In fact, it is Alex who comes to her rescue Drew confronts Rachel over her "betrayal." The chemistry still burns hot between them, but Rachel cannot forgive Drew's cruel deception. Unfortunately he is unwilling to let her go. Drew Fullerton doesn't like to lose, especially to his younger brother. So he proceeds with his plan to win her back, using every trick in the book to force her hand, including his son.
Young Jonathan holds fast to his dream of a real family, which tears her in yet another direction. Her heart is torn between the three Fullertons, all of whom need her in very different ways. Someone is going to get hurt, no matter what she does. She struggles to do what is right, even when she finds it puts her at direct odds with what she wants.
How far must Rachel go to win back Jonathan's trust, and protect the men she has grown to love?
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In this installment, we find Rachel returning to California despite her many reservations. In the end, it came down to her love for Jonathan and desire to do what's best for him. She's now living in Alex's home. While there, she learns so much about the Fullerton boys and finds her feelings for Alex deepening. Of course, Drew, never one to give up easily, does everything he can to stay in the forefront of Rachel's mind. I enjoyed witnessing Rachel flourish in Alex's home - with Alex. He allows Rachel to see herself for who she is - a beautiful, vibrant, and compassionate woman. As Rachel's confidence grows, so does her relationship with Alex. And Jonathan thrives in the healthy, loving atmosphere as well. But changes in his custody as well as changes in Drew's home see him reverting to his bratty and withdrawn self. Drew - I still only trust him as far as I can throw him. At times, he's so manipulative and calculating where Rachel is concerned. It seems it's all a contest with him and he's determined to beat Alex. At other times, he seems so sincere and caring. Who is the real Drew Fullerton? Alex really changed as he got to know Rachel. His crusty, grumpy facade fell away, little by little, as he and Rachel got closer. But he lacks confidence. He seemed unsure of his standing with Rachel and I found Drew's words resonating in my head. "A man stays. A boy runs." And this frustrated me. Drew would fight to the bitter end even if his reasons for doing so were less than noble. Where was Alex? Then Ms. Voight dropped another bomb or two. She certainly knows how to increase the tension - and nudge loose a few tears. Needless to say, I'm breathless with anticipation for the final book in the Fullerton Family saga. **I received an eARC in exchange for an honest review.**