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About the book: Third-grade teacher Maddie McCormick was thrilled when the greenhouse classroom actually came to fruition—but she hadn’t counted on angering the local street thugs, or their threats. 

Police officer Ben Belliston hadn’t planned on fatherhood—ever—but gaining custody of his orphaned niece had him rearranging all of his priorities. She and Maddie, her new teacher, bonded right away, so he was happy to provide a little off-duty security in the greenhouse—it was more than a fair exchange for the way Maddie helped his niece from her shell. He hadn’t expected to begin seeing his best friend’s little sister in a new light, or the way it would make him question all of his future plans.

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My review: I was able to Beta read this book and I loved every minute of it!

Maddie is such a cute character. I loved the way she worked so hard for the kids in her class. She wanted the greenhouse project to be something they were able to do, so even when things were hard, she worked to make it happen. She's had a huge crush on Ben forever, but he's never seen her as any more than his best friend's younger sister. I loved the way she supported Ben too, she was constantly going out of her way to help him, such a great character!

I liked Ben too. I liked that he was willing to take in his niece, Felicia, and care for her the way a dad would, even though he had no experience and his job was going to take some serious working around. I also loved the way he was so in tune with Felicia, and always worked to make life happier for her.

I loved the love story in this book! I loved that there didn't seem to be any way that Maddie was going to come out of the story without a broken heart, and that's all I'm going to say about that! But the ending was fabulous. I didn't want to put it down!

I was sent an e-copy of this book to help edit.

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