Thursday, December 8, 2016
eARC Book review: Caught Up In You (The Monroes #2) by Jules Bennett
eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley
The Monroe brothers have their differences, but one project unites them: turning an antebellum mansion in their Haven, Georgia, hometown into a peaceful spa. It was the dream of their late sister—and it’s about to set off a major renovation in the life of middle brother Braxton…
Braxton Monroe’s taking a break from teaching to do some strenuous work on a Civil War–era house, and feeling the strain in every rock-hard muscle. Good thing he has to interview massage therapists for the spa—even if it’s embarrassing to meet a job candidate in his boxers. Cora Buchanan has hands so talented—and a voice so sultry—he wants to hire her before he even lifts his head from the table. But he’s shocked to meet her outside the massage room—with her seeing-eye dog, Heidi the yellow lab.
Cora has left her family—and fiancé—in Atlanta to make her way in this small town. All her parents’ money can’t restore her sight, but it’s up to her to restore her independence. Though she bristles at Braxton’s protectiveness, she too feels lingering effects from their intimate touch. Now that he’s her boss, it’s strictly hands-off….Until a secret she’s keeping destroys his fragile trust, and they must find the courage to knock down the walls between them.
This is one of those series you just know you're probably going to like because the family is a mishmash of people who make themselves into a family instead of being born into one. The Monroe brothers and their sister lost to them now were adopted and came from different backgrounds but with plenty of baggage. Now grown they are making their sisters dream come true but also working through those piles of baggage. Braxton has a tragic past that brought him eventually to the Monroe's. Now as a adult his nursing the ache of the women he thought he loved cheating on him. Then he meets the women who knocks him right on his butt. Cora is the new massage therapist for the spa with some surprises of her own. The first of which is she's blind. She's trying to prove to herself and her family she can take care of herself when her family thinks she needs a keeper. It was fun watching these two find their way to each other. It was fun and and exciting but by no means easy. I love watching the brothers interact with each other and when you throw the women in this series into the mix there's a laugh of two as well. Even though the guys can be gruff you can see the love between them. Jules Bennett writes a wonderful series and i can't wait to see what happens with the last brother Liam. Coming soon!
Find out more about Jules Bennett and this series here www.julesbennett.com