Yours And Mine
(Freshman Forty #2)
Publication date: February 10th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
The highly anticipated sequel to Positively Mine….
Picking up from the dramatic ending of Positively Mine, Yours and Mine continues the Freshman Forty series as we meet Danny Santoro, Laurel’s baby’s father, for the first time.
It’s been almost a year since he last saw her, that sultry morning she walked off the beach before dawn had even cracked the August sky. It seemed from her silence, she was out of his life forever.
But Laurel’s timing couldn’t be worse to tell him he’s a father. The last year hasn’t been easy. Danny’s own father was arrested for a DUI, his mother moved out, and Danny started sleeping with his brother’s old high school, drug-abusing girlfriend.
After Laurel shocks him with the news, she attempts to relinquish Danny of any parental responsibility leading to a heated custody battle. In an unorthodox arrangement, an eccentric judge orders Danny and Laurel to spend alternating weekends with each other for the upcoming school year.
Told from Danny’s point of view, Yours and Mine explores the second chapter of a romance that never got off the ground, the challenges of young parenting, and the hope of rekindled love.
This is a sort of fast paced unique story that tackles pregnancy when you’re in college. Although this is the sequel to the book Positively Mine, you can read it as a standalone. The book includes a sort of introduction that mentions what happened in the past. This story is told from Danny’s POV. Laurel and Danny had a one night stand and never heard from each other for a long time. Then one day, Laurel, together with a child, came to where Danny is working and told him that the child is his. She even brought papers for him to sign to relinquish him from all his parental rights. Because of what happened to Danny’s family in the past, he wants to cherish and seriously take care of his daughter. Laurel sees otherwise so they tried to bring it to court. The judge decided a different kind of custody, different that includes each parent to come with their daughter and spend time with each other.
At this time, Laurel has a non-serious boyfriend Mike. As she spends more time with Danny, they learn to grow, to be more mature, as their situation calls it. It also gave Danny a chance to prove to her that ahe is better off with him than with her on and off boyfriend, Mike. After a while, they tried to give it a chance. Overall, it is a very nice, eye-opener for young adults to the responsibilities of being a parent.
Christine Duval lives in New Jersey with her family. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Women Who Write, and the Authors Guild.
When not creating fictional characters or organizing carpools, you can find her walking through houses and writing about them for an upscale real estate company. She also has an extensive social media background and has worked for several well-known magazines.
Find her online at http://www.christineduval.com or on Twitter @christineduval1.