The last thing Brett Ross wants is to be back in the same old damn small town he grew up in, but his best friend is getting married, so there’s no way he’s skipping yet another visit back home. He knows what he’s getting into, coming back here, but the one thing he didn’t count on was the way Anna Hamilton made him feel the first time he sets eyes on her…and she’s all grown up.
Anna’s always been in love with Brett, even if she’s always been his best friend’s annoying little sister to him. But when he looks at her, she doesn’t see annoyance in his eyes anymore. If anything, she sees a silent calling for her to save him from himself…and she’s just the girl to do it. All she needs is to find a way to escape her pesky, protective older brothers.
And then the game is on.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this contemporary romance with it’s dual POV. I enjoyed the story line and really felt for the character of Brett.
Brett was raised by his aunt/uncle as a young child. He was bullied and made fun of in school. His guardians had only cared about one thing….his inheritance and never showed him love or affection. Now he is older and the CEO of his father’s company. He is good looking and rich but still feels that he does not deserve the love and affection of anyone and that he can only give women a good time in bed.
He ends up going home for a wedding of one of his child hood friends. Enter Anna. She is a spit fire and is perfect for Brett, if only he would not have to deal with her four older brothers…whom are his best friends…whom he mad a pact that he would never lay a hand on Anna.
This leads to quite the predicament and the perfect plot but we also have the inner issues of Brett being unloveable to contend with.
I enjoyed the older brother’s protectiveness but felt that at times it went a bit over the top? I really enjoyed the fast pace of the book and liked the idea of getting right to the “guts” of the story quickly.
I LOVED the epilogue which gives us a better look at the future with Anna & Brett. The story was tied up nicely and I do see a series in our future;-)
About the Author
Diane Alberts is a USA TODAY bestselling Contemporary Romance author with Entangled Publishing. Under the name Jen McLaughlin, she also writes New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling books with Penguin Random House. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.
Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and four cats. Her goal is to write so many fantastic stories that even a non-romance reader will know her name.
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