Friday, April 21, 2017

Morrow’s Horizon - Sierra Kummings

Author                      Sierra Kummings 
Publication Date     21 April 2017 
Genre                        Adult Contemporary Romance 

Blood, and love for a special little girl, bind the five Morrow sisters in an unbreakable way. Yet the family-devoted Sara Morrow yearns for more.

And that “more” looks a lot like the irresistible Jacob Ramírez.

For years, Sara’s contented herself with toe-curling fantasies about the CFO of the bank that employs her – all the while promising herself she’d never fall for the type of passion that destroyed her parent’s marriage. But when the one and only Latin six-foot-four god accepts her offer of help and turns her fantasies into reality, she’s forced to decide if it’s worth finding out if her boss is everything she’s ever dreamed of, or just the manifestation of all her fears.

Jacob has his own set of fears. Right out of high school, he joined the Marines, only to come home six years later with night terrors that haunt even his days. Now, at thirty-three, rudimentary techniques keep his secret hidden.

Until a chance meeting with Sara Morrow coincides with a deception that rocks him to his core.

When Sara’s faith is tested, her sisters’ love gives her the courage to believe in someone else. When Jacob’s is tested, he has to learn how to believe in himself.

Morrow’s Horizon portrays the family devotion for a little girl with Cerebral Palsy and the effects of PTSD on an ex Marine. 

Jacob is an ex Marine who is now the CFO of his family bank. He is traumatised by what took place during the war and he is plagued with flashbacks. These can be triggered by what most would consider normal during the day and he has nightmares to contend with as well. Although, he has his own coping mechanisms, he loses control on the occasions when these attacks take him by surprise. He lives on his own for fear of anyone witnessing what he considers to be a weakness.

Sara works for a bank and dedicates her spare time fundraising for the veterans and helping her sister to look after her niece Tessa who is confined to a wheelchair. She is commitment phobic because of her parents' breakup but that doesn't stop her from fantasising about Jacob.

One chance meeting leads to a connection between Sara and Jacob but that's followed by a misunderstanding. In some ways, they both want the same thing but she has trust issues and he has a fear of hurting others as well as rejection. These are the reasons why he has a mutual agreement with Elise. Bed buddies without commitments until he uncovers her betrayal. 

Sara and Jacob can't forget about each other and start a passionate relationship which is marred by one misunderstanding after another. These create a lot of heartaches and uncertainties. Then, there is the spoilt and despicable Elise who doesn't know how to take a hint. Can Sara and Jacob get over the numerous barriers to have the life that they deserve together? 

This is quite an emotional journey but there is fun and laughter along the way. I like the Morrow family and how they stick together through thick and thin. Sara is hardworking, kind and considerate. Jacob is caring despite his own difficulties. They get each other even when they are struggling with their own feelings. I found that some parts of the story could have been more convincing, otherwise it's a captivating and heartwarming storyline. A great debut for this author. 

I received a complimentary eARC in exchange for an honest review.

Sierra Kummings is a writer of contemporary erotic romances. Her three loves are her family, writing, and chocolate–though not always in that order. She discovered creative writing in high school, but set her dream aside to pursue a master’s degree in professional counseling. She now puts her degree to good use strengthening characters that have been in her head since her teens. In addition to penning hot romances, she also proudly claims the title of mother to an incredible little girl who inspires her every day.