Together with you by Victoria Bylin
Back of the book:
When a Lost Child warning blares over the mall's PA system, Carly Mason finds the little girl playing with a stuffed rabbit. Something about Penny Tremaine is different. An ex-social worker, Carly recognizes that the child suffers fetal alcohol effects, and a piece of Carly's past suddenly confronts her. Never again will she become personally involved with a client. The risks are far too great. But something about Penny--and Penny's handsome father--tugs at Carly's heart.
Dr. Ryan Tremaine is trying to put his life back together. With his ex-wife remarried and on a trip far away, his two teenage sons and Penny are living under his roof full time. Ryan has put his faith in his Sink-or-Swim list, a plan to reconnect with his children. The first step: recruit Carly Mason to be Penny's nanny.
Ryan never anticipated being so drawn to Carly, an attraction Carly seems to fight as much as he does. Could Carly be the missing piece that helps his family stay afloat, or will their blossoming romance only complicate things further?
This book was definitely an emotional roller coaster. It tugs at your heart for all the characters that are involved. Victoria Bylin did an amazing exploring emotions and pulling on the heart strings. This book was so amazing but I do have a hard time putting these emotions into words. Ryan struck me as a huge romantic at heart but that he was a little bit off hand emotionally until he met Carly. She made him live again.
I give this book 4 stars. It was a bit hard to read. I have never been as challenged emotionally. I plan to give this book on to some people who can use it too.