STAKING HIS CLAIM
Sugar and Spice Press
Contemporary, Interracial, Romance
Rating: 5 Cups
Leslie is a pregnant and single woman returning home to family and friends eager to help her transition to a new life. Along the way, her car breaks down outside of town during an early, unexpected blizzard. She manages to reach a nearby home, but the man who answers was not what she was expected and is sinfully gorgeous.
Blake has cut himself off from women emotionally as a result of his fiancée running from his disfiguring war injuries. When he opens his door, he never expects to see an angel; to see the woman of his dreams and her precious cargo.
Luckily for Leslie, Blake is a trained nurse assistant because soon after her arrival, she goes into labor. When little Allison arrives, she changes the world of the two people who are first to see her. Leslie is more cautious in her life due to the treatment from the man who helped conceive Allison, but Blake is absolutely sure that not only does he want Leslie but he also wants to be there for Allison. Blake must get Leslie to see past the eighteen-year age difference and trust again, as well as deal with the emotional baggage left over from the implosion of his own relationship.
Blake is a wonderful character who is a true hero. I tremendously enjoyed reading the progress of the relationship that brought two wonderful souls together and the funny way fate seems to give us exactly what we need before we even know we need it. Stephanie Morris pens an outstanding love story with just enough spicy love scenes to satisfy any reader. Staking his claim is about family, pain, loss and discovery that inspires the reader to believe that when it comes to love, anything is possible. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a wonderful love story to brighten their day.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More