HEART OF GLASS (FOSTERING LOVE #3) BY NICOLE JACQUELYN

Posted July 8, 2018 by Sally in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

HEART OF GLASS (FOSTERING LOVE #3) BY NICOLE JACQUELYNHeart of Glass by Nicole Jacquelyn
Also by this author: Unbreak My Heart (Unbreak My Heart, #1)
Series: Fostering Love #3
Published by Forever on July 10. 2018
Genres: Romance
Format: Netgalley eARC
ASIN: B0776RXFH1
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three-half-stars
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Henry Harris was living his dream as a staff sergeant in the Marines. When he's killed in action, his devastated family is in for one more shock: he had a daughter they never knew about.

Morgan Riley has been raising Etta on her own, and that's always been fine by her - until Henry's brother Trevor arrives on her doorstep, willing to do anything to help and make up for his brother's mistakes. Their attraction feels wrong, but Morgan can't seem to turn him away.

Trevor is suddenly in too deep. He has always wanted a family, but Etta and Morgan come with complications. Yet as Etta brings them closer together, Trevor begins to imagine giving Morgan and Etta the life his brother never could. But he wonders if Morgan will ever learn to trust another man with her heart, especially a man whose last name is Harris.

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Heart of Glass is the third book in the Fostering Love series by Nicole Jacquelyn.  This series is about family and unconditional love.  With family being so important, it was shocking that one of their own would have a child and not say anything about it or be involved in raising it.  They’re used to taking children in, not abandoning them so when Trevor finds out that his deceased brother Henry has a daughter, he immediately tries to help the child and its mother.  Morgan, the mother of Henry’s child, wasn’t as surprised by Trevor’s visit as she was by the feelings his visit stirred.  Trevor assumed Henry had abandoned his child, but Morgan made it clear that it was a mutual decision for Henry to be a father, or not, from afar.

“First,”  I said slowly, pausing my fidgeting hands, “I want to apologize.”

“For what?” she said with a scoff.

“For my brother.”  I let that sink in as her mouth snapped shut.  “I don’t know what you guys had, if it was a one-time thing or a relationship.”  Jesus, I hoped it wasn’t a relationship.  “But whatever it was…he wasn’t raised to run out on his responsibilities.”

“Let me stop you right there,” she said with a soft smile.  “Because I think you might be confused about some stuff.”

I watched her closely as she settled more firmly into her chair, her body relaxing fractionally.

“I’ve never been angry with Henry,” she said, shrugging on shoulder.  “We didn’t plan to get pregnant.  Honestly, we took every precaution there was, but ship happens, you know?”

My mouth twitched at her alternative word for shit.

“But Henry didn’t want kids.  It wasn’t just a ‘for now’ thing, and it wasn’t about me.  He never wanted kids.”

That was news to me.

“I could’ve made him step up,” she continued, “I could have forced it.  But it was my decision to go through with the pregnancy, not his.”

After Morgan and Trevor meet, they immediately feel an attraction that neither wants to act on.  As they grow closer, it’s hard to fight what they’re feeling.  If they got together, there would be more at risk than just their hearts.

This was a story about love, friends, and family, with humor and, of course, there was some heat.  This book can be read as a stand alone, but who the hell would want to do that?  If you haven’t already, start from the beginning.  You won’t regret it.

 

three-half-stars

About Nicole Jacquelyn

Nicole Jacquelyn is the mom of two little girls and a full time college student. She hasn’t watched television in well over a year, she still does things that drive her mother crazy, and she loves to read. At eight years old, when asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, she told people she wanted to be a mom. When she was twelve her answer changed- to author. By the time she was eighteen, when people asked her what she wanted to do with her life, she told them she really wanted to be a writer- but the odds of that happening were so slim that she’d get her business degree “just to be safe”. Her dreams stayed constant. First she became a mom, then she went to college, and during her senior year- with one daughter in first grade and the other in preschool, she sat down and wrote a story.

Rating Report
Plot
three-half-stars
Characters
three-half-stars
Writing
three-half-stars
Pacing
four-stars
Cover
four-stars
Overall: three-half-stars

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