BETWEEN THE SHEETS by Molly O’Keefe — JENN’S REVIEW

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WHY I READ IT

The blurb caught my attention

WHAT I RATED IT

3.5stars

WHAT IT’S ABOUT 

After years of running, Wyatt Svenson has now parked himself in Bishop, Arkansas, trying to do the right thing and parent a son he didn’t even know he had until recently. Over six feet tall and packed with muscles and power, Ty likes to get his hands dirty, fixing his motorcycle at night and keeping his mind away from the mistakes he’s made. Then his pretty neighbor shows up on his driveway, doesn’t bother to introduce herself, and complains about the noise. First impression? She should loosen up. Funny that she turns out to be his son’s elementary school art teacher—and the only one willing to help his troubled boy. Ty needs her. In more ways than one.
 
Though Shelby Monroe is safe in her structured life, she is drawn to Ty’s bad-boy edge and rugged sexuality. What if she just lets it all go: her worries about her mother, her fear of heartbreak, and her tight self control? What if she grabs Ty and takes a ride on the wild side? “What if” becomes reality—intense, exhilarating . . . and addictive. But Ty wants more than a secret affair. He wants it all with Shelby. But will she take a chance and open her heart? Ty is determined to convince Shelby to take the biggest risk of her life: on him.

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JENN’S REVIEW

I really liked this sweet story about starting over, growing up and finding your forever when forever is the last thing you wanted.

Shelby Monroe is barely keeping her head above water. Her mother has Alzheimer’s and is getting worse daily. She is a part time elementary school art teacher and runs art classes for local kids. To say she is stretched thin is an understatement. She can’t do it all, but she refuses to ask for help.

Ty Svenson is new to town and moves across the street from Shelby. Eight months ago, he learned he had an 11 year old son. Ty moves his son, Casey to a new town to start over fresh. Casey is cold and removed. He tries to act aloof, but it is clear, he has seen some pretty dark things in his 11 years and it has cut him deep. Ty is trying to get through to him, but has had zero luck.

Ty and Shelby’s first meeting doesn’t go so well. In fact, he says some nasty words to her. It’s their second meeting, involving Casey that starts a “friendship” between the two. Shelby and Ty work together to help Casey adjust to his new life and help each other create one together. Ty wants more, but Shelby just isn’t capable of giving it to him. She finds herself to be damaged beyond repair. She would rather be alone then drag someone down with her.  Ty’s upbringing was no fairytale, but with Casey now in his life, he fights like heck to give Casey the stability he needs; the stability Ty never really allowed himself to have.

Ty and Shelby spend the majority of this book taking one step forward and two steps back. Do they have what it takes to fight for what is theirs for the taking? Or is it just easier to give up?

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