Tuesday, 9 September 2014

The English Brothers Series - Breaking Up With Barrett - Falling For Fitz - Anyone but Alex - by Katy Regnery

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Breaking Up with Barrett    
The English Brothers
Book 1
Katy Regnery

Genre: Short contemporary romance

Date of Publication: 7/21/14

ISBN: 978-0-9912045-2-6

Number of pages: 171
Word Count:  50,000

Cover Artist: Kim Killion, Hot Damn Designs

Book Description:

Breaking Up with Barrett is the first of five books about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome English brothers who are all on the look-out for love.

(Except Alex. He's a womanizing manwhore. And maybe Stratton, because he's wicked hot, but super awkward around girls.)

Barrett English, aka "the Shark," is the fair-haired, first-born of the English brothers, and the CEO of the oldest, most prestigious investment banking firm in Philadelphia. He rules the boardroom with an iron fist, refusing to take no for an answer and always getting his way.

Emily Edwards, a first-year doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania, grew up in the gatehouse on the outskirts of Barrett's childhood estate. The daughter of his family's gardener and housekeeper, she was always looking through the window of privilege, but forced to remember her place at the very periphery of the kingdom.

When business partners suggest that a fiancee might soften Barrett's image over business dinners, he approaches Emily for the "job" of fiancee. And while love wasn't necessarily on Barrett's radar, he begins to realize that Emily always has been. But will his take-no-prisoners boardroom tactics work on the heart of the woman he loves?

Available at Amazon US   Amazon UK 

My opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for honest review*

Yay, another Katy Regnery book J And another series, I was really excited for it, and now I’ve finally come round to reading book #1.

This book is telling Emily’s and Barrett’s story. They have known each other forever. Little 8-year-old Barrett held baby Emily in his arms. Her parents are the gardener and the housekeeper at the English house. Barrett is the oldest of five and now the CEO of the family business. He’s rich, successful, touch and comes across arrogant at times, but it turns out that there is more beneath it.

And Emily is a doctoral student at Uni, living with her best friend Val. The two girls have difficulties paying their rent, especially ever since the landlord has increased it. To come up with the money Emily agrees to play Barrett’s fiancée at official dinners and events.

However she doesn’t feel comfortable, since her feelings for him are growing and growing. She decides to break up with him, but then their lust and passion for each other overcomes them.

She agrees to play his fiancée again for a weekend. Nothing intimate can happen between them…

Emily is sweet, honest, but also strong and independent. This weekend gets very very interesting. Barrett and Emily are finally totally honest to each other and the truth comes out.

This story is wonderfully romantic and telling us a story about love that developed early on. I admired their honesty and trust towards each other and I have to say: There were some pretty sexy scenes ;)

Our queen of romance did it again! Can’t wait for the next story in this series.

My possible cast:

Emily: Ashley Benson

Barrett: Chris Hemsworth

Falling for Fitz
The English Brothers
Book 2
Katy Regnery

Genre: Short contemporary romance

Date of Publication: 7/27/14

ISBN: 978-0-9912045-3-3
ASIN: B00M72V65C

Number of pages: 165
Word Count: 50,000

Cover Artist: Kim Killion, Hot Damn Designs

Book Description:

Falling for Fitz is the second of five books about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome English brothers who are absolutely not on the look-out for love.

(Except Barrett, who fell in love when he was eight-years-old. And Fitz, who met the girl of his dreams at nineteen. And maybe even Weston, who just doesn't know it yet.)

Fitz English and Daisy Edwards fell in love during one magical summer when they were teenagers. When something tragic happens at the end of the summer, Daisy tells Fitz she never wants to see him again. Despite his feelings for her, he respects her wishes and for almost a decade Fitz and Daisy go their separate ways.

Nine years later, when Daisy moves home to Philadelphia, they meet again, and both are shocked to discover that the feelings they had that summer are just as deep and real today. There's a little snag, however. It seems that Daisy is engaged to someone else, and she's come home to get married.

Can Fitz get Daisy to fall for him all over again before it's too late? Only if Daisy can learn to trust the man who shattered her heart once upon a time.

Available at Amazon  Amazon UK  

My opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for honest review*

Right after finishing Breaking up with Barrett, the first book of The English Brothers series, I stared with number 2.

I fell in love with this book after the first few words! Daisy and Fitz, the two main characters are just great, full of strive, passion and determination. The were wonderful characters for themselves, but when they were together they were inseparable, unbeatable and just perfect, that’s what I call soulmates.

After all what happened nine years ago, they don’t really know how to act around each other. Daisy finally decided to come back home to her father, aunt and uncle and her cousin Emily. Emily was the main character in the first book and it was great to have her back and get even more inside to hers and Barrett’s relationship. I really suggest you read this books in the right order, to avoid spoilers and also understand all the insiders.

Well, both of them seem to be fighting their feelings for each other, but the passion and lust just overtakes them. When something similar to 9 years ago happens, Daisy runs away, but Fitz was just awesome at the moment, I was falling for him myself <3. So he’s clearly made my book boyfriend list ;).
I have to say it was a pleasure to read about these two, made for each other in so many ways, there was so much chemistry and attraction there.

A romantic and sexy story, told from the male and the female’s point of view. I couldn’t put it down and I’m even more curious about the other three brothers now, next up is Alex.


My possible cast:

Daisy: Brittany Snow

Fitz: Armie Hammer

Anyone but Alex
The English Brothers
Book 3
Katy Regnery

Genre: Short contemporary romance

Date of Publication: TBD

ISBN: 978-0-9912045-5-7

Number of pages: 210
Word Count: 55,000

Cover Artist: Kim Killion, Hot Damn Designs

Book Description:

Anyone but Alex is the third of five books about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome English brothers who are all on the look-out for love.

(Sort of. Barrett and Fitz are officially off the market, Alex has sampled every piece of available ass from Rittenhouse Square to the Liberty Bell, Stratton can’t see to see what’s right in front of him, and don't even get me started on the youngest English brother, Weston...)

Alex English, the well-known man whore of the country club set, has always preferred to play the field, eschewing a chance with Miss Right for a satisfying quickie with Miss Right-Now. But after seeing his two older brothers take the plunge, something has been aching inside of Alex, and no amount of casual sex is filling the void in his heart.

Jessica Winslow, whose older brothers are best friends with the English brothers, has returned home from a fifteen-year stay in England, only to find herself face-to-face with her childhood crush, Alex English, on her first night home. She’s heard all the rumors, but Jessie remembers the older boy who was so kind to her as a child, and can’t help reaching out to Alex in friendship.

Between disapproving brothers, scheming exes, and the biggest business deal of English & Sons’ illustrious history, Alex and Jessie’s budding romance is going to be put to the test. The question is…will it be strong enough to be their happily-ever-after?

My opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for honest review*

Yay, another book in the English Brothers series and it’s as awesome as the other two.
This time it’s all about Alex, Mister Macho and One-Night-Stand in the family, can he ever fall in love and settle down?

Something changes inside him, his older brothers Barrett and Fitz are both engaged and then Jessie Winslow is back in town. He always had a thing for her and it seems so does she.
The two of the get closer pretty quickly and start a thing. To everybody’s surprise Alex is taking this relationship very seriously and not dating other women. His brothers cannot believe that. I however, like seeing this side of him and it was so obvious that they were falling for each other more and more…
They had feelings for each other long before, so it doesn’t take long until the L-word falls, but what does that mean for them?

She is only in Philly for some weeks and then she returns to England. Is their love strong enough to survive and where will they live. A lot of stuff to figure out for them, which I really like and the solution in the end is pretty clever, well done Katy.

Jessie’s brothers are very protective of their little sister, that was so cute. I was a bit scared for Alex sometimes ;) That added the right spice into this wonderful story.

One thing I love in Katy’s novels, is that both character get to tell their story and we get insights to both of them, it makes the storyline more complete and it’s just so emotional and real.
Of course, our queen of romance also created some sexy, passionate and flirty scenes, always great to read and very authentic.

I loved hearing about Barrett and Emily and Fitz and Daisy again, so developments happened and that was just awesome to read about, find out for yourselves. The interaction of the five brothers and all the other characters is amazing and that’s what makes this series so special and unique. The books are perfectly combined and it seems like one real, authentic and vivid story. I like the angle and little intro to Stratton’s story, can’t wait!!!


My possible cast:

Alex: Matt Lanter

Jessie: Katie McGrath

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10 copies of Breaking Up with Barrett.
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About the Author:

Katy Regnery, Amazon bestselling author, has always loved telling a good story and credits
her mother with making funny, heartwarming tales come alive throughout her childhood. A lifelong devotee of all romance writing, from Edwardian to present-day, it was just a matter of time before Katy tried her hand at writing a love story of her own.

As it turned out, one love story turned into a series of six Heart of Montana romances, following the love lives of the Yellowstone-based Lindstrom siblings. When Katy’s fans asked her to turn up the heat, she wrote the New Adult/Adult Contemporary hybrid romance, Playing for Love at Deep Haven, which offered steamier romance to her readers. Katy is also proud to offer The Vixen and the Vet, a standalone romance that benefitted Operation Mend, an organization that helps heal the returning wounded of our armed services. The English Brothers is Katy’s second series and first indie series.

Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories of all are the messy and unexpected ones.

Twitter: @KatyRegnery

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