Quinn, Tara Taylor, The Good Father (Where Secrets Are Safe, Book 6), (Richmond, Surrey: Mills & Boon, 2015).
Title: The Good Father (Where Secrets Are Safe, Book 6)
Author: Tara Taylor Quinn
Issues: Domestic Violence; Parenthood
It seems a lifetime ago that Brett Ackerman wanted to share his life with Ella Wales. He really believed he could put his abusive family history behind him…until he realized it would always be part of him. Then he pushed her away. Hard.
Now Ella’s back as part of the High Risk Team at The Lemonade Stand, the unique women’s shelter Brett founded. And she needs his help with a family crisis. But even now, Brett can’t admit he still loves her. Until one night of passion with Ella turns Brett into the one thing he fears the most-a father.
Welcome back to The Lemonade Stand. The Good Father is a very special book in the Where Secrets Are Safe series. It’s the story of a man who created his own safety net without knowing it.
If you’ve read any of the other books, you’ve heard about the mysterious founder of The Lemonade Shelter, a unique women’s shelter set on the coast of California. We hear of him, of his generosity and his decisions. We just never meet him. We have no idea who he is. Not do any of the people who work at or are associated with the stand.
Brett Ackerman is a man with secrets. A man with an atrocious past who limits his future rather than risk any more atrocities in his life. He is also that founder. He created something he’d wished had existed when he was growing up a victim of domestic violence. Stepping outside the story, I created The Lemonade Stand because I wished something like it had existed when I was a young newlywed unable to tell anyone what was going on behind closed doors.
I’m not Brett. But he and I have something in common. We both hid from our pasts, tucking things away, thinking we’d dealt with them, only to find that they’d been there all along. I hop you’ll give Brett a chance. Follow on his journey as he struggles to help a friend and finds himself in the process. I promise you warmth and happiness at the end.
All the best,
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