Dylan Mathews grew up in a house that was always filled with good-looking guys. However, with four protective older brothers they never stood a chance.
Except for one.
What a great book! This was my first read by this author and I will definitely be looking for more from her, that’s for sure! Dylan & Ben’s story is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. It was captivating from the very first sentence. I was sucked in and could not stop reading. I took my Kindle with me everywhere I went until I finished. Middle of the night feedings for the baby? Yep, reading then. Nap time for the toddler? Reading then, too. Waiting for the bus for the oldest? Yep, reading. I could not stop until I finished their story!
Ben was heartbreaking. His story was handled with an appropriate amount of delicacy while still letting his rough edges show appropriately. At times I wanted to punch him just like he punched several others. I also wanted to hug him and hold him and tell him he could be ok! I wanted him to know that he could love and be loved. He deserved it.
Then there is Dylan. I kinda love when girls have boy names, so right away I liked her. Then I “met” her through this story. While there were times I wanted to scream at her for letting Ben get away with stuff, she really proved that she was NOT a pushover. I loved watching her confidence grow throughout the story. I felt like we really got to know her right away and that really helped with falling in love with her.
Bravo, Adrienne Frances! I can’t wait for more from you in the future!
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