Thea Landry has always known her place in modern-day society. It’s somewhere just above the trash can her mother dumped her in as a newborn but below the class where much comes easy. With her tattered shoes and bargain-bin clothes, her life has never been full of glamour.
So when a rich and charismatic man takes interest, she doesn’t fool herself into thinking their encounter is anything more than a one-night stand. Months later, she’s kicking herself for not getting his phone number. Or his last name. She’s given up hope of seeing him ever again.
Until one day, years later, Logan Kendrick waltzes into her life once more and turns everything she’s built upside down. This time around, she won’t make the same mistake. She’s going to fight to keep him in her life—not for herself.
But for their daughter.
He stared at me for a long moment. “You’re sure she’s mine?”
“Then that’s good enough.”
“I—really?” I blinked. He didn’t want to verify paternity? He just . . . trusted me?
He nodded. “Really.”
“I swear, I tried to find you, Logan. On my life, I swear it. But the hotel wouldn’t give me your name no matter how much I begged. And you paid cash for your drinks and never mentioned your last name. I tried, but I just . . . didn’t know where to start.”
“It’s not your fault. I believe you.”
The sincerity in his voice made my throat burn. Goddamn it. I was going to cry.
I’d worked so hard not to cry today. I’d fought to keep my emotions in check and my head from spinning out of control. But this was going to make me break.
I wanted so badly for Logan to believe that I hadn’t kept Charlie from him intentionally. The fact that a man like him would trust someone like me without proof meant more than he’d ever know.
“Thank you,” I choked out past the lump in my throat.
“So, um, is Charlie inside with your husband? Or boyfriend?”
The urge to cry disappeared and I barked out a laugh. “Smooth.”
He chuckled. “It’s been a long day for me. Give me a break, will you? This morning I was in New York, then I came to Montana for a business meeting and discovered a daughter. I’m off my game.”
I can't get enough of this author's books. I've been a fan of hers since the beginning of this year and now I can't read her books fast enough.
Tattered is another fantastic read that is sort of a second chance romance--when a one-night stand ends up changing lives forever! Thea Landry had a rough life growing up and now just trying to get by. And then her one night stand with a sexy stranger turns her life upside down. She never expected to get a "gift" nine months later. But Thea is a fighter and is willing to be the best mother to her daughter.
Logan has never forgotten his hot night with Thea years ago. And when he shows up in Lake Cove, Montana, he never expected to see Thea and a mini version of himself--a daughter, Charlotte (Charlie).
Logan and Thea both are shocked when they find each other again and now that they have one thing in common, Charlie, and their bond is for life now. But Thea doesn't trust easily. Logan lives in NYC and his world is far different from Thea's -- he lives a lavish lifestyle that he worked hard for. He's a workaholic and the one thing he is learning is that no matter the amount of money or gifts, it's not going to buy Thea and Charlie's hearts. He needs to prove that he wants to be part of their lives and living two different worlds is not going to be easy.
I absolutely loved their little girl's character. Charlie is young, but her innocence captures you throughout this book. The chemistry between Thea and Logan is undeniable and Logan's instant-Dad status will have you melting.
I'm so excited to get more in this series, and I'm really hoping Jackson gets a story soon!
Devney is the bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.