Falling for the Single Dad
Moving to a small Texas town, Lucy Grayson is looking to live life on her own terms. When she agrees to take a job in Doctor Graham Redmond's office, the two instantly clash. The same can't be said for the widower's daughter. They quickly form a bond when Lucy begins teaching the little girl to dance. Graham soon realizes how good Lucy is for his daughter—and for him. Yet his late wife's parents don't agree. Their ultimatum to choose between them or Lucy fills Graham with despair. He can't let his daughter lose her grandparents…but he also can't lose the woman who could complete their family.
Oh, the feels! Jill Lynn really brings ’em in this book! This stand-alone follow-up to her debut Love Inspired romance, Falling for Texas, features Lucy Grayson, the sister of the previous novel’s protagonist, and Graham, a widowed doctor who believes he already had his once-in-a-lifetime love. Though stubborn, Graham is a gentle hero. A focused, practical and overprotective single dad, he is the perfect foil for Lucy’s outgoing, take-life-by-the-seat-of-its-pants-and-swing-it-around personality. But the true hearts of both characters become most visible in their interactions with Mattie, Graham’s adorable little daughter. When Lucy decides Mattie’s daddy needs to be reintroduced to the concept of fun, the sparks really start to fly! With spunky dialogue and sweet, ache-inducing tenderness, this touching story of second chances and renewed faith will please fans of clean contemporary and inspirational romance.
—Serena Chase, USA Today, Happy Ever After
Oh, where to begin! I can’t say enough about how much I enjoyed this book! The story was layered, paced, and choreographed with such expert precision I practically pirouetted through the page right into the story world of Graham, Lucy, Mattie, and well…Texas. I was impressed by the perfect balance Lynn mastered here. It was lighthearted and fun without being flimsy. It was emotionally compelling and even heartbreaking without getting too heavy. The characters were vivid and flawed and endlessly entertaining, you can’t help but want to keep them for more than just a few hours on paper. Graham, so cute and admirable in his up-tight stodgy way, a perfect counterpoint to the vivacious and adorably quirky Lucy, who totally stole the show for me. Punchy dialogue and perfectly tuned chemistry between these two opposites and one heart-melting 5-year-old had me hooked from Chapter One. This author is one to watch. She writes with such ease the story practically pours over you and whisks you along in the current for an unforgettable ride. Can’t wait for more books from Jill Lynn. Hands down, a MUST READ!
-Amy Leigh Simpson, Author of When Fall Fades
Lucy is a hoot. Mattie is adorable. And Graham? *dreamy sigh* He’s a serious single dad who feels deeply and loves deeply and misses his little girl when they’re apart (I melt) and looks equally great in a tux or in jeans & a casual shirt. So – basically, keep that fainting couch nearby while reading Her Texas Family. And be prepared for people to ask you what’s up with that sappy grin on your face too. (Not that I know this from experience or anything… just hypothesizing. lol.)
-Carrie, Reading is my Superpower blog
Available July 2021