Keelie is done with blind dates. She seems to have bad luck in the dating department. She would rather stay altogether away from the opposite sex for a while. She has many secrets that she would like to keep hidden, so getting close to someone is not meant to be. She just wishes Zane Barnes would read the memo.
Zane Barnes has had his eyes set on Keelie for years. He has asked her out many times and never received a yes. Even worse, she has kissed his brother. Just when he was ready to throw the towel down, a steamy encounter between them at his brother Zack's wedding makes him rethink his plan. He's done waiting.
Zane is one of the Barnes brothers. Zack's story is read in Book 1. I didn't read it but he and Abby are mentioned enough that you get the picture.
Zane was easy to like. He was supportive of Keelie and he had waited for her to open her eyes and see the real him for a while. If nothing he was very patient with her. Even when he knew that she was keeping things from him, he gave her the space she needed.
I'm intrigued by the rest of the Barnes bothers and can't wait to read Trey's story.
A complimentary copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This series has taken me by surprise. I haven't read any of Shiloh Walker's other books, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but I'm really liking the Barnes brothers.
Keelie is Zach's partner at the tattoo shop and she's made some mistakes. She sort of thought Zach was the one for her, but a stolen kiss made her realize she was totally wrong. Now things are just awkward between them. She projects a tough girl image, but under it all she's a caring girl that's let guilt take over her life. She tends to expect the worst and can't see that she deserves to be happy.
Zane is the oldest of the five brothers. Like his younger brother, Zach, he's had his eye on a certain girl for years. Six years! The only difference, he's made his feelings clear. He wants Keelie and he hasn't been shy about it. He's asked her out several times in the past, but Keelie won't give him a chance. Things start to change after they share a few intense minutes at Zach and Abby's wedding. It takes time and little bit of patience but he awakens something in her and helps her heal.
"I want to peel your clothes away, learn each and every one of those insanely sexy tattoos...and the reasons behind them. I want to know what makes you laugh, and I want to know what makes you mad."
The only thing that kind of bothered me about this book was the minor similarities in the plot to the first book. Both brothers being in love with a girl for years and not dating anyone else, relocating to Tucson, and holding off from sex their first night together, to name a few. I read the books back to back, so maybe it just made those things stick out more to me. With that said, Zane was pretty amazing. He was supportive, sweet and so darn hot. I loved his glasses and the comparisons to superman.
*Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*