GIVE AND TAKE (The Thorne Brothers #2)

GIVE AND TAKE                            LEE  KILRAINE        

Six Brothers Construction was built to reunite a family and heal a painful past. So far it’s opened to rave reviews. But the youngest sibling is about to discover that the right woman can shake even a rock-solid foundation . . .

Wyatt Thorne was so traumatized by his mother’s abandonment he didn’t speak until he was six. At 26, he’s still the quiet type—strong and silent, most comfortable with a hammer in his hand and works to do. But the reassuring rhythm of his life is interrupted when his brother Beckett decides to pay forward their unused office space to a needy start-up. Enter Rhia Hollis, flighty, impulsive, and outspoken—everything that drives Wyatt crazy. Only this time in the sexiest, most irresistible way . . .

Rhia is determined to disprove her reckless, party girl image by making her new company, Seize the Day, the premier event planning firm in Raleigh. She has big dreams, and the Thornes’ offer of a free command center is a huge help. But Wyatt’s gruff, stubborn resistance to her presence is an annoying hindrance. They’re as different as night and day, yet when they begin to meet in the middle, the sparks fly hot. Is this a case of opposites distract — or the beginning of a beautiful long-term project? . . .

MY REVIEW:
     This author has an amazing way of spinning a yarn that keeps you totally hooked and turning the pages.  This is the first book of hers that I have read.  If this is any indication of what is hidden between the covers then call me hooked.  I am so in.  Her humor during some of the tense and delicate moments is so real of a lot of people who get nervous so it made it feel real.
     She makes you see that families are real and go through horrible times.  They come out on the other side too.  Yet, there are families who appear to have everything yet really have nothing when they can bully a loved one in order to get them to adhere to their way and not be their true selves.
     She takes these five alpha brothers and shows their underbellies where the marshmallow oozes with the love for one another but for others that have gone through what they have also.  They give back by paying it forward in their community.  Yet, she truly shows each of their deep gut-wrenching scars too.
     This book is centered on Wyatt Thorne the baby of the Thorne family.  The one who was two when his mom left them all with their abusive drink drunk father.  It wasn’t until nine when they were all put into the foster care system.  They have all been reunited except for Ryder and they won’t feel complete until he is back with them or they at least make contact.  But Beck the eldest has made sure they all got back together.
     They started Six Brothers Construction.  Where there is Beck, Gray, Ash, Eli, and Wyatt.  Ash is only part-time due to being a professional hockey player.  They did however just find out that they have an even younger member of their family a sister, Hope.  So, they are in the process of finding her with a PI.
     They have offered a grant for a year's free rent of office space right there in their building at their site.  A way to pay it forward.  The lucky winner is Rhia Hollis like Wyatt twenty-six.  She has started her own party planning business and not having an office has been hard doing business.
     Rhia has a lot riding on this she needs to prove herself to her family.  You see everyone but her is in the science field.  So they have all made her feel less than.  She has never been able to do science or interested in it at all.  Their IQ is way off the charts hers almost doesn’t register.  She is creative.  So, one her first day she finds out there is a fire so she’s bunking with the Jude Law look-alike brother for a little while.  No biggie.
     Well for Wyatt it’s a biggie.  Until Wyatt sees Beck’s face and how stressed he is and finds out about the fire at Sam’s (Beck’s girlfriend’s place.)  He knows he needs to suck it up.  With his OCD that is not going to be easy for him but he will try.  See all the antics and fun stuff that Rhia can get herself into from bunnies to porcupines.  I give this: 5++++ stars.  Provided by netgalley.com. 

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