When ER nurse Nora Sellers is hurt in a hospital scuffle, firefighter Zach Walker blames himself. Blaming himself is nothing new. He’s been blaming himself for years for the trauma his baby sister endured as a teenager. Though with his happy–go–lucky attitude no one would know it. He’s good at his job, he’s a good brother, and a good friend, but Zach decided long ago he wasn’t husband and father material.
Even so, when Zach learns Nora is a single mother with a house that needs his help, he can’t walk away. After a few days with Nora and her ten month old son, he knows he doesn’t want to.
But Nora’s wary. She learned at a young age that the only person she can count on is herself. Now with a baby, a job, and a fixer–upper house, the last thing Nora wants is a sexy firefighter, making her heart flutter. But Zach is more than what he seems, and the more she gets to know him the harder he is to resist.
She’s been brave all her life. Can she be brave one more time and take a chance of a lifetime with her heart?
Claudia Connor is an award winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary Romance, including the beloved McKinney Brothers series.
Claudia writes, warm, heartfelt romances with a bit of steam, a lot of family and always a happily ever after. Claudia attended Auburn University, where she received her undergraduate and masters degrees in early childhood education, and completed her studies in Sawbridgeworth, England. When she’s not writing, she enjoys movies, reading, and travel, with a heavy dose of daydreaming during all three. Claudia lives near Memphis, Tennessee, with her husband and three daughters.
** ARC kindly provided by the author via NetGalley for an honest review. **
I love Claudia Connor’s heartwarming stories. So charming, written with heart and thoughtful.
I fell in love with the McKinneys and then I met the Walkers, it was definitely the same.
Zach Walker, firefighter, not relationship material found the woman who would make him burn and crave for more. The fierce, strong and independent single mother Nora, who knew too well how to stay away from the too charming and tempting ones.
I felt so natural and effortless. As two people who might have issues with commitment and trust, they fit so amazingly. Protective of their family and grounded, invested in their job, they might have more in common that it seemed to be.
I appreciated how smoothly they could fit into each other’s life. I felt the powerful connection they shared, past the undeniable chemistry, so smoking hot.
As much as it could be complicated to be involved with someone who came with a full package, Zach already knew how special they were deep inside even if he wasn’t fully aware firsthand. Being helpful to a woman who used to rely only on herself, protecting fiercely her son, with a demanding job.
With a sexy firefighter on a mission to help her in any way he could, Nora tried to fight so hard not to let her feelings shown, how he could make her heart flutter with his charming ways and kindness.
I always have enjoyed this feeling while reading Claudia Connor’s stories. This great balance of something sweet and swoony with this strong hint of hotness, including strong families values and friendship. That gets me every time!