from our rave review:Cass Macklin and Ben McGreavy were two peas in a pod from the age of eighteen onward. Though Ben was brilliant (he even placed third on an episode of Jeopardy!) and Cass was devoted, their social drinking soon turned into a major problem for both of them. Ostracized from their families and floating on a raft of monetary loans, they inhabited a world of dive bars, alcohol, and good times. By almost thirty, they were binge drinkers. The end result of all of that partying is Ben’s too-early death at the age of twenty-nine.Cass finds out she’s pregnant soon afterwards, and becomes determined to raise her child in a sober environment. Going stone-cold sober is going to take a herculean effort from someone who drinks as much as Cass does – she even works at a bar. And so, on the verge of homelessness, she turns to Ben’s brother, major league baseball player Scott McGreavy, for shelter and support to keep herself fed and sane.Scott and Ben didn’t have great childhoods – their father was physically abusive, their mother emotionally so – which left Scott with anger management issues and turned Ben into a zombie. The last thing now-successful Scott wants to do is mop up the last of Ben’s messes, but he knows Cass, and thinks protecting his future niece or nephew is worth the danger.As Scott and Cass get to know each other better and she starts making friends and putting down roots, they must confront their burgeoning romantic attraction to one another. Will Cass be able to adjust to motherhood? And will Scott be able to adjust to the notion of letting someone in?
Grade: A-Check Review
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