Trey Sheenan has cultivated his reputation as Marietta’s resident bad boy, until one day he lets things go too far and he loses everything—his freedom, his fiance McKenna Douglas, and his infant son.
McKenna has loved Trey since they were kids, but she’s had enough. When Trey is sent away for five years, McKenna is determined to do what’s right for her and baby TJ, which means putting her mistakes—namely Trey—behind her, and move on.
When Trey is released early, he returns to Marietta determined to beg McKenna’s forgiveness and become the father TJ needs him to be, only to discover that he’s too late. McKenna’s marrying local insurance agent Lawrence Joplin in a candlelight Christmas wedding.
Or is she?
Once again, Trey risks everything, but this time it’s for love….and the memory of one perfect Christmas together as a family.
There is just something about a bad boy hero: The type of hero who has just enough sweetness to qualify him as a “good decision”, and just enough bad-boy in him to make him interesting. Trey definitely qualifies under the “bad boy with redeeming qualities” category!
This book is the third book in a series, but can definitely be read as a stand-alone. If you love holiday romances, second chance romances, and cabin romances, this one is all three of those bundled together in one sweet book.
Trey has just been released from prison and is eager to reconnect with his son and ex-fiancée. When he finds McKenna, he realizes that she is about to marry another man. Trey is not about to lose the woman he loves and his son, so he does what any protective, recently released convict would do: he “kidnaps” them both.
The three of them end up in a remote cabin together and the magic of this book lies in the memories that are made in that cabin. The little boy TJ was such a sweet little boy, and his desire to have his family reconnected was so touching.
Trey and McKenna actually were very good at communicating and once they were given a chance to reconnect, it was so very clear that they shared a deep, all-consuming love for one another.
This was a quick read, but was not a shallow read. The characters were all highly likable, but I did knock off a star because I felt that McKenna should’ve never left Trey in the first place. Trey needed her and TJ, and when things didn’t go as planned, she bailed on him. I had a hard time with that and never quite got over that fact.
Overall, a lovely story about second chances and becoming a family.