Alex McAllister is settling in her new life in Still Harbor and getting ready to enjoy the holiday season with her chosen family. She was not expecting, however, to have her world turned upside down when her daughter’s biological father comes calling threatening all she ever dreamed of.
Even though Hayden Brooks never wanted to be a father, now that there’s a possibility that a child of his exists, he’s determined to exercise his parental rights–consequences be dammed. But coming face to face with the woman who has raised his child brings forth unexpected emotions he’s not quite ready to deal with. With Christmas approaching and Alex’s attempts to draw out the truth Hayden finds himself spending time with Alex and Cassy and yearning for things he once thought forgotten–a family of his own.
What I enjoyed the most about this story was the way the author brought Hayden and Alex together. Especially the fact that she took the time to establish, grow and showcase the connection between Hayden and Alex. True, they shared a common bond in Cassy, but I appreciated the effort Victoria James put into allowing the reader to see that their connection ran deeper than the chemitry they shared and their mutual love for Cassy.
Hayden and Alex were great characters to get to know, but I think it was Hayden’s growth that I enjoyed the most. It was a treat to see this workaholic allowing himself the chance for something more. I enjoyed seeing him unravel and yearning for something he had given up hope of ever having.
Falling for Her Enemy is the second book in the Still Harbor series and although it can be read as a stand alone, I would recommend picking up the first book in the series if only to truly experience the bond between Alex, her sisters and their daughters.
All in all, a heartwarming romantic emotional read.
*I received a copy of this title in exchange of my honest opinion.
Still Harbor Series