All That Remainsby Stephanie G. Burkhart
Darrin Banning is the town’s spoiled rich boy trying to pick up the pieces of his life. After going to jail for a crime he didn’t commit, Darrin meets his first wife while on a work release program and the two get married when he’s released from jail. But happiness with her is denied him when she tragically dies in childbirth. Darrin is facing a mound of litigation when he’s not only accused of the recent murders on the river walk but also when his in-laws sue for custody of his child. He’s in desperate need of an attorney.
Darrin has absolutely nothing in common with the lawyer he hires to represent him, Kristina Rivera, but from the start, he’s enchanted with her. Convinced he’ll lose custody of his daughter, he proposes a marriage of convenience to Kristina, which she accepts after searching her heart.
Despite their sudden marriage, Darrin and Kristina are refreshingly honest with each other and discover they enjoy learning about each other. Darrin soon realizes he wants his new marriage to be more than “in name only.” But will the secrets that haunt Darrin and Kristina prevent them from obtaining happiness together?
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Darrin Banning was a spoiled rich boy with a troubled childhood. His antagonistic relationship with his father took a dark turn when he took the rap for his sister to protect her from embezzlement charges. Prison changed Darrin, but after his release love changed him even more. After losing his beloved Andy, all Darrin had left of their love was his daughter Katie, but his snobbish in-laws threatened to take her from him because of his lurid past. At the same time, the town¿s powerful crime boss has an axe to grind against Darrin¿s upstanding sister, and decides to use him to take her down. He frames Darrin for murder, which not only threatens his freedom, but his custody case against Andy¿s parents. Enter Kristina Rivera-savvy young lawyer full of fire and intelligence who does not care about Darrin¿s past. As she helps him straighten out his legal woes, and retain custody of his daughter, the two grow closer until mutual attraction and respect leads to love. All That Remains is a compelling, moving tale of complex lives that intersect just when they need each other most. It is a tale of love lost, and love found that will make the reader cry tears of both joy and sorrow. It is a story about victory over incredible adversity that will touch your heart. S.G. Cardin has breathed such life into her characters that it is impossible not to connect with them, and feel what they feel as you take this journey with them. You will not want to put this book down until you reach the end.
FIRST THOSE WHO DON'T AGREE ON THE 5 STAR RATING...TOUGH! I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK, IN THE BEGINING IT WAS PRETTY MUCH ALL OVER THE PLACE. BUT I SOON OUT FOUND OUT IT WAS FOR A REASON TO FULLY UNDERSTAND EACH CHARACTERS PART IN THE BOOK. DARRIN AND KRISTINA HAVE BOTH HIT BAD PATCHES IN THE ROAD OF LIFE BUT WERE ABLE TO FIND LOVE IN ONE ANOTHER AND REALLY START LIVING...A MUST READ, I REALLY ENJOYED IT AND KNOW OTHERS WILL TOO! I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE SEQUEL!