Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Long Time Coming (Hot Rods #8) by Jayne Rylon

Long Time Coming (Hot Rods #8) by Jayne Rylon

The best things are worth waiting for. 

Hot Rods, Book 8 

Tom London has done a pretty damn good job. Despite an illness that stole his young wife years ago, he’s raised his biological son, and several adopted ones, to be fine men. The Hot Rods might be unconventional, but they’re hardworking, hard-playing, and hard-loving. Tom couldn’t ask for anything more—except perhaps an equally fierce love of his own. And he’s got his eye on a luscious candidate. Ms. Wilhelmina Brown, a longtime widow with more than enough sass in her step to take him on. 

Willie has a lot in common with Tom. She’s raised two wonderful daughters, both now married into the Hot Rods family, and lived through her own tragedy, having lost her husband in a horrific accident. More than two decades later, she and Tom still live with the ghosts of their pasts, but she’d have to be dead herself not to feel the man’s effect on her libido. They already share a mutual respect; perhaps they can each be what the other needs in more tangible ways… 

As Tom and Willie take one step closer, an explosive revelation shoots them several steps back. But that bombshell turns out to be just a precursor to something potentially worse…potentially deadly…and potentially enough to keep the mature lovers apart forever. 

This book can be read as a standalone title. 

My review:
I cannot express how much I LOVE this book.  I’ve loved these characters from the start. They have stood by and protected some truly damaged individuals and watched them grow and learn to love themselves and others. Now it is their turn.  You are never too old for love and if anyone deserves it it is these two. With the kids all but settled Willie is feeling the empty nest and her excuses for putting Tom off have gone the way of the dodo so maybe she will give in to her heart once more and hope it can handle loving Tom. Tom is about to turn 50 and Willie is 46 and this book proves they haven’t lost a stroke they just make them count more.  This is an incredibly sweet story that will keep you up reading past your bedtime. I know it kept me up late as I couldn’t put it down till the very last page. 

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