Luke – The Callahan Brothers – Callahan Brothers #1 by Emily March

DEA agent Luke Callahan has suffered one loss too many and a fishing trip with his brothers is just what his broken spirit needs to heal. What he doesn’t need is a gorgeous stowaway harboring secrets and running from killers. Never mind that he does his best work undercover… 

Maddie Kincaid is accustomed to trouble, but she’d hoped to leave it behind when she settled in peaceful Brazos Bend. Who would have guessed that helping a gentle old man would land her in the middle of an attempted murder—her own? Now she’s running for her life—straight into the arms of the infamous Luke Callahan. 

Lucky for her, he’s deadlier than the men chasing her. Unfortunately for him, protecting her means breaking a vow he holds dear. When the nights heat up and the secrets start to spill, Luke faces a brand new danger—losing the woman he loves. What’s a mad, bad, and lethal Callahan man gonna do?

(https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22922284-luke—the-callahan-brothers)

REVIEW

Exciting story with some interesting twists and turns.

When his quiet break with his brothers is interrupted by a strange and stubborn woman, Luke Callahan tries his hardest to not get involved but his inherent need to solve a mystery gets the better of him.  Maddie Kincaid is the source of the mystery, as much as she wishes she wasn’t. Being in close quarters with Luke can be very bad for a woman.  Not only is he terse, unapologetic and often rude, he is also sexy as “Sin”.

The pair make an interesting match.  Maddie with her fiery, red-headed temper and Luke with his cool, bad-boy attitude, although his soft side does come through on occasions (Oscar springs to mind).

I enjoyed the twists the story took along the way. The pace was well set and kept me interested with the action and adventure that the pair found themselves embroiled in.  The romantic connection between the two was exciting and there are a few steamy moments that will get the pulse racing.  I will admit that it was different hearing a steamy sex scene read out in a deep male voice instead of how I normally sound in my own head when I enjoy these moments. It wasn’t bad, just different.

I listened to this book via Audible, narrated by Jeffrey Kafer.  It was well read and the voice fitted well with the image I had of Luke and I loved the way his voice went higher for Maddie’s parts.  Would definitely listen to another book by this author and narrator.

 

 

Author: mandy

I love to Read! Mostly romance (of all types) but I also enjoy murder mysteries, paranormal fantasy, sci-fi, comedy, pretty much anything.

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