I received this book for free from NetGalley.com . This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Forever Mine by Erin Nicholas
Published by Grand Central Publishing on March 28th 2017
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Romantic Comedy
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Maya Goodwin doesn't believe in holding back. Ever. As a cop, she never hesitated to throw herself into harm's way to save someone. Even after an injury on the job forces her to retire, she's not afraid to keep risking it all to get the life she wants. With a new career teaching martial arts to kids already underway, she's looking forward to the future - and taking a chance on the unbelievably hot Dr. Alex Nolan.
Maya - daring and spontaneous - is the exact opposite of what Alex always thought he wanted. But when a nine-year-old daughter he never knew existed shows up on his doorstep, Maya is the one who helps them hold it together. With love on the line, will the guy who's always played it safe be willing to take the biggest risk of all?
I enjoyed this title but I wasn’t happy with the hero in many ways. I liked him… I just didn’t like him… yeah I know this is a direct contradiction but you’ll see…
Alex is trying to make up for not being in his daughter’s life for her first 9 years through no fault of his own. He had a one night stand and the mom didn’t tell him until she needed help managing the disease that both he and his daughter have, hemophilia. He’s reeling by this intense attraction he feels for the woman who might be able to help him understand the superhero universe his daughter loves. He wants to be there for his daughter and perhaps try for something with his former fling but this attraction to this woman is hard to ignore.
Maya is just as thrown by her instant attraction and connection to Alex. This attraction allows her to get distracted in the oddest moments but as with everything else she does… she rolls with it and jumps in. She’s not afraid to take risks but is also confused by his hot/cold routine. I liked her and her openness as it was refreshing compared to Alex’s tendency to keep things compartmentalized. She also has a wake-up call in this story as she has to confront her own tendency to do things without regard to long term consequences. You’ll enjoy her personality and what she does for those she cares for. I really liked her so the way Alex behaved pissed me off even as I liked him.
Alex has a lot to learn about life as he doesn’t share his own diagnosis of hemophilia and this hinders him in so many ways he didn’t realize. He almost lost something important to him because he is so damn shut down. This is why I say I liked him but… I just didn’t like him… I got it… I really did but I wanted to just hurt him many times in this book. Maya deserved better than the way he treated her but as always the hero does wake up and I think the epilogue helped me come to terms with him. He did try but dammit he made me mad… LOL
I need to go back and read more by Erin as I enjoyed this one plus… she’s sort of local for me. Gotta try to support NE/IA writers as much as I can… 😉