Book 2, Lone Star Match
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Brigid Anderson is a second year lawyer on a fast track to making partner. With the weight of her siblings' success on her shoulders, Brigid feels like she needs to prove something–to herself and to her parents. Her life is running smoothly and all according to plan...until she meets Grady.
Grady Coughlin understands focus and ambition, having taken over his father's contracting business and building it into a successful historic preservation business on his own. After a blind date with Brigid that ends in explosive passion, they embark on a friends with benefits relationship. But as Grady establishes himself in the business world, he decides he wants more and wants it with Brigid.
On the eve of her best friend's wedding, with her promotion to partner dangling within reach, Brigid believes Grady isn't the best partner to suit her career ambition. But Grady and her heart don't agree and she must decide if she should stick to the safety of the plan or find the courage to pursue what she really wants
When someone is happy and in love, they tend to think that everyone around them should experience the same wonderful feeling. That's why Brigid's best friend Caroline is determine to play matchmaker with her wedding party. Brigid and Grady are next on Cupid's list.
Brigid is an attorney determined to make partner in order to meet the goals that her father has set out for her. Stuck between two successful siblings, Brigid thinks that as long as she doesn't deviate from her plan, her goals will be met and she will finally be able to make her family proud. Grady is the groom's brother and has been in a friends with benefits arrangement with Brigid for the past two years. But Grady is ready to take the next step and isn't willing to be a bedwarmer if Brigid isn't all in with him. Now they have to spend a week together after ending their arrangement. Grady hopes that this week will show Brigid how amazing they could be together but can Brigid deviate from her plans in order to be with someone who can't further her career?
I loved how perfect Brigid and Grady are for each other. Both have a ton of family issues and while they have dealt with them very differently, it drove home for me how each was the other's home. This book was really light on the drama but there was an abundance of love throughout the story. I can't wait to see what's in store for the rest of the wedding party!!
*This is my voluntary review of an advanced reader copy*
Be in Charge of Your Life
I truly enjoyed Something Borrowed by Megan Ryder, book two in The Lone Star Match series. This story is about second year lawyer Brigid Anderson and contractor Grady Coughlin. Brigid is under immense pressure from her parents to prove her success by making junior partner. All goes well until Grady changes the rules and wants more from her and their relationship. Brigid needs to decide where her priorities lay; having that special relationship with Grady, being available for friends, and having an actual life or fulfill the dreams set for her by her parents. Grady tries to understanding, but he wants more than an absent partner.
This was an enjoyable book with likeable and authentic characters. I really enjoyed reading this book and had trouble putting this book down, reading it in one day. Ms. Ryder drew me in and did not let go until I read the last page. I highly recommend this book to other readers and I look forward to the next book in this series.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Sweet and Steamy Romance
Something Borrowed (Lone Star Match Book 2) by Megan Ryder
This is lawyer, Brigid Anderson and contractor, Grady Coughlin's story.
Brigid's main goal is to do anything in order to make partner. Grady's father became ill so he took over his father's contracting business. Grady and Brigid were attracted to each other but neither have time for a relationship. Their friends with benefits agreement has worked for them until now. Grady is tired of this type of relationship and wants more but does Brigid?
This is a sweet and steamy romance but it's not an easy road getting there. I really liked Grady's character. Brigid's character was a little frustrating. In her defense she wants approval from her family at all cost. Will Brigid finally see what will really make her happy and take a chance on true love?
FYI, contains mature content. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.