I read this book because a later one in the series was recommended to me. Because I am compulsive about reading series in order, I, of course, had to read the first one first. And I have mixed feelings. Let me say before I start, I am in a reading slump. I have four books going at once and I don’t want to read any of them. This is not a good time to start a new author.
Anyway, the book was good. It’s a straight, contemporary romance with really likable characters. And that is what has me hooked. I love everybody in this book. There are ten adult children, their parents, and a grandfather. And I love them all. I never intended to start a new series, not really. I am so behind in my reading as it is, but these people are great. I want to meet them and be friends with them.
See what I mean about mixed feelings. The story is good, not outstanding, but good. It is the characters that make this book. I can’t seem to stop gushing about how wonderful they are and that’s why you should give it a try.
And because the whole point of this post is that it is Quote-tastic Monday, here are some of my favorite lines.
“You weren’t very nice to him,” Cameron said. “I don’t have to be. He’s my brother.”
I have a brother. That makes perfect sense to me.
“You were right.”
“I thought women weren’t wired to say those words to a man.”
“It certainly doesn’t come naturally to us, but it’s the truth in this case.”
It happens, not often, but it happens. I try not to say them in front of witnesses.
Anyway, even though I originally read the book just to ready for whichever one was recommended, I had decided not to bother. By the end of the book, I knew I couldn’t abandon these characters. I have to know they all get a happily ever after. So, here goes another series.
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