Desperate to escape his wrath—and his fists—she flees in the dark of night. Seeking safety and shelter with the only family she has left, Magnolia finds herself in the sleepy, Southern town of Dogwood—and in the arms of Simon McAllister.
Simon has always been more of a thinker than a doer. That changes the minute he meets shy and mysterious Magnolia. She has him rushing into action, ready and willing to do whatever it takes to earn her trust.
Slowly, with his steadfast determination and kind heart, Simon brings Magnolia out of her shell. But just as things start heating up between the two of them, the darkness of Magnolia’s past resurfaces, threatening to rip apart everything they’ve worked so hard for.
With their future hanging in the balance, Simon fears he’s losing Magnolia. Now, he must convince her that, together, they can weather the storm.
This one was Simon and Magnolia’s story and goodness, it was worth the wait. We got little snippets of Magnolia in the previous books and when I found out that we were getting her story I was so excited. I could tell that she had been hurt but never that much.
My heart went out to Magnolia. Nobody deserves to go through what she went through. Sadly there are women all over the world that go through this. I myself even went through a relationship like this. It was verbal abuse instead of physical but abuse is abuse and even verbal can leave scars. Magnolia was brave to leave and attempt to start over. She ended up meeting Simon and he was great for her.
Simon was so caring and protective of Magnolia. When his protective side came out I was happy. It was exactly was Magnolia needed at the time. To feel safe and taken care of.
I loved them together! The relationship wasn’t rushed at all. I was waiting for the moment when they would take it farther and it was perfect when it happened. These two really made me smile!
This book had a bit of suspense regarding Magnolia’s ex. And I got swept away in it. Overall this is was a great addition to this series! I hope she writes about Seraphine next!