Book: This Time Around
Author: C. Kaye
Genre: Contemporary Romance
A Second Chance at Love…
Raef Alvero has been groomed his entire life to take over as CEO of Alvero & Alvero. He’s also spent his entire life trying to please his father…Even if that meant giving up the one woman he ever truly loved. Now fate has intervened. Raef is faced with handling the buyout and closing down of a chain of hair salons…one in which Gemma works. Five years has passed since Raef decided to leave Gemma, but everything comes rushing back when he walks into the salon. All the pain, all the memories…all the love. And he knows he won’t let her go again. Not ever, no matter what else he has to give up.
Can be a dangerous thing.
Gemma Warren knew the salon franchise had been sold …but she never expected the new owner to show up at the shop –and she really never expected he would be the same 6 feet of seduction who left her heartbroken and pregnant 5 years ago. But what she’s feeling –aside from total shock – isn’t hatred. The feelings of love Raef left her with have just been buried deep in her heart ,and now that he’s back, keeping them secret from him will be as impossible as keeping their daughter a secret. With pictures of little Charlotte displayed all over the salon, Raef would know immediately he had a child. Then what…? Could he ever forgive Gemma for hiding her?
A second chance is all they need, some time to forgive, but there’s a sinister plan already set in motion—one that will threaten not only Raef and Gemma’s happiness, but the life of their little girl.
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This book is a second chance romance book and I really enjoyed reading it. C. Kaye did a great job with this book. Raef and Gemma are great characters. I really felt for them and what was happening in the book. Raef and Gemma had dated 5 years ago. Gemma thought everything was going well and had big news for him. But when she went to tell him he broke up with her instead. He thought he was doing the right thing and Gemma didn't really blame him. Gemma kept her big news to herself. Now Raef is back in Gemma's life. He is poised to take over his family's business. He came to close down her hair salon and instead realized that he and Gemma have a child together. Seeing each other brings all the those old feelings back for both of them. They never really stopped loving each other. Gemma is worried he will just leave again and needs to protect her daughter and herself. Raef is determined to a part of his daughter's life and to get Gemma back. They are going to be a family. But is it really that simple. Raef is about to learn all kinds of things that are going to turn his life upside down. Some are good and some are devastating. Will they be able to be a family or will they be forced apart once again? This book has some major twists and turns. Gemma and Raef really do love each other but there are outside forces at work that don't want them to be together. I felt for Raef when some of the secrets were reveled. Charlie their daughter is just too cute. She talks all the time and is adorable. I highly recommend this book. There is some sex but not much and not all the graphic in detail. I hope there will be more books about Gemma and Raef in the future.
Growing up in rural Louisiana, I dreamed of one day being a writer. Although it took many years to achieve that dream, life has been fulfilling along the way. Being a wife and a mother are the things I consider my biggest accomplishments. My family is number one in my eyes.
By day, I work in a public school finance. At night and on weekends, I become a writer. Outside of work and writing, I enjoy reading, photography and traveling. I am obsessed with all things Disney and Thirty Seconds to Mars. In addition to my husband and son, my three favorite men are Mickey Mouse, Jared Leto and Shannon Leto.
I can’t forget to mention my two babies, Beaux--our half Yorkie, half Labrador doggie--and Kat--who is actually a cat. They complete our little family and have helped with our empty-nest since our children have become adults. They are very spoiled and have a hard time understanding why they can’t be in my lap when I am writing.
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