YOURS TO KEEP opens with Ana Travares having to fend off the unwanted attentions of Ed Branch, who lets her know that if she gave him what he wanted he would help her cover up the fact that she has no legal papers proving that she can legally live and work in the country. Ana depends on her tutoring to earn a living, but also can't imagine going down the road of basically selling herself in order to keep her job. The drama and stress in Ana's life just ratchets up from there. Ana is an illegal worker through no fault of her own. After coming to America as a small child with her mother and brother she simply falls through the cracks since her mother never bothers to register their family legally after being abandoned by her husband and eventually dying of stomach cancer. Enter Ethan, a.k.a. Dr. Handsome, a widower who hires Ana as a Spanish tutor for his teenage son. Although Ethan is a pediatrician he is having major trouble communicating with and relating to his son.
The chemistry between Ana and Ethan is great and the story is an emotional ride that you won't regret taking. Another bonus to the story is that there is a bit of diversity in the characters. Ana is Latina and from the Dominican Republic.
**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**
Serena Bell makes her Loveswept debut with the captivating story of a woman living on the edge—and the man who’s destined to love her.
Ana Travares has been looking over her shoulder her whole life. Her U.S. visa expired when she was a young girl, and if her secret is discovered, she’ll be forced to return to the Dominican Republic. Ana allowed herself to get close to someone once before—and after he broke her heart, she swore never to make the same mistake again. But when a handsome doctor asks for her assistance, she fantasizes about breaking all her rules.
Even though pediatrician Ethan Hansen is a natural when it comes to little kids, as the single father of a teenage son he just can’t seem to get it right . . . except for the Spanish tutor he’s hired for his son, Theo. Ana has managed to crack Theo’s shell—and he isn’t the only one taken with her. The sexy tutor has fired up Ethan with a potent mix of lust and protectiveness. But as he starts to envision a future with Ana, Ethan is devastated to learn the truth about her citizenship. Somehow he’s got to find a way to help her—and hold on to the woman he’s falling hopelessly in love with.