Love & Hope
(Stanford Creek #2)
by: RJ Scott
writing as Rozenn Scott
Length: 54,000 words
Genres: Contemporary, M/F, Romance
Rachel is cold to love, until Danny and Hope show her how to live.
Danny Hudson has finally found a place to stop. With his daughter Hope in his arms, and his place in the music group Hudson Hart gone, he has a future to plan and a family to raise. Staying at his friend Cody’s house is hard enough, but finding a home of his own is impossible. A place to stay over the coffee shop in town is a godsend, but it comes with one proviso—he must work the cost of the room off in redecorating and rebuilding.
Rachel has secrets that she doesn’t even want to admit to herself, let alone her close-knit family. Dating the wrong guys is one way to protect her heart, but meeting Danny could change all that.
Can Rachel ever get past the reasons why she thinks real love isn’t possible and realize that love is the only thing that actually matters?
Falling in love can be easy if you want it badly enough.
5 of 5 stars
I was thrilled to find Rachel's story featured in the second instalment of this series as I'd enjoyed her presence in Notes & Roses. She's spunky, outspoken and has a heart of gold under her sassy exterior. Danny and Hope melted me from the very first page... who doesn't love an earnest man who puts his child first? Kid's don't always work for me in stories, but Hope is irresistible. Since I wanted nothing more than to cuddle and love on them, Rachel never stood a chance.
I love that the initial characters in this series continue to be actively involved in the storyline. The small town setting reminds me of my own childhood and the genuine warmth and sense of family makes Love & Hope a warm, fuzzy comfort read I'll be turning to again and again. RJ Scott is one of my go-to authors for M/M romance and her gift for character building remains a constant source of joy in all her work.
RJ Scott is the bestselling gay romance author of over ninety MM romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn't with family either reading or writing.
The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn't like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.