Release Review: His to Cherish: Stacey Lynn

His to Cherish (Fireside #3)
Stacey Lynn

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Can two hearts entwined by hardship move on to form a healthy bond? From the author of His to Love and His to Protect, this tender, bittersweet romance brings together a man who loses everything—and a woman with everything to give. 

Chelsea Dwyer arrives home from her job at the middle-school library in Latham Hills, Michigan, expecting another quiet evening—until she hears the screams for help through her living room window. As the first witness to a terrible accident involving two local students, Chelsea doesn’t anticipate how her own life will be irrevocably changed by the father of one of the boys. In the wake of tragedy, she’s the only one who seems to understand his grief. Chelsea’s a survivor, too—and she knows that there are brighter days ahead.

As a single father, Aidan Deveraux worked his entire life to provide a stable home for his son, Derrick. Without him, Aidan feels the deepest despair imaginable. The one thing that keeps him going is his connection with the woman who tried to save his son. Hard as he tries, Aidan just can’t stay away. Chelsea’s warm embrace is the comforting solace he desperately craves—and it doesn’t hurt that Aidan had noticed the beautiful librarian and wanted to ask her out for years. Now that she’s in his life, he doesn’t ever want to let go.

Chelsea Dwyer is the first to arrive at the scene of an accident involving students she works with at the local middle school. As time continues, Chelsea seems to be the only one who understands the grief of the boy’s father and the only one he turns to for support.

Aiden Deveraux devoted his entire life to caring for and raising his son. Now that he is going, Aiden doesn’t know how to move past the grief. Having Chelsea around seems to help, even though they weren’t incredibly close before, but her presence grounds him. He wanted to ask her out before, but always held back. Now he can’t seem to let her go.

This was such a heartbreaking story from the very start. Just as I thought I had my own emotions under control, another bump would send me (and the characters) reeling once again.

But even as my emotions were all over the place, it was heartwarming to watch Aiden turn to Chelsea again and again as he dealt with his grief. I wasn’t ready for the level of grief Aiden would be dealing with, though in hindsight it wasn’t surprising that the story took that turn.

Knowing the attraction had been simmering between them from watching them in the background of the previous books in the series. While the catalyst that brought them together was gut wrenching, I loved watching them finally let their walls down. I also couldn’t help but think Derrick had something to do with these two finally coming together, even if Aiden used Derrick as an excuse to stay away from the pretty librarian.

The ending was perfect for these two. Between the healing that needed to happen and the future they can finally see, these two had to fight for their happy. The other perfect piece of this ending is the teaser of His to Seduce that readers get as the situation for the next book is alluded to and characters are introduced. As usual, I wrapped up this book wishing I could jump straight into the next couple in the Fireside world.

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.
His to Love (Fireside #1)
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In the explosive debut of Stacey Lynn's irresistible Fireside series, a pair of estranged lovers are reunited by dangerous loyalties—and intoxicating desire.
Tyson Blackwell never saw it coming when his Mafia princess girlfriend dumped him and disappeared at the age of eighteen. He never forgot her, either, even after what happened next: the killing of his father, a Detroit PD officer, at the hands of one of her father's men. Tyson swore revenge, and now, ten years later, the kid who dreamed of a pro football career is a hard-nosed FBI agent, back in town to take down the Galecki crime family once and for all. But Tyson's mission gets complicated fast—because going undercover means seducing the only woman he's ever loved.
Gabriella “Blue” Galecki has been in hiding for a decade. She finally comes home to spend time with her terminally ill mother, only to receive a blast from the past when she runs into Tyson. His brooding eyes and electrifying touch still send chills down her spine. But as heir to the family empire, Blue has been promised to another. Caught in a web of deception, she is tempted to pull the trigger on the boldest risk she's ever taken: trusting Tyson with her life, her body, and her heart.
His to Protect (Fireside #2)
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Read Rachel's 4.5 star review  
A warm home for broken hearts, the Fireside Grill serves up hope and healing in equal measure. Stacey Lynn’s sensual, deeply emotional series heats up as a jaded restaurateur falls hard for a woman who’s hiding from a damaged past. 
Declan James lost his last ounce of trust the day his wife walked out the door, leaving him to save the restaurant they built together. Throwing himself into his work, Declan swears off women—or at least, women who expect him to stick around in the morning. But when he discovers a skittish beauty scrounging through the Fireside’s trash to feed her dog, Declan offers her a job and a place to rest her head. There’s just something about her that awakens his protective side. And soon, not even that mangy mutt can stop Declan from caring for her.
 After one too many trips to the ER, Trina Wilson finally gathered the courage to leave her husband, taking only her car and hyperactive boxer. Unfortunately, life on the run proves harder than she anticipated—until Declan takes a leap of faith on her. But even as Trina starts to see beyond his gruff exterior, she can’t relax, even for a moment. Not with her husband still tracking her down. What Trina doesn’t know is that in Declan, she has a powerful ally—and, if she would only follow her heart, a devoted lover.
Stacey Lynn
Stacey Lynn is a simple girl, raised most of her life in the MidWest. Perhaps it was the long, frigid winters that left her so bored she had nothing to do but spend time reading every book she could get her hands on from John Grisham and Danielle Steel to Ann M. Martin and CS Lewis. As an avid reader, she began penning poems and short stories long before she reached high school and her love of the written word has never diminished.

Now, as a wife and mother to four children, she finds solace from the craziness of her life by creating steamy, sexy stories that generally tug at your emotions. What began as a hobby and a way to survive a Minnesota winter three years ago and the dream of publishing her first book, has now turned into an unending passion.


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