Sometimes broken hearts need whiskey. Sometimes they need music. Other times, only a night with a stranger will soothe the pain.
On the night Isaac and I met, we tried all three.
When it was over, we went our separate ways.
We planned to never see each other again, but I should really know by now that plans don’t work out the way they’re supposed to.
It has been four years since that night, and it’s a bizarre twist of fate that lands me in need of help only Isaac can give.
I don’t want to be attracted to him, but I am.
I don’t want my heart to skip a beat when it sees him, but it does.
And I really don’t want him to look at me that way, but he won’t stop.
Because things aren’t like they were four years ago. And this time? We don’t have the option of parting ways when the sun comes up.
If you like:
- Emotional Stories
- Second Chance Romance
- Romance Stories
Then this is the book for you!
I love Jennifer’s books; so far, I’ve read the first two stories in The Hayden Family Series, and I have fallen in love with all of the stories that she brings to life.
Our Finest Hour starts out about 4 years before the story take place after Aubrey’s boyfriend breaks-up with her over the phone on April’s Fools Day, so Aubrey decides to go out with her friend Britt to a local bar where the night gets more interesting when she meets this handsome stranger who gives her the feels and wants to listen to her.
Since Aubrey is already out at a bar when she’s normally the one who doesn’t really go out and is cautious about most things, she decides to live in the moment a little more and give Isaac one hour together, and afterwards, she would decide if she wants it to be a one night stand or something more. But, Isaac also tells her before the hour gets started that he’s leaving the country for work.
So she decided that it’ll just be fun for one night, and they go their separate ways with nothing more than the hour and the other’s first name.
Jump a head to the present, and Aubrey’s life is pretty much everything she could ask for because she has her daughter Claire who is in fact Isaac’s daughter, has a job with her best friend as a risk assessor, and lives with her father who is also kind of like her best friend and has been with her through this entire journey. Even though life after that night didn’t go as planned, Aubrey wouldn’t change anything because she has an amazing daughter that helps fill the whole that her mother created when she left Aubrey and her dad when she was a child and never looked back.
One day at a soccer game, Claire breaks a bone in her arm and Aubrey rushes her to the ER where they discover that Claire will need surgery to help set her bones, and one of the best pediatric orthopedic surgeon is none other than Isaac from that night and lives in the general area and is able to work on Claire’s arm.
It’s not like Aubrey forgot about that night filled with so many emotions from passion to hurt and sadness because every time she looks at Claire she sees pieces of Isaac, but she had to put those feelings aside because she thought she would never see him again.
Isaac figures out pretty quickly that Claire is his daughter, and he wants nothing more in the world to build a relationship with Claire and Aubrey and to become a family.
Throughout the book Isaac quickly becomes a part of their lives despite Aubrey’s wariness that he might leave as quickly as he showed up, and Isaac has to prove to this woman who has made quite some impressive wall that are near impenetrable thanks to her mother that he’s in this for the long haul.
As time passes on Aubrey decides to take the next step and accept Isaac’s offer to move in with him so he can spend more time with Claire (and Aubrey) because Aubrey knows personally the emotions of not having two loving parents and wants to give Claire just that.
But Aubrey is struggling with allowing herself see what is right in front of her when Isaac is ready to give both herself and Claire the world, and as she slowly opens herself up to him and is ready to take the next step, he feels like he needs to tell her after all this time why he was at the bar that night, and it just might be enough to make her leave again.
I love this book. I love it.
Our Finest Hour is a quick read that is jam packed with so much emotion all over the board and is written amazingly where you feel the character’s heartache and love and every other thing.
I love the dynamic of the relationships from Aubrey and her father to the one that Aubrey is hesitantly building with Isaac to Isaac and Claire. They honestly are so well developed and crafted.
This is a relatively drama free book (although that might be because of some of the really heavy stuff I’ve been reading) and is the perfect contemporary book for the feels!
Happy reading until next time,