His to Cherish - Stacey Lynn

His to Cherish

By Stacey Lynn

  • Release Date: 2016-11-15
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 32 Ratings

Description

Can two hearts entwined by hardship move on to form a healthy bond? From the author of His to Love and His to Protect, this tender, bittersweet romance brings together a man who loses everything—and a woman with everything to give.

Chelsea Dwyer arrives home from her job at the middle-school library in Latham Hills, Michigan, expecting another quiet evening—until she hears the screams for help through her living room window. As the first witness to a terrible accident involving two local students, Chelsea doesn’t anticipate how her own life will be irrevocably changed by the father of one of the boys. In the wake of tragedy, she’s the only one who seems to understand his grief. Chelsea’s a survivor, too—and she knows that there are brighter days ahead.

As a single father, Aidan Deveraux worked his entire life to provide a stable home for his son, Derrick. Without him, Aidan feels the deepest despair imaginable. The one thing that keeps him going is his connection with the woman who tried to save his son. Hard as he tries, Aidan just can’t stay away. Chelsea’s warm embrace is the comforting solace he desperately craves—and it doesn’t hurt that Aidan had noticed the beautiful librarian and wanted to ask her out for years. Now that she’s in his life, he doesn’t ever want to let go.

Praise for His to Cherish

“The characters and setting of Fireside have found their way into my reader’s heart and I can’t wait to see who and what they bring me next.”—Twin Spin

“A heart-wrenching story of learning to live again after great loss. Very emotional and sad subject matter, with a great supporting cast of characters rallying around.”—Thoughts of a Blonde

“So much emotion and feels that I’m still feeling the effects.”—The Jeep Diva

“Ms. Lynn writes an emotional story about love, loss, sorrow, and grief. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and felt the emotions as the characters were going through them. You will definitely need a box of tissues near you. This is the third book in the Fireside Series and can be read as a stand-alone novel. I highly recommend it!”—Alpha Book Club

His to Cherish is an emotional story of love, loss, and acceptance that will leave you laughing, crying, and hugging your loved ones. Keep your tissues handy.”—Smexy Books

The passionate novels in Stacey Lynn’s Fireside series can be read together or separately:
HIS TO LOVE | HIS TO PROTECT | HIS TO CHERISH | HIS TO SEDUCE

And don’t miss her steamy Crazy Love series:
FAKE WIFE | KNOCKED UP

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Reviews

  • Very Emotional Story!

    4
    By Mom's Cooking The Books
    This is the first book I have read by this author and it won’t be my last. I didn’t have the pleasure of reading the first two books in this series. I definitely want to go back and read them and I look forward to reading the next book in this series. This book is a romance book, but it deals a lot with loss and grief and the healing that happens when you let someone in to help you heal. I can’t imagine the pain that Aiden goes through in the loss of son. Aiden is a single father as Derricks mom just up and left when he was a baby. Aiden was just a teenager when Derrick was born. Derrick wanted Aiden to ask Chelsea out after Aiden met her at his son’s open house, but he didn’t want to approach her while Derrick was still a student there. When Derrick died, Aiden was just existing. Chelsea tried to reach out to him and he used her to help him forget, even for a little while, and after their brief affair he was mean about it. There is a lot of push and pull in this book and it takes you on quite an emotional journey. I cried a few times. If you like an emotional read with a tender love story, then this is the book for you.
  • Finding your way...

    5
    By Agent$$$$
    Wow!!! I don't even know where to start. I don't typically read stories that make me cry, but I'm sooooo glad I did! It was one of the most heart-wrenching, compelling novels I've read. I would cry, laugh, cry, etc. This is a wonderful addition to the Fireside series. Chelsea witnesses a horrific accident that claims the life of a teen. Chelsea races to the scene of the accident after hearing screams outside her door, but it appears she's too late. As she waits in the hospital, Aidan arrives. The doctors come out to inform Aidan that his son didn't make it... Prior to the accident, Chelsea and Aidan were acquaintances through shared friends. Through the funeral, grieving process, and mending Aidan repeatedly turns to Chelsea for support. Derrick's mom abandoned him at two years old, leaving Aidan a single dad. While in college, Aidan had help from his friends with raising Derrick. While they are hurting too, Aidan turns to Chelsea because she doesn't ask anything of Aidan. Chelsea knows she's letting Aidan use her, but can't seem to stop as she's falling for him. While Aidan has secretly wanted to ask Chelsea out for two years, he's always put it off--always assuming he'd have plenty of time. As Aidan starts to work through his grief, he realizes he's been using Chelsea. He decides to take some of the advice he always gave his son. He asks Chelsea out on a date and begins to "court" her. Chelsea has numerous insecurities and doesn't see herself as a person Aidan would be interested in as more than a friend. Chelsea is not able to have children. Her ex used that as an excuse to cheat on and eventually divorce her because she was "half a woman". Aidan helps Chelsea work through her insecurities while courting her. If I could give this novel more than 5 stars, I would. Fair warning though, if you don't want to read a beautiful story that will make you cry repeatedly....don't read it! I think it was worth the tears and Kleenex!!!! I easily related to this story because I'm a single mom to a 15yr old boy. I do NOT know if I could go on if I lost my son. The story makes you appreciate life and all the blessings bestowed on you! It reminds you to not take anything for granted and to live every day as if it were your last. Soooo good! I received a gifted copy of this novel and all opinions stated are my own.
  • His to Cherish

    4
    By Lynn B888
    A heart wrenching story of learning to live again after great loss. Very emotional and sad subject matter, with a great supporting cast of characters rallying around. Chelsea Dwyer came home from work at the middle school where she’s a librarian with every intent of relaxing for a normal evening, but fate had more in store for her. She will never forget the screams for help that still echo in her head. Never be able to unsee the pain and heartbreak on so many people’s faces in the aftermath. Never unfeel the utter devastation she witnessed in that father’s eyes. Aidan Deveraux’s whole life was his son Derrick. Just the two of them against the world, so when a horrible accident leaves him alone to deal with life after losing his son, he finds it pretty impossible. His friends rally around, but he can’t stand to be anywhere, or see anyone that was part of his and Derrick’s life. The only place he seems to be able to find any peace is at Chelsea’s house. The person who he has crushed on since he met her a couple of years ago, just happened to be the one who got help for his son. His final connection to that day.
  • Strength, Sexy and Joy

    5
    By becky0416
    I have enjoyed the Fireside series, but this story, though among my favorite so far, hit hard. Having experienced the loss of a child, my son who was just a few years older than Derrick, Aiden's son, this story brought to the surface many neatly buried feeling that any parent, who has lost a child, tries to keep at bay. I found times when I needed to take a break from the heaviness of Aiden's grief; Ms Lynn's writing superbly brought to light the depth of his pain over his loss. As well, Shawn's devastation at what he felt he was to be blamed for, broke my heart over and over again...his pain literally jumped off the page and pierced my heart. The loss portion of the story could easily be summed up with, "...there was more to life than loss. There was more to life than pain. There could be joy even in the mourning." Thinking back over my loss, I would have to agree. Ms Lynn perfectly captured the raw emotions that rage following the death of a child, and the slow gut wrenching process of mourning and recovery. Amongst all of the pain and sadness was a wonderfully emerging love story that simply took my breath away. Aidan and Chelsea's story was strong, sexy as all get out and joy all wrapped together. I'm so happy that I was able to experience their story within the words of the book. This author has a way of eliciting a visceral reaction through her characters and their emotions. I anxiously await the next installment of the Fireside series. This book was provided by the Publisher and Netgalley, I am voluntarily providing my honest review.
  • LOVED

    5
    I LOVED this story so much!! Seems like this series just keeps getting better and better. This one is filled with so many emotional ups and downs you stay fixed to the pages to see what happens next. The relationship between Aidan and Chelsea is so touching and as it develops your heart gets gripped just a little bit harder. The passion, pain, and healing of this story make it one you don't want to miss. I highly recommend it.
  • So Amazing!!!!!!

    5
    By Semiller7
    His To Cherish by Stacey Lynn is the 3rd book in the Fireside Series and will take you on one roller coaster ride of emotion!! Aidan and Chelsea’s story really hit close to home with me. The writing is flawless and you feel their pain, grief and heartbreak. She brings a comfort to him he so desperately needs and she wants to help him just as much. This is a beautiful love story where out of tragedy comes healing and love. I highly recommend this book!
  • Grabbed me from the first page & wouldn’t let go.

    5
    By ButtonsMom2003
    His to Cherish is the third book in the Fireside series but it can easily be read as a standalone. It’s also the first book I’ve read by Stacey Lynn. I love reading series in order and, even though it wasn’t necessary for the understanding and enjoyment of the story, I wish I had read the other two books.Chelsea was witness to the aftermath of a horrible accident involving two students from the school where she is the librarian. Aidan’s son died in that accident and amidst his grief he feels a connection to Chelsea. I knew when I read the book’s blurb/synopsis that it would most likely be a tearjerker and I was right. The story evoked many strong emotions and once I started reading it I only put it down to sleep and that wasn’t exactly by choice. Some people might find this book a bit too emotional but I loved it. Ms. Lynn’s writing put me into the story and had me feeling everything that the main characters felt. Aidan’s inability to deal with his grief causes many ups and downs in his relationship with Chelsea. She also has some baggage of her own due to her ex. The conflict in the story just seemed to make the characters come back even stronger. Ms. Lynn did a great job of setting up the story line for the next book while at the same time giving this book a very satisfying HEA. I look forward to reading more of her stories.
  • 5 Emotional Stars!

    5
    By ~Mindy Lou~
    Wow! Talk about getting sucker punched right in the beginning! I had not read the book blurb before reading. I just remember reading and loving book 2 and knew this one started out with Derrick, Aiden's son, having an accident so I had no idea what was about to happen. Talk about being gutted. Man, the feels this book brought on. Aiden and Chelsea's story was sad, emotional and beautiful. What a great job Stacey Lynn did writing about a love blooming out such a sad tragedy. This book earned 5 emotional stars! ARC provided by NetGalley