Made for Us
Book 1, The Shaughnessy Brothers
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Book #1 in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Samantha Chase’s dazzling new series:
Meet The Shaughnessy Brothers
Can’t make time for love?
The Shaughnessy brothers have spent the years since their mother’s untimely death taking care of each other and trying to make their father proud. Oldest son Aidan is hard-working, handsome, successful—and still single. Sure, he’d like to have his own family someday, but who has the time?
She’ll show him how to find it
Zoe Dalton, a stunning designer Aidan meets on one of his construction jobs, has the beauty and heart to make Aidan realize how much he could be missing. But it’s not easy to break down walls you’ve spent years building up. Now there’s a major storm bearing down on the North Carolina coast, and it could be catalyst enough to force Aidan and Zoe into some major decisions of the heart.
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Made For Us
A great start to a new series by Samantha Chase, left me wanting more of the Shaughnessy family. Aiden, has been the leader of the pack since the untimely death of his mother. He has had no time to date, while helping his dad raise his younger siblings. Until, Zoe, interior designer has arrived after leaving Arizona after her mother died. Her one rule is never to date a client, until Aiden, construction owner has come along. The banter between these two will leave you smiling for a long time. The chemistry between these two are hot, but can they both let their walls down to enjoy life.
A perfect beach read, that will take you away to the North Carolina coast, with storms brewing in the romance, family drama and weather department. I highly recommend this book for your summer reading. Can't wait for the next book to come out. I was provided a copy of this book from Net Galley for an honest review.
Not too overrun with angst or drama, but enough to fuel that itch I
Big boisterous family with a touch of co-dependency and the usual level of in your face nosiness highlights the Shaughnessy family. After the death of their mother, Aiden tried to take charge of his siblings and father, keeping everyone in line and organized. Now years later, he’s not focused on himself or his own life, and his father is starting to point this out.
I liked Aiden: typical eldest, the one that everyone leans on and he does mediate issues and involve himself in everything. He’s a control freak, perhaps compensating for the one thing that went horribly out of control, his mother’s death years ago. So, while he’s busy reining in everything and managing everyone else, he’s unable to see his own life needs a little less control.
Zoe is a designer, brought in on one of Aiden’s jobs. A family tragedy had her giving up her own firm and joining another, and a colleague’s mistakes on a big job land her in Aiden’s lap with an order from her boss to make it work or else. Zoe is good at what she does, and Aiden’s interference and control issues don’t phase her: she simply tells him no and moves forward with the right decisions. This is not a situation that sits well with Aiden, but he can’t quite figure out why she intrigues him so much.
These two had decent rapport and were very similar in their commitment to work and substituting that work for great losses. While I didn’t buy into their chemistry totally, I did love the interactions of the Shaughnessy family with and without Zoe. The emotional connections in the family are clear and easy to see, and the appearance of Zoe just may soften that 2 X 4 stuck up Aiden’s backside, to everyone’s relief.
A fun story that has great promise for more to come in future installments. Not too overrun with angst or drama, but enough to fuel that itch I’m curious about the next in the series.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
I love catching a series at the first book and Made for Us is book one in what promises to be a wonderful series. The Shaughnessy family has a little bit of everything - including heartbreat - and Samantha Chase knows how to tell a story that takes you on an emotional roller coaster. The scenes in Made for Us between Aidan and Zoe have you filled with anger one moment and then sighing the next. Wonderful read!