There was only one thing to do; pack up and head back to my hometown. I had finally made my dream life in the city with the great job and loving boyfriend. But was there really a choice not to go?
I found a wonderful job, a quaint house to rent, my boyfriend was working on joining me in Binghamton, and my favorite pizza place was only miles away. Life was good.
Until I met my neighbor.
It’s been three years since I’d seen Aaron Walters, and my God is he all kinds of sexy gorgeous. Figures. He was supposed to be my forever, the man I grew old with, but he had different plans. How can a man who ripped my heart apart still trip me up? How can he make me still want him now more than ever?
I’m tempted, I’m drawn toward him, I’m completely and utterly unaware that I’m dating his biological brother.
Now two men own my heart. The question is, which brother will I choose?
It was pretty easy to fall in love with the Aaron Walters, the hero of The Other Brother. First, he’s physically beautiful: 6’4’’, muscular, vivid blue eyes (the cover captures him perfectly). More importantly, author Meghan Quinn wrote him so beautifully, it would have been impossible not to fall for him.
What I loved about The Other Brother:
Aaron and Amelia are written with such depth, especially Aaron. There’s no black and white with him and I loved how we’re shown his vulnerabilities even when he occasionally demonstrates his very attractive “alpha-ness”. His insecurities at having two brothers who were given a better life through adoption are spot on. I could feel them deep in my bones.
What really worked:
Having Amelia and Aaron slowly find their way back to each other while reliving their initial romance through flashbacks made for good reading. The Other Brother is most definitely a slow-burn romance (present day Amelia and Aaron don’t even kiss until the 85% mark) but there’s plenty of sexual tension and some peeks at their past intimacy. If you’re a fan of Mariana Zapata, there were moments in this one that reminded me a lot of the Wall of Winnipeg and Me. The slow-burn really allows readers to get to know Aaron and Amelia, something that I find is often rushed these days.
What didn’t work:
Yes, I loved the slow-burn for the depth it gives the book, but there were times that The Other Brother just dragged on. I wanted to skip pages and that’s never a good thing.
If you’ve read the other books in this series, you’ll be happy to know that Racer and Tucker are back. I haven’t read those books so I was taken by surprise at how crazy they are, especially Racer. Good Lord, he’s a nut and clearly his girl is one as well. There are hijinks with Little Debbie snack cakes that had me laughing like a fiend. I also adored Amelia’s best friend, Amanda. She’s funny and sarcastic, but more importantly, she’s a good friend. I loved her steadiness in the face of Amelia’s drama. Even Trey, Aaron’s brother and Amelia’s current boyfriend, is likable and is never really the bad guy, something that just makes this story better and that much more heartfelt and real.
Is there something about the letters A, T, and R? Take a look at these character names:
Aaron and Amelia.
Aaron called his little brothers Tyke and Runt.
Aaron’s best friends are Tucker and Racer.
Amelia’s best friend in Amanda.
Aaron’s brother and Amelia’s boyfriend is Trey.
And, if anyone’s concerned, there is no cheating in The Other Brother and it can be read as a standalone, though it’s clear that anyone would want to go back and read Tucker and Racer’s books because these guys are C.R.A.Z.Y.
3.75 Stars for The Other Brother. Heat level: 3.5
I received a copy of this book from InkSlingerPR in exchange for honest feedback.
The Other Brother was published in November 2017 by the author.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.
Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.
Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!