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Angst second chance romance.
Reviewed in the United States on August 25, 2021
I actually read book 3 of this Richardson Sisters series (Yolanda’s story) before I read this one. But reading that book, I was captivated by the allusions to the drama between chilled Richardson sister, Robin, and her cardiologist husband, who had been accused of fathering a child at the clinic where he worked. Immediately I finished that book, I had to jump on this because I was obsessed by the premise of a happily married couple who have survived cancer only to be torn apart by allegations of misconduct and paternity backed up by a positive DNA paternity result.
This is probably my favourite book in the series so far. It was angsty, and filled with all the drama, and ugly honest moments and fighting and coming to terms with unresolved issues that you can expect in a second-chance romance. My only issue with this was the bunny-boiler trope. It’s never my favourite portrayal, even of a female villain and the premise of the falsified paternity claims just kind of sounds like the dreams deadbeat dads are made of. To me, it was kinda problematic, but I liked that this was acknowledged in the novel- how this villains actions spoils things for all those trying to get actual justice in the family court system. Ultimately though, I really enjoyed this even though like her sisters, at times, attorney, Robin, had some childish ways about her. I felt the emotions in this book and it felt honest and real and it’s made me fall in love with this series.