Love & Hope

A smile started in his heart. It warmed him from the inside out, and it spread like wildfire…

RJ Scott
Love & Hope


Publisher’s Synopsis:
Falling in love can be easy if you want it badly enough.

Danny Hudson has finally found a place to stop. With his daughter Hope in his arms, and his place in the music group Hudson Hart gone, he has a future to plan and a family to raise. Staying at his friend Cody’s house is hard enough, but finding a home of his own is impossible. A place to stay over the coffee shop in town is a godsend, but it comes with one proviso—he must work the cost of the room off in redecorating and rebuilding.

Rachel has secrets that she doesn’t even want to admit to herself, let alone her close-knit family. Dating the wrong guys is one way to protect her heart, but meeting Danny could change all that.

Can Danny and Hope show Rachel that love is the only thing that actually matters??

Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating by chapter between Danny & Rachel’s perspectives.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
This is the second book in Stanford Creek series. While each couple’s relationship is covered within the book – there’s events & people from the previous book that make these best read in order. Also, this review may contain spoilers to book 1, Notes & Roses.

Whew – Scott really brought out the emotions for this one. Single dad Danny’s life is beyond complicated and Rachel has some big secrets she’s keeping yet they can’t help the attraction between them. Adding into the mix sweet baby Hope.

The tone for this one was much more serious than the last one. While considerably more angsty – it wasn’t unnecessary and I like the way significant topics were handled. Danny & Rachel work hard both on themselves and with each other to get their HEA. There were still a few laughs and I just love how Scott gives these characters such great family relationships.

Because it’s a small town and close knit family – we get some updates on Megan & Cody including a sweet epilogue with a big surprise…plus a tease on the mysterious Garrett. I dove right in to Snow & Secrets.

Content Warning (contains spoilers):
Rape – not graphically described but is a major theme in the book, miscarriage, suicide – not graphically described and not of a main series character.

About the author:
RJ is the author of the over one hundred novels and discovered romance in books at a very young age. She realized that if there wasn’t romance on the page, she could create it in her head, and is a lifelong writer.

She lives and works out of her home in the beautiful English countryside, spends her spare time reading, watching films, and enjoying time with her family.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit and has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

You can connect with RJ Scott here:

My Favorite Quotes

Normal was something critical to her, in her normal life, and her regular town. – Love & Hope by @Rjscott_author #SmallTown #Romance #SingleDad #Musician #StanfordCreek

She was just another thing on his list of things he couldn’t have. But, she was one of the only things on the list that he actually wanted. Go figure. – Love & Hope by @Rjscott_author #SmallTown #Romance #SingleDad #Musician #StanfordCreek

He wanted more. He wanted to hold her and love her and be there for her. Yep. He was screwed. – Love & Hope by @Rjscott_author #SmallTown #Romance #SingleDad #Musician #StanfordCreek

a smile started in his heart. It warmed him from the inside out, and it spread like wildfire – Love & Hope by @Rjscott_author #SmallTown #Romance #SingleDad #Musician #StanfordCreek

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