*** ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. ***
My heart burst for this story. I just couldn’t put it down, reading about Charles and Becky’s journey. From the first page I was already long way gone, falling in love again with the Brisken family I missed so much.
That story, that family, those characters… I went through so many emotions with them, knowing that this series would stay on my mind for a long time. A beautiful story about two wounded souls who got a second chance at love but a little forbidden, since Becky was the nanny.
I adored the Brisken family, who endured loss, pain but sticking together, united and stronger. Endearing, charming and putting a smile on my face with their antics. Charles is the oldest of the family, widower of two cute and feisty girls, his whole world with his two brothers. For years, he took care of everything and everyone, and his brothers did the same, without asking anything in return. Their routine was well rounded until a new nanny came along and all bets were off.
Especially for Charles.
The moment these two met, it was like they could see what’s hidden deep inside the other and the chemistry was already there, and for once Charles started to feel something, scary and thrilling at the same time. Becky fitted immediately with his family, naturally and connecting with his daughters. Since his wife passed away, he couldn’t really move on, missing his wife and just lost.
Until Becky came into their lives and progressively, his days were lighter and she started to gain more place in his life, his heart and everywhere.
Becky needed to get away from her past and when she met the Brisken family she fell in love with them and also for Charles. The woman who was always on the run, not letting people in and protecting herself. This time, this family and especially their father melt her heart on the spot. Fierce, sweet and funny, she was protecting the girls like her own and revealing more of herself and the broken parts to Charles.
The feeling was mutual for sure and every moment they shared was captivating. It was like watching a romance in the making but so much more. I appreciated how they created this strong bond with the girls but also the moments they had just the two of them. This part of darkness they knew too well. When a Brisken falls in love, he loves hard, protects and cherishes his loved ones.
I could feel all the love in here but also pain and insecurities, but Charles and Becky, it was like couple goals, genuine, sincere, honest and never taking things for granted. Heartbreaking and raw on some parts but slowly putting all the broken parts together.
They just made my heart race! Le freaking sigh…
I adored all the series but this one is definitely a favorite.
I have so much love for this story, for all the family. Special mention to Mary (charles’ daughter) and Brad, I wanted to high five these two characters!
If you haven’t read about the Brisken yet, you know what to do! Team Brisken for life!!!