by Laramie Briscoe


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A forced sentence leads to a reckless passion.......


When my husband walked out on me over a year ago, it devastated me. When the divorce papers came, it killed me. When we had to sell our house, it broke me.

But then he moved in with his new flavor of the month and told our daughter his new woman wasn't into children. That pissed me off.

Now Riley feels abandoned, and I can't make it better; no matter how hard I try. I'm desperate to help her adjust to the loss of a male figure in her life. The companion program that matches adults up with children who have loneliness and abandonment issues is my last hope.

The counselors tell me he's doing community service hours, and I ask to sit in on his meetings with Riley. The minute I see him astride the matte black Harley, I know neither my nor Riley's life will ever be the same again.


Community Service. Two words I should be thankful for, but I'm not. I resent the hours it's away from building my business. The two previous kids I'd been paired up with didn't work out because their mothers were more interested in getting in my bed. This next match with a little girl is my last hope. Unless this kid works out, I'm destined to serve time.

When they push her into the room wearing pink converse with a black dress, her crazy curls barely held back by the barrette in her hair, and studious glasses on her face, I can tell she's scared - of new people, of change, of being pushed aside. Something inside of me breaks, and I want this girl to feel wanted again.

What I'm unprepared for is meeting her mom. The second our hands touch, there are fireworks, bright lights, and a picture of the future I could one day have. The future I've never allowed myself to wish for.

Community service becomes more than a chore, more than time I resent for being taken away from me. In the months that follow, I realize they're just like me: they've been abandoned, left behind by the world, forgotten by those who should love them.

Thanks to the one last hope in both our lives - we found the light in the darkness we'd been searching for.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781542328500
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/02/2017
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.64(d)

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Trick 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
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Anonymous 9 months ago
A beautiful different kind of love story, I really enjoyed it. I love Trick and his family!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With 223 nook pages filled with conflict, heartache, a friendship that works up to a relationship for both mother and her daughter, with realistic situation, and of course steamy loving. This book was such a nice simple romance, with a little humor thrown in to make it hard to put down. The characters just grab you and pull you in that you can not help, but wish for a happy ever after! Highly recommend!!****
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book more than any I've read lately...I can't wait to read more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To have a story about a single mom meeting someone... and then to also be causious of a relationship since she has a child... well even better. As opposed to them just making out just because they felt the spark. I fell in love with Riley from the start!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it...absolutely! Maybe cause I'm also a single mother and this book just gives me that little hope... what all books should give one.
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Good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved every line the author wrote... Such a beautiful story of real life situations... Couldn't put it down. Will definitely be reading more books by this author. Please continue writing all these awesome books.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the story. Liked how it showed someone working hard changing their life and not having their past mistakes or trouble keep them down. Can't wait to read more from this author .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
233 pages. This was the first book I've read from this author and I will purchasing more. I really loved the story line and loved how it was written. Really good love story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a true romance with a HEA
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
After going through a horrible divorce, Hadley wants to find a way to show her daughter Riley that not all men are bad, that some can be trusted. After signing her daughter up for a companion program, she’s not sure what to expect. Trick just wants to start over and get away from his past. Unfortunately, he’s stuck with having to do community service at a mentor program. Since the first two families didn’t work out, this is his last shot. This was a pretty good story. It was pretty straight-forward and fairly quick to read. The characters were very well written. I really enjoyed it. I highly recommend. **I voluntarily read and reviewed this book
autryreads More than 1 year ago
Ms. Briscoe has created a world that is so real, so descriptive it could be happening right outside your window. An ex-con trying to right his wrongs, and a mother trying to provide a safe and stable home for her and her daughter. Each one wanting to make a new life and move forward away from past mistakes, which somehow sneak up and rear their ugly face. Trick is a very handsome man with a rugged personality, who never thought he’d fall in love with a 6 year old. Hadley is ready to move forward, never intending to fall head over heels with an ex-con. I loved reading Trick and Hadley’s story because it seemed so real. The hope, the worry, the love and the joy were felt every step of the way. The mediator was one of my favorite parts, the only thing that could have been better is if he punched Phillip. There were times of laughter and true everyday life of parenting. Each time I read one of Ms. Briscoe’s novels I fall further and further into her writing. Unlike the Heaven Hill Series or the Rockin’ Country Series, Trick can be read as a stand alone that will have your emotions tied in knots! The happily-ever-after is a much deserved and leaves the reader feeling satisfied in how it ended.
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
Trick and Hadley have both had a hard life. Now, they are both trying to live life on their own terms. Hadley is a single mother of a little girl whose father abandoned her because he just didn't have the time for her. So, Hadley enrolls her into a program to help her with the abandonment issues. Then in walks Trick. Trick is trying to get his act together and isn't sure he has time for all of this, but if he doesn't want to go to jail, he will be there. Then he meets Hadley and Riley. As they get to know each other, love blooms and they have to learn to trust again. Can they make a new family?