Stay by Tia Louise Book Review and Recommendation
Second-chance, first crush, single Mom romance. This one has all the feels with a heart-gripping battle with a child’s illness. Not only did this one keep me turning the pages, but it kept me on edge. I grew to care about these characters. It’s a sexy love story with a heavy dose of real mixed in.
Emmy loses her virginity to Stephen the night before he heads off to join the Navy. He’s her brother’s classmate and she’s had a crush for years. He has no idea she’s a virgin. Before or after.
Ten years later, their paths cross again. She’s a divorced single mom working at a dry cleaners. He’s a billionaire after selling technology he developed. Chemistry zings, but she’s still pissed he wished her a good life after banging her in a bathroom ten years ago. This time around, he does ask her out on a date.
Her son needs an expensive surgery. Stephen comes up with the idea of a fake marriage to get her son on his health insurance and get them both into safer housing. The chemistry between these two zings. Hot. Tia Louise keeps the reader engaged with this story that tugs at the heart and makes you fall in love with this newly formed family.
Make Me Yours Book Review and Recommendation
Make Me Yours isn’t marketed as part of a series (that I’ve seen) but Stephen Hastings from Stay plays a role as Remington’s friend and business partner. Make Me Yours is a heart warming single Dad romance. It’s lighter than Stay, much more in the romantic comedy range with no scary crisis.
Remington’s first wife passes away when his daughter Lillie is a newborn. He’s been through grief therapy. Four years have passed since he lost his wife. When he meets Ruby, he wakes up and starts to live again. Instant attraction to her in a heart swooning kind of way.
The obstacles they face include a mother-in-law (his first wife’s Mom who now lives with him), her Mom, and a bully bitch from high school. Ruby and Remi handle them all maturely and with humor. Who doesn’t love to hate a mother-in-law who’s all over healthy eating and dressing properly? Take that bitch. Remington stands up to her each and every time. Swoon.
There’s another book, Make You Mine, that features Drew (Ruby’s BFF) and Grayson. Proper reading order would dictate it’s read before this one. Whoops. My bad. But these are all true stand alone. Make You Mine is definitely on my to-read list.