James: 7 Brides for 7 Brothers (Book 6)
Book 6, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers
Roxanne St. Claire
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Meet the Brannigan brothers—seven sexy brothers who bring the heart and the heat! From bestselling authors Barbara Freethy, Ruth Cardello, Melody Anne, Christie Ridgway, Lynn Raye Harris, Roxanne St. Claire and JoAnn Ross comes a brand new contemporary romance family series: 7 Brides for 7 Brothers. You won't want to miss a single one!
Running a billion-dollar hedge fund doesn't leave a lot of time for fun in the sun, but that doesn't bother James Brannigan. After spending his youth helping his widowed father raise six younger brothers, James took a cue from his workaholic dad and channeled all his energy into business. So when he learns that his father left him a tiny winery on the Amalfi Coast, he's not thrilled. A trip to Italy is the last thing his busy schedule needs, but the winery has to go. Which means...he has to go to the winery.
Kyra Summers is the definition of a free-spirit. In her thirty years on earth, she’s never stayed in one place long enough to put down roots until she arrived in Positano and fell hard for the bold flavors, hot sun, warm people, and above all, the wonderful wine. Her job at a small, local winery is her first attempt to make a real home and the people who run the place start to become like family to her. Until the winery's new owner, a devastatingly handsome, shockingly ruthless billionaire, arrives with plans to shut it all down. Kyra's willing to do whatever it takes to save this place she loves—even if it means cozying up to a man who's harder than granite and twice as cold.
But the Italian sunshine has a way of heating things up—with every fiery exchange, they strike sparks and draw irresistibly closer together. James is stunned by his attraction to a woman unlike any he's met before, and Kyra discovers a simmering passion hidden behind his polished exterior. But passion won't be enough to change James's mind and his priorities, which is exactly why his late father sent him to Italy. Changing James is going to take a much bigger risk—it's going to take love.
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Luke – Barbara Freethy
Gabe – Ruth Cardello
Hunter – Melody Anne
Knox – Christie Ridgway
Max – Lynn Raye Harris
James – Roxanne St. Claire
Finn – JoAnn Ross
Book 6 — James and Kyra
James is like his Dad, a workaholic. Kyra is an American living in Italy
Like a Trip to Italy
James is book six in the 7 Brides for 7 Brothers Series written by one of my favorite authors, Roxanne St. Claire.
James is the oldest of the Brannigan brothers. After his mom died, he took on the role of taking care of his six younger brothers while his dad, devastated by his wife's death, threw himself into his job spending very llittle time with his growing boys. After he died, he left a legacy in some form to each of his sons. It was up to them to find the reasons behind his gifts. James inherited a small, family-owned winery in Positano, Italy that neither he nor any of his brothers knew their dad owned. As a hedge fund manager, James looked at it as a way to make money by selling it. Already having lined up a buyer he decided to spend a day or two in Italy to see it for himself. As he came to realize his father's intention, what he learned would forever change his life.
Kyra Summers is a free-spirited young woman who never stayed in one place until she arrived in Positano. She fell in love with the village and quickly realized this is where she wanted to be. She was welcomed into the close-knit Sebastiani family and being an American, she was the best person to take on the tour guide position for the mostly American visitors. It had been nearly twenty-five years since James' father visited the winery and when the family heard the new owner was coming they felt Kyra would be the best choice to "cozy up" to him and find out what his intentions were. Things did not go as planned. He was cold and arrogant but yet, oh so attractive. But, she knew from her research she was not 'his type'. So cozy up she did and what she found out could be devastating for the family she loves.
I have yet to read the previous books to this one, all written by different authors, but if they're anything like this one, the reader won't be able to put them down. I plan to find out soon. Roxanne's descriptive writing makes the reader feel as if they are right there in Italy experiencing the same things as the characters. James was chock full of twists and turns and 'I did not see that coming' moments. It also brought its share of tears. Each book is a stand-alone and I would highly recommend James for sure. Whether the reader starts with him or not, you won't be disappointed.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I continue loving this series!
This is yet another hit in the ongoing series. I am even more in thrall with this concept and just wish I could have been in the room as the authors developed the bones of the stories for this series. I love the whole concept of the legacies and messages from beyond the grave for the boys from their father. I keep hoping the father isn't really dead...just waiting for each son to get his message before he reappears in their lives a changed man. I know it's sappy and not going to happen but in my dream world that's what occurs!
This entry to the series by Roxanne St.Clair is a very enjoyable story. I've read most of her books so I was sure that I would like book 6. I loved the dynamic of the female protagonist's mother embodying James world so it was a hurdle he had to jump. It was pretty easy to see the big reveal coming and know what would happen and I thought it all wrapped up a bit too quickly and easily. It was like the steps to get there were all stretched out and then bam, the rubber band snapped immediately instead of having to be worked through. It was almost like the author was going along telling her story and then looked down at the word count and went "oops, gotta wrap it up " I really wanted the confrontation to be more involved.
But that's not a major drawback to the book and I throughly enjoyed the book. Highly recommend the book and the series. Sad it is ending next week!!