Series: Redemption Harbor #3
Published by KR Press on January 30, 2018
Genres: Contemporary RS
Source: Advance Reader Copy, NetGalley
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He foolishly let her go…
When the woman he loved walked out of his life, Brooks Alexander was certain she did so willingly—with the cool two-million his father had offered as incentive to walk away. So when he learns that Darcy didn’t take a dime of his father’s payoff, Brooks realizes he made an epic mistake. He’s determined to make things right and reclaim his woman. Except neither task is as easily accomplished as he first thought.
Now her life is in his hands…
Wedding planner Darcy is no stranger to disappointment when it comes to the men in her life. When Brooks accused her of taking his father’s bribe, she was devastated that he thought so little of her—and realized he never knew her at all. So she walked away with her pride intact and her heart broken. Now, months later, an overheard conversation puts Darcy in the crosshairs of a dangerous criminal with powerful connections. With nowhere else to turn, she has no choice but to put all her trust in Redemption Harbor Consulting—and its cofounder, the man who broke her heart.
Not only do I love Katie Reus, but I love the “second chance lovers after a betrayal” trope, so this was right up my alley.
Short version of the betrayal is that Brooks is going to propose to the love of his life Darcy, but his dad offers her a couple million dollars first. When his father tells him this, Brooks is livid. We all know Darcy didn’t take the money, and his dad assumes he knows this as well, so he never flat out says it. But of course Brooks goes to Darcy to tell her that he knows his dad offered her the money and he can’t believe she’d take it. She quietly tells him to get out.
Fast forward seven months or so and his dad asks him when he’ll ever get back with Darcy. Brooks of course is like never, she took the money. His dad is floored. He tells Brooks that of course she didn’t. Brooks’ earth tilts.
He knows he has to apologize, grovel, beg, anything to get Darcy to forgive him. I liked how he was very willing to absolutely to say he was wrong. Darcy for her part forgave him very easily, and at first I didn’t like that, I wanted Brooks to suffer. But the two of them worked well together, and it made sense. When something major happens that causes Brooks and the private consulting firm he works for to get involved, they have to work together to deal with it.
This book had everything I like. There was suspense, excitement, great chemistry, and a well-done apology. I loved it!
***ARC courtesy of the publisher