“I’ll take them!”
That’s what I tell the social worker when my pre-k student and his baby brother need an emergency foster placement. I’ll do anything to keep the brothers from being split up. But my apartment’s flooded and there’s only one house I can take them to on such short notice…his.
Knox Daniels, my older brother’s best friend, offers his new place without hesitation. He’s not moving back to our tiny town until next month—that’s when all our hotshot firefighters are returning for their one and only chance to rebuild our fathers’ fallen, iconic crew.
It doesn’t matter that I’ve been silently in love with Knox since we were kids. It can’t matter that we pretend that reckless prom night kiss never happened. It won’t matter that my feelings for him could destroy his lifelong friendship with my brother and threaten the certification of their hotshot crew. Because I’ll be out of his house long before he gets back.
Except Knox just walked in…a month early. And the icing on this awkward cake? He’s gorgeous as always and I’m covered in baby puke. He takes one look at the boys and tells me we can make this work--
We can temporarily fake a relationship to keep them from being separated by the system.
Suddenly, everything matters.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
I always know with Rebecca Yarros that my heart is going to be sucker punched and slapped around a bit. And even from the beginning, Reason to Believe was no exception.
I adored Harper. Her kindness. Her boldness. Her compassion. Her tender heart that yearned for the one man that was always just out of reach. Knox, her brother's best friend. That man was something else. Smart. Brave. Strong. Doing what he can to honor and rebuild the community he loves. All it took was one spur of the moment decision to upend both their lives.
They both stepped up and in to do the right thing for Liam and James. Those two kids almost stole the show with their sweetness and innocence. Almost...I really enjoyed seeing these two people who had wanted each other for years finally get to know one another in a different way. And I'm not just talking about the sexy way (though these two were dynamite together). But could they survive when all their biggest fears are brought to the surface?
Knox and Harper's friends to lovers, marriage of convenience romance with a touch of the forbidden was emotional and passionate and had me up way too late trying to finish. I absolutely can not wait to hang out with these hot shots again.
About the Author
Rebecca Yarros is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of over fifteen novels, including Great and Precious Things and The Last Letter. “A gifted storyteller” (Kirkus), she is also the recipient of the Colorado Romance Writer’s Award of Excellence for Eyes Turned Skyward from her Flight and Glory series.
Rebecca loves military heroes and has been blissfully married to hers for almost twenty years. She’s the mother of six children, ranging from kindergarten to law school, and is currently surviving the teenage years with three of her four hockey-playing sons. When she’s not writing, you can find her at the hockey rink or sneaking in some guitar time while guzzling coffee. She and her family live in Colorado with their stubborn English bulldogs, two feisty chinchillas, and a Maine Coon kitten named Artemis, who rules them all.
Having fostered then adopted their youngest daughter who is nonverbal and on the autism spectrum, Rebecca is passionate about helping children in the foster system through her nonprofit, One October, which she co-founded with her husband in 2019. To learn more about their mission to better the lives of kids in foster care, visit www.oneoctober.org.
To catch up on Rebecca’s latest releases and upcoming novels, including The Things We Leave Unfinished, which just received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, visit www.RebeccaYarros.com.
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