Single mom Grace Moore is laser focused on bettering her life and situation. Initially thinking she would put her son up for adoption, she finds that she cannot, but continues to live with the family who was going to adopt her baby. The mother of that family is becoming far too attached, but Grace doesn't see a way to fully be on her own yet. She is sent by a temp agency to be the new personal assistant of temperamental artist Roman Velasco. He immediately realizes how special Grace is; although she recognizes his appeal, she immediately realizes he is likely dangerous to her fragile emotions and convictions, and she agrees to work for him with some serious boundaries.
Both Grace and Roman have a multi-layered past, and it continues to affect them deeply, sometimes with more far reaching consequences than they realize. Although they have made serious errors in judgment and have some deep secrets, Grace and Roman desperately want to be known and emotionally whole.
The author reveals the main characters' backstories in waves, and does so in a way that is engaging without it becoming a gimmick or perpetually frustrating the (this) reader. There were surprises, some twists and turns I didn't initially see coming; but that in hindsight made perfect sense for the story. This book was excellent - engaging, interesting, and I am delighted to strong recommend it.
I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.