Like his brothers Zach and Zane, Trey Barnes thought he had found the love of his life. But fate had other plans. A widower who’s had to raise his five-year-old son on his own, Trey has not allowed himself to be with another woman. Until he meets Ressa Bliss at—of all places—a children’s library program. The beautiful librarian is wonderful with his son, Clay, but every time Trey even considers asking her out, he is tortured by guilt.
Fate is indeed fickle. When the two meet again at a conference, this time the attraction is too powerful to resist. But is their connection and passion strong enough to survive Trey’s deep inner torment?
Shiloh gives us Trey Barnes story in this third installment of the Barnes Brothers series. Trey leads an excluded lifestyle after his wife passed away six years ago and birthing their son, Clayton. Trey regularly takes Clay to the library where they meet Ressa, a librarian. Ressa has her own troubled pass and is raising her cousin, Necci. Secrets come out and boundaries are tested. Shiloh presented an enjoyable journey of Trey and Ressa breaking out of their shells, but their story didn’t grab and demand my attention. I wanted there to be more intensity, although I love the support Trey and Ressa receive from their families. Clay and Necci from a strong bond and I wanted to see more in to their future and how their relationship grows. I’m hopeful there will be more of that in future installments. Give this a try and find your next book crush! Rating: 3.5 stars