Sunday, November 30, 2014

RAZED by Shiloh Walker

(Barnes Brothers #2)
by Shiloh Walker
ARC Review
Release: December 2, 2014

My rating: 4 of 5 ⭐️

"Tattoo artist Keelie Jessup can handle that someone else has claimed the man of her dreams. She’s just not pleased with her remaining options…

Keelie doesn’t believe in the “perfect man.” But the men who are worth the trouble are usually taken—like her business partner Zach Barnes. After a string of bad luck and the lost chance with Zach, Keelie decides that maybe flying solo—and living with suppressed desires—is the key to happiness.

As a photographer, Zane Barnes has an eye for the human form, and his eyes can’t get enough of Keelie’s curves. Unfortunately, Keelie is like most women—always fawning over his little brother, Zach. Zane is about ready to give up, but then a few stolen moments at his brother’s wedding have him thinking maybe there’s a chance there after all. Now he just has to prove that the perfect man does exist…for her."



Love Shiloh's ability to write these superficially difficult people, and then strip them down, layer by layer! 

She does this with Keelie, who had not left the best impression after "WRECKED" book one in this series. Already hesitant to put herself out there emotionally, Keelie made a significant faux pas that didn't make her relationship with her business partner any easier. It also caused Keelie to shut the doors completely on the possibility of any romantic involvement. 

Enter Zane, brother of said business partner and someone who has had his eye on Keelie as long as he's known her. Also someone who sees her more clearly than anyone else. Waiting on the sidelines for years, Zane finally grabs an opening Keelie gives him and tries to slide his way in. Not an easy task, given that Keelie is still gunshy after the debacle and not only that, she hides a massive burden behind her chosen lifestyle. 

Loved Zane..... love his persistence, his faith in her, in himself and his feelings. A steady rock in a whirling sea of confusion and emotion. Strong enough to stand back and let Keelie find her own path. Wonderful dynamics throughout the book, with intense and recognizable family interactions. 

RAZED is a definite recommendation, but I do suggest reading WRECKED, the first book in the series, first. Technically I suppose RAZED is a standalone, but you will get much more from it if you read these Barnes Brother stories in sequence.

✨Patience, persistence and passion win!!✨

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