Yours And Mine
(Freshman Forty #2)
Publication date: February 10th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
The highly anticipated sequel to Positively Mine….
Picking up from the dramatic ending of Positively Mine, Yours and Mine continues the Freshman Forty series as we meet Danny Santoro, Laurel’s baby’s father, for the first time.
It’s been almost a year since he last saw her, that sultry morning she walked off the beach before dawn had even cracked the August sky. It seemed from her silence, she was out of his life forever.
But Laurel’s timing couldn’t be worse to tell him he’s a father. The last year hasn’t been easy. Danny’s own father was arrested for a DUI, his mother moved out, and Danny started sleeping with his brother’s old high school, drug-abusing girlfriend.
After Laurel shocks him with the news, she attempts to relinquish Danny of any parental responsibility leading to a heated custody battle. In an unorthodox arrangement, an eccentric judge orders Danny and Laurel to spend alternating weekends with each other for the upcoming school year.
Told from Danny’s point of view, Yours and Mine explores the second chapter of a romance that never got off the ground, the challenges of young parenting, and the hope of rekindled love.
Yours and Mine is a sweet story, even though the subject matter causes a lot of heartache. Laurel gets pregnant by Danny a young man of 18 who she met up with every summer for the last 3 years. Alone and afraid she conceals her pregnancy from everyone. I will say there is book one Positively Mine. It may help to understand Laurel better as this book is told from Danny’s POV.
Danny hasn’t seen Laurel for a year, then she comes towards him with a small baby in the stroller. This is when Laurel tells him the baby is his.
We are all know that this has happened before in books, and I was impressed with how the author conveyed how they gradually both through the love of their baby they began to start to mature.
I also felt in this cases often you the storylines show young men as being uninterested in being fathers. So for once it was good to see a young man portrayed in a positive light.
Although written for new adult market, I enjoyed the story how through patience by Danny he wins in the end,especially as Laurel was dating someone from college, who we can see is uninterested in the baby, Laurel goes out with him when Danny is there looking after the baby.
All through the book you are yelling “Laurel Danny is better for you” I interesting quick read, but I feel there is more to come. So I am going to read book one while I wait.
I received a copy of this book for an honest review.
Christine Duval lives in New Jersey with her family. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Women Who Write, and the Authors Guild.
When not creating fictional characters or organizing carpools, you can find her walking through houses and writing about them for an upscale real estate company. She also has an extensive social media background and has worked for several well-known magazines.
Find her online at http://www.christineduval.com or on Twitter @christineduval1.
$20 Amazon gift card and a Kindle copy of Positively Mine