Book Spotlight & Review
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My heart belonged to Branch and Brooks Valentine since we were children, when we were all too naïve to know what that even meant. We didn’t understand that when we became adults, love would change us. I had to make a choice and when I did, it ripped our bond apart. Brooks left town, and he took half of my heart with him. It was difficult, but I coped and planned my future with Branch. I thought I’d made the right decision. I loved him and I always had.
Brooks showed up to be our best man the night before our nuptials. After drinks and too much reminiscing, I ended up in bed with the wrong brother. To avoid the humiliation and the fact that I’d ruined all of our lives, I left Branch and the only family I’d ever known.
That’s where my story should have ended.
Two years, one beautiful little girl and an abusive marriage later, I was standing there staring at the man that would always hold my heart.
The only question was…
Would I give it to him
I’m Katy Michaels and this is my story.
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Where to start, 5 stars are not enough…..LOVED LOVED LOVED this book! As a fan of Jenn Foor’s work I was not surprised that I would enjoy her new release but I devoured it and I think that this may now be my FAVORITE book from her. Brooks Valentine…..YES PLEASE!
This book was AMAZING! I knew at 3% in when the tears started to fall that this book was going to be an emotional ride. What a ride it was!
Katy Michaels + Brooks Valentine = First Love denied!
It seemed as if the universe was determined to keep these to apart, but they say love conquers all and a love that deep would not be denied, even if it took forever to find.
Suffering from the loss of her parents, Katy moves in with her neighbors, her parent’s best friends and into the home of her best friends, Branch and Brook Valentine…twins.
"Kat, have you asked yourself how long your going to go on with my brother before you realize you picked the wrong guy?" ~ Brooks
Katy has strong feelings for Brooks, he’s always been her protector but when it appears that her feelings are not returned she finds comfort in the arms of Branch. Severing just about all ties with Brooks when he enlists and set to marry Branch the world stands still when they see each other again for the first time.
You could feel the pull between Brooks and Katy. He was absolutely the swoonworthy twin. Gentle, kind, caring, protective and smoking hot!! You could tell that Katy was settling and trying to make everyone else happy but there were little things here and there that made me dislike Branch early on and boy did he prove to have earned it all!
Unable to deny themselves, Brooks and Katy find solace in each other’s arms and just as quickly as they reunite they are torn apart. That’s where Katy’s life starts to unravel and fast.
"What if I don't know how to stop loving you? ~ Katy
"You have to." ~ Brooks
"I can't." ~ Katy
Alone in a new town, where no one knows her, she finds that she may not be alone after all. Her night with Brooks may stay with her forever. Enter Bobby…..not a fan!! Did not like him from the start. Maybe it was because I was pulling for Katy and Brooks . He was too pushy and determined to make Katy his. When she finally agreed to spend more time with him it was his opening to claim her and break her. Don’t get me wrong he had few “decent” moments but none of his behavior should be condoned by anyone.
The light in the darkness for Katy was “B” a/k/a Brooklyn Valentine…..her love child. Katy lived with her decision to keep “B” a secret until she couldn’t anymore. How much loss can one girl take, losing Brooks twice in one lifetime just seemed absolutely cruel but when the truth is revealed there is no stopping Katy from getting to him……or is there.
Grrrr……Bobby….ugh…..where’s your pride? He was yet another person determined to keep Brooks and Katy apart but when push comes to shove…..Katy has finally decided that she will not allow anyone or anything keep her from Brooks and their daughter. When the story comes full circle we are brought right back to where it all began.
"I don't want to be your friend, because I need more than that. Open your eyes woman. I want to be your everything. I always have.
This story covers such a range of emotions. Love, deceit (many layers of deciet), longing, heartbreak, abuse, guilt, anger and forgiveness and did I mention love. This story has soooo many twists and turns and it kept me glued to my kindle as I didn’t want to miss a minute of Katy and Brook”s story. Go…..1 ~click this book and take the ride with Katy and Brooks and experience the awesomeness of Jennifer Foor’s writing!
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~About the Author ~
Jennifer Foor is a YA and Contemporary Romance Author. She is married with two children and spends most days running around like a chicken with her head cut off. She enjoys reading (especially Indie Authors)watching shows from her DVR, and writing.
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