It Might Be You

It Might Be You

by Jennifer Gracen

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It Might Be You by Jennifer Gracen

When Officer Nick Martell learns that a sick child needs his help, he flies to the young Harrison boy’s side. But once in the heart of the wealthy Harrison family, Nick faces a shocking truth—he is none other than a Harrison son himself, born of a secret affair. Though the blue-collar bachelor struggles to accept the elite clan as his own, compassion for the vulnerable boy compels him to stay. That, and the deep spark of connection he feels for the child’s beautiful nurse . . .
 
Amanda Kozlov never felt such a strong and sudden passion for a man before. But falling for Nick is not an option—the life the rugged cop leads is too dangerous, the wounds he carries from his explosive family history too fresh. Yet watching Nick bond with the young boy in her care, experiencing tenderness in his arms, Amanda longs to take a chance on the one man who could save the Harrison heir—the only man with the power to shatter her heart. And as drama swirls around them, only time will tell if they’re brave enough to give their love the future it deserves . . .
 
Praise for ʼTis the Season
 
“Her best yet . . . a story that will tug hard at the heartstrings and make readers root for a happy ending.”  —Publishers Weekly
 
“An appealing and passionate love story framed around themes of class conflict and family. Recommended for romance fans who believe love has no boundaries.”
Library Journal
 
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420145304
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 02/27/2018
Series: Harrisons Series , #5
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 1,196,630
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

JENNIFER GRACEN hails from Long Island, New York, where she lives with her two sons. After spending her youth writing in private and singing in public, she now only sings in her car and is immersed in her passion for writing. She loves to write contemporary romance for readers who look for authentic characters and satisfying endings. When she isn’t with her kids, doing freelance proofreading, or chatting on Twitter and Facebook, Jennifer writes. She’s already hard at work on her next book. Jennifer is a member of the Romance Writers of America and is active in the Long Island Romance Writers, as well as being a member of CTRWA. Visit her at www.jennifergracen.com.

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CHAPTER 1

Nick Martell pulled up in front of his parents' house and cut the ignition. The engine on his sleek black Ford Mustang GT quieted, leaving him in silence to gather his thoughts.

He had so much to tell his family, he didn't know where to start. A gentle breeze blew, making the long leaves of the palm trees overhead sway against the soft blue of the evening sky. He let his head fall back against the seat and drew a few long, deep breaths as he looked at the house.

His mom had planted new flowers in the bigger pot by the front door, a bright hot pink. Nick grinned; it was her favorite color and always reminded him of her. He'd grown up in a modest three-bedroom home on a quiet street in a decent suburb, only five miles from the center of Miami. His father had been on the Miami police force for twenty-five years before retiring, devoted to the job and to his family. Nick had worshipped his dad as a kid, and aspired to be like him as a young adult, which was ultimately why he'd become a cop himself five years before. Five years of hard work ... and now, some payoff. He figured his dad would be pretty proud of him tonight, and the elation of that made Nick's grin widen.

Lew Martell met Maria Sanchez when Nick was three years old. Lew married Maria when Nick was four, and legally adopted Nick as his own when he was five. Though they didn't share blood, as far as Nick was concerned, Lew was his father in every way, and he knew to the core of his soul that Lew felt the same way. Even after a few years and two little sisters, he'd never been made to feel anything other than one hundred percent part of a family.

Now, as he walked up the front steps and unlocked the door to his parents' house, it was his father he couldn't wait to see the most. He knew his mom would be proud, but his dad would burst with it.

"Hello?" Nick called out as he stepped into the living room. The spicy aroma of his mother's cooking wafted in the air, enticing and comforting him at the same time.

"Ah!" His mother came in, rushing to hug him. She leaned back to look up into his face and held his cheeks. "You look good, mijo! You need a shave, but your eyes are smiling."

"I'm twenty-nine, Ma," he grumbled, teasing back. "You ever gonna stop telling me when I need to clean up?"

"No."

"I don't shave on my days off. I take a break. I've told you this."

She shrugged and made a disdainful face that clearly expressed her thoughts.

He just chuckled. Her dry sass was one of the things he loved most about her.

"So what's the big news?" she asked, her features brightening again. "And I'm glad you asked for a family dinner to share it, so I get to see you."

Nick rolled his eyes. He faithfully came for a family dinner every other Sunday. "Like you don't see me. I come by!"

"Not enough."

He groaned and nudged her gently with his elbow. "Admit it — you're just happy to have an excuse to cook something special."

"You said you had really big news, so yeah ... I might've made one of your very favorites."

Nick inhaled deeply, trying to figure out what she'd made by what he smelled. A slow smile spread across his face. "Ahhh. You made carne frita con cebolla for me, didn't you?"

"Yes." Maria smiled and it lit up her pretty face. "Anyway, it'd been a while since I made it, so why not?"

He was six feet tall, and she was a petite five-foot-two, so he bent to kiss her cheek. "You're too good to me."

"Don't you forget it." She was clearly pleased that she'd pleased him. "So c'mon in. Your dad's out in the yard and your sisters are in their rooms. I'll get them out."

"Actually ..." Nick rubbed the back of his neck. "You know what? Maybe it'd be good to just talk to you and Dad first. Part of the news is great, but part is ... a little ... well, they might not fully understand. So maybe you'll help me figure out a way to tell them that won't ... upset them. I dunno."

Maria stilled at that, scrutinizing her son for a few seconds before saying, "I'll get your father."

Five minutes later, Maria and Lew sat together on the couch as Nick pulled over the armchair to sit directly opposite them. He took a deep breath, then ran his hands through his thick hair and over his scruffy jaw before starting.

"The best news first," he said, unable to keep from smiling. "I got the promotion. I'm going to be an investigator."

Lew let out a loud whoop and jumped to his feet. Maria's eyes shone with tears of pride. Nick laughed as his father pulled him up for a tight hug, warmed by delight.

Lew clapped him hard on the back, grasped him by the shoulders, then pulled back to look into Nick's eyes as he said, "Goddamn, I'm so proud of you, son. I mean, I wanted this for you, but I know you wanted this for you. You worked hard, showed your mettle. You've been a damn good officer, but you're just too smart not to ... well, this is the right thing for you." He clapped his son's arms again, beaming with pride. "Good for you, Nick. Well done. Congratulations!"

"Thanks, Dad." Nick's throat felt thick, and he swallowed down the lump that had risen there. He'd known his dad would be proud, but this felt incredible.

"Mijo ..." Maria stood and lifted her hands to cradle his face. "I'm so, so proud."

"Thanks, Ma." Nick knew she was happy, but also a little scared for him. That she knew being an investigator still meant dangerous work. That being the wife of a cop, and now the mother of a cop, meant she didn't sleep well every night. When her arms wrapped around his waist and squeezed tight, he hugged her back until she was the one to let go.

"When do you start?" Lew asked.

Nick took another deep breath as he released his mother. "Well ... that's the other thing I need to tell you all about. Sit down. There's more. It's totally different, not about work."

All three of them sat, and as soon as they did, Nick launched into it. "A few years ago, I wanna say three years ago? They had a bone marrow donor drive at the station. Because Jim Connelly's nephew needed a donor."

Lew nodded. "Sure, I've heard of those. It's easy as pie, just a swab in your cheek, right?"

"Right," Nick said. "So I did it, and truthfully, I never thought about it again. But I guess they keep your name on the national and international bone marrow registry after that, because, well ... I got a call two weeks ago. It seems I'm a match for a kid who needs a bone marrow transplant. He's got non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Twelve years old."

Maria's eyes flew wide as Lew's brows furrowed.

"Really," Lew said.

"That's amazing," Maria murmured.

"Yeah. So ..." Nick blew out a breath. "How do I nutshell this? First the registry contacted me to tell me the news. I agreed to being tested further, went in, gave blood and all that. Earlier this week, they called to tell me that yes, I'm a strong, viable match. I agreed to go through with it right then." He saw the worry creeping into his mother's face as he talked. "Ma, I talked for a while with a rep from the registry. I learned a lot. It's barely going to hurt. It's outpatient surgery. So please stop looking so worried, okay?"

"You're my son," she said. "And you're talking about a major medical procedure. I'm going to worry no matter what you say."

"That's your right," he said, tossing her a wink to try to lighten her up. "So here's where it gets a little unusual. Apparently, most donors and patients never meet or have contact, confidentiality rights and all. But the day after I confirmed I'd do it, the registry rep called me again. Said the father of the kid really wanted to talk to me, if I'd allow it. I figured sure, why not? I mean, I was going to do it no matter what. As soon as I heard I could help someone, there was no question in my mind I'd go through with it."

"Of course," Maria said. "That's who you are."

"So did you talk to the father?" Lew asked.

"Yeah. On Friday morning." Nick shifted in his seat, stretching out his legs to roll one ankle, then the other. "The guy couldn't be nicer, and I could hear the worry there and it really moved me. His son's just a kid. They're desperate. And long story short, I'm going."

"Where are you going?" Lew and Maria said at the same time, then looked at each other with a quick laugh.

"New York. Turns out the kid's father is some mega-rich businessman — I'm talking billionaire, like crazy money. Probably how he got around the whole 'getting to talk to the donor' thing. He wanted to talk to me to ... well, offer incentive, I guess. He wanted me to understand that insurance should pay for everything that's medical, but beyond that, he wants to pay. Even offered to cover whatever pay I lose at work for taking time off. Bottom line is, he didn't want me to be worried about the expenses if it would make me decide not to go there and do it."

Nick shrugged, rolled his head to stretch out the muscles there. Something about the way his mother looked had him slightly tense. "I assured him that I was going to do it no matter what. And yeah, I took him up on the hotel. Because if I have to go back and forth to New York a few times, or stay there for longer than I thought? Might add up, I don't know."

"Nick ..." Maria's voice sounded breathless all of a sudden. "You're going to New York?"

"Yeah, Ma. I leave the day after tomorrow." Nick watched her as he spoke; she really seemed off. He hated for her to worry about him. "On Friday, when I got the promotion, it was amazing, but terrible timing. I'd just talked to the father that morning! So I explained what happened, and that I feel I need to do this. Work was great about it. Better than I thought they'd be, actually."

He ran his hands absently over his knees. "I'm taking an unpaid leave for two weeks. If I have to go a few more times, they're fine with it. And the time I need off for the surgery and recovery will be paid leave. They were fully supportive. After it's all done, and I'm back to one hundred percent, I'll start the new job."

"New York," Maria repeated. "Billionaires, you said?"

"Uh-huh. Why?" Nick stared harder now. She looked upset. No, it was more than that. She looked ... spooked. "Ma, you used to live in New York. You know I'm not going to, like, a war zone or something."

"Are they from Long Island?" she asked.

Lew flinched, his head swiveling to look at his wife as his eyes flew wide.

Nick's gut started humming and clenched, like right before something bad went down on the street. "What's going on?" he asked, looking from one to the other. "You're both acting weird."

"The boy," she said. "The billionaire father. What's his name, do you know?"

"Yeah, of course I know. I told you, I talked to him," Nick said. "The kid's name is Myles. His father's name is Charles." Trying to joke to break the sudden heavy vibe in the room, he added in a mock snooty voice, "Get this for big-money pretentious: his full name is Charles Roger Harrison the third, thank you very much."

Maria gasped sharply, her eyes rolled back in her head, and she fainted, slumping against her husband.

* * *

"I'm okay," Maria said weakly. "Stop hovering." She tried to sit up.

"No, stop!" Lew held her shoulders, keeping her down as he sat beside her on the couch. "You just fainted dead away — you need to lie still for a few minutes."

"Do what he says, Ma." Nick knelt on the carpeted floor next to her, studying her face. She was still a little pale. "You scared the shit out of us."

"Sorry," she whispered. Her eyes locked on her husband's, and Nick saw they were filled with ... fear.

Nick took her hand and caressed the top of it. It was cold. Usually her skin was so warm, like she had a fire burning in her core. "You're fine, Ma. You're okay — we got you."

She just kept staring at Lew. He was telegraphing back to her with his own troubled gaze. Nick's gut wasn't just humming now, but blazing.

"What's going on?" He looked from one parent to the other.

"I have to tell him," Maria whispered to Lew.

"Totally your decision," he said, and took her other hand.

"Tell me what?" Nick released the hand he held. "Come on. Whatever it is, please ... you're both starting to freak me out a little here."

Maria's dark eyes got glassy. She closed them, but the tears escaped and slid down her cheeks.

"It'll be all right," Lew told her gently. "I'm here. He loves you. Tell him."

A strangled sob burst from her mouth, and she clapped her free hand over it. More tears fell. Lew kissed her other hand, which he didn't release.

A chill prickled over Nick's skin. He'd never seen his parents like this. He moved back and again sat in his chair, but brought it closer until he sat right at her side to stare down at her. "Whatever it is, he's right. I love you. So go on — I'm listening."

Her eyes opened and focused on him, liquid with emotion. "I just pray you'll forgive me. Try to understand. ..."

Nick didn't say anything. He clasped his hands on his knees and waited, trying to ignore the churning of his stomach.

"I ... I lied to you, mijo," Maria finally said. "I know who your biological father is. I've always known who he is, and where he is."

Nick felt like she'd slammed him in the chest with a sledgehammer. The air left his lungs with a hiss. He just stared at her as his heart skipped a beat, then took off like a shot.

"The only two people I ever told were your abuela and ... your father." She glanced to Lew, whose eyes never left his wife's face. "I couldn't marry him, start a life with him, with any secrets between us. I told him a month before we got married. And he didn't leave me; he supported my decision and kept my secret. He's the best man I've ever known in my life."

Lew's jaw clenched and a muscle jumped, but all he did was lift her hand to his lips and kiss the back of it.

Nick cleared his throat hard, trying to dislodge the boulder that had formed there. Maria turned, trying to lie on her side to better face her son.

"When I was twenty," she said, "I worked during the day and went to community college at night. I used to work as a waitress, but then my cousin got me in as a housekeeper for a very rich family. Better pay. So even though I lived in Queens with my family, I took the bus out to Long Island every day." She swiped at her wet cheeks. "I was young, naïve. ... Well, I had a short affair with someone, and I got pregnant. But I quickly realized I meant nothing to him. And what was worse, much worse ... I'd come to understand he was a horrible man. So I quit the job and left, without ever telling him I was pregnant. I didn't want him to know."

She sniffled hard, but the tears kept coming, rolling down her face. "I'd seen how awful he was to his own young son. He was downright cruel to him, and I didn't want him to do that to my baby. And I knew if I told him I was pregnant, he'd either make me get rid of it, or try to take it away from me ... so I ran. I told Mama, and she sent me down to Florida to live with Titi until the baby came. By the time you arrived, Mama was here. She gave up her job, her whole life in New York — my other sister and my brothers — to come down here to live with us ... you and me." A sentimental smile flickered. "You were her first grandchild, after all."

The blood roared in Nick's ears and his heart pounded, but he sat very still. After a long beat, he managed to choke out, "Who was the man? Tell me his name."

Maria gulped, sniffled hard, but met his eyes directly. "His name was Charles Harrison. The second. So this boy you're a match for? I guess he's Charles's grandson ... and your nephew."

Lew shook his head in slow astonishment. "Jesus, what are the odds of something like this happening? I mean ..."

Nick felt the blood drain from his face and sat back. A strange whirring noise took over his head, something like a tornado. He gripped the arms of the chair, trying to stop the sudden sense of falling. Maybe he was going to pass out too.

"Charles Harrison had four children," Maria went on quietly. "The oldest was Charles the third. You said you spoke to him? Well, he's your half brother."

Nick nodded. His head felt fuzzy, and he closed his eyes, trying to process the words. Jesus fucking Christ, he'd had a conversation with some stranger in New York, and it turned out the guy was his half brother? He could barely breathe.

(Continues…)



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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*** ## Holy crap, this book was BRILLIANT. Ok, heads up: I highly recommend reading the rest of the series first because it enhances this already amazing story. Don't get me wrong, this book was stellar. However, being familiar with the Harrison family helped me enjoy this book so much more. What an awesome conclusion this book was. Nick and Amanda were meant for each other. Wow, their chemistry was off the charts. Oooh, and the passion? Yowza. Of course both of them made mistakes. First him, then her. But boy, did they work it out. Nick was fierce, loyal, honest, & hot and Amanda was kind, sassy, beautiful, and strong. Doormats need not apply. I love how Jennifer let them have so much fun together and tease each other. Sexy AND witty. Nicely done. Thank you Jennifer, for the very complete and satisfying ending. What an amazing reward for us readers. P.S. No cheating, no manwhore, no dead wife, no EX drama! P.P.S. PERFECTION.
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
5 star review of It Might Be You (The Harrisons #5) by Jennifer Gracen This is the final book in The Harrisons series and what a fitting way to end the series.Jennifer Gracen is a relatively new author to me and although I have only read one previous book in The Harrison series, I had no trouble diving in to It Might Be You. Imagine finding out that you are a Harrison, the result of a secret affair? What would you do? That is the position that office Nick Martell find himself in when he is asked to help a sick child. Amanda Kozlov is the nurse charged with looking after Myles.She fights her attraction for Nick who is struggling to come to terms with his new found family. Will Amanda be prepared to take a chance that Nick could be “the one” or will she flee? Will Nick decide to risk it all for love? The writing was strong and the characters were awesome. I really liked the tough yet vulnerable side to both Nick and Amanda and that once they decided to jump in, they gave it their all. This was an emotional roller coaster of a ride, one that had me tearing up at times. I knew dealing with a sick child who needs a bone marrow transplant was going to tug at my heart strings but such is the writing of Jennifer Gracen that you couldn’t help but be drawn into the story she wove. I was so invested in this story I couldn’t put it down.
JWright57 More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars for book 5 in The Harrison’s Series, It Might Be you, I’m late to the party in this series and I have only read the last two books but that hasn’t meant these books are any less enjoyable, it does mean I need to find the time to read the rest of the series and that I need to check out Jennifer Gracen’s other books. Police Officer Nick Martell learns about a sick little boy and he doesn’t think twice about helping him but once he is in the heart of the wealthy Harrison family he finds out he is none other than a Harrison himself and that is why he was a match for the bone marrow transplant needed to help Myles Harrison. Nick is not interested in the Harrison family apart from Myles and as he spends time with the little boy and one of his nurses Amanda feelings start to come into play not only does he find himself growing attached to his nephew he finds himself falling for Amanda. The problem is she lives in New York and he lives in Miami can they make it work, can Nick accept he has two families at different ends of the East Coast well I guess you need to read the book to get the whole story. Once again another beautifully written love story, a journey that wasn’t easy there are lots of hurdles to cross for this couple to get their HEA, sickness, a new family Nick knew nothing about as well as Amanda’s phobia of getting involved with a Police Officer. This is a romance with lots of twists and turns, it’s hot, it’s sad and at times it will bring a grin to your face so if you love a good romance I suggest you one click this brilliant series.
Yearwood More than 1 year ago
An interesting and compassionate tale of sacrifice. In It Might Be You (The Harrisons #5) written by Jennifer Gracen, published under the Zebra brand. Was one of those books that made think over my personality. Either I am seriously emotional, or this author just has a way with words. Nick Martell a worthy man with a cause. When he learns that he is a match for a child who needs a transplant. He didn’t realize that his life would change forever. In just one day, he learns that his life was all a lie and there was only one reason he was a close match to a child that he never met. You see, Nick Martell was none other than a Harrison himself. Shocker to say the least of how he felt after finding out this secret. Struggling to come to terms with what he learned, and the knowledge that he learned on the Harrison he still is willing to help the boy that now is family. It Might Be You, a delightful story with an above average, easy to follow plotline. Well written character and romance that was very suited to the genre of contemporary romance. What I really enjoyed the most was the interaction between Nick and his nephew. Those scenes are the ones that had me reaching for tissues, which I later realized I might need after the first introduction to the character of Myles. Will I recommend this story: Yes. It Might Be You was well written and most certainly a keeper. And with the mile but settle push, to becoming an Organ Donor. If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would.
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
Nick is a hero. Not because he is a Detective in the police department but because he is willing to donate his marrow to a little boy that he doesn’t even know. Well, maybe he doesn’t know them but there is a very good reason that his marrow is a match to this boy. I love this twist. Sure, I knew it was coming. It wasn’t a surprise but it was perfect. The fact that he ends up related to the boy only endears him to me even more. With all the drama, and oh was there drama, surrounding the fact that he is a long lost Harrison he never lets it get between the real reason that he is in New York. Then he meets Amanda. Everything he thought he knew about love gets twisted around. She pushes, she pulls, and she retreats in reaction to his tough, alpha exterior. But she is perfect for him. If only they would both open their eyes are realize it. They both need to get over themselves and open their hearts to a love so perfect that it would be so sad to not accept it. It Might Be You is a love story. There is romance, there is heat, there is love but it is also a family story. A story of finding a piece of yourself that you didn’t know was missing, a story of finding out the truth about yourself, and a story of opening your heart to love. This is a story that is perfect with a mug of hot cocoa and cuddled under a warm blanket.
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
Nick is a hero. Not because he is a Detective in the police department but because he is willing to donate his marrow to a little boy that he doesn’t even know. Well, maybe he doesn’t know them but there is a very good reason that his marrow is a match to this boy. I love this twist. Sure, I knew it was coming. It wasn’t a surprise but it was perfect. The fact that he ends up related to the boy only endears him to me even more. With all the drama, and oh was there drama, surrounding the fact that he is a long lost Harrison he never lets it get between the real reason that he is in New York. Then he meets Amanda. Everything he thought he knew about love gets twisted around. She pushes, she pulls, and she retreats in reaction to his tough, alpha exterior. But she is perfect for him. If only they would both open their eyes are realize it. They both need to get over themselves and open their hearts to a love so perfect that it would be so sad to not accept it. It Might Be You is a love story. There is romance, there is heat, there is love but it is also a family story. A story of finding a piece of yourself that you didn’t know was missing, a story of finding out the truth about yourself, and a story of opening your heart to love. This is a story that is perfect with a mug of hot cocoa and cuddled under a warm blanket.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
Rating 4.5/5* What an emotional roller coaster story this proved to be! Yes, it is a contemporary romance but there are so many other threads interwoven to make it a colourful tapestry of relationships, events and scenarios portrayed in a manner to tug at the reader's heartstrings. When his Miami police precinct had a bone marrow donor drive Nick volunteered never imagining he might be a match but he is and the family of the ill child wish to meet and support him. Nick Martell is proud to share his latest news with his parents, never dreaming that this will lead to life changing revelations about his biological father. Connecting with the half-siblings he'd never known about and their families is dramatic in its own right, but add in his sick nephew, Myles, and it all gets even more moving! The attraction between Nick and Amanda, the nurse caring for Myles, is instantaneous and mutual but both are wary of developing a long distance relationship and there's enough family drama already in that household! Can love find a way to connect Nick and his newly discovered family? Can Nick and Amanda find a way to their HEA together or will there be too many obstacles in their path towards true love? This is a very moving story that I didn't want to put down. I felt invested in hoping all would go well for Myles as well as for the romance. The family dynamics were volatile - and so was the romance! Never assume anything with this pair! Just when all seems to be going well there's another catastrophic clash to drive them even further apart than their homes already are. This is an enthralling, emotive story with so many twists and turns it keeps you uncertain of the outcome and reluctant to put the book down till you've read it all - and that epilogue is well worth waiting for! Although this is the fifth and final story in this series, I hadn't read any of the earlier stories about the Harrison family but still thoroughly enjoyed this one so believe it works well as a standalone and the extra novella "Happily Ever After" was an unexpected bonus. I have no hesitation in highly recommending both to anyone who enjoys emotive contemporary romances with additional family dramas. I requested and received a copy of this novel, via NetGalley. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
I love this messed up family, The Harrisons. Now to find that there was a secret baby twenty none years ago, it fit just perfect. Miami police officer, Nick just wants to do good and registers for a National Bone Marrow donation, only to find out he is the perfect match for Miles. Miles is a young Harrison. Now for Nick to learn the truth from his mom and for the rest of the Harrisons to find out. Blue collar worker meet the rich! Loved how Nick did not back down from the Harrison family, loved the special bond between Miles and Nick. Nick meets Amanda, private duty nurse for Miles. Neither looking for anything lasting, but such great chemistry that they can't fight off. I loved everything about this book, The Harrisons, secret baby, Miles and the romance between Nick and Amanda. The epilogue was perfect. So sad to say goodbye. I highly recommend this book alng with the rest of the books in this series.
EileenAW More than 1 year ago
OH MY!!! Words cannot describe how much I loved It Might Be You by Jennifer Gracen, book five in her Harrison series. This is a story that is full of surprises that affects the lives of two families and a chance at love. When his police precinct had a bone marrow donor drive Nick volunteered never imagining he might be a match to anyone. When the phone call comes telling Nick that he’s a match to a young boy, Miles, with cancer he is willing to donate, even though he would have to travel to Long Island from his home in Miami. Problems arise when he tells his parents about this, they are not happy to have him do this. It seems that Miles’ grandfather is actually Nick’s birth father and his mom never told Charles Harrison II that she was pregnant when she left his employ. While in New York Nick not only bonds with his four Harrison half-siblings, he falls for Miles’ nurse, Amanda. Amanda enjoyed spending time with Nick, showing him Manhattan, and following up on their attraction. Nick and Amanda are perfect for each other but are not so great at communicating and expressing their feelings. It takes time and a number of missteps before they figure out how to make things work for them. I loved how Ms. Gracen helped them figure out how to make a lasting and loving relationship. I felt that Miles and the Harrison siblings added a great deal to this story as well as helped Nick accept the Harrison family dynamics. Nick’s support from his parents also helped his acceptance. I really loved reading this book and had trouble putting this book down. Ms. Gracen is a wonderful story teller drawing me into her books, making me forget the world around me and not letting me go until I turned the last page. I highly recommend this book to other readers. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
The Harrison's are one crazy messed up clan and what a great way this author came up with to introduce a new Harrison to the crazy. All the characters in this series are amazing and Nick and Amanda fit right in. Miami police officer Nick Martel is a kind soul who finds out his bone marrow is a match for a young boy in New York who is desperately in need of a transplant. Never hesitating Nick agrees to help the and his family. Never could he have imagined how this decision will change his life. Not only does he meet Amanda. She's the home nurse caring for Miles, the young boy Nick is there to help. He also discovers the truth about his biological father and the Harrison clan. This is a fascinating story and I don't think you should miss it. Put it on the must read, I highly recommend it.