01 October 2015

Early Review: Falling for Her Enemy (Still Harbor #2) by Victoria James

Falling for Her Enemy (Still Harbor #2)
by Victoria James.
Audience/Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance.
Publication: November 9th 2015 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Bliss).
She’s falling for the one man who could destroy everything…

Alex McAllister always dreamed of a life filled with the laughter and love of a family, but being abandoned at a young age left her wary of letting anyone in. Now that she’s settled in Still Harbor, Alex struggles between keeping her distance and the magnetic pull of the handsome stranger who claims he’s the biological father of her adopted daughter.

Hayden Brooks never wanted to be a father. Long hours spent building his family’s real estate empire suits him just fine. But when he discovers an ex put the baby he unknowingly fathered up for adoption, his world crumbles. He tracks the child to Still Harbor with the intention of bringing her home—and comes face to face with his daughter’s stunning adoptive mother.

The paternity test is in. And Hayden’s about to make the most shocking decision of his life, just in time for Christmas…

Reviewed by Kelly

I love stories where there are children involved. That's why I love the Bliss Imprint. This series has got that wrapped up for me by how it starts with three women who live together with their adopted daughters after meeting each other while being in foster care as kids and each woman has her own story. I read Kate’s story first but you don’t have to read it in order to follow along but it helps.

This one is Alex’s story. She adopted Cassy from the foster care system. She has loved her since she saw her and works hard every day to provide Cassy with love and everything she needs to grow into a great adult. But the one thing Alex can’t provide for Cassy is a daddy.

In comes Hayden. He finds out that a one night stand resulted in a child who was given up for adoption and he believes Cassy is his. So he comes across Canada to do a paternity test and spend time with her. His mission was to take her home with him once the test comes back. What he didn’t plan on was falling for Alex. He also fell hard for Cassy too. He lived to work since his mother died when he was a child. He had forgotten what a family felt like.

Alex wants to hate him. He is trying to take the one thing in the world she lives for. She doesn’t want a man in her life. She has trust issues. But she can’t deny the attraction the two feel for each other. The more time they spend together the harder it is for Alex. She wants him but she hates him too. What a dilemma!

As the three spend time together, Hayden and Alex see things that make it hard not to notice the similarities between Hayden and Cassy; like being left handed and some of their face features and personalities.

Hayden charmed me. Ok I fell for him hard too. I was feeling a little happy the next day thinking about Hayden while at work. I loved how the author’s words made it hard for Alex to resist him even though he was trying to disrupt her life. The simple words on the page had charmed and mesmerized me! She describes an awful lot of emotions they both felt and I loved when the light bulb going off in their heads and they can no longer deny each other.

Cassy is a smart and loving child and how can you not love her too! She cracks me up and she warms my heart wanting a daddy and wanting her mom to make Hayden her daddy. She reprimands her mom for not being nice to him.

Then the Christmas season in the book got me all excited for the upcoming season too. Ugh! I just want to crawl into the book and live it. I am on a book high right now!

Falling for Her Enemy can be read as a standalone but also check out the first

Still Harbor book, Falling for the P.I.

Victoria James is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance.

Victoria always knew she wanted to be a writer and in grade five, she penned her first story, bound it (with staples and a cardboard cover) and did all the illustrations herself. Luckily, this book will never see the light of day again.

In high school she fell in love with historical romance and then contemporary romance. After graduating University with an English Literature degree, Victoria pursued a degree in Interior Design and then opened her own business. After her first child, Victoria knew it was time to fulfill her dream of writing romantic fiction.

Victoria is a hopeless romantic who is living her dream, penning happily-ever-after's for her characters in between managing kids and the family business. Writing on a laptop in the middle of the country in a rambling old Victorian house would be ideal, but she's quite content living in suburbia with her husband, their two young children, and very bad cat.

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