Author: Morgan Black
Series: Finnegan Brothers, #1
tl;dr recommendation: I really wanted to love this.
I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
This short story is about Lena, an almost college graduate, and two brothers: Blake and Slade Finnegan. The story starts out with a hot little sex scene that happened back in 2011 that I really enjoyed. Lena is dating Blake and she stops at home to visit him prior to spending time with her family for Thanksgiving. She jumps in to take a shower and practically collides with a naked Slade. Nothing happens then, but you’re left wondering….
However, I was a little put off that in 50 pages we’re already starting out three years behind, but I figured that the storyline would let it catch up. I don’t think it ever did. The author jumped back and forth a lot between present and past and that jumbled me around and made the story lose some footing.
The story has some potential. Minus the fact that I seriously hate love triangles, I can see how a pull between two brothers could be alluring. I liked the best friend. I thought the guys were hot. I also liked the set up with the family issues/pull from the hometown/reason for returning, but overall I didn’t feel the draw to these characters like I wanted to. It felt too disjointed for me to be able to actually get invested. So, sigh. Not for lack of trying, because I really wanted to love it, but I couldn’t feel a spark.