4 Stars - I recommend if you enjoy contemporary romance. This is another sort of "second chance" trope, and also includes a single parent.

When Sadia's husband died she was left with a young son, a business to run, and his family's dramatic past. What no one knows is that her marriage was failing before he died. Living with the weight of all of this means that she's barely hanging on. When she sees a handsome stranger at the bar where she works several nights in a row she approaches him. However, the stranger isn't a stranger... it's her brother-in-law. Jackson is back in town for the first time in ten years. He's been avoiding the past, and the woman that he's always loved... his brother's widow. He knows she's still off limits, but when he sees how much she's struggling to make ends meet at her business he steps in to help.

Some things I liked more about this book than Hate to Want You. Other things I liked less... so it was tough to rate. Overall I think I liked Jackson more as a protagonist. He was gruff, quiet, and had a good head on his shoulders. I felt like I could relate to Sadia more than Livvy because she deals with anxiety and panic attacks and so that part of their relationship made sense to me. I wanted to like Sadia's relationship with her sisters just a little more than I did... but I always enjoy a family dynamic. The steamy stuff was alright. Overall a solid read. Excited to read the next book in the series. I might give it a little more space though so I'm not comparing so much!

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