Author: Jennifer Griffith
Series: Forever Home Romance #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: July 28, 2020
A wounded athlete. A missing father. An old grudge.
Landscape architect and volunteer genealogy researcher Emma Shane has done everything she can to distance herself from her teenage past, where she was an orchestra geek targeted by rowdy athletes for pranks. She’s even altered her name. Now, she runs a successful business with her sister by day and after hours uses her special skill: helping people connect with lost relatives through DNA searches.
In her great new life, Emma never has to encounter any jerkface hockey players again, especially not Dempsey Dean Davidson, her high school bully.
Hockey star Dempsey Dean Davidson is a local god. As goalkeeper on the Reedsville Rhinos team, he’s got everything anyone could dream of—fame, fortune, and an awesome job. But he harbors a secret: a mysterious medical problem that could cost him his career.
As an adoptee out of foster care, he’s stuck. There’s no one to ask about genetic history. He can’t find any relatives.
He needs help desperately, and there’s only one person in Reedsville with the skill to help him—and she’d rather see him tossed out of a plane onto a mountainside full of jumping cactus.
Rating: Mild+. Mild kissing; brief (nonsexual) nudity; mild sensuality.
Interesting premise for this book. I don’t think I’ve ever read one where the main character is a family history researcher. I loved that. The whole idea of a search angel was awesome.
I liked the main characters. They were both blinded from their reality. He didn’t understand his parents true desires and really wanted to repay them for all they gave him in life but ended up giving them what he felt they should want without seeing what they really wanted. He also wanted to protect them. She was blinded by her abusive boyfriend in high school and couldn’t see the truth until it was spelled out for her which meant she spent many wasted years hurting and hating someone who was innocent. I wonder how many of my memories from my youth are so far off from the reality of what happened. Interesting to think about.
Sex: lots of kissing