Tuesday, August 28, 2018

ARC Book #Review: The Break-Up (Jordan Brothers 2) by Erin McCarthy #TheBreakup #NetGalley

Book Title:  The Breakup (Jordan Brothers 2)
Author:  Erin McCarthy|WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Random House/ LoveSwept
Genre:  Romance
Series/Standalone: Book 2
Format: ebook,  
Cost: $4.99
How I got it: Advanced Reader's Copy via NetGalley
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Publisher
Publication Date: August 28th, 2018
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Can two wrongs feel oh-so-right? This bride is about to find out—with the bad boy who makes an epic breakup worth her while.

Bella: I know I’m a princess. I’m used to getting what I want. But all I ever really wanted was a husband and a family. Unlike my sister, Sophie, I’ll never have a brilliant career to fall back on. So what’s a bride to do when she learns that Prince Charming is a cheating snake just a few days before her fairy-tale wedding? With my fiancé begging for another chance, the only way to save the wedding is to even things out with a little revenge sex—and local bartender Christian Jordan seems like the right man for the job.

Christian: If gorgeous Bella Bigelow thinks sleeping with me will somehow lead to happily ever after, I’m not going to turn her down. The guy she wants to marry is a jerk, and her sister is fooling around with my estranged twin brother, Cain. So what’s the problem—besides falling for a woman who doesn’t know what she wants out of life? All I want to do is whisk her away from that church, take her to a cabin in the woods, and act out all our naughtiest fantasies. And I may just get the chance. . . .

Don’t miss Sophie and Cain’s story in The Hookup!

I picked this one up because I had the pleasure of reading and loving the first book The Hookup. That was a phenomenal read for me and I needed to know all about the mess these two were going to create. And I wasn't disappointed, it was such a good read I picked it up late at night and didn't stop reading until I was done.

Told from the dual perspectives of Bella and Christian, we are introduced to what happens during the hookup, as this was taking place at the same time.  Bella is engaged to be married and it's the weeks leading up to her fairytale wedding when she finds herself with some information she didn't want to know.  A bit of a ditz, Bella is used to shaping her world to fit what she wants to happen and this isn't going to change, yet she has to decide what she's going to do, live with the unfolding story or move on. She's a woman who isn't used to making her own choices that would be deemed 'selfish' she's a people pleaser who is caught between her needs and what is expected & so this decision really throws her for a loop.

Christian is still trying to make up for the biggest mistake in his life. He regrets his choice but he can't hate the results because he got his son from it. He hurt his other half, his twin Cain and while he wishes he could change it, it's done and he's tired of being judged for it.  As part of a local family well known for the trouble their father always gets in he's trying to make changes for son, so that he can be proud of him.  Yet he can't seem to stay out of a certain brand of trouble. Bella is the worst kind, but he can't stay away.

Despite what everyone sees and thinks of them, these two have some serious baggage and depths to them. Even I kept judging them and had them confront those judgments as the story progresses was pretty wonderful. I loved that despite it all Bella still has faith in people and in love. She's way more practical than others believe and she can be flighty and afraid of facing any kind of confrontation, but when pushed she can and will meet the challenge.

I loved the journey these two went on. I loved reading as they developed a friendship somewhat and then when they crossed the lines into more. Bella was a weird mix of confident and shy and when she tried to change what she thought was wrong with her had me cracking up.  I loved that she called herself a prude and confronted that. I loved that Christian was such an amazing guy who helped her confront her fears and was very honest with her about he wanted; because he did that it allowed her to confront her own desires and needs.  It was pretty amazing to read. Holy moly their intimate scenes were just smoking hot, while also being sweet and funny because Christian made the moments fun for her as well.

I really enjoyed that for Bella she knew she was considered a throwback because she has always wanted to be a mother and yet she was comfortable with that.  When she decides to go after what she deserves it's amazing to read. I loved how she confronts her fiance and even how she handles Christian when he gets out of line.

My favorite moment came when she was in the pharmacy and faced a moment we have all dreaded when the pharmacist can't tone down the volume when telling you about the side effects of your meds. I laughed because been there and know the feeling. I loved what happened next especially because her sister is so upfront and funny while being real.

A fun and refreshing read. I flew through it and really loved when they had their real moments along with their funny moments.  I would really love more from the family and really would love their sisters' story. I recommend highly my loves.
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I hope you enjoy as much as I did my loves, and as always Happy Reading my loves, 

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