Familiar Ties by Naya Nikki


Familiar Ties by Naya Nikki

First published May 1, 2012

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Goodreads blurb:

Max West is a widower raising Phoebe, his four-year-old daughter. Phoebe has to live with the fact that the day she was born is also the day of her mother’s death. As her fifth year without her mother approaches, Phoebe finds solace in her godmother, Amy Riley, and her daughter, Grace Crawford, another single parent family.

Amy Riley is a successful fashion designer who spends most of her days raising her four-year-old daughter, Grace, while her wayward boyfriend is travelling the world making the next best film. As the fifth year without her best friend looms she finds comfort in her ex-boyfriend, Max, and his daughter, Phoebe.

These two “broken” families have a tough week to face as the dreaded day approaches. However through their past, present and debatable future will their choices affect the outcome both parents clearly want and are simply denying? Or will Phoebe and Grace lose the only “whole” family they have ever known?

My Review:

This story really touched my heart.  Max loses his wife the night his daughter is born.  Very bittersweet.  He does not handle this very well so thankfully he has Amy to be there for him and his newborn daughter Phoebe.  Amy becomes as close to a mother as Phoebe has ever had.  Then, when Amy has her own daughter Grace,  Max in turn is there for her as much as he can be.  They really do make a nice little family.

It is obvious that Max and Amy have feelings for each other but there seems to be some denial going on!  What do they say about denial?…..just a river in Egypt right?  I did get a little frustrated when at one point in the story things seemed to be unraveling (can’t give too much away now!! LOL) for these two, but this is one of those things that makes a story just so wonderful!  You are just going to have to get the book!

Overall, I really enjoyed the book and would highly recommend it to anyone who just wants to read a really good romance.  You will love the characters and the whole book is very well written.  I was actually sorry when it had to come to an end!

I give this book 5 kisses!

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