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Busted by Shiloh Walker
Series: Barnes Brothers #3
Published by Berkley on May 5, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
From the national bestselling author of Wrecked and Razedcomes an emotionally charged story of undeniable passion and life-affirming love…
Like his brothers Zach and Zane, Trey Barnes thought he had found the love of his life. But fate had other plans. A widower who’s had to raise his five-year-old son on his own, Trey has not allowed himself to be with another woman. Until he meets Ressa Bliss at—of all places—a children’s library program. The beautiful librarian is wonderful with his son, Clay, but every time Trey even considers asking her out, he is tortured by guilt.
Fate is indeed fickle. When the two meet again at a conference, this time the attraction is too powerful to resist. But is their connection and passion strong enough to survive Trey’s deep inner torment?
I always wanted to read Shiloh Walker, so when I had the opportunity to read Busted I did. I read the first two books (Wrecked and Razed) in the Barnes Brothers series to prepare for Busted – the third book.
I’d say the Barnes Brothers series keeps getting better and I like each book more. It’s always the characters which draw me in and make me feel. While the guys are mostly somewhat rich and/or famous, at least the woman in the first book was also. The thing is they act ordinary and their attitudes, goals and lifestyles are relatable. They want relatively normal things in life. The brothers believe in family, not so much power or money, except maybe Sebastian.
There was insta-love which doesn’t always make sense but can happen, even in real life, or at least insta – lust. They did have some things in common which helped with their relationship. Trey was awesome and his emotional struggles felt realistic. Ressa’s response to her issues was less believable. While I hated Ressa’s attitude about relationships, I understood it. Once her secrets were out though, it felt ridiculous. Nadine was rather cliché and I could see her happening from the beginning.
So in spite of the things that bother me, I really enjoyed Busted. It was sexy and funny. We got brief bits on the other brothers, at least those single ones yet to have their own books. I’m already excited to learn a lot more about Travis.
Busted is a fun read and I recommend it. I’ll definitely be reading the next book in the series.
Giggle worthy quote:
Her aunt smiled now. “So …. You’re the boy who has my girl all flustered.”
Trey opened his mouth, closed it, then glanced at Ressa. He wasn’t at all certain how to answer that. Finally, he said. “Well, she’s had the same effect on me, so I figure it’s only fair.”
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