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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Book Review: Proving Paul's Promise (The Reed Brothers - Book #5) by Tammy Falkner



Proving Paul's Promise
(The Reed Brothers - Book #5)
by Tammy Falkner
Kindle Edition, 234 pages
ASIN: B00LIJTS4G
Source: Ebook - Own

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*Intended for readers over the age of 18 due to sexual content and the fact that the heroine has a potty mouth.*

Series reading order:
Tall, Tatted, and Tempting (currently free)
Smart, Sexy, and Secretive
Calmly, Carefully, Completely
Finally Finding Faith
Just Jelly Beans and Jealousy (currently free)
Reagan's Revenge and Ending Emily's Engagement
Maybe Matt's Miracle 
Proving Paul's Promise
Zip, Zilch, Zero (coming Winter 2014)

Paul Reed has been raising children since he was a child himself, but he wouldn’t change his life, even if given an opportunity. That is, until one of his brothers says four little words that shake the foundation of his world. “She’s not a lesbian,” shouldn’t be quite so earth shattering, but suddenly the woman he loves is available, and he’ll do whatever it takes to win her over.

They call her Friday, and she’s hiding more than just her name...

Friday has worked in the Reeds’ tattoo parlor for four years. She’s become more than just an employee, and she loves being in the middle of something so wonderful. She treasures the way the Reeds live for one another, and she adores the way they take care of their family. She would do just about anything to be part of it, if not for the fact that she doesn’t deserve a family of her own. Or does she? Friday is punishing herself for her past, and by doing so, she pushes away the one man who could truly love her.

Separately, they’re strong. Together, they’re vulnerable. As a team, they rock.
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Friday has worked with Paul and his family for about 4 years now. Friday just graduated college and is now homeless since the dorm rooms are no longer her home.

Friday has been staying with Pete and Reagan for the past 2 weeks but now she will be forced to find another place to live. 

Paul cannot forget the kiss that happened between him and Friday. It was mind blowing, earth shattering and unforgettable. For a long time Paul thought Friday was a lesbian and just accepted that he was extremely attracted to someone that would never see him that way. They became really good friends but Friday left Paul believing that because her attraction to Paul was something she was not ready to deal with.  But then Paul's brothers have to break the news to Paul that Friday is straight and then that kiss happened and now everything is different. Right before the kiss she agreed to be a surrogate for Cody and Garrett and now that she might be pregnant with someone elses child everything is complicated.

Paul finds out that Friday needs a place to stay and offers her a room, even after Friday kisses Garrett right in front of him to make him jealous. And Paul remembers last week when she was kissing a different dude (Cody). Really, what is going on with this chick. But he still wants her close to him.

Friday lets Paul off the hook and tells him that Cody and Garrett are a couple and only kissed her because she asked them too make Paul jealous. Paul and Friday reveal there feelings to one another and their relationship takes off from there.

Kelly is Paul's ex-girlfriend and Hayley's mother. Paul was also sleeping with Kelly until that kiss happened between him and Friday. Kelly has a fiance but you have to guess it can't be that good if she is cheating with Paul. Anyway Kelly is jealous of Friday and wants Paul. But the reason they broke up is because Kelly does not want the huge family (The Reed's) that goes along with Paul. Paul is not in love with Kelly and tells her that he wants to be with Friday. And that they will always be friends because Hayley is in their lives.

Friday has a lot of secrets and she reveals a huge one to Paul. Some of the other Reed's already know some of her history but not everything. And I feel we only see a glimpse of Friday's past.

Friday and Paul make a pretty reasonable couple. They have both liked each other for awhile and became really good friends with that flirty vibe/tension between them. As a couple Paul is not used to being taken care of but Friday is not used to it either so some adjustments need to be made from both to make it work.

There is one part in the story that I was like "NO, DON'T DO IT" because I knew the outcome could be really bad but at the same time I loved that Paul overstepped and tried to push Friday to face some of her fears. The difference is you can wait for some to jump out of the plane on their own or you can push them out. Now if you push them and their parachute does not work that would suck. My approach is to coax them to get them to push themselves but what do I know. Haha

I love Friday's character and I hope that more is revealed about her in other books to come. I don't like Kelly's character at all but I don't think that we are supposed to like her. In this installment you also find out some more about the Reed's father and why he left and where he has been. So a little insight into that mystery as well.

RATING: 3 STARS

Happy Reading!


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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Book Review: Maybe Matt's Miracle by Tammy Falkner

Maybe Matt's Miracle
(The Reed Brothers - Book #4)
 by Tammy Falkner
Kindle Edition, 242 pages
ASIN: BOOK21F510
Source: Ebook - Own



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Matthew Reed has seen his share of problems. But he’s a Reed and Reeds can overcome anything. Matt is content working in his family’s tattoo parlor with his brothers surrounding him. The only thing he’s lacking is the ability to have a family of his own. Then his battle with cancer leads him to meet a woman who just might need him as much as he needs her. 

She didn’t need anything... 

Skylar Morgan is happy. She has a boyfriend. Sure, he doesn’t make her heart pound faster and he really doesn’t support her when she needs it. But she doesn’t need much. Does she? She’s happy to be self-sufficient and she’s happy that she doesn’t have a tremendous amount of responsibility. She’s educated, has a great job, and she has enough money for a lifetime. But what she lacks, she doesn’t even realize until she meets him. And them. The ones who change her life forever.
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If you have read the books leading up to Maybe Matt's Miracle then you understand the struggles the Reed family has gone through. Matt has survived cancer and it is a true miracle.

Through treatment Matt meets Kendra. But unlike Matt, Kendra loses her battle with cancer. She has 3 children who depend on her. Kendra's dad asks Skylar (Kendra's half-sister) to take them in and care for them. Skylar has never meet Kendra but it was because of the situation with her father and mother not Kendra. Sky's father was cheating on her mother for years and taking care of another family without her. Sky's mother was a train wreck and basically forbid Skylar from communicating with them. Kendra is biracial and her father being white and mother being black had a very big impact on her Mom's outlook.

Skylar does not care about the racial background of Kendra's children. Sky takes one look and Seth, Mellie and Joey and falls in love. She wants them and from that moment forward they are Skylar's kids.

Sky meets Matt at the hospital when she goes to get the kids after Kendra passes and they instantly have a connection. Skylar and Matt's relationship excels at a rapid pace and they flow nicely to the end together. There is a tiny bump in the road and then they are back on track. Matt does not want to waste time, since he understands how precious that can be now. He wants Sky, Seth, Mellie, and Joey to be a family. He sees that his family and Sky's family work well together and has no worries that they will not fit together.

I really liked this book because even though it was at a rapid pace from the start of the relationship until the end of the book I felt as though it was the correct pace. I love that the author did not have too many bumps for the new couple and had it mostly go smoothly.

Nice and happy read.

RATING: 3 1/2 STARS




Happy Reading!





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