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BROTHER'S KEEPER III: LUKE
by Stephanie St. Klaire
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for review from InkSlinger PR and the author. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".
Luke O’Reilly has seen it all, done it all, and lived through it all. When a career ending injury forces him to retire from the military, he struggles to adapt. Luke was born to be a soldier, not conform to the nine-to-five mediocrity of everyday life. He needs to protect and serve like he needs his next breath.
Angry, with a bitter taste of civilian life, he finds himself searching for purpose in dangerous operatives through the family business that is Brother’s Keeper Security. Working alongside his brothers, protecting them and those they love, gives him satisfaction. But he still wants more – needs more – and struggles to find it. That is, until the one thing he didn’t think he was searching for, lands on his doorstep. Literally.
Daisy King lives life on her own terms, just the way she likes it. A free spirit, until she finds herself in the protective clutches of Brother’s Keeper, one frustrating brother in particular. As the key witness to a high-profile murder, the stakes turn dangerous and take an unpredictable twist leaving her once simple life an existence she’ll never reclaim.
In a true tug of war between good and evil, Luke fights to overcome his past, to protect his future. Can Luke and Daisy save each other and find a happily ever after? Or, does murder and mayhem prevail, robbing Daisy of her freedom and sentencing Luke to a life alone?
Daisy King has gotten the shock of a lifetime. Luke O’Reilly and his brothers are just the right men to get the job done. Luke, however, has some self-doubt about his part in what they do. We don’t see it very often but he shows a vulnerability – not that he’s happy about that. Daisy isn’t one to take things lying down. She’s willing to tell it like it is and call BS when warranted.
One thing that was interesting was having a female writer take her male characters and have them discuss how women behave. She would have to get into the mind of a man – and isn’t that a tough thing to do. And they’ll never figure us out anyway. I hate to say it but that also works both ways. One thing they always seem to have a hard time doing is saying “I love you” or trying to show it.
You can see how much the O’Reilly’s love each other. But that doesn’t mean that they still won’t mess up – insert foot. That’s the point where I say, “Ok big guy how are you going to fix this one?” Then I get comfortable as I watch and wait to see what he does. I have a mean streak too. I’m wringing my hands because City, if you want to know who that is – read the book, makes a threat and I really want to see that play out. Our author keeps the suspense going throughout the story and that just has me wiggling in my seat and leaving me with a smile.
There’s no problem if you read Luke’s story first. Everything flows along nicely so that you won’t have to feel like you have to start at the beginning of the series. But after reading Luke’s story, you may find that you like what the O’Reilly’s have to offer and want to know more about his siblings that you have to seek out what you have missed. And their saga isn’t finished. The author is nice enough to let us know that there are two more books coming. You will have to have patience since they’re not coming out right away – see, plenty of time to read books one and two.
PURCHASE THE PREVIOUS BOOKS IN THE SERIES:
BROTHER'S KEEPER I: DECLAN
BROTHER'S KEEPER II: LIAM
Stephanie St. Klaire debuted in 2016, launching her writing career with Rescued, the first book in the widely popular, five book series known as McKenzie Ridge. Stephanie is a Pacific Northwest native currently living in Oregon with her husband, five children, and two ferocious lap dogs.
As a writer, Stephanie brings realistic circumstances to the pages, and fills them with real emotion, reactions, and outcomes. Her characters are passionate, have bold personalities, and full of life. She writes happily ever after’s, with plenty of twists, turns, drama, and of course, steamy romance.
Stephanie has always been a story teller, with the gift of “gab”, and a life-long goal to be a writer. Unfortunate circumstances with her health, finally afforded her the time to do so. Irony at its best, she began writing her first novel at an adverse time, to escape her circumstance and explore the stories in her imagination for relief. She is happy to share those stories with her readers, and bring a little fun, entertainment, and of course smexy characters to the pages.
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