In Falling for her Enemy (Still Harbor #2) by Victoria James, Alex McAllister doesn't find it easy to trust after being abandoned by those that are supposed to love her unconditionally. So, when Hayden Brooks arrives in town claiming he's her adopted daughter's biological father, she doesn't know what to do except try to stay away from him. Especially when he could destroy not only the happy life she's built with her daughter, but could also break her heart.
I loved the first book of this series, and this one was just as incredible with it's sweet, fast-paced plot, encompassing a wounded heroine afraid to lose the most important person in her life, and a hero determined to prove that she can trust someone outside of her family. As for the dialogue, it was intense due to the heroine's back story. But it also provided fun, light moments between Alex and Hayden, or either of them with Cassy, the little girl that has brought so much happiness to Alex's life.
Both characters were amazing, and proved hard not to like. My heart broke for the heroine as her back story was tragic, and it was understandable why she found it hard to trust Hayden, even though it seemed she wanted to because, of their intense chemistry and the kind, caring way he treated her daughter. Alex is independent, hard-working, and kind-hearted. That it was no wonder she adopted a child since she had so much love to give, and proved that, by trying to provide the best possible life for her daughter. While Hayden, he's honorable, assertive, and isn't afraid to push Alex to get her to see reason when she's being difficult. Because he needs to know whether Cassy is his biological daughter.
Overall, I loved this book and how every time they bantered -- whether it was friendly or not -- increased the sexual tension. It made for a fun yet highly emotional tale that has me looking forward to the next story in the series. As there was an interesting development with Cara -- one of Alex's sisters -- in this one. I would definitely recommend this book, if you've read the first in the series (Kate & Matt's story - Falling for the P.I.), or if you enjoy highly emotional reads.
Publication Date: November 9th, 2015 / Entangled Bliss / Still Harbor #2
She’s falling for the one man who could destroy everything…
Alex McAllister always dreamed of a life filled with the laughter and love of a family, but being abandoned at a young age left her wary of letting anyone in. Now that she’s settled in Still Harbor, Alex struggles between keeping her distance and the magnetic pull of the handsome stranger who claims he’s the biological father of her adopted daughter.
Hayden Brooks never wanted to be a father. Long hours spent building his family’s real estate empire suits him just fine. But when he discovers an ex put the baby he unknowingly fathered up for adoption, his world crumbles. He tracks the child to Still Harbor with the intention of bringing her home—and comes face to face with his daughter’s stunning adoptive mother.
The paternity test is in. And Hayden’s about to make the most shocking decision of his life, just in time for Christmas…