HERE TO STAY (3) by Margot Early: Dog trainer Sissy Workman is sure her husband hasn't loved her ever since he found out their first-born son isn't his child. The two married immediately after Sissy ran away from her wedding to another man, and weeks later she discovered she was pregnant. Afraid of his reaction, she never told Elijah her suspicions, but he found out a few years later when their son needed a blood transfusion. But the two finally discuss their past and, on the eve of their anniversary, Sissy and Elijah finally rekindle their love. Told through vignettes over the course of Sissy and Elijah's relationship, Early's story moves slowly, which obscures the romance. Early's use of quotes from Elijah's book is a nice touch.

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Alexandra Kay