Unfortunately, this lost me almost immediately with its cheesy, over the top feel. When the hero is declaring his intent to marry the heroine (and holding back his profession of love) around 10% of the way into the book (after around 10 minutes spent together), I can’t take the story seriously. I love a man who knows what he wants but this was just too much, which is disappointing because I was intrigued by the premise.
The story follows Finn, a former soldier who has recently been forced into retirement following an injury. He meets Brooke, the town doctor, while teaching a self defense class. She takes him by complete surprise by stealing the show – and his heart – within minutes of meeting her. What follows is Finn’s pursuit of Brooke; he will stop at nothing to get forever with her.
This has the foundation of a good book, but so many things threw it off course. Finn is the biggest problem for me – even his brothers think he’s acting crazy. He comes off as a little nuts and a lot cocky, coming up with a plan to win Brooke as his wife before he even knows if she’s single. While Brooke is probably acting rationally, when compared to Finn she really seems to be overly resistant to a relationship. The combination of the two made them both seem extreme, which made it difficult to root for Finn and Brooke. What did I like about the book? Who these characters are down to their core; they’re both likeable people out to do some good, and if the connection wasn’t so over the top, I think I would’ve enjoyed their story. This one is a miss for me, but I appreciated receiving an ARC from NetGalley.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melody Anne begins a sizzling and heartfelt series about Joseph Anderson’s long-lost nephews.
Finn Anderson is a loyal military veteran who has no desire to live a life of luxury and ease, but sometimes a person doesn’t get a choice. His life is flipped upside down when he and his four brothers learn they’re long-lost relatives of the absurdly famous and wealthy Joseph Anderson. The eccentric but generous billionaire puts the brothers to work building a new veterans center, and that’s not all: Joseph won’t stop until each nephew finds love.
Finn has never expected or wanted an easy life, and he struggles with his early retirement from the elite SEAL team. But when a very confident Brooke Garrison literally sweeps him off his feet during a self-defense class he’s teaching, he thinks less about his past and more about a brand-new future.
If Finn knows anything for certain, it’s that he can’t let this woman get away. Though Brooke is tough and compassionate, the loss of her brother has left her vulnerable. She isn’t sure she can risk loving and losing another person in her life, including a very determined ex-SEAL. Can the two of them look beyond their past wounds and embrace what they’re feeling?
About the Author:
Melody Anne is the New York Times bestselling author of several popular series: Billionaire Bachelors, Surrender, Baby for the Billionaire, Unexpected Heroes, Billionaire Aviators, and Becoming Elena. She’s also written a young adult series and solo titles, including a thriller. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in business, Anne loves to write about powerful businessmen and the corporate world. She’s sold over seven million books to date and can be found on the world’s most distinguished bestseller lists. Beyond that, she loves getting to do what makes her happy—living in a fantasy world. When not writing, Anne spends time with family, friends, and her many pets. A country girl at heart, she loves her small, strong community and is involved in many projects.
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