Monday, 12 February 2018

Review: Want You (The Garner Brothers #2) by Stacy Finz

The smart and sexy Garner brothers have turned Glory Junction into California's hottest extreme sports town--and a thrilling adventure of the heart is always part of the deal . . .

The savvy CEO behind his family's outdoor sporting empire, TJ Garner has his choice of women. But the only one he wants is way out of bounds. Deb Bennett has been his brother Win's on and off girl since they were teenagers. And Deb's still waiting for Win to quit fooling around and realize she's The One . . .

Deb carves the ski slopes and rides the rapids like a champion--it's getting her every day life in order that's the real challenge. When she turns to Win's big brother for financial advice, TJ spontaneously offers the hard-working waitress an executive job at Garner Adventure. To Deb's surprise, the job is a blast--and so is working for TJ. She always knew he was a heartthrob, just like all the Garners, but he's charming and attentive too. Of course, given the choice between him and Win there's no contest--or is there? . . .

Expected publication: February 27th 2018 by Zebra Shout

Terri's Thoughts

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!

This is the second in the Garner brother series and while it could be read as a stand alone, I recommend starting the series at the beginning simply because I love these brothers and all their stories need to be read.  Or read this one and then go back and read Colts story.  Either way I am sure you will fall in love with these brothers.

I love the town of Glory Junction that this book is set around.  A bustling adventure resort type town centered mostly around winter sports albeit not limited to it.  This is funny because I hate everything about winter (typing this while it is snowing and freezing rain outside my window).  I think it is the whole sense of community and vibe that has me smitten with the town.

Now to the actual story. The storyline with Deb and TJ is pretty typical.  They have both secretly been in love with the other since high school however have stayed away from each other for their own reasons.  The big one being Win, TJ's brother.  With the tight family dynamic between the Garner brothers, this does pose to be a problem.  As you know, these type of issues have a way of sorting themselves out throughout the pages of the story.

What I liked about this story is that there were some sub plots present that kept the story fresh.  Aside from Deb & TJ, there was a story with Win, and to a lesser extent a story with Darcy.  Could the combination of these two be the topic of the next installment?  I am certainly hoping so, I think it would be an interesting dynamic.

The only thing I am slightly confused about (and perhaps mentioned in my review of the first story as well) is why it appears Josh has already had a storyline when this is only the second book and the first featured Colt.  I can only assume that his story was told in Finz' previous Nugget series, I just cant remember.

If you are a fan of this genre, this book will be a hit with you.  A tight knit family, an tight knit adventurous town and some heated chemistry between its townsfolk.  What more could you ask for?

About the Author

Stacy Finz is an award-winning former newspaper reporter. After more than twenty years covering notorious serial killers, naked-tractor-driving farmers, fanatical foodies, aging rock stars and weird Western towns, she figured she finally had enough material to launch a career writing fiction. She is the author of the Nugget Romance series (Kensington/Lyrical Press) about a small mountain town that has a strange way of giving people unexpected reasons to start over--and find the most irresistible chances to fall in love

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