Wrong Side of the Tracks
By Jessica Prince
Gypsy Bradbury was never destined for great things. Or at least that’s what she’d convinced herself of. Growing up on the wrong side of the tracks, she had learned that hoping for more was a waste of time. Then Marco forced his way into her life and gave her a glimpse of a future brighter than any she could have imagined. But if her past taught her anything, it was that if something seemed too good to be true… it probably was.
The promise of a quiet, simple life was what drew Marco Castillo to Hope Valley. After experiencing war and death first hand, he was looking for something easy. Then he met a woman with guarded eyes and the most beautiful smile he’d ever seen. The only problem was she came with more baggage than a 747.
There is nothing easy about Gypsy, but Marco knows without a doubt that the promise of her is well worth the effort. She’s the strongest, bravest woman he’s ever met, and when the life she’s fought to build for her and her family is threatened, Marco is determined to win that battle for her. Whether Gypsy wants his help or not.
A 3.9 read –
Having been in a serious book slump the last few weeks, this book could not have come at a better time. I’ve really enjoyed the previous books in the Hope Valley series and have waited not so patiently for Marco and Gypsy’s story.
I adored Marco, the way he was with both the kids and Gypsy just melted my heart. He never gave up and just kept working towards his goal no matter what. And despite being a bossy alpha he could be very sweet, especially with Gypsy and the kids. Gypsy; I really wanted her to get her HEA, and she certainly deserve it – but I seriously wanted to smack some sense into her at times. I can understand her being scared and wary with all that she has been through, and all the responsibility she has taken on .. but still. I loved how she took care of her siblings and protected them against the world. There is little she would do for her familiy, which is a beautiful thing. And in the end she really deserves Marco and they both got their happily ever after.
Not my favourite in this series, but that is just because I felt that the story was a bit slow in places. and that it lacked that extra little bit of something. The secondary characters really added to the story and I’m hoping we get to see a lot more from them and Hope Valley in the future.
P.S – the Hope Valley books are perfect reads for those lazy summer days 😉
Wrong Side of the Tracks
Out of My League
Come Back Home Again
The Best of Me