by Becky Wade
The one woman he wants is the one he cannot have.
Former foster kid Sebastian Grant has leveraged his intelligence and hard work to become a pediatric heart surgeon. But not even his career success can erase the void he’s tried so hard to fill. Then he meets high school teacher Leah Montgomery and his fast-spinning world comes to a sudden stop. He falls hard, only to make a devastating discovery–Leah is the woman his best friend set his heart on months before.
Leah’s a math prodigy who’s only ever had one big dream–to earn her PhD. Raising her little brother put that dream on hold. Now that her brother will soon be college bound, she’s not going to let anything stand in her way. Especially romance . . . which is far less dependable than algebra.
When Leah receives surprising results from the DNA test she submitted to a genealogy site, she solicits Sebastian’s help. Together, they comb through hospital records to uncover the secrets of her history. The more powerfully they’re drawn to each other, the more strongly Sebastian must resist, and the more Leah must admit that some things in life–like love–can’t be explained with numbers.
Gulp! My heart was in my throat as I read…this book touched me way down deep.
I just love this series by Becky Wade! These stories about the kids on a mission trip and were trapped in a building during an earthquake…it’s neat to hear their stories and have the opportunity to know each one of them.
This is Sebastian’s story, and he’s probably the one I’d disliked the least, when I read the earlier books. But that’s because I hadn’t understood him.
It is also Leah’s story, and what a story she has! I really enjoyed reading this story line, although it did strike me as a bit unlikely…but then, what else makes a good story but something that is not so likely to happen?
Leah gets some surprising results when she takes a DNA test, and is on the search for her history. She is one determined individual, and I really enjoyed seeing her process as she searched for answers, wanting clues to solve this little mystery.
One thing that is very constant throughout this story is Leah’s fierce love for her younger brother. She’s been responsible for him ever since her own teen years, and even through the rocky times they face in this book, they have a strong sibling bond.
Leah’s beliefs are challenged, and I loved watching her grow and become a better, stronger person because of some of the things she faced.
Realistic characters with some real life drama, and a bit of sweet romance thrown in….this is one amazing story!
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