her like he does. This in spite of the fact he is married. With a new single neighbor who is showing interest in her and her opinions, she finally feels ready to move on.
Elias is intrigued with his pretty neighbor and decides to get to know her and her son better. The first time he meets the ex he is thrown for a loop. Mary Beth changed in an instant and has him wondering if he shouldn’t just walk away. Problem is he thinks he is falling in love with her. That means he has to fight to keep her.
There are many surprises in this book and it is a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. I recommend having some tissues handy and lots of small nerf type things to throw.
Michel hits on the emotional issues of psychological abuse. The book will hit home for a lot of single mothers and has handled the issues beautifully. I look forward to seeing more of lovely ladies of the Growing Strong Mafia in future books.
5 Contented Purrs for Michel!
Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes new adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.
With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.
When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.
Michel has been awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press in 2013, the service award for her local RWA chapter Midwest Fiction Writers and is a Pro member of RWA. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, cat and new puppy.
If you’d like to join Michel’s Street Team contact her assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll get you added.