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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.

Review 5/5 Highly Recommended

This was a wonderful book. A proper family book, with well drawn characters and two fantastic heroes. Bobby is the rock, Tommy is the support for his entire family. When I first started reading there was a simple feel to the book and I was drawn in so quickly, then it was just layers on layers of awesome. This could have been full of cliche's but every time I thought something was going to happen it didn't. This isn't all about easy endings and then, the epilogue just made me well up.