Thursday, 7 November 2019

REIVEW - Close to Her Heart (Carrigans of the Circle C #3) by C.J. Carmichael

The Book
Release Date: 23 September 2014
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Dani Carrigan, the academic of the Carrigan family, has always relied on logic when making important life decisions. But when she discovers she’s pregnant—and that there’s a chance her baby may be born “not perfect”—deciding what to do isn’t so easy.

It would help if the father, Adrian Carlson, department head at the University of Washington in Seattle where they both work, would pop the question. But the widower seems more interested in protecting his six-year-old daughter than committing to his new relationship with Dani.

The last time Dani felt so alone and scared was when she was sixteen and her mother died in an accident at their family ranch, leaving Dani to raise her younger sisters with precious little help from her distant and disapproving father. She felt so inadequate then. But is she any more prepared to be a mother now?

Support comes from an unlikely source. Dani always saw her next-door neighbour and friend, divorce attorney Eliot Gilmore, as a charming, handsome, playboy-type. But with each challenge Dani faces, from pregnancy, to delivery and beyond—Eliot reveals himself to be more of a man than she ever guessed. Is it possible that in all the years she’s known him, Eliot hasn’t been playing the field—but waiting for her?

My Review  3 STARS
**Copy Provided by Netgalley and Tule Publishing for an honest review**

This book was a lot more positive than the last book and although Dani is a smart person, it is very easy to make mistakes like hers.

Dani gets pregnant after being with a colleague for six months, but is treated more like a dirty secret.Even though she initially wanted more from Aiden, her actually treats her very badly, but she is a strong woman and has the support of one on her two friends, Eliot.  

Eliot is a successful lawyer and helps people back together if he can, he has a heart of gold and while helping Dani where he can, actually finds that he more than likes her as a friend.  He is always there when Dani needs him and supports her when she does not realise that she needs help.

Its a sweet read, but again the ending and the pair getting together as a couple at the end just seems really rushed and incomplete.

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