On Tour with Prism Book Tours
For Joy’s Sake
(Where Secrets Are Safe #12)
by Tara Taylor Quinn
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
August 1st 2017 by Harlequin Superromance
There’s something about Julie
Hunter Rafferty is committed to two things: his bachelor lifestyle and his career as an event planner. But working with Julie Fairbanks on a fund-raising gala is quickly becoming the best part of his day. He can’t stop thinking about the mysterious beauty—despite her refusals to have dinner with him.
Everything changes when seven-year-old Joy comes to The Lemonade Stand, a shelter for victims of abuse. To help Joy overcome her trauma and the mystery surrounding it, Hunter and Julie push beyond their boundaries, confronting their own past pain…and feelings for each other.
Oh, this series!
Once again Ms. Quinn has given us a story that is intense–all three main characters: Julie, Hunter, and little Joy–have significant issues that are keeping them back in some way so that they need to work through to get their lives back. Though Hunter has been attracted to Julie since before the book’s beginning, the romance is very much a secondary part of the story–Julie’s earlier trauma, combined with Hunter’s issues with his own self worth, mean that neither of them is ready for a full romantic relationship for much of the book. Watching all three characters grow and heal, though, definitely gives us enough story that we don’t mind romance taking a bit of a back seat. The incorporation of Julie’s children’s books into the healing that all three do adds to the magic of the story–absolutely loved it!
<i>For Joy’s Sake</i> would work okay as a standalone, though if you’ve read Julie’s brother Colin’s book (Love by Association) you’ll already know and love Julie–honestly, though, it doesn’t take long for you to be 100% in her corner even if this book is your introduction to her 🙂
Rating: 4 stars / A-
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages, Tara Taylor Quinn is a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold. A 2015 RITA finalist Tara appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists, and multiple showings on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller list. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning.
Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233.
Domestic Violence Shelter Drive
As Tara supports speaking out against domestic violence and supporting those who have been abused, both through her books and in her community, she would love for you to join her in donating items to a shelter in your area. Find out more here.
1 winner will receive ebooks of Where Secrets are Safe series books 1 – 13 (open internationally)
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