I love the elder brother's story, sadly this didn't have the same emotional intensity and pull and ended up only being an average read. The h/H families have feuded for years mainly because the heroine's family isn't willing to let it go. Three years ago the h/H spent an explosive night together then all hell broke loose, her brother died and the hero was blamed even though it was her brother who had stolen his car.
Three years later the hero wants their families to end the feud and finds out that the heroine had his son. He is angry because his family is loving and he knows what the heroine's family is, how her mother walked out, leaving them with a father who beat his kids and had no love for them.
Honestly, the heroine wasn't someone I liked much, yes she had had a difficult upbringing but she had a habit of looking at all the hero's actions in a wrong way.
She craves family so she tried build one for her son. She kept her son a secret because she didn't want him to become a pawn in their family war. Her reason was actually pretty weak and flimsy beyond that the hero had to do all the work. He married her and tried to be good to her, while she didn't seem to do anything and was pretty closed off emotionally.
The book just didn't have pull and angst of the first. I didn't feel as if these people had feelings for each other before.