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Synopsis of the book:
After losing her brother to gang-related violence, elementary schoolteacher Kinley is on a mission to help her at-risk students. When one of them, Justice, is caught in an act of vandalism, she intervenes.
Entrepreneur Nash McGuire has gone to great lengths to overcome the poverty her grew up in. When working on a renovation project in his old neighborhood he collides with a juvenile delinquent and his do-gooder teacher.
Kinley believes Justice can overcome the influence of his environment; Nash knows the odds and has little patience with Kinley’s naivety. But as the boy’s mandatory community service forces Justice and Kinley into Nash’s life, he can’t help but discover a boy searching for love and purpose — a boy very much like he once was.
Then Justice is accused of another crime. And Kinley’s stubborn belief in the boy’s innocence is just too much for Nash to accept…
A loving teacher and a disillusioned entrepreneur find love while coming to the aid of an underprivileged boy. This story has good romance between two people who had opposite perspectives on life. I liked the sparks.
I liked Kinley and the way that she went out of her comfort zone to do something tangible to help her student. Even though she was very stubborn about it, almost to a fault, she was witty and optimistic which made her fun and easy to care about.
I actually related better to Nash who had been burned and wasn’t about to let people take advantage of him again. His struggle to keep Kinley and her student’s problems at a distance made me sympathize with him. There was also entertainment when Nash found himself giving in to Kinley’s optimistic ideas.
What I enjoyed most about this book:
Nash was definitely my favorite. I think he was representative of many people who hold others at arm’s length to keep hurt at bay. Yet he managed to let Kinley in and find love in the process.
What I didn’t like about this book:
I did think that Kinley was too optimistic — to the point where she put herself in danger. I couldn’t relate to that even though there were times when I admired her optimism.
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Would I recommend this book to others? Yes. A story of love and hope. This was a good read.
Note: I received this book complimentary in a giveaway. I was not required to give a review. All of the opinions I have expressed her are my own.
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