After Brady Collins’ ex-wife dies, he receives devastating news—his nine-month-old son Sam isn’t his son at all. And Sam’s wealthy maternal grandparents want custody of the child. Brady knows he’s in for the fight of his life. But regardless of what any blood test says, Sam is his son, and Brady will go to any lengths to keep him.
Brady’s attorney tips him off that one major life change would virtually assure him of winning guardianship of baby Sam at the final hearing: an impending marriage. And his friend Hope is willing to step in as the loving and devoted fiance.
Local radio celebrity Hope Daniels has been driven by a solitary goal her entire life, and after a happy accident she’s finally offered her dream job. But if the truth comes out about her arrangement with Brady, she may miss the chance of a lifetime and stand in the way of a dear friend’s dreams.
As Brady and Hope make sacrifices to help each other in their times of need, they risk uncovering a truth neither of them expects to find.
So, i found a new favorite author! I’ve not read anything by Denise before, but I vastly enjoyed her writing. While this is book two in a series, it can be read as a standalone. From what I understand these are characters mentioned in book one but book two is their story.
Overall, Denise weaves a beautiful tale with vivid writing. This story shows us how people can stand up for whats right even when its not easy. That sometimes we need to give it to the Lord and pray for our answers. When things in life are handed to us but comes at a price what do we choose?
The characters in this novel really drove the story along! You see how both Brady and Hope really have a deep friendship and want to help one another. however you see Hope question if its what is best to do in order to get what she wants. This book gives us a lot of food for thought and comes with great lessons.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.