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Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on December 22, 2013
I fell in love with this book as I started listening to it on my walks in the morning. By the second morning, I had to hang up on the audio and grab my ebook to finish it. I just couldn’t wait to find out what happened! Impatience is a big problem with me.
Going one by one through the Sullivan clan is so much fun. I love big families and getting to watch as each one tumbles into love. Sophie Sullivan is no exception.
Sophie has been in love with the “ninth” Sullivan since she was a child. Not naive or even innocent, she knows he is worldy, but her books give her knowledge that sometimes you don’t get in the world. She’s a librarian who loves books. But Jake only sees her as the “nice” twin to her twin sister’s “naughty” moniker. When Sophie’s older brother, Chase, marries his bride, Chloe, Sophie decides enough is enough and determines that Jake needs to notice her as something other than a younger “sister”.
Jake McCann owns a group of Irish Pubs. Working the bar has always been part of his life. His father was abusive, but the one thing that remained constant was the love of the Sullivan family. They figuratively adopt him when he spends as much time with them as he does in his own home. For years he has loved Sophie, but feels he is not good enough for her, never mind that her brothers would break his legs if he so much as looked at her funny. But he pushes his desires down and sleeps with one-night stands, never intending to marry or have kids of his own.
When Sophie pushes into his cabin after the wedding reception to seduce Jake, neither can resist, entwining their lives together for better or worse. Jake is harboring a secret only his friend Zach Sullivan knows. He feels this secret will destroy everything and no one will love him.
This story evoked some deep emotions from me. Keeping secrets is what burdens these two down, but also the stigma of Jake’s past keeps him from Sophie, right or wrong. The two have explosive love between not only in the bedroom, but also in the history they have with each other.
Sophie won’t accept anything less than total love from a man. I cried along with her each time she had doubts, but she also tried hard to believe in Jake coming around. She didn’t take his bad attitude or being pushed away, standing up for herself and what she felt was right.
There are a lot of secrets I don’t want to reveal to you in this review. Just know I loved every minute of this book and can’t wait to see them again in the next book as they move on with their life. There is a lot of conflict, surprises and secrets revealed that I can’t tell you about and what makes this such an awesome book.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves stories of love from the wrong sides of the track, but also with a family who puts family first in all things. Big brothers, twin sisters, boys who make good on a life that could have gone all wrong. This book has everything I love about romance in it. But don’t start here, read the entire series (you don’t have to read it in order to understand and love though). Now I must leave you to get back to the series…also starting on audio, but I have a feeling I will have to pull it out on my Kindle too.