♥♥ 5 Stars ♥♥
Seriously, everything I’ve read by this author so far has been amazing. Her writing style is so good and it just pulls you in. I love the slow burn of how she develops relationships; it’s so sweet and still so hot, and I have no clue how she does it but I love it.
Diana is raising her nephews after their parents died. They just moved into a new house and she meets her neighbor, Dallas, in a unique situation; in Zapata’s style, he’s pretty standoffish and they don’t have this instant love connection. But when Dallas starts coaching her nephew in baseball, they get to know each other and their relationship evolves into something more.
Both Dallas and Diana have so much depth to who they are and they have to fight to let each other into their lives. Dallas is struggling with his past and Diana isn’t sure she’s ready to let anyone into her and her nephews’ lives yet. I love that Diana and Dallas act like real people with real fears. Diana’s situation with the boys is so emotional and there were times where I’d tear up over their circumstances. This was emotional and well-developed, and another home run for Marana Zapata (see what I did there?).