By: Bethany Lopez
Release Date: July 9, 2013
After a year of partying, Sam decides to buckle down and focus on college. Things are going great until a one-night stand leaves her pregnant and alone. Raising a child while going to school isn’t easy, but Sam is determined to be strong for her daughter. She doesn’t have time for guys or relationships, and takes great care to protect her child and her heart.
Judd doesn’t fit the mold of a college ballplayer. His long hair and tattoos may fit the life he’s created for himself, but baseball is the one thing he takes seriously. When he meets Sam, he’s immediately drawn to her curves and refusal to put up with his crap. When Judd learns the truth, can he handle the responsibility that comes with loving a single mother?
Sam yearns for the fire that Judd fuels in her, but her child’s needs have to come first. Can two people at different stages in their life find a way to make a life together?
I knew the second I got a chance to review a book from Bethany Lopez that it was going to be great, and I was so right because this book was addicting. I literally received it early in the morning and was done by the time I went to bed. This book was just too good to put down for any reason at all. The characters were great, realistic and their situations were also realistic. I can only imagine how hard it would be to be a single mother and trying to have your own life at the same time. Bethany Lopez bought that out into the light and showed how it could be possible and how some things do work out in the end but not with some hardships along the way.
We meet Sam who got pregnant from a one night stand her sophomore year in college. But with a lot of help and determination she is still in school and raising a child as a single mother. With all of the things going on in her life though she sometimes feels lonely and hasn’t been with anyone since the day she got pregnant. Finally her friend convinces her to go out and that’s when the magic happens, she meets Judd at a bar, not liking him at first of course. Eventually they run into each other again and then they run into each other on purpose.
Their relationship starts to blossom and even though she feels like there might be something there she is hesitant to introduce him to her daughter and her life. As I’m sure all single mothers are guarded about introducing men they are dating to their kids, you don’t want them to get attached if there is no potential there so I completely understand her actions. And so does Judd when she finally lets him meet her family and vice versa. Their budding romance was just overall sweet and seemed kind of perfect and understanding and that’s what I liked about the book the most. Well I can’t deny the fact that there were some very very steamy parts in this book and Bethany did a great job in describing them to her readers.
There was only one thing I knew was going to happen in this book and you know when you know something is going to happen but it still surprises you in the end, those are always good feelings. So now if I didn’t confuse you enough let me just say that overall this book again was very addicting and I am hoping that there will be a second book or more books to this one because there are some secondary characters that I would love to read about, especially James who was an enigma within herself (yes HER name is James). Great characters, lovely story and a completely adorable quick read. Can’t wait to see what Ms. Lopez comes up with next!
The cover is really great because it seems more like real people instead of having models looking all decked out in couture; it’s real and authentic to the story. The title had me interested in what it meant because I had never heard the word before, it does mean memorable and this book definitely was that.
About the Author:
Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. Since then she has published various YA and NA books. She is a lover of romance, family, and friends, and enjoys incorporating those things in what she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible.