Captain Judd Harlow is happiest in the air. It’s only when he’s flying that he can leave his childhood memories behind. But when he and his brothers find themselves the guardians of their 12-year-old half-sister, he knows moving back to the small Montana town where he grew up is the right thing.
When Savannah Casteele learns that a local pilot has agreed to fly her and her little boy to Chicago for a long-awaited surgery, she’s overcome with gratitude. A young, single mother, her first priority has always been raising her son the best way she knows how. But when she sees Judd for the first time, she’s unprepared for the effect he has on her heart: He’s stoic, guarded, and a little out of reach, reminding her that she’s not the only one who’s trying to put aside a broken past.
As they begin falling for one another, brought together by the children in their lives, they start seeing family not just as something you’re given, but something you create. And that the heart, no matter how scarred, is always capable of a tender, new beginning. But are they both willing to take a leap of faith to get there?
Title: Judd’s Vow
Series: The Harlow Brothers #3
Author: Kaylie Newell
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: February 7, 2019
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
JUDD’S VOW is the third story in Kaylie Newell’s The Harlow Brothers series – and although this one is probably the last, I do hope one day to read Maddie’s story, she deserves one as well. For now, she’s content in the love and security of her big brothers’ devoted love and support — but one day she’ll fly, and I hope we get to see that too.
Judd, as the eldest brother, has felt the responsibilities placed on his young shoulders for far too long. With no choice, he did what was necessary for his family, for his brothers, and now for his little half-sister – but Judd doesn’t believe in happy endings for himself. Sure, his brothers Tanner and Luke each found their perfect woman, but he’s not looking. This gruff, silent, good-hearted man is about to meet his future family – he just doesn’t realize that fact yet, but he will.
To Savannah and her son, Wyatt, this silent man is the answer to her prayers as he has agreed to fly them to Chicago for life-changing surgery for Wyatt. While she’s certainly attracted to Judd, Savannah doesn’t have the time or energy for romance, she has a son to care for and that is her focus now. Yet one man’s special connection to his sister, to her son, to her will prove that what she thinks she doesn’t want might just be another answer to what she really needs – a good man at her side forever.
JUDD’S VOW is an emotional, tender romance that will grab your heart and not let go until the final page. Family comes in different ways and this couple proves that it’s not the blood relations that truly matter, it’s what the heart feels and knows. I had such an enjoyable experience with Savannah and Judd, I’m going to miss this series but I’m certainly glad that I got to know some amazing new neighbors in Marietta, Montana. I’d not hesitate to recommend this story or this entire series to any Romance reader that enjoys a good story, relatable characters, some issues to overcome and a satisfying happy ever after.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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