My rating: 4 of 5 stars
What a treat to find this series. Love this author’s voice. She’s from Ireland and most of the book is in Irish slang or their use of words and it was different. I also found myself laughing at a good portion of the book, her sense of humor is warped which I loved.
The premise for this series is a group of American brothers who are now living in Ireland. Even though they are the base of the series its only told from the heroine’s point of view. The two main leads in this book are both 18 and seniors in high school which is where the majority of the story takes place.
Its so hard to decide what to say about the book as I don’t want to give away big spoilers. The two sets of siblings are the main core. Bronagh Murphy lost her parents at a young age and her older sister becomes her guardian. She loves her sister and because of the pain of the loss of losing her parents she has decided she isn’t going to let anyone else in except her sister so she has alienated everyone at school and just keeps to herself.
Dominic Slater and his 4 brothers came to Ireland from New York. We don’t get the real reason till much later in book but know that Dominic fights in the underground fighting world.
Dominic is immediately intrigued by Bronagh but she wants nothing to do with him and so the two are constantly fighting which is the bases for much of the humor in the book. Bronagh is one tough cookie but yet she is also pretty vulnerable on the inside and fights to not let anyone see that side of her. As a reader you can see these two are perfect for each other but the culture differences and their backgrounds make it a bumpy road to that HEA.
As the story progresses we find out the real reason Dominic and his brothers are in Ireland. Towards the end of the book this drastically changes the mood to be darker. Each of the brothers has had to become something they didn’t want because of their mob connected father who is now dead but they are still paying for his sins. I look forward to reading their stories.