Author: Ginger Scott
Summary: When her son Max was diagnosed with autism, Avery Abbot’s life changed forever. Her husband left, and her own dreams became a distant fantasy—always second to fighting never-ending battles to make sure Max was given opportunity, love and respect. Finding someone to fight along her side wasn’t even on her list, and she’d come to terms with the fact that she could never be her own priority again.
But a familiar face walking into her life in the form of 25-year-old Mason Street had Avery’s heart waging a war within. Mason was a failure. When he left his hometown five years ago, he was never coming back—it was only a matter of time before his records hit the billboard charts. Women, booze and rock-n-roll—that was it for him. But it seemed fate had a different plan in mind, and with a dropped record contract, little money and nowhere to go, Mason turned to the only family that ever made him feel home—the Abbots.
Avery loved Mason silently for years—until he broke her heart…completely. But time and life have a funny way of changing people, and sometimes second chances are there for a reason. Could this one save them both? – Goodreads
My Thoughts: A copy of this book was graciously given to me through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I love how Ginger Scott tackles stories and writes her characters! They have depth, quirks and well rounded, makes reading her stories so darn enjoyable!
I really enjoyed Avery and learning about her struggles. The opening of the book was an instant punch in your gut. You got a strong, in-your-face look at what having a child with autism could be like. It set the tone for this character and instantly you felt a connection. But, as much as I adored Avery, Mason was the one I wanted more of.
His journey and struggles felt so stripped and vulnerable. His failures and realization of his demise was beautiful. It was as though we were watching him wake up from this jerk he was, how selfish he could be and how much he wasted an opportunity into a man who owned opportunities and finally saw people!
I have become such a fan of Ginger Scott!