Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: August 26th 2014 by Harlequin HQN
ISBN 0373779348 (ISBN13: 9780373779345)
edition language English
series The Hurley Boys #1
other editions (1)
Source:EARC from Netgalley in exchange for honest review
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She has complete control… and he's determined to take it away
A librarian in the small town of Hood River, Natalie Clayton's world is very nearly perfect. After a turbulent childhood and her once-wild ways, life is now under control. But trouble has a way of turning up unexpectedly—especially in the tall, charismatically sexy form of Paddy Hurley….
And Paddy is the kind of trouble that Natalie has a taste for.
Even after years of the rock and roll lifestyle, Paddy never forgot the two wickedly hot weeks he once shared with Natalie. Now he wants more… even if it means tempting Natalie and her iron-grip control. But there's a fine line between well-behaved and misbehaved—and the only compromise is between the sheets!
12 long years have passed since the 2 week hookup that Natalie shared with Patrick Hurley, years in which she focused her efforts on going to college and fulfilling her lifelong dream of becoming a librarian. Now living in a restored Victorian with her best friend Tuesday, Natalie loves the small town of Hood River Oregon, her job as librarian, her community volunteering and has resigned herself to living a calm and orderly life in which she limits the people she surrounds herself with to co-workers and her best friend Tuesday.
Hurley and his three brothers, Damien-Ezra and Vaughn meanwhile have taken their rock band “Sweet Hollow Ranch”
to the top of the music business while remaining in Hood River unless they are promoting or touring new music. Having met the boys previously in Lush-Delicious #3
, which is the story of Damien and his wife Mary Whaley, it felt great to learn more about the Hurley’s and to be able to enjoy Paddy and Natalie’s turbulent romance with all it’s ups and downs as they managed to build a lasting relationship despite having so many reservations caused by events in each other’s pasts!
This was a down and dirty read that pushed ones emotional buttons on so many levels also and I loved the way in which Natalie and Paddy both learned how to let go and trust each other, even when it was obviously hard to do so.
4 brothers who are part of a world famous rock group but who shun the limelight unless on tour, this was a very heartfelt family oriented story that will make you choke up every once in a while and also make you laugh at all the joyful triumphs that the characters manage to share through it's pages!
I have been a fan of the works of [a:Lauren Dane|226816|Lauren Dane|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1212013773p2/226816.jpg] for a long time and this book has all her best qualities of bringing to life on the pages of a book people and places that we would all like to be a part of.
[ EARC from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]