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Breathe (Rosewood Bay #2) by Carly Phillips

Breathe Book Cover Breathe
Rosewood Bay Series #2
Carly Phillips
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
May 15th 2018
Yes


Fall in love with the Wards…

From troubled teen to successful general contractor, Jake Nichols turned his life around from his time in foster care. Divorced and single, he juggles his time between his daughter and his work. Next on his agenda, a new project that is his chance to prove his worth at the job he loves. Except he never anticipates that the only girl he's ever loved and lost as a teen is now a grown and beautiful woman in charge of the project.

Phoebe Ward has survived and conquered a painful past that includes foster care and becoming a teenaged mom. She wants nothing more than to focus on the present but it’s hard when she looks into the eyes of her son, knowing she’s tried and failed to find his father. She’s resigned herself to raising him alone with the help of her family… Until a client meeting brings her face to face with her first love. A boy… now a sexy man she thought she’d never see again … and the father of her child.

So many years have gone by and both of their lives have changed drastically. Will they be able to put the past behind them and find the second chance they both deserve?

Jenny’s Review

 

This is the second book in the Rosewood Bay series and can be read as a stand-alone. This book follows the journey of Phoebe Ward, we met her in the first book. She was the sister of Halley Ward. I enjoyed her in that book and I couldn’t wait to get her story and see if she could get a HEA.

This book is a second chance love story. A sweet, easy read that flows smoothly with little angst. The story takes us along the path of a lost love and fast forwards 11 years into the future. After being separated in foster care, after falling in love with each other, Jake & Phoebe come face to face with each other unexpectedly.

Phoebe never thought she’d come face to face with her son’s dad ever again. She was only 16 years old when she last saw him but upon reconnecting, she knows her love for him hasn’t left, nor has it faded. Her feelings are definitely still deep for this man, even upon the first glance in years. But how will Jake feel when he finds out she had his baby and he didn’t know because he wasn’t told. And how will Phoebe feel when she finds out how Jake has been living his life for the past 11 years.

If you want a simple, sweet, easy read with lovable characters, I recommend this one to you. I enjoyed the first book in this series, and this one was right there along with it. Simply sweet.

About Carly Phillips:

Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.

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