Series: Fostering Love #3
on July 10, 2018
"Top Pick! Change of Heart is sexy, emotional, and the perfect follow-up to Unbreak My Heart. Fans of Colleen Hoover, Jamie McGuire, and K.A. Tucker will enjoy Change of Heart." --HarlequinJunkie.com
The next standalone novel from Nicole Jacquelyn about love, friendship, and forgiveness.
Henry Harris was living his dream as a staff sergeant in the Marines. When he's killed in action, his devastated family is in for one more shock: he had a daughter they never knew about. Morgan Riley has been raising Etta on her own, and that's always been fine by her - until Henry's brother Trevor arrives on her doorstep, willing to do anything to help and make up for his brother's mistakes. Their attraction feels wrong, but Morgan can't seem to turn him away. Trevor is suddenly in too deep. He has always wanted a family, but Etta and Morgan come with complications. Yet as Etta brings them closer together, Trevor begins to imagine giving Morgan and Etta the life his brother never could. But he wonders if Morgan will ever learn to trust another man with her heart, especially a man whose last name is Harris.
If you read the blurb, you might get the feeling that this is a incestuousy forbidden type of romance, but i don’t see it like that at all.
In the prologue, you’ll get Henry’s POV. He doesn’t want a kid, doesn’t feel anything for Etta or her mother. Then we find out he’s dead and his family learn about the daughter he left behind.
Trevor might be his brother and they share a last name, but they’re actually foster brothers and the most important thing is Henry’s lack of relationship with both Morgan and Etta. So, you see, no problem whatsoever.
Now, that is settled, my feelings about this book are mixed. I usually start a review with the star rating, but now is blank, because I honestly don’t know it. I started writing about it so maybe it will come to me by the time I’m finished. I think I had higher expectations, because I wanted to read this book badly after one of my GR friend’s review on it. Then I read it myself and I’m not that excited anymore.
It was actually a pretty heartfelt story, full of emotions and drama, but with strong characters, a lovely kid, big family and Trevor is a big contender of the “best book boyfriend” title. I loved how the relationship between the MCs grew from texting, to flirting, to caution, to “i love you”. Their first kiss actually gave me butterflies. 🙂
The whole story feels like walking on eggshells, because Trevor and his family want to get to know Etta and Morgan, but they don’t want to “spook” them and lose them, then Trevor fights for the love of his life despite all obstacles….
So writing all this, I figured this book deserves a 3-4* rating, because of its emotions and mainly because of Trevor and his greatness.
I think I’m curious about reading the first two books in the series as well and that should say enough.
ARC provided through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.