This is a four book collection.
The Rebel, formerly titled Beauty and the Black Sheep
This first book introduced us to the Moorehouse family. Frankie is one of three Moorehouse adult children that have been orphaned more than a decade ago. She is struggling keeping her bed and breakfast afloat. Her personal life is non-existent. She takes care of her sister, and her grandmother who suffers from dementia. As fate would have it, Nate’s car breaks down walking distance from her Inn. He is a chef and her chef just quit. Sparks fly and these two have chemistry that almost melted my iPad . If you’ve read J.R.Wards Black Dagger Brotherhood series, this is different. It is just as hot and steamy, just way less gritty and dirty. If you have not read the Black Dagger Brotherhood series…run out and get it! And you’re welcome in advance! This is a beautiful love story. Frankie, the sensible one that put her whole life on hold for the good of family, gets her happily ever after.
The Player, formerly titled His Comfort and Joy
The second book centers around Frankie’s sister, Joy. Seemingly , Joy is the weaker sister. As we get to know Joy, it becomes apparent that strength comes in many forms. Joy is the stability that Grand-Em needs to battle the dementia she suffers from. She also has tabled her dreams. This book shows her as and extremely talented, self-taught, dress-maker. She has had a crush on Gray Bennett forever. Gray has never seen her as anything other than a little girl until recently. Now, he fights his desire for her as he feels he is not good enough for her. Their love story is so beautiful and sweet. It is also very steamy but not gritty. The second book as well as the first is a home run!
The Renegade, formerly titled From the First
The renegade is a real page turner. Alex Moorehouse is Frankie and Joys Brother. As a professional sailor, he has been MIA from their lives. He has an accident at sea that leaves him injured and mourning as he lost his best friend and sailing partner to the storm. The worst part is that he blames himself as he had a secret he never told anyone. He was in love with his best friends wife, now widow, from the first time he saw her. This book is the painful journey they are both on as they discover each others feelings and learn to get beyond their past. Another absolutely breathtaking story that I just fell in love with.
The Rogue, formerly titled A Man in a Million
This story deviates a little the Moorehouse siblings. Michael “Spike” Moriarty and Madeline Maguire have chemistry upon meeting each other. Mad, is one of Alex’s crew, and Spike is a chef at their Bed and breakfast. Mad, is a confident self-assured woman until she gets around her family who make beating her self-esteem down, their job. Spike is a beautiful yet scary looking guy with the heart of gold an, oh yea, he’s and ex con. This book has a lot of misunderstandings and conniving lies that try to keep Mad and Spike apart. But their story is no less compelling than the first three. I love that Spike is not threatened by Mad’s physical power. Their love is so beautiful.
This series is a must read. It’s a beautiful vacation from whatever ails you as you get lost between the pages.
- Likable characters-5
- Swoon worthy-5
- Would recommend-5