About the Book:
S.W.A.T. officer Jake Stefani already lost one little boy to gang violence, the dead boy’s older brother is missing, and Jake's not about to let the same thing happen to a neighbor's son. He drags the youngster home only to discover much more than a passing interest in the boy's beautiful, but wary, mother. Forced to take a leave of absence after a bust goes awry, Jake can think of nothing better to occupy his time than to keep Carrie and her son safe, and locate the missing teen who holds the key to taking the gang off the streets, once and for all.
But Jake doesn’t count on his stubborn, intriguing neighbor distracting him from his job, or the passion that flares between them. He doesn’t expect her amazing son to steal a piece of his heart. Jake is ready to risk everything for Carrie, body and soul. But it’s not all up to him. If their new love is to survive, Carrie will need to be strong enough to see the man's beating heart behind the badge, to look beyond the pain of her past, and decide that loving again is worth the risk.
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Should've Left it On the Doorstep Where I Found It
I felt for Jake. He was doing his job but felt as if he wasn’t doing his best when a little boy who trusted him ended up dead in an alley. You can feel the pain and guilt that Jake felt. I cheered him on when he didn’t give up on locating the little boy’s big brother who had disappeared. When Jake enters the sphere of Carrie’s life, you can feel the sparks fly between them. But the misplaced blame on Jake’s profession made me angry for him. He wasn’t there when he husband died, so why is he being blamed because of his uniform. Although Carrie is uncomfortable, she decides to give Jake a chance because her son needs a father figure in his life and Eric has chosen Jake to be just that. I found myself rooting for the blossoming love between Jake and Carrie. He wants her to give him a chance at loving her. She wants to give him a chance, but not until it is too late.
I wanted to rattle her bat cage for a brain during most of the story. By the midway point of the book, I wanted to throw my book at the wall. Thankfully, I stuck it out the end. They end up having a happily ever after. The wishy-washy female lead character made reading this book a little painful to read. At least Jake knew what he wanted and went after it otherwise, the book would have ended up being a DNF book.