From the moment the Nelson brothers took a lonely young girl from the wrong side of the tracks under their wing, Rachel Andrews loved them both with all her heart. But it was James who won her hand.

Now widowed, she s trying to pick up the pieces for her daughter s sake as well as her own, but once again loneliness is her closest friend until James s brother comes back to town. The man she secretly wishes had asked her first.

Army ammunitions expert Kyle Nelson would rather face live fire than face the raw reminder that the woman he loved chose his brother over him, but he s tired of running. And ready to step up to be the man everyone needs him to be especially the young niece he s never met.

As time runs short before Kyle ships out again, the desire Kyle and Rachel have suppressed breaks free in a fiery rush. Tempting her to reveal a secret that could give him a reason to stay or burn their love to ash.


I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I’ve read several books from Cathryn Fox, but my favorites from her would come from the In The Line Of Duty series. I absolutely loved the books I’ve read from that series. I wasn’t able to read all books, but I am making it a point right now to go back and read each book because the stories in this series are just amazing. This book, His Reason To Stay, may just be my favorite from Ms. Fox.

This book is sweet, sexy, and heartbreaking all the the same time. Heartbreaking because the heroine made a mistake years ago. She chose thw wrong brother. At that time, I’m sure it wasn’t the wrong decision for her because she also loved that brother. We all make mistakes when we choose the ones we love. I guess if she’d only followed her instincts, she’d know that if she loved the other brother as much as she did the hero, she wouldn’t be having all those feelings for the hero at all. Sexy because, well, because of the hero. And sweet because of that little girl.

I truly loved this book. The secrets, the revelations, the journey. I’ve read many books with this type of theme before, and I always love them. But what Ms. Fox did was also incoporate lots of steamy scenes that solidified the story as well as make the characters very realistic. There wasn’t much drama even if the story could have been sensationalized further. Ms. Fox kept every relatable, and that’s why I really liked this book.


New York Times and USA today Best selling author, Cathryn is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and red wine. She has two teenagers who keep her busy with their never ending activities, and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. Cathryn can never find balance in her life, is always trying to find time to go to the gym, can never keep up with emails, Facebook or Twitter and tries to write page-turning books that her readers will love.

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