Ex social worker, Carly Mason, is taking a break. After getting to close too a client, Carly just can't go back to working in that area again. But while she is working at the mall, she finds a lost little girl, whom she quickly realizes suffers from fetal alcohol effects - which just happens to be her area of expertise. Though everything is Carly screams for her to run away from this situation, she can't help but feel drawn to help this little girl, and her handsome father.
Dr. Ryan Tremaine is fighting to keep his family together after a divorce. It would be a lot easier if he could hang on to a nanny for his special needs daughter, and when Carly finds Penny at the mall, it seems she might be the key to helping him accomplish his goals.
As Ryan and Carly team up to help Penny and the Tremaine family, they fight their attraction to one another, so they can be sure that the family comes first. But what if Carly is exactly what the family needs to stay together?
I don't normally choose modern romances unless it is a mystery of some sort, but the special needs child subject caught me attention so I thought I'd give it a go. It was a pretty good read and dealt with some good topics like dealing with past mistakes and accepting forgiveness and grace, as well as how broken homes affect children as well as the more obvious subject of fetal alcohol syndrome.
If you are a fan of modern romance fiction, I think you'd enjoy it. While it's probably not a re-read kind of book for me, I still found it interesting and engaging.
Thank you to Bethany House Publishers for a free copy of this book to review.