Title: The Last Thing He Needs
Author: JH Knight
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: AngstyG
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Tommy O’Shea is raising his seven younger brothers and sisters without any help from his drug abusing father and stepmother. Since he was fifteen years old, he’s managed to keep the children fed and out of foster care. It takes up every ounce of his energy and the last thing he needs is romance complicating his life further.
Rookie cop Bobby McAlister doesn’t belong in Tommy’s harsh world, but Tommy can’t push him out. As their unlikely friendship turns into a tentative relationship, they weather the daily storm of Tommy’s life with a lot of laughs and more than a few arguments.
Tommy isn’t used to trusting outsiders, and he’s never asked for help in his life. But when a tragedy strikes the O’Shea family and threatens everything he’s fought for, he’ll have to learn to do both to recover from the brutal hit.
When I started The Last Thing He Needs by JH Knight, I thought I was in for a simple story of a family trying to get by. While that is a major theme in The Last Thing He Needs, this story is so much more.
This story is gritty. This story is sweet. This story is about survival, and it is about loss. This story is about overcoming insurmountable odds and coming out, well not on top but at least out the other side. It is about learning when to accept help and when to accept that you can only do what you can do. It is about turning a blind eye and finding a way to make things better. It is about so many things I can’t list them all.
The Last Thing He Needs is the newest additions to my favorites shelf and JH Knight is the newest addition to my auto-buy list. I adore Tommy and Bobby. I love all the brothers and sisters in the O’Shea clan as well as Bobby’s momma. I love that even in the end everything wasn’t perfect, but they were getting there.
Was this book perfect? No. Few are. However, between realistic three-dimensional characters and a plot that kept me turning page after page, we have my favorite contemporary in quite some time.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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