After his parents' death, Brody gave up a promising career to care for his family. Now, with his siblings grown, Brody owns his own business, and for the first time in years he's alone. Elise has come to Seattle with her daughter to find peace. After years as a world-famous ballerina-and trapped in a marriage gone bad-she's looking for neither love nor attention. But she finds both in the handsome, honest man who befriends her with no strings attached.My Thoughts: I fell in love with the Brown siblings in book one. They have such a deep connection to one another. They care and they're willing to open their circle and allow others in to become part of their family. It was pretty darn fabulous to watch. Lauren Dane creates such compelling, beautiful, flawed characters that they suck you in and wring you out. In a good way. You want to know these guys. You want to slip into their lives and watch them love and fight and find their strengths. Admittedly, the tattooed hero doesn't hurt, either.
Brody and Elise discover in each other the wild, physical passion they need. But it'll take a shadow from Elise's past to make them look beyond what they need-to what they truly desire.
Brody is one fabulous dude. He's willing to take on responsibility and it's darn sexy on him. He steps into a relationship with Elise looking for nothing more than two consenting adults having a good time. Watching him fall for both her and her daughter is sweet and not to be missed. For her part, Elise is still working on rebuilding herself from the events that drove her to Seattle in the first place. She's stronger than she thinks, practical and she loves her daughter above all else. Brody and she find a rhythm that works, both in and out of the bedroom.
Populated by the friends and extended family from book one, the background is alive and vibrant. The characters are refreshingly blunt and incredibly sexy. Hmm... friendship, tattoos and sex. An excellent combination.
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Book 1: Laid Bare
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