Desperate for you
by Weston Parker
I started this book with the intention of reading just a couple of chapters, and then returning to it the next day or so. Ha! Of course, that’s not what happened. Weston Parker has given us another story that will just suck you in and refuse to let you go until you finish the book.
Jacob is a great guy and an awesome single dad who really has good priorities. Laurie is a single woman in her mid-twenties who has stepped up to the plate to raise her young niece after a family tragedy. Circumstances lead to these 2 good people getting off to a very bad start. Over the course of a couple of months things change slowly but dramatically, in varied and wonderful ways. I will warn you to have a couple of tissues ready, because I certainly needed them at least twice. Don’t worry though, there are plenty of smiles to balance out the emotional equation.
I thought the plot moved at a good pace. Jacob and Laurie experience some solid character development, and are responsible about their adult times not putting the kids in awkward situations. There is also a nice array of secondary characters, including Jacob’s daughter and Laurie’s niece. The ‘happy for now’ ending works well because the characters have not known each other for very long, but there are also very clear indications that they will have their HEA. This story will make your heart feel warm and content.