4 out of 5
Summary : A great read from Kate Hoffman
I read this directly after The Mighty Quinns: Cameron as both books were included in a single paperback I picked up. The Quinn boys have had a tough childhood, having lost their parents in a boating accident and been brought up by their grandfather. Years later, their grandfather, who did a fantastic job raising them, wants to make sure they’re not sticking around the family business out of a sense of loyalty. He just wants them to be happy. So each of the four boys is despatched off to a corner of the U.S. for six weeks to carve out a new life and decide what they want to do going forward.
Ronan Quinn ends up in Sibleyville, Maine. On arrival, he can’t understand why giving his name is getting such a strange reaction from the locals. Then he discovers that two hundred years ago, a member of the Quinn family cursed the town of Sibleyville, saying no residents of the town will ever find love together. Ronan doesn’t take much stock in curses, so when the gorgeous Charlotte Sibley offers him a job and somewhere to stay, he can’t refuse.
Unfortunately, Ronan has a phobia of water, given what happened to his parents, so he’s not expecting to enjoy working on the oyster farm. So he’s surprised to find himself getting stuck into the work, and being good at it. Charlotte’s presence helps, as she’s kind and considerate about his past, as well as smoking hot. The sparks between them help distract both of them from their problems, and they soon decide that given Ronan is leaving in six weeks, they’ll make the most of every moment.
The trouble is, the townsfolk believe in the curse, and are convinced that a Sibley-Quinn marriage will break it. They’re all rooting for the pair to get together on a more permanent basis. But, more importantly, what do Ronan and Charlotte want?
This was a great read from Kate Hoffman, one that works perfectly well as a standalone book, but made me want to find out what happens with the other brothers. I enjoyed the plot, characterisation, realism, and the smouldering sex scenes. Another recommended read for fans of contemporary romance.Powered by Sidelines