on July 6, 2014
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Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
When her son Max was diagnosed with autism, Avery Abbot’s life changed forever. Her husband left, and her own dreams became a distant fantasy—always second to fighting never-ending battles to make sure Max was given opportunity, love and respect. Finding someone to fight along her side wasn’t even on her list, and she’d come to terms with the fact that she could never be her own priority again.
But a familiar face walking into her life in the form of 25-year-old Mason Street had Avery’s heart waging a war within. Mason was a failure. When he left his hometown five years ago, he was never coming back—it was only a matter of time before his records hit the billboard charts. Women, booze and rock-n-roll—that was it for him. But it seemed fate had a different plan in mind, and with a dropped record contract, little money and nowhere to go, Mason turned to the only family that ever made him feel home—the Abbots.
Avery loved Mason silently for years—until he broke her heart…completely. But time and life have a funny way of changing people, and sometimes second chances are there for a reason. Could this one save them both?
This was a book I originally read July of 2014. Since it’s Autism Awareness month, I thought it would be a great time to share this book that I enjoyed. 🙂 Also, this is one of my earlier-ish reviews, so please don’t hold that against me. 😉
First impression: I like the title and also the cover image. So, I clicked on the blurb and immediately knew I wanted to read about this romance between a single mom with an autistic son and a rising rockstar.
What I adore the most about HTDWG is that it focuses on family issues and helping the little boy and not on the rock n roll lifestyle. (They’re plenty of those kind of books out there.) I think the author did a good job of depicting the struggles a parent faces with raising a special needs child. I also feel she did a wonderful job developing Max’s character and describing his difficulties in social situations as an autism kid.
This book was heartfelt, and it had some very touching moments. I even shed a few tears at the happily for now ending. This book is a stand alone, but there’s a couple secondary characters that I’d like to see get their own books. I would certainly consider reading more from Ginger Scott because I adored this story.