Loving Lydia is a truly amazing story about a mother who will do anything including killing her husband to protect her babies. This one is a 4.5 star top pick. It’s full of emotion and two great main characters. Readers are going to love Lydia and Sam.
Lydia has had a hard life living with an abusive, drug addicted husband who rapes and tries to kill her and their babies. She left home at 16 with encouragement from said husband. It took her years later to realize that he wanted her isolated so that he could control her. Not only that but she’s pretty famous in her own right. She plays the piano, saxophone and writes her own songs.
Lydia ends up moving to the US from Britain with her twins, Aaron and Rosie. She’s going to live with her sister on her ranch. Stepping off the plane she’s greeted by her brother-in-law’s brother Sam. Right away she’s defensive and wary until she checks her messages and gets confirmation from her sister that he’s ok.
From the moment he set his eyes on her Sam knew she was the one. He knew she was going to be his wife, the only problem is convincing her of that. The twins are amazing and Sam loves them to death. He teaches them how to ride horses and fixes them breakfast in the morning. Lydia’s sister is pregnant and they are all holding their breath waiting for her to give birth. When she does it’s to a beautiful baby girl that only solidifies Sam’s plan to get Lydia to marry him. He wants her, her kids and he wants to see her belly swollen with his babies. The sexual tension between them is crazy. It takes all of Sam’s will to hold on. Sam is very cockily and full of male pride that he is the first person to give her an orgasm.
Trust with this couple is hard, but Lydia slowly starts to trust Sam and it starts with her showing him a very elaborate tattoo that covers her body in a few intimate places. It’s a tattoo she designed herself when she was 16 for an art class project. Sam really enjoyed it because it told her life story, which he thought was interesting because he doubted at 16 she meant to do that.
Brave enough to escape an abusive husband, Lydia now finds herself too afraid to enter into a new relationship. Loving Lydia is the story of how one woman learns to trust again and the man who loves her enough to give her the time she needs.
Hiding from the horrors of her past, the last thing quiet, shy Lydia thinks she needs is a persistent cowboy who not only wants to strip away her clothes but the layers of her secrets too. What Sam wants is more than just skin deep.
Little by little, as Lydia’s past starts to reveal itself, Sam sees a woman who has never been afraid, who was bold and adventurous, talented, and exciting. As Sam discovers the truths Lydia has buried in her heart, her nightmares of the past become stronger and her fear of the future threatens to jeopardize everything.
Content Notes: Contemporary, Cowboys, Musicians, Music, Western, Spicy