Tera’s 3 Blush Review
Nicole Jacquelyn is a fairly new-to-me author. I read book 2 in her Fostering Love series, Change of Heart. When I was given the opportunity to read Heart of Glass, I jumped because the second book was soooo good. I intend to go back and read book one, Unbreak My Heart. Obviously, these books do standalone, but characters are definitely interconnected.
Nicole has created at very unique family dynamic of siblings and cousins that were adopted or fostered who sometimes find love in each other. This is Trevor’s Story. We Trevor in book 2, but in this book we really see that he is the oldest brother who wants to keep everyone happy and is a mama’s boy. Trevor is Bram and Ani’s cousin.
We actually find out that Henry dies in action in book 2 and learn that he has a baby that he never told his family about. Trevor has volunteered to go meet Henry’s daughter, Etta and her mother, Morgan. This book is set up to be able to follow that story line whether all the books are read or not, but this late in the game, I think at least reading the second book prior to this one would help just because it’s a big family with adoptions and fostering and it can be tough to keep track of the “kids.” As Trevor builds a relationship with Morgan and Etta in hopes of keeping his side of the family in touch with Henry’s daughter, he gets a lot more than he bargained for. He and Morgan have a quick attraction and friendship that builds into much more.
I have had a really hard time with this review because I just needed so much more with this book. I needed more from Henry. I needed more about Henry. I needed more from Morgan’s perception of Henry. To me, this book should have been every bit Henry’s story as it was Trevor’s because there really is so much mourning and grief in this book that just falls so short. That grief is seen with their mother, Ellie, but I needed even more from her even if she was a little unbearable.
I can only hope the next book picks up that momentum and angst I felt in the last book. This is a very loving and doting family, and I can’t wait to see who we get to read about next.