Thea Landry has always known her place in modern-day society. It’s somewhere just above the trash can her mother dumped her in as a newborn but below the class where much comes easy. With her tattered shoes and bargain-bin clothes, her life has never been full of glamour.
So when a rich and charismatic man takes interest, she doesn’t fool herself into thinking their encounter is anything more than a one-night stand. Months later, she’s kicking herself for not getting his phone number. Or his last name. She’s given up hope of seeing him ever again.
Until one day, years later, Logan Kendrick waltzes into her life once more and turns everything she’s built upside down. This time around, she won’t make the same mistake. She’s going to fight to keep him in her life—not for herself.
But for their daughter.
Panty Scorching: 5
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin
Thea Landry hasn’t had it easy growing up with not much of anything in her life. When she and Logan have a steamy one night stand, she doesn’t think of it leading to much more except when she discovers she’s pregnant with Charlie. Then she wishes she had a way to get in touch with the rich, handsome stranger. Until one day Logan Kendrick unexpectedly walks back into her life and Thea knows she needs to do things right this time…for her daughter.
“I’d prove to them both that I was a new constant. They’d see that I was the missing piece to their family.
Then maybe one day soon, we could actually be a family. I could sweep them both away from here and build them the life of their dreams.”
I can’t even tell you all of the feelings just running through me reading this heartwarming story. Charlie was a little girl that you couldn’t help falling in love with. When Logan and Charlie met and starting forming a tentative bond, my heart just melted. This was a great book about how the most important things in life change when you figure out what your heart truly wants and needs. Poor Logan being torn into two pieces while he made life changing decisions…thank god for Grandma…that’s all I have to say. The older and wiser people in our life are sometimes good guides for figuring out what our soul needs for happiness. This was just a sweet, emotional story about second chances and the beautiful family everyone deserves.
If you love books that reach right into your soul and give you a little squeeze, you really need to read Tattered. It touches your heart and will leave a little mark on you so that you’ll want to give your kids a hug that’s just a bit tighter than the one you gave them just before.
He stared at me for a long moment. “You’re sure she’s mine?”
“Then that’s good enough.”
“I—really?” I blinked. He didn’t want to verify paternity? He just . . . trusted me?
He nodded. “Really.”
“I swear, I tried to find you, Logan. On my life, I swear it. But the hotel wouldn’t give me your name no matter how much I begged. And you paid cash for your drinks and never mentioned your last name. I tried, but I just . . . didn’t know where to start.”
“It’s not your fault. I believe you.”
The sincerity in his voice made my throat burn. Goddamn it. I was going to cry.
I’d worked so hard not to cry today. I’d fought to keep my emotions in check and my head from spinning out of control. But this was going to make me break.
I wanted so badly for Logan to believe that I hadn’t kept Charlie from him intentionally. The fact that a man like him would trust someone like me without proof meant more than he’d ever know.
“Thank you,” I choked out past the lump in my throat.
“So, um, is Charlie inside with your husband? Or boyfriend?”
The urge to cry disappeared and I barked out a laugh. “Smooth.”
He chuckled. “It’s been a long day for me. Give me a break, will you? This morning I was in New York, then I came to Montana for a business meeting and discovered a daughter. I’m off my game.”
Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.