Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Review: Honeysuckle Dreams by Denise Hunter

Honeysuckle Dreams
by Denise Hunter

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Pages: 320
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  After Brady Collins’ ex-wife dies, he receives devastating news—his nine-month-old son Sam isn’t his son at all. And Sam’s wealthy maternal grandparents want custody of the child. Brady knows he’s in for the fight of his life. But regardless of what any blood test says, Sam is his son, and Brady will go to any lengths to keep him.
Brady’s attorney tips him off that one major life change would virtually assure him of winning guardianship of baby Sam at the final hearing: an impending marriage. And his friend Hope is willing to step in as the loving and devoted fiance.
Local radio celebrity Hope Daniels has been driven by a solitary goal her entire life, and after a happy accident she’s finally offered her dream job. But if the truth comes out about her arrangement with Brady, she may miss the chance of a lifetime and stand in the way of a dear friend’s dreams.
As Brady and Hope make sacrifices to help each other in their times of need, they risk uncovering a truth neither of them expects to find.

Kritters Thoughts:  The second in a series but is one of those series where you can skip around because each book focuses on a different character, but all of the stories take place in the same location.  I give this preface, but I also say the control freak in me likes to always start at book one, so I did in this case and my review for that book went up yesterday.

This story revolves around the brother of the main character of book one, Brady Collins.  His ex wife has died and he finds out that the son that he thought he fathered with her is not biologically his and he must fight to remain the father of this young boy who has captured his heart.  Through some funny circumstances, his life long friend Hope Daniels is caught up in his fight and has some drama of her own.

I will not spoil the drama that Hope has as it is somewhat spoilerie but I will say that I wish the author had done a little more with it earlier in the book.  I felt as though we were two thirds the way through the book and she threw some stuff in to create some drama and it didn't feel real to me.  

BUT I did like this book more than book one.  I liked their story and I liked them.  Overall their story was interesting with a court case and their courtship/relationship was definitely different than what you normally see in a women's fiction/romance book.  

I like Denise Hunter books because they are the best bits of romance without all the in your face sexy times.  Because she is in the Christian fiction realm she keeps that out, but it has the plot that you love from a women's fiction or even most romance books.  I am excited for book three to come out in November. 

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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