For this review, I chose Devlin by Barbara Freethy.
I received an ARC copy of the ebook for a honest review of this book.
Here is a brief description from Goodreads:
Meet the Blackthorne men, each one as hot, fast, and smooth as the whisky that built the family fortune, and the yachts and race cars that bear their name. From proud Scottish stock, Blackthornes never lose. But, one by one, the seven sexy men in this family are about to risk everything when they fall for strong and beautiful women who test their mettle in life…and love.
Devlin – Book One
As the second Blackthorne son, Devlin usually likes to stay out of the family drama, but with his family suddenly falling apart, he has one way to bring them back together. He wants to win the Southern Maine Sailing Invitational, like his father and uncle before him. He has built the fastest boat, he has planned for every contingency, except one…a beautiful blonde determined to beat him and avenge a family betrayal.
Hannah Reid is tired of watching the Blackthornes win races on boats built by her dad, especially after the family patriarch fired her father. She has only one way to get revenge, win the race. Unfortunately, Devlin Blackthorne is standing in her way. She wants to hate him, but Devlin's love of the sea and brave, adventurous spirit mirrors her own, and she begins to realize that this sexy, charming man is hurting, too.
As they race to the finish, battling strong winds and family loyalty, Hannah and Devlin wonder if winning each other wouldn't be the greatest win of all…
Don't miss these sexy, heartwarming, emotion-filled books by seven bestselling authors: Barbara Freethy, Julia London, Lynn Raye Harris, Cristin Harber, Roxanne St. Claire, Samantha Chase, and Christie Ridgway.
Devlin #1 – Barbara Freethy
Jason #2 – Julia London
Ross #3 – Lynn Raye Harris
Phillip #4 – Cristin Harber
Brock #5 – Roxanne St. Claire
Logan #6 – Samantha Chase
Trey #7 – Christie Ridgway
What the readers are saying about Devlin!
"I loved this book! Barbara Freethy never fails to deliver a story filled with complex characters, great dialogue, beautiful scenery and wonderful plots. Freethy has got this series off to a flying start, and I can’t wait to read the rest. Another 5-star read devoured in one sitting ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️" Book Lovers Anonymous
"This is a quick enjoyable read with sharp, likeable, passionate characters. Its a fun book and a great beginning to what promises to be an excellent series. Don't miss it!" Trude – Goodreads
"I binge read this book. Seriously, I didn’t even get out of my PJ’s until I was finished. I loved everything about this story. The setting, the family dynamics and of course Devlin Blackthorne himself. I was drawn into their world and I didn’t want it to end. Devlin hooked me and I’m anxious for the next book, I can’t wait to see what’s next for the Blackthorne’s. I highly recommend!" Tammy – Goodreads
"Passion, competition, family relationships, renewed friendships, and chemistry bring Devlin and Hannah together. A heartwarming book full of emotion and passion- another winner by Barbara Freethy and an engrossing start to the series.
This is Book #1 in the 7 Brides for 7 Blackthornes series with 7 different authors. A sweet romance between two people who have been through tough times. Hannah was engaged but her fiancee went back to his ex. Delvin lost the one he loved and he hasn't let anyone close to him. They got to know each other better.
I am really happy I decided to read this series. I almost didn't, but I love the idea of all 7 brothers/cousins meeting "the one". I can not wait to read the next book in this series about Jason by Julia London.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Recommend this book? Yes! Author? Yes!
Read more from this author? Yes!
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FTC Disclosure: The Publisher/Author/Book Tour Company has provided me with a copy of this book for review or I have purchased the book with my own funds. The opinion I share about the story are mine and have not been influenced by the The Publisher/Author/Book Tour Company if received for review.