Monday, February 24, 2014

Brother Series: Crossroads Quartet

Brother Series: Crossroads Quartet by Melanie Shawn

 Melanie Shawn (writing team of sisters) knows how to write males that you can’t help fall in love with, each Sloan Brother is swoon worthy. I was swooning with each book, for each brother, who are as much alike as they are different. So I am sure that one or more of the brothers are you type and the girls of the books are just as relatable, making you want to be friends with each other them as well. There are five brothers all together, but the youngest brother Bobby, is taken which leads use into the first book, which is the background of My First, Jason and Katie’s story.

My First- Jason and Katie: Jason Sloan is the Romeo of Harper’s Crossing with his charm and sexy half smile that makes any women melt, but the one women he wants to melt for him.  Katie Lawson Left Harper’s Crossing in the dead of night, after a tragic accident kills her boyfriend and Jason best friend. She left behind the memories of Nick but she also left behind Jason who was her life-long best friend.  Now years later she is on the fast track to make partner at a law firm, with the goal in life to keep herself so busy to think about anything other than work. That rule work for a long time until she goes home to be the Maid of Honor in Nick’s Little sister’s wedding. Will she faces the truth of what or who she is running from? What will be waiting for her when she goes home? 

I love Jason and Katie, they have been in love with each other for a long time, things happen and they never got a real chance at being together. Now that Katie is back, Jason will stop at nothing to win her over.  I love how that we get to see flashbacks of her and Jason growing up and just how much Jason loved her and her him. I like how that it’s not all hearts and flowers, Katie has to deal with a big dose of reality from her past that leaves her with a bitter taste in her mouth, which made me like really like Melanie Shawn for writing a somewhat heartbreaking story. Jason is a real man and is not afraid to show that he loves her, He was willing to buy tampons. As much as the story was sad in parts it was so funny in others, Jason and Katie’s banter, will keep you laughing. Other than Jason and Katie all the Characters are great bring the story to the next level. Grandpa J for sure, he is a loveable old man, who helps out with his wise words of wisdom. The writing was great, quick easy and sweet. If you’re looking for something sweet, relatable and somewhat sad really read this.

My Last- Riley and Chelle: After 12 years in the Marines Special Forces Riley is ready to start his
civilian life. After a phone call, his is sent on a mission to check on the one girl that is so off limits the limits have limits, but it’s also the girl that has always has him question the limits, His best friends little sister. This could be the riskiest mission ever, the one girl he shouldn’t want it the only one he does. Chelle is the kindest, honest, person you know. She is dumbfounded when her fiancé dumps her for his pregnant 18 year old secretary. To regroup she heads out of town, leaving very worried friend and family, who send a search party. She always dose the right thing, but may the wrong thing is so much better.

I don’t even were to start, we meet Chelle in Katie and Jason story, as Katie’s Best friend. She is funny, smart and so caring. So finding out he fiancé was cheating on her was a blow to her heart as well as her wanting to do the right thing, then she wakes up to Riley. Chelle and Riley are so sweet together and I can’t get enough of them together. Riley has this ease about him that really draws you in and makes you want to know more about him. I love when an author talks about eyes in detail in books, I don’t feel that I read it enough, plus I am a hair and eye girl.  The writing is just as great as the first one and I couldn’t stop reading it.  This one is just as sweet and funny, with a little twist at the end. If you loved the first one, you need to read this as well.

My Only- Alex and Jamie: Alex, Harper’s Crossing most eligible bachelor, sexy, prayerful and to places the cherry on top a Firefighter. After a job injury land him in the hospital, he is assigned a nurse or guard to make sure he recovers without the many female admirers. Jamie learned that all you can do is depend on yourself. To keep her life on track she works two jobs and has no time for Men.  Can Jamie the nurse assigned to guard Alex, resist the irresistible or can Alex work his plan to be with Jamie?

Alex thinks love is something of fairy tales, until an injury leaves me at the hand of Jamie his nurse and guard. I love the flow of this book, and the timeline in all the books. Jamie is a simple girl with too much on her plate to care about what she looks like, but still manages to look amazing. Alex has a great humor about him and likes to joke around which is great, but he also has a kind gentle side with Jamie. I think that I love Alex and Jamie’s story the best out of all four. (If you haven’t read this one yet, I may have to throw a pill at you. Inside joke from Alex and Jamie)

My Everything- Seth and Amber: Strong and Skilled Seth Sloan a decorated war hero who is forced to accept a medical discharge. Heading home to reconnect with his family and a world that he doesn’t recognize. At the welcome home party, he sees the one person he never expected to see again and the person the holds all the answers to questions he wants answers too. Amber has everything she thinks she needs, owning her own clothing boutique, great friends and a full social calendar.  Her life is turned upside down when a random act of vandalism happens and a man from her past walking right 
the front down. Can one night of passion but the beginning of everything.
The Last of the brother, Set his finally home much to his surprise that girl the left him hanging years ago is in the middle of his brother house at his welcome home party.  Seth is a man of few word, which I like that she wrote him like that, not overly talkative, but when he spoke it was important.  I love that Melanie wrote him in a way that you know that he cares about his brothers, family and Amber without him having to say it. Amber maybe my favorite girl out of all four books, she is head strong and can take care of herself. She also has a hard time having others help her.  This book is has some twists in it and some drama. If you have read all the others you need to read this one, it wraps everything up, plus just like the other three books before, we get to see all of the amazing character.

Crossroads Quartet is one of the best series I have read in a long time, if you are looking to swoon over some brothers that are stand up guys that aren’t afraid to show anyone just how much they love their women, pick them up. I can’t wait to have time to pick them up again and read them.  

I gave all the books 5 out of 5 stars. 

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