THE OTHER TWIN is the fourth book in the Fitzgerald House series by Nan Nixon. I haven't
read the other books, but
THE OTHER TWIN can easily be read as a standalone book.
Nathan Forester is dyslexic, and is very sensitive to the
fact, believing that everybody who knows, thinks that he
stupid. He feels second best to his brother and hasn't
been able to help out with the family business because of
his dyslexia. When an opportunity arises to actually help
out with the business, Nathan jumps at the chance.
Cheryl Henshaw is a widowed mother of a young boy. She has
lot of emotional baggage thanks to the abuse she has had
suffer from various people in her life, not to mention
losing her military husband. Cheryl is scared of her own
shadow and it's something she has to learn to overcome if
not for her own sake, then for her son's.
When Nathan is literally left with a little girl in his
arms, a daughter that he didn't know he had, he has no
how to cope. His neighbour, Cheryl, seems the perfect
to ask for help. They strike up a deal where they share
childcare of both his daughter and her son. During that
feelings start to develop, but with Nathan feeling like he
isn't good enough, and Cheryl having so much emotional
baggage it isn't going to be an easy ride towards their
THE OTHER TWIN is a good story, but I prefer my romances
be more lighthearted. There was just too much angst
happening in this book. Nathan was ridiculously sensitive
having Dyslexia, yet in this day and age, there are plenty
of avenues to take to get some help with it. Cheryl didn't
care about his being dyslexic, but with her fear of her
shadow, and her son not liking Nathan it was just a long
hard slog before Nathan and she even got to share the
kiss. I know romances and life can't always be sweetness
light, but for me, this was just too much in the other
direction. THE OTHER TWIN will be a perfect read for those
who think romance novels should be sweet.
Nathan Forester doesn't know the first thing about kids. So
when the daughter he never knew existed arrives on his
doorstep, he needs help, fast! His unlikely ally is
next-door neighbor and single mother Cheryl Henshaw. Nathan
and Cheryl don't exactly see eye to eye, but neither can say
no to a helping hand.
Renovating Fitzgerald House is Nathan's chance to finally
prove he's no longer the unreliable twin—and it seems
possible with Cheryl by his side. Suddenly their practical
arrangement has become something much more. Trust isn't
easy, but they're stronger when they work together.