Friday, September 04, 2015

Together With You by Victoria Bylin

About the Book
Sometimes the most unexpected love can be exactly what a heart needs...
When a Lost Child warning blares over the mall's PA system, Carly Mason finds the little girl playing with a stuffed rabbit. Something about Penny Tremaine is different. An ex-social worker, Carly recognizes that the child suffers fetal alcohol effects, and a piece of Carly's past suddenly confronts her. Never again will she become personally involved with a client. The risks are far too great. But something about Penny--and Penny's handsome father--tugs at Carly's heart.
Dr. Ryan Tremaine is trying to put his life back together. With his ex-wife remarried and on a trip far away, his two teenage sons and Penny are living under his roof full time. Ryan has put his faith in his Sink-or-Swim list, a plan to reconnect with his children. The first step: recruit Carly Mason to be Penny's nanny.
Ryan never anticipated being so drawn to Carly, an attraction Carly seems to fight as much as he does. Could Carly be the missing piece that helps his family stay afloat, or will their blossoming romance only complicate things further?

Known for her realistic and engaging characters, Victoria Bylin delivers an emotion-packed story reminiscent of The Sound of Music, one that reminds us all to believe in the power of faith and love.

My Thoughts
After loving this author's previous novel I had high hopes for this one. Sadly it didn't quite live up to my expectations but I did still enjoy it to some extent. This will be a rather short review since I'm really having trouble putting my thoughts about this book into words.
The author's writing was once again good but the story did drag at times and there were just a lot of things that didn't click or feel right/plausible to me. It was interesting to learn a little more about the effects of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder but at times it was a little much. The characters were entertaining but they didn't really resonate with me.

Overall while I'm sure others will love this book it just wasn't for me!

Meet the Author
Victoria Bylin is a romance writer known for her realistic and relatable characters. Her books have finaled in multiple contests, including the Carol Awards, the RITAs, and RT Magazine's Reviewers Choice Award. A native of California, she and her husband now make their home in Lexington, Kentucky, where their family and their crazy Jack Russell terrier keep them on the go. Learn more at

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


Kelly Blackwell @ Heres My Take On It said...

Clear honest review. I appreciate that. Thanks for sharing. :)

Abbi Hart said...

Kelly-Thank you!

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