Drawn In by You by R.M. Neill

Heather says... "I knew when Travis finally got his HEA it would be epic and I was right..."

From the Drawn In By You blurb:

One has endured a life of loneliness.
The other is content in his solitude.
Can the draw of epic love intertwine their lives?

When my grandfather died, I was swallowed by the system. Depression set in at a young age as I was bounced from foster home to youth shelter. For twelve years since, I’ve battled with my mental health issues, refusing to reveal to anyone how bad things truly are.

I see my friends, happy with their partners, and I fear the dark clouds surrounding my heart will never allow me that kind of bond. When I meet Dylan, I feel a connection to him that defies our age-gap. He sees me breakdown and offers simply to hold me.

For the first time in my life I see hope for my future... in him.

Since my divorce, I threw myself into raising my daughter. She was my light and joy. Between parenting and opening a brewery, single life seemed the best choice.

But my weakness is helping people.

Sure, Travis is cute and charming. Yet it is his need for a connection that makes me want to wrap him in my arms and never let go. The more I learn about him, the more I want him to stay with me forever.

I’m falling for him in a big way, and he doesn’t realize he’s worth the effort.

Drawn In By You involves coping with depression, a silver fox single dad, a bond with chipmunks, a little girl full of sassy life advice and a smoking hot first time. Drawn in By You is the fourth and final book of the series, but can be read as a standalone. Participation in the donut debate is optional.

Heather's Review:

“There’s nothing wrong with you. You’re perfect.”

I approached Drawn In By You with a bit of trepidation... after meeting Travis in book 1, I knew that his behaviour was hiding a lot of past traumas and that it would take a special man to capture and help heal his heart...  Please heed the trigger warnings - depression, past death of a parental figure, one scene with alcohol abuse, if these cause you trauma.

What he got was tender, patient Dylan, who had some healing of his own to do after his recent divorce... add in the adorable and spunky Nell and a cameo by Janice, the blackjack playing babysitter and a whole new crew from the brewery to find love for, and the final Sheltered Connections book was a huge hit for me!

This book is sweet, swoony, steamy and the characters have such amazing depth and strength that it was a pleasure to read!  I'm glad that R.M. Neill has found a way to keep us in the Sheltered Connections universe with what I hope will be an epic brewery spin-off - I'm particularly hopeful that Zane will get his HEA soon (and that there will be more adorable children in his future) 

While a complete story that could be read alone, you'll enjoy it more if you've read the other wonderful stories in the Sheltered Connections series!  You can read our reviews for the entire series:

Rating: 5 Stars

Angel's Review:

This was a great story about what it takes to be a compassionate and caring human being, even to a complete stranger.

Travis has had a tough life, after his mom died he went into foster care and got sexually abused whilst he was there, then he lived with his grandpa who passed away also. (Which he blames himself for) He's always riddled with guilt and depression around a certain time of year but this one's the worst yet. He can't tell his best friends what he's going through, he doesn't want to ruin their joy. 

Enter Dylan. Dad to adorable Nell and who owns a beer company with fellow friends of Travis's. These two characters had an iron grip on my heart, Travis made me want to wrap him in a hug and never let him go and Dylan made me want to give him the world's largest cookie and a thank you. Maybe a hug as well. These two have both been through really rough things throughout their lives and they learn to heal together with each other. 

This book was so sweet and touching, the author really knows how to write and handle serious topic matter that was featured in this book. As someone who has experienced a lot of grief throughout my life I could relate to Travis. The author made these characters so life like that you can't help but relate to them in one way or another.  Really excellent writing, great characters, amazingly supportive friends, and a incredibly smart little girl who's playing match maker for her dad. 

I did notice a couple errors where it was Travis's point of view yet Nell was calling him Dylan. It didn't happen a lot but when it did it threw me out of the book. 

Rating: 4.5 Stars

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