Rainbows in the Moonlight
Ryan Jo Summers
Koda Jacobs urgently needs a nanny. Right now.
Fresh from prison, Dalton Clayton needs a job—and just about anything will do.
Divine Intervention steps in and tosses Koda and Dalton together. Koda struggles with the conflicts of her impulsive decision to leave her babies with an unknown, convicted felon. That just can’t be wise, can it? But she can’t help but see how quickly the children bonded to him and trust him. Or the reassuring sense that this is just right.
Meanwhile, Dalton stumbles through the spills and thrills of two young children, and his growing interest in their mother. A chance meeting brings him back to his estranged family as well.
Over time mutual attraction forms between Koda and Dalton as the bond between Dalton and the children deepens. A sweet, southern romance full of forgiveness, second chances, and fun kids.
Uncaged Review: Koda Jacobs is a widow with a son and daughter she is raising on her own. In the opening, she is on her way home from church when her car has a flat. Dalton Clayton, who has returned to him hometown after being gone for over 15 years, 10 of which were in prison, offers to change her tire, when Koda can’t get the jack to where it raises the car off the ground.
Her children let it out that she is looking for a nanny/babysitter as she nanny quit with little notice. She ends up hiring Dalton without knowing much about him other than that her kids like him and he is kind. This is done after many doubts and in desperation. She has used all her time and has to return to work.
Dalton does tell her about his prison term for being the getaway driver for a bank robbery. As he becomes a part of her family, Koda can’t stop the fears her friend at work keeps planting in her brain. Dalton shows himself as responsible and caring when Terry, her son, falls from the tree out back and breaks his arm. That same friend attempts to set her up with Norm, a creepy tech in the doctor’s office where she works.
There you go. A great triangle along with the doubts she has of Dalton to begin with, yet she still trusts him and has fallen for him, not sure if he even likes her as she finds ways to keep him there after she returns home from work. Needless her kids have become attached to him and want him to stay.
This is another of those stories which shows you how prejudice affect everyone. It’s also a prodigal son story when he finally goes to see his family and admit what he had done and his 10 years behind bars.
This inspirational romance was fun to read as Dalton bumbles along, taken in by Ruthie, Koda’s daughter. You know right from the outset it will have a good ending, but how it gets there was a lot of fun.
I gave it 4 stars for a good story which is well written with a couple of twists you miss until they happen. Reviewed by Barbara