Friday, July 17, 2015

The Hurley Brothers Series by Lauren Dane (REVIEWS)


She has complete control… and he's determined to take it away 

A librarian in the small town of Hood River, Natalie Clayton's world is very nearly perfect. After a turbulent childhood and her once-wild ways, life is now under control. But trouble has a way of turning up unexpectedly—especially in the tall, charismatically sexy form of Paddy Hurley…. 

And Paddy is the kind of trouble that Natalie has a taste for. 

Even after years of the rock and roll lifestyle, Paddy never forgot the two wickedly hot weeks he once shared with Natalie. Now he wants more… even if it means tempting Natalie and her iron-grip control. But there's a fine line between well-behaved and misbehaved—and the only compromise is between the sheets!


Paddy and Natalie light up the pages with their second chance at romance. A rockstar and a librarian seem an unlikely pair, but Ms. Dane shows readers how opposites attract. It’s clear from the onset that the Hurley brothers are not easily deterred. Paddy knows what he wants. Namely a smart, funny beautiful blonde from his past, and he impressed me with his tenacity when blending past and present proves to be trouble.

This couple has a rhythm all their own. At times it's hot, hard and fast, and other times steamy, sweet and slow. Regardless of the pace, it’s a song you want to hear over and over. The Best Kind of Trouble is a diamond. A strong beginning to what looks to be a fantastic series filled with lust, love, a lot of Hurley men and the strong women that will capture their hearts.

I loved the slow build and the conflict in The Best Kind of Trouble, but it was the dynamic of a supportive family, one that calls you out on your crap while helping you up, that sealed the deal on this being a 5 star read for me.


Beyond passion. And beyond their control…

Five years ago, Tuesday Eastwood's life collapsed and left her devastated. After an empty, nomadic existence, she's finally pieced her life back together in the small Oregon town of Hood River. Now Tuesday has everything sorted out. Just so long as men are kept for sex, and only sex…

Then she met him.

Musician and rancher Ezra Hurley isn't the man of Tuesday's dreams. He's a verboten fantasy—a man tortured by past addictions, whose dark charisma and long, lean body promise delicious carnality. But this craving goes far beyond chemistry. It's primal. It's insatiable. And it won't be satisfied until they're both consumed, body and soul…


Tuesday and Ezra have scars. Deep scars. I’ve been intrigued with them throughout the series and they didn’t disappoint. Their steady build to explosive was hot, hot, hot. These two have non-stop chemistry. Both of these characters are strong, good people with very real fears. Loving someone doesn’t come with guarantees. They couldn’t be more perfect for each other. I found myself routing for them and loving every minute of seeing them fall hopelessly in love.

Ezra was at times a surprise, a very pleasant surprise. His growth was beautiful to witness as he steadily reemerged himself in areas he had been holding back on. I was awed by the way Tuesday loved Ezra. How she showed him that he deserved her love, and that she does in fact love all of him ~scars and all~ that he has nothing to prove to her. I felt the walls cracking through out the book, but that moment when they truly break open was magical.  A must read 5 star.


Former model Kelly Hurley has finally put the ashes of the past behind her. After a passionate but turbulent marriage to rock star Vaughan Hurley that ended in heartbreak and divorce, Kelly rebuilt her life in Portland, where she settled so their two young daughters could be close to their father. Just not so close Kelly couldn’t truly make her own way without interference from the man who shattered her heart. Now Kelly’s finally ready to move on, and she’s planning to marry another man.

But not if Vaughan has anything to say about it.

Vaughan knows he was a fool all those years ago. A young, selfish—and prideful—fool. Even as he buried himself in the fast, decadent rock star lifestyle, he could never drown out the memory of Kelly’s beauty and love. Or the sweet, searing heat whenever they touched. For years, he’s had to deal with the pain of seeing her only because of their daughters, but it was never enough. Now Vaughan must prove that he’s the only man Kelly needs, before he loses her for good. And there’s only one way to do it….


Kelly and Vaughan melted my heart in Back to You. There is something really special reading about characters that know they’ve had “the one”, that they had everything they ever wanted and let it go. That very much describes Kelly and Vaughan. Their story really made me feel. There were times that I was laughing out loud and other times I was close to tears. I loved that Kelly stood up for herself and her family. That despite Vaughan’s many missteps and faults, she saw the good in him, saw past the hurt and gave him a chance. I also loved that she made him earn it.

Sharon Hurley is a force and I love her. I found the woven threads of motherhood, both the good and the bad, made this story soar. As always, the Hurley’s were entertaining and easy on the eyes. In the end, it was Vaughan’s mighty powers that kept me captivated. The honesty in his character was refreshing. Vaughan and Kelly finding their timing was a 5 star read for me.  Ms. Dane ended the series with nothing less than raw honesty and flawless execution. I will binge on this series for years to come. My only regret is that it’s over.

Reviews by Christine Borgford for Naughty and Nice Book Blog

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