My Rating: 5 Stars
Book #4 of the New City Series
Blurb via Amazon:
A story of hope and love, of healing and new beginnings after hardship.
Rebecca Crest did the scariest thing of her life by giving evidence in court against her family, and it cost her everything, but with the chance to begin again in a new city, she can be whomever she wants. She never expected to fall in love and the find the family she always needed.
Arthur Hulston wasn’t happy. His business and the wealth he’s worked for is everything he thought he wanted, only something was missing. The young woman his mother takes in like a stray is an inconvenience, but her bright, hopeful nature and goodness might be exactly what he needs.
Her goodness also keeps them apart, plus his social-climbing snob of a cousin, and ex-girlfriend have other plans for Arthur.
How will they get the timing right, and be ready for what might be?
WARNING: this book contains some dark adult themes, strong language and explicit sexual content.
My Review: Arthur is broody, broody like *swoon* Mr. Darcy, and he and Rebecca clash a lot, upping the tension between them and their social standing. This book has lovely snippets hinting at the story of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen, which is another reason I loved it (though, I love everything Simpson writes).
Thank you, Stefanie, for including me in the Acknowledgement. It meant a lot when I opened my hard copy! I will be your beta reader FOREVERRRR! xoxo.