Thea Landry has always known her place in modern-day society. It’s somewhere just above the trash can her mother dumped her in as a newborn but below the class where much comes easy. With her tattered shoes and bargain-bin clothes, her life has never been full of glamour.
So when a rich and charismatic man takes interest, she doesn’t fool herself into thinking their encounter is anything more than a one-night stand. Months later, she’s kicking herself for not getting his phone number. Or his last name. She’s given up hope of seeing him ever again.
Until one day, years later, Logan Kendrick waltzes into her life once more and turns everything she’s built upside down. This time around, she won’t make the same mistake. She’s going to fight to keep him in her life—not for herself.
But for their daughter.
Thea has had a rough life. She always saw herself as trash. That is until she had her daughter. Her one night of hot sex with Logan gave her the love she always wanted. Since they decided on an anonymous night she never thought she see him again. When he sits down at a table at her bar she knows she must tell him about his daughter. Logan didn’t expect to ever see Thea again. He knew their one night felt like much more than sex. Seeing her again floors him and spurs all those feeling back into action. When the bombshell of him now being a father is dropped he doesn’t know how to react. The one thing they both know is that they will fight to make everything great for their daughter, but will their relationship grow or fizzle out with the heat that is between them?
I adored this book. I love Devney Perry as it is but this was a wonderful love story. The love story isn’t just between a man and a woman but also a mother and daughter and father and daughter. Thea and Landon are palpable in their sexy feelings and underlying love for each other. There is also a lot of trauma that they have to fight through to get to the good stuff. Their daughter Charlie was so awesome. She is the best tomboy but so very complex. She was just like any other 6yr old. If you haven’t read a Devney Perry book yet, you need to pick this one up. I became addicted to this story. The characters are complex and enthralling. The story is memorable and touching. This book has all the hallmarks of a great book with a great book hangover.
He stared at me for a long moment. “You’re sure she’s mine?”
“Then that’s good enough.”
“I—really?” I blinked. He didn’t want to verify paternity? He just . . . trusted me?
He nodded. “Really.”
“I swear, I tried to find you, Logan. On my life, I swear it. But the hotel wouldn’t give me your name no matter how much I begged. And you paid cash for your drinks and never mentioned your last name. I tried, but I just . . . didn’t know where to start.”
“It’s not your fault. I believe you.”
The sincerity in his voice made my throat burn. Goddamn it. I was going to cry.
I’d worked so hard not to cry today. I’d fought to keep my emotions in check and my head from spinning out of control. But this was going to make me break.
I wanted so badly for Logan to believe that I hadn’t kept Charlie from him intentionally. The fact that a man like him would trust someone like me without proof meant more than he’d ever know.
“Thank you,” I choked out past the lump in my throat.
“So, um, is Charlie inside with your husband? Or boyfriend?”
The urge to cry disappeared and I barked out a laugh. “Smooth.”
He chuckled. “It’s been a long day for me. Give me a break, will you? This morning I was in New York, then I came to Montana for a business meeting and discovered a daughter. I’m off my game.”
Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.