Best friends Kamryn Matika and Adele Brannon thought nothing could come between them – until Adele did the unthinkable and slept with Kamryn’s fiance, Nate. Worse still, she got pregnant and had his child. When Kamryn discovered the truth about their betrayal she vowed never to see any of them again.
Two years later, Kamryn receives a letter from Adele asking her to visit her in hospital. Adele is dying and begs Kamryn to adopt her daughter, Tegan. With a great job and a hectic social life, the last thing Kamryn needs is a five year old to disrupt things. Especially not one who reminds her of Nate. But with no one else to take care of Tegan and Adele fading fast, does she have any other choice? So begins a difficult journey that leads Kamryn towards forgiveness, love, responsibility and, ultimately, a better understanding of herself.
Review: This is the second novel I have read from Dorothy Koomson, and I absolutely loved it. Again, her writing is gripping, descriptive, with realistic life-like characters. I rooted for Kamryn, and was drawn to her so much. She had flaws, but overall was a lovely main character. When she takes on her friends child, the friend that betrayed her before she died, it wasn’t an easy task at all. She then meets a man, who takes to the child ‘Tiga’ who I absolutely ADORED! She sounded so cute and sweet. Kamryn’s ex (Tiga’s dad) then comes back onto the scene, and Kamryn needs him to sign over the adoption papers, however feelings come flooding back for them both. I was curious as to see who Kamryn ended up with, and how becoming a new mother worked out. Loved this, and would defo continue to read more from this talented author. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND her novel The Ice Cream Girls – gripping!