“As a nurse and single mom, Darla Battle hides her loneliness behind a smile. But when she discovers that the new cute doctor everyone is talking about is her daughter’s father, she knows she needs to keep her distance from the man who abandoned her and their child, Stella.
When Theo Edwards returns to Nashville to finish his medical training, he never expects to run into Darla, a girl he spent one night with seven years ago. For reasons he can’t fathom, her attitude toward him is frosty, but he still hopes to ignite the spark they once felt.
Once Darla realizes Theo doesn’t know he’s Stella’s father, she has no idea how to tell him the truth. And the longer she waits, the more difficult it becomes. When the situation spins out of control, can the two come together for the sake of their daughter? Or is forgiveness out of reach?”
Darla and Theo are characters that you truly root for. I loved them. And all I wanted was for them to have a happily ever after. Their relationship is tragic and heartbreaking, but at the same time it’s beautiful and hopeful. The misunderstandings that occur are so heart wrenching, but when the truths are revealed, it eases that balm. But with these two, their families and friends, they all round out a great group of characters. I especially liked Darla’s friends Shelby and Issac. They bring even more humor to the story.
So from the description, you know that Theo’s going to find out (this isn’t a spoiler, it’s common sense) about his daughter. The whole time I was reading, I waited for it. Biting my nails, waiting for the bomb to drop. And man did Cindy Dorminy deliver. I won’t give the details, you’ll have to read it.
One last thing that I enjoyed is that Darla and Theo are both nerds. But they are such great nerds. Theo has this dorky side to him, where he loves games. I think it’s great that Darla enjoys with them as well. In the first chapter, when they meet, it’s such a sweet getting to know each other moment. And shows their personalities well.
I would recommend this book hands down. There is one sexual situational scene, but I think you can easily turn the page and continue the story. We were give an advanced reader copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
(4.5 / 5)
Description of Left Hanging by Cindy Dorminy taken from Amazon.