Insta-Family by Linda Kage
Series: Forbidden Descendants #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
LUCY GAMBLE, KNOCKED UP BY DYING MAN SHE GAVE SYMPATHY SEX, NOW MOVING ON TO HIS BIG BROTHER.
Have you ever tried to come up with a headline for your life? Well, mine’s so cringeworthy I can’t believe it’s actually my story...or a hundred percent true.
But honestly, how could I say no to the one-night-stand when he begged? Only a monster could deny someone their dying wish, right?
I mean, okay, getting pregnant from the encounter was a regrettable, irresponsible mistake; I can fully admit that.
Turning to his brother, however, was never part of the plan. Initially, I didn’t even like the guy.
Except Vaughn Merrill is a force to be reckoned with. He’s determined to be an “involved” uncle, and no matter how much I tell him he doesn’t have to be so helpful, he’s just so freaking helpful.
Plus not at all the ass I assumed he was. Then there’s this massive pain and grief and loneliness I see in his eyes. I just want to hug him constantly and give him the sense of family he so desperately needs.
So really, can you blame me for falling for the one man I know I shouldn’t?
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Oh good lord I cried from page of this book. It was hard to get through it without shedding tears. Sometimes they were tears of grief and sadness and other times they were tears of joy. The pain that Vaugh feels is so real that you can feel it in your soul as you read about it. He has lost his entire family. His parents were killed in a car accident years earlier and his brother is dying from cancer in the beginning of the book.
Laura Kage did an amazing job of showing how Vaughn dealt with his grief and loss. He doesn’t comes to terms with his brother’s death right away. There is no quick and easy he’s over it on the next page. He struggles with it with makes him a much better character.
Lucy is the daughter of Aspen and Noel (To Professor, with Love) ho has a one night stand with Vaughn’s brother and gets pregnant. Again Laura Kage did an amazing job with Lucy as well. She feels so guilty about sleeping with Duke but he was dying and asked her to. I mean what do you say to the dying man? then to have her become a single mother and show her struggles with that was just amazing.
As a couple Vaughn and Lucy were amazing and I found myself wondering if his brother didn’t somehow knowingly bring them together. Like he knew that Vaughn would spiral and would need Lucy and his daughter. He would need to feel as though he had someone left.
I loved that we did get to see a lot of the characters from the Forbidden Men series. It gave me some much needed comic relief in the middle of all the crying. Honestly, I’m not sure where to love or hate Laura Kage for all the tears. This was such a wonderful book book but it gutted me as well. In the best possible way though.
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