Christopher and Jaime (Pianos and Promises) by Jennifer Peel

Christopher and Jaime (Pianos and Promises) by Jennifer Peel

caj-jp-bookcoverJaime Seger has two goals in life: marry her best friend, the man that owns her heart and soul, and buy her very own grand piano. But Christopher McKay, who has no idea Jaime’s been in love with him since she was eleven years old, never gets the memo and marries someone else.

When Christopher’s wife dies, Jamie finds herself helping him raise his young daughter. A year later, she is on the other end of a very unlikely proposal, promising everything she thought she ever wanted.

But will Christopher help Jaime finally realize both of her dreams, or will she only be left with broken promises?

I give this book 4 stars!

This book I enjoyed reading, I liked reading the flashbacks of Jaime’s and Christopher’s life and I’m happy that there was a little angst in there, I like the from friends to lovers theme and this was no different.
I liked the background of how Jaime and Christopher were childhood friends and Jamie had a longtime crush on Christopher which wasn’t reciporated as Christopher went onto marry Bianca and had a little girl named Allie with her, I’m pleased that Jaime did at least try to move on by travelling the world and dating but she comes back when Bianca dies and she becomes Allie’s nanny and a mother figure to her.
At this point of the book I was actually hoping that when she said she was going to leave to other stuff that she actually would but Christoper persuades her to marry him and she does and now two years later she wants a divorce she’s realised that he doesn’t love her the way he used to love his first wife.
I liked how Jaime became strong at this point as Christopher ends up in an accident and he needs Jamie more than ever and she finds his journal which at times when Jamie was reading it I thought Christopher had no backbone when it came to his first wife and he could only be himself with Jamie and my heart broke for her at times but I liked reading the flashbacks and reading his thoughts and seeing how he actually felt for Jamie and there were some parts that made me happy and sad.
I liked how Chrstopher tried to stop the divorce from happening and I enjoyed the ending and even though everything was all wrapped up and the story didn’t drag on I could have happily read more but I’m looking forward to reading the next story in this series.

Homestands (Chicago Wind #1) by Sally Bradley

Homestands (Chicago Wind #1) by Sally Bradley

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A broken marriage. A fatherless boy. A past that won’t let go.

When baseball star Mike Connor stumbles across his ex-wife six years after their divorce, he’s stunned to find that she’s the mother of a kindergartner who wears his jersey. And shares his last name.

The last thing Meg Connor wants is to be around Mike. After all, he was the one who hurt and abandoned her. But she can’t deny him—or their son—time together to build a relationship, which means Mike is around too often, reminding her of why she fell in love with him so long ago. If only she could forget their past… The painful and the good.

Between their guilt and closely held hurts, Meg and Mike struggle against each other, their feelings, and God as they fight their own desires for the future, a future that might never happen when the past that tore them apart collides with their present.

I give this book 2 stars!

I would have given this book 5 stars if the the H Mike didn’t cheat on his ex wife and then later on he finds out that he fathered a child with the ow and if Meg the h his ex wife had decided not to take him back.
I didn’t like how it was his last girlfriend that persuaded him to see Meg and that Meg had his child and didn’t tell him, I didn’t like how he took his ex girlfriend to an event that was going to be televised and for Meg to see him holding hands with her, I thought he wasn’t serious in winning her back by doing that despite that Meg didn’t want to go with him.
I was happy that Meg divorced him after the affair as he would have carried on having affairs seeing as he was a bit of a playboy despite that not being mentioned in the book.
I liked the sport theme seeing as Mike was a baseball player and I liked their little boy Terrell and the relationship he had with his dad despite only meeting him, I liked the suspense that played around Mike and I guessed earlier on what was going on with the ow so I wasn’t shocked.
I didn’t like how his ex wife blamed herself for his affair and I didn’t like how she quickly forgave him and easily accepted his child with the ow and in no way did he grovel and I was in a way hoping that she would find peace and happiness because it was afterall a christian romance theme and she did but I hoped she wouldn’t take him back but the book was all about forgiveness.