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★★★★ Another riveting J.B. Millhollin book!
When Hope Whitmore's four-year-old son becomes the subject of a custody battle, she quickly realizes she is in the fight of her life. Hope would accept nothing less than complete and total custody. She desperately needed an attorney to represent her interests in the looming battle. But more than that, she needed an attorney she could depend on to win. Nashville trial attorney David Brenden, came highly recommended and after meeting with him, he agreed to represent her interests. Unfortunately, along with his legal abilities, came a few personal problems of his own. His practice was becoming more than he could handle-it seemed lately everyone wanted to dissolve their marriage. David was also finishing up his own divorce, dealing with his mother's illness, and playing nursemaid to his brother, who never met a drug he didn't like.
During all those many months of litigation that follow, David and Hope fall desperately in love. But as the litigation comes to an end, and after all she has endured, Hope concludes she must leave Nashville- and all the bad memories of her immediate past behind.
She begs David to leave with her-to start a new life with her somewhere else. But how can he possibly leave all that he has ever known, including his family, and his livelihood, for her? Does he stay? Or is the intimate relationship they established through all those months of litigation, strong enough to pull David away from all that he has ever known, and remain by her side?
"Fast-paced, thought-provoking, and deeply romantic, Millhollin builds an intriguing premise around the core of a single divorce case, crafting a story where events spiral carefully out of control. It’s clear the author is well acquainted with divorce law—and legal proceedings, in general—which lends the novel an authoritative voice. Though light on description, the story still manages to feel highly cinematic in scope and execution; one could easily imagine this being adapted as a television drama. While the story is quite heavy on dialogue, which might turn off readers who are looking for a more atmospheric experience, quick scenes and a constant drip of dramatic tension give the book an almost breathless lightness, making it the perfect summer read."
- Red City Review