Series: Burns Brothers #1
me, and I wonder if she might be a better distraction than the mountain of
booze I’d planned on drinking. She’s curvy in all the right places, and the
snow is falling faster.
no to a fling with this bad boy, especially since Austin is so gorgeous and
of road cleared in addition to her car.
was miles of road!
the hallway. He’d taken up a post between me and the doorway, almost like he
couldn’t decide who he should be guarding. “Hey, boy. You okay?”
herself. Come on.” I grabbed my coat next to the door and pulled it on over my
naked chest. My shirt was balled up somewhere in Cole’s home gym. I shoved my
bare feet into my boots next to the door and half-assedly laced them up. Blue
whined next to me, urging me to hurry. I ripped open the door, and Blue bounded
out, with me close on his heels.
waiting on me—my family is counting on me.”
expecting a bike delivery today, and I’m not gonna be there to stand between him and my brother. That’s my job! That’s what I’ve done my whole life, and today I’m not gonna be there. I won’t be there to protect him.”
for a night. I just had so much anger pent up. Booze hadn’t helped. Exercise
hadn’t helped. Really the only thing that’d worked was when I had her naked and
under me, but that’d never happen again.
of us is going to be able to dig our way out of this mess. There’s too much
road between us and the highway. It’s dangerous. We’re better off waiting until
the plow comes. I don’t know where the hell Cole’s business manager is, but he
still hasn’t called me back. If you’d like, I can call around and see if I can
find another service.”
I can’t afford it, but I’m worried about the weather. There’s supposed to be
another system moving in this afternoon. If we can’t get out of here by noon, I
doubt you’ll find another outfit willing to come out in the middle of another
storm. We could be trapped here overnight again.”
sooner than later.”
prefers to spend her time on happily ever after. She writes the kind of stories
she loves to read—the hotter the better!
found surfing the couch indulging in her latest reality tv fixation, baking
something ridiculously tasty (and horrible for her waist line) or snuggling
with her husband.
husband, ridiculously cute kiddo, and goofy dog.
I have been off to a rocky start this year reading wise. I have not read a book that has wowed me, but Build by Gillian Archer is for sure the closest I’ve come so far.
Austin Burns is having a rough go. He’s just gotten word that his father is being paroled in three months – and he freaks out. So much so that he takes off for his friends cabin in Lake Tahoe. Where he manages to drink himself into a stupor.
Rachel Tannenbaum is a single mother working two jobs to make ends meet. She cleans houses during the day, and ends up at the same house as Austin. While she’s cleaning, a massive snow storm hits, and they are stranded together. Rachel freaks out a little, knowing she can’t go see her son, but Austin helps her get through her anxiety.
I’m sure you can figure out that they end up hooking up. Though there are lots of points during the story where Austin acts like a total ass hat. Rachel was a good character. She’s trying to take care of her mother, who is paralyzed, and her three year old son, Wyatt.
I also liked the back story with Austin’s brothers, Ryan, Nathan and Dylan, who are likely all to get their own stories. The dynamic really felt authentic. All the swearing and men being men. I enjoyed it.
Two things I didn’t enjoy – Austin’s fleeing every time things got rough, and Rachel’s inability to trust. I have trust issues, so I get them to an extent, but I also know that at some point, you just have to let things go.
Another issue I had was the issue surrounding Austin’s father. There was a lot of drama surrounding the storyline, but there was no closure. It was kind of like the author forget the father was paroled.
I wish the epilogue would have been a little further out in the future, and given us a little more closure, but I guess we are going to get three more books, so we will know what happens with Rachel and Austin going forward.
Overall, this was a very enjoyable book and I would recommend it.