Norah O'Malley has been alone for a long time. It's been ten years since her father and four brothers shipped her off to be raised by her aunt. Seven months since she's seen the guy who got her pregnant--who still doesn't know. Read more...
Norah O'Malley has been alone for a long time. It's been ten years since her father and four brothers shipped her off to be raised by her aunt. Seven months since she's seen the guy who got her pregnant--who still doesn't know. And it's two weeks since she came home to Chicago and discovered none of her family wants to talk--or listen.
She never expected to walk into a tattoo shop seven months pregnant and get her socks knocked off by instant attraction. She can't even see her socks. But Kai Ellis is big and gruff and sexy as hell, and if he has a past, well, so does she. Even more, Kai knows how to listen so that Norah feels just a little less alone . . .
All the chemistry in the world can't help Norah make her decisions. And no sizzle of desire will make Kai believe in happy endings. But a little time with someone who understands might just change everything . . .
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-05-16
- Reviewer: Staff
In the middling first entry in Schroeder’s For Your Love series, 22-year-old Norah O’Malley is pregnant and back home in Chicago after 10 years away. Although she still hasn’t told her ex-boyfriend that she’s pregnant, she’s immediately attracted to someone new: Kai, a quiet but strong ex-con who owns a tattoo shop. Kai tries to deflect Norah’s attention, even though he feels the sizzling chemistry between them, but Norah won’t give up, especially once he offers her a much-needed job as a caretaker for his mom. Meanwhile, Norah needs to decide whether she wants to place her baby for adoption. Kai’s small gestures of kindness convince Norah that there is more to him than his gruff exterior, but her obsession with him, a selfish, no-nonsense, and sometimes nasty man, is difficult to comprehend. Furthermore, despite her pronouncements of independence, Norah comes across as passive and immature. Steamy sex scenes may appease some readers, but this lackluster entry is far from satisfying. Agent: Frances Black, Literary Counsel. (July)