Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
Newton DeSantis was on the ground at 911 giving out food and water but even though he was not in the buildings that fell he did not come out unscathed. Being at the site helping where he could he got sick, breathing problems in addition to almost losing a leg. Now he lives with constant pain and has to use a cane but it is the unexpected occurrences that set off his PTSD bringing him back to the time when the world changed. Now he is determined to help as many people as he can and is a social worker helping kids in any way possible. His newest case would reunite two little girls with the father who abused them and that is something Newton will do anything to stop.
Since hiring a lawyer is out of the question Newton stops Chase Matthews a family attorney who is a rising star in his field and tries to convince him to take one more pro-bono case. His last ditch attempt was to offer Chase a home cooked meal, a home cooked meal and alot of praying plus a take no prisoners attitude gets Chase to accept the case. In addition to winning the case Chase and Newton find themselves attracted to each other in spite of the huge age difference and the fact that Newton has two special needs children.
Newton adopted Rose now seven years old who had a severe vision problem and who probably would never get adopted. After Rose he adopted Eric his nine year old who has a serious disease called POTS, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, a syndrome that also made him unadoptable until Newton came along. The two children are absolutely amazing and made me smile, cry and cheer for their ability to face any challenge and still come out loving. Even Chase begins to fall in love with the kids but is there a future with a man with physical and mental problems and two kids who need a lot of attention and love.
Chase, like Newton is hiding a past, a past that severely affected who he is today and what matters to him, a past that he has not shared with anyone and a past I have no intention of sharing either. This book like so many Andrew Grey books touched me in so many ways and as a CASA volunteer I faced so many of the situations presented in this book and knew first hand the pain that children face and how so many of them fall through the cracks so this book definitely touched my heart. This is truly a story about courage and never giving up.