Thank you to Bethany Lopez and ATomR Tours for the ARC of Indelible for an honest review.
After a year of partying, Sam decides to buckle down and focus on college. Things are going great until a one-night stand leaves her pregnant and alone. Raising a child while going to school isn’t easy, but Sam is determined to be strong for her daughter. She doesn’t have time for guys or relationships, and takes great care to protect her child and her heart.
Judd doesn’t fit the mold of a college ballplayer. His long hair and tattoos may fit the life he’s created for himself, but baseball is the one thing he takes seriously. When he meets Sam, he’s immediately drawn to her curves and refusal to put up with his crap. When Judd learns the truth, can he handle the responsibility that comes with loving a single mother?
Sam yearns for the fire that Judd fuels in her, but her child’s needs have to come first. Can two people at different stages in their life find a way to make a life together?
Indelible is a sweet and touching an well as easy to read. It touches the heart with beautiful and tender moments and the characters are likable.
The heroine, Sam, is a single mother, who strives to make a better life for herself and her daughter, Karrie. A reformed party girl, she now lives in family housing, working while attending college and raising her child on her own. She has given up ever having a social life. But when she meets Judd, a sexy, tattooed baseball player, her world is turned upside down. And she finds herself hoping that maybe she can have it all.
The hero, Judd, is more than just a sexy biker and college athlete. He has heart and is loyal to his father, who has turned to the battle after the death of Judd's mother. Since running into Sam, he turns a one eighty from his playboy ways and thinks that Sam could be different.
When Sam and Judd first hook up, Sam keeps her daughter a secret. She wants to see where things are going before bringing a man around to confuse her child. But Judd has been honest with her from the start and she comes clean about being a single mother. And Judd has to make a decision whether to run or to stick around.
Just when things seem to smooth out and look like all is going well, the unexpected happens. Karrie's father shows up. And Sam and Judd have to make hard choices that will effect their relationship.
The path toward Sam and Judd's HEA could have been bit more turbulent. At times, it felt a little too perfect. Things fell into place a bit too easily for them. I would have liked to seen more drama, more angst, but that is my own personal tastes when it comes to books. But Lopez does get some things right when it comes to raising a child. And I was glad to see a dose of realism thrown into the story on occasion.