Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Book Review: Real Men Will ( The Donovan Brothers brewery series) by author Victoria Dahl
It was meant to be a one-night stand. One night of passion. Scorching hot. Then Beth Cantrell and Eric Donovan were supposed to go their separate ways. That’s the only reason he lied about his name, telling her he was really his wild younger brother. Hiding his own identity as the conservative Donovan. The “good” one.
But passion has its own logic, and Eric finds he cannot forget the sable-haired beauty with whom he shared one night of passion. When Beth discovers that Eric has lied, however, she knows he cannot be trusted. Her mind tells her to forget the blue-eyed charmer. If only every fiber of her being did not burn to call him back.
This is the last Book in The Donovan Brothers Brewery series. If you happen to have read " Just One Taste" in the anthology book "The Guy Next Door" then you had the chance to read the novella that opened the series, this book takes up 6 months after that novella. The First two books in the series are entitled " Good Girls Don't" and " Bad Boys Do". Aptly named if you've read these two. Book three is "Real Men Will" and is Eric Donovan's book who is the oldest Donovan. Eric seems pretty uptight in the first two books although you can kind of see him slowly start to unravel. This book completely unravels him before the end. Eric has to grow up fast at age 24 when his parents were killed in a terrible car crash. He had to run the brewery and take care of his younger siblings who were 14 and 16 i believe at the time. Since then he's had a hard time turning of the I am responsible for everything button in his head. He feels he's not good enough for the Donovan name since he was adopted by Michael Donovan who married his mom when he was young. He's got all this internal stuff working at him and he feels like he doesn't know what he wants to do. Beth reappears in his life and he doesn't know if he wants to jump her or send her away. He's got all these perceived ideas about who and what Beth is. Beth is the manager of the Wild Orchid a sex toy type shop. Because of this people think of her as a sexual being who probably has lots of sex and knows all the ways of the Kama Sutra. Not so. She has a bad experience as a teenager and is kind of afraid of sexual stuff except when it comes to Eric. He turns her on like no other. There are several conflicts to deal with in this story, The Kendalls' no they are not done yet, Jamie too which gets more heated than ever and it seems everything has to fall apart for it to all make sense in the end. I'd love a novella for 6 months after this book. Eric and Beth are just not getting to be a couple in public at the end of the book. Smashingly hot sex scenes almost erotica worthy for goodness sake. Victoria Dahl can write them like no other it seems. 4 out of 5 Modokker Book Pick Stars. Find out more about Victoria Dahl and all her other books and upcoming books by checking out her website by clicking here www.victoriadahl.com