She trusts animals more than men. He runs through women like tires. Will an orphaned child force them to change gears?
With her sister’s death, Nora’s life changed in an instant. Forced to raise her orphaned nephew, the animal rescuer doesn’t expect to be dumped and fired by her kid-hating boyfriend/boss. After her own close call and a message from beyond, Nora introduces the little boy to his handsome, fast-living absentee father.
Davey Johnson is a hot-shot NASCAR driver who never wanted to be slowed down by fatherhood. But when he finds out he has a nine-year-old son, he vows to be a better father than his old man. When his first efforts fail in a big way, he enlists Nora’s parenting help. But what starts as a chore transforms into something way hotter than a final lap.
When Davey’s sponsors clash with Nora’s vegan ways, he’s forced to choose between his passion for racing and his love of Nora. Will they be able to blend their lives or will their romance run right off the track?
He let out another low, sexy laugh. “Let’s see, where should I begin? You’re an amazing mother-figure to Ben. You’re kind and nurturing. You love animals and they love you.” She shifted on his lap, a little uncomfortable but at the same time completely flattered by his words. “Dogs are a great judge of character and Daisy adores you. You’re honest, fun, and you have a great sense of humor. But what I like best of all,” he said, gazing into her eyes, “is that you’re real.” He gave her a slow grin. “All that and you’re smokin’ hot too.”
Too stunned to speak, she gaped at him. He framed his hands around her face, leaned in, and brushed his lips over hers. Then he kissed her slowly, taking her on a soft, tender journey that reinforced every word he had just spoken. When he drew back, her insides were soft and gooey, her breasts were aching, and she was hot and moist between her legs.
“Tell me what you want, Nora,” he said. “If you don’t want this, say the word.”
Oh, she wanted it, and she wanted it bad. But only the sex part. She was in no way willing to get involved in a relationship. She didn’t want Ben to get hurt, and she didn’t want to get hurt, either. She wasn’t sure what Davey wanted, but she assumed he only wanted sex too. Just in case, she decided to spell it out. “I want this,” she said. “I want you. But just for one night. That’s all I can give.”
His eyes flashed disbelief, then resignation. “I’ll take it,” he said, rising with her in his arms. He carried her down the hall and into the bedroom.
5 out of 5 (exceptional)
Nora's Promise is the second book by Sedona Hutton I have read, and just like Cloud Whispers, this blew me away.
Our two main characters both have baggage from their pasts, and neither of them can see it immediately. There is attraction, but also a whole load more. Nora and Davey's relationship is a slow-build, which makes it all the more enjoyable.
There is a supernatural element to this story, with the appearance of Pap, and Nora's abilities, so you need to read this with an open mind. Personally, I loved every aspect.
This is a book long enough to get your teeth into, but not too long that it drags. The story is excellently written, with poignant, heartfelt scenes. There were no editing or grammatical issues that I noticed in a story where the pacing was very smooth.
A brilliant second foray into the writings by Sedona Hutton, and I can't wait for AJ's Leap to be released next. Absolutely recommended by me.
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
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Author Sedona Hutton finds inspiration in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, where she lives with her husband and curly-coated retriever. In addition to writing, she’s a Reiki Master and a certified Chopra Center Meditation instructor. She enjoys reading, yoga, gardening, playing with her dog, and riding motorcycles. Her “Peace, Love, & Joy” blog can be found on her website. Visit her at www.SedonaHutton.com, Facebook @SedonaHuttonAuthor, and Twitter @SedonaHutton.
Also by Sedona Hutton
The daughter she gave away. The family she always wanted. The journey to redefine her fate. If you like headstrong heroines, heartwarming stories of family and forgiveness, and new age concepts, then you’ll love this empowering tale. Cloud Whispers was a Finalist in the 2018 Readers’ Favorite Contest and an Official Selection in the 2018 Summer eBook Awards for New Apple Literary.
Coming in 2019
AJ Ryan’s story—The Perfect Lap
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