The Son That Changed His Life is the second installment in best-selling author Jennifer Taylor's trilogy about three single mums who find love again in the beautiful coastal town of Bride's Bay!
Smart, sophisticated and as sexy as sin, gorgeous French doctor Benedict Legrange began setting hearts aflutter from the very first moment he set foot in Bride's Bay. But nobody had been more impressed by the charismatic French doctor than Nurse Emily Jackson. The two of them had formed an instant connection and friendship had soon given way to a passion that simply could not be denied. Emily had thought that she had finally found the man she was going to be spending the rest of her life with - until she found out that she was carrying Benedict's child. Emily had always dreamed of having a family of her own, and although she had never discussed this with Benedict, she knew that there was no other man she wanted to be the father of her children. Emily had flown to Paris intent on surprising Benedict with her good news, but her fledgling happiness was quickly replaced by shock. An angry Benedict had refused to believe that he was the father of her child and Emily had had no other choice but to fly back home to England, broken-hearted yet determined to raise her baby on her own. Emily vowed to give her adorable son Theo the best possible childhood and to put her relationship with Benedict behind her. But Emily quickly realizes that forgetting about Benedict is easier said than done - especially as he has just returned to Bride's Bay!
Benedict Legrange needs some time to rest and recuperate. Having had a challenging couple of years, Benedict finds himself in need to recharge his batteries and to try and move on with his life after a grueling battle with cancer. Benedict is well aware of how precious and how fragile life can be - which is why he had promised himself never to let anyone get close to him ever again. The last time he had let anyone close, he had been completely and utterly devastated after being taking for a fool by a woman who claimed that he had fathered her child - something which he knows is medically impossible. Despite the fact that Emily Jackson had lied to him, Benedict hasn't managed to forget the beautiful English nurse - nor has he stopped himself wishing that things could have been different for the two of them.
However, on his return to Bride's Bay, Benedict is stunned when he runs into Emily and her son, Theo - who looks just like him! Realizing that Emily had been telling the truth all along, Benedict is determined to make up for lost time and to get to know his son.
As old feelings resurface and never forgotten passions are reignited, Emily and Ben find themselves getting closer. But is Ben willing to face up to his fears and to grasp this second chance at happiness? Or will he end up losing the family he loves more than anything else in the world?
A superbly written tale of hope, redemption and forgiveness, The Son Who Changed His Life is a first-class contemporary romance that plumbs deep into the heart of the human spirit and touches the soul.
Emily and Benedict's love story is written with depth, sensitivity and pathos and readers are sure to take these two characters - and their beautiful son, Theo - to their hearts and cheer them on the road to getting the happy ending which they so richly deserved.
Powerful, compassionate and poignant, The Son Who Changed His Life is a brilliant read from an outstanding writer who always delivers: Jennifer Taylor!
This review was originally published on Cataromance.