PROTECTING HIS HEART is book 2 in the Lawson Family Series and while I think this could absolutely be read as a stand-alone, there are a lot of references made to the Lawson Family as a whole so I think it would be helpful to read book 1 first.
As I prepare to write this review, I realize that this story had no sex and no cursing (if there was any it was minimal enough that I overlooked it). This is the story of family of choice vs family of origin, redemption, forgiveness and love.
This is a quick book. There are some scenes that involve DV which I think could trigger some and was actually surprised that there wasn’t a little bit of a warning. The main characters are two people dealing with demons, some in the past and some in the present. Each is dealing with it in their own way.
I think the way the author navigated a very tough subject was done well. It wasn’t overly glorified and it shows that people do come out the other side with some resiliency, outside help, and the support of good friends.
I look forward to future installments of this series.
Review by @Mauraharper