The Watson Brothers, by Lori Foster

1 Mar

Format: Kindle Edition, 309 pages

Published: September 24, 2009

Publisher: Kensington Books

 

Back cover blurb:

“My House, My Rules”

Sweetly sexy and extremely determined Ariel drives tough, rugged cop Sam Watson over the edge. When Ariel’s headstrong ways nearly wreck one of Sam’s sting operations–ruining her dress in the process–he offers her a ride to his place to clean up. But Ariel seems to have her own agenda, and Sam decides it’s time to show the lady that if she wants to play games of seduction, he’ll be calling the shots…

“Bringing Up Baby”

Gil Watson’s wild night on a business trip two years ago resulted in a daughter he never knew he had. Now that the girl’s mother is gone, he wants to do right by his little girl, even if it means a marriage of convenience with the woman who’s been raising her. Anabel Truman is totally wrong for him. But the sensations she rouses in Gil feel totally right.

“Good With His Hands”

As best friends, Pete Watson and Cassidy McClannahan have a “no sex” relationship. “No sex” equals continuing friendship. “Ohmygodyes” sex equals big problems. It may be a rigid rule, but it works–until Pete decides he wants to push the line and transform himself into the perfect guy he thinks Cassidy wants.

 

My review:

I read this collection of 3 short stories purely to complete a book club challenge (a book with the word “brother” in the title), otherwise I doubt I would ever have picked this up. However, it was a perfectly fine, light read about the love lives of three brothers, Sam, Gil and Pete Watson.

The stories were hot at times, but I felt dissatisfied by the speed with which each relationship happened. Sure, the boys had allegedly known each of the women for some time beforehand, and being short stories there had to be a rapid resolution, but Sam’s story in particular seemed highly unlikely. I didn’t like Pete at all until his story; perhaps – as it was set five years later – that was because he had grown up a bit. Gil’s story was probably my favourite of the three. There’s something about a man in a suit with a baby…

All in all, a nice compilation. I’m not sure if it really makes me want to read more from the author, though.

 

My rating: 3/5

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