The Lawson Boys: Alex bk 1 by Angela Venderius
In Ms. Verdenius’ book Big Girl Lovin’: Vet’s Delight we met Cindy Lawson’s two brothers, Alex the career Army man, and Marty the playboy. Both managed to find a place in my heart as they help tend to Al, her newborn kitten she was adopting. I am pleased that they found a place in her heart also and that each gets their own book with their very own big girl heroines.
Alex was first. He comes home on leave, hurting from the death of buddy of his who never knew his wife had just given birth to their first and now only, child. Just before the tragedy Alex had gotten a letter from home, two years old, from the grandmother of a girl he slept with once sixteen years ago. The letter had implied that Harly had gotten pregnant and then aborted the baby, without ever telling him. He was back in Whicha to see her and get her to confess.
Harly sees Alex for the first time in sixteen years and deep down she knows he knows about the baby, but she keeps a straight face and figures she just imaging things because she told no one and she knows her parents told no one. But when confronted, she admits that she lost the baby, and no she did not tell him because he was getting ready to enter the army and she didn’t want to mess that up for him.
This book was full of emotional high and lows, it was a thrilling ride. I was sucked in from the beginning and couldn’t put it down. I loved both these characters, no so much her parents, who seemed to treat her like a child still, but all the rest of the characters in the books were great. Ms. Verdenius has created a small town that would fit in any country peopled with characters that you would meet anywhere, nosy, gossipy, filled with friendship and caring. All were pulling for these two to get together, even if Harly couldn’t see it. As an independent woman, Harly didn’t need a man in her life, but she had always loved Alex in one way or another since they were teenagers. As a matter of fact her very independence was one of the things that drew Alex to her; she would need that as long as he was active in the army.
I give this book a five star review without any hesitation and wait on pins and needles for Marty’s story. This story was great, another triumph for Ms. Verdenius without a doubt. Thank you for sharing your worlds with us.