Book Review: Taking Charge by Rebecca Barber

About the Book

Beau McIntyre knew the party had to end sometime – he just didn’t realise it would end so soon. After receiving a frantic phone call from his younger brother, Beau is forced to face his responsibilities and return to the small country town and the farm he grew up on.

After finding her fiancé in bed with another woman, Payton packs up her life and her livelihood and escapes her personal torment by fleeing to the country. Settling in a small town, she works her butt off to establish her bakery and turn her dream into everything she ever wanted.

The moment Beau meets the voluptuous Payton, there's an instant spark and he quickly decides that despite the drama facing his family, Payton could be the one good thing in his life. The only problem is that Payton clearly has no interest in anything more than a night or two of uninhibited passion.

Will Beau be able to convince Payton to give him a chance of something more, by letting go of her painful past?

My Thoughts

I really enjoyed this book. Rebecca Barber is a new-to-me author and I was pleasantly surprised to discover she is Australian.

This book takes place in small town country Australia and is a great introduction for readers wanting to experience a slice of Aussie life and unique vernacular.

Both Beau and Payton find themselves restarting their lives somewhat unwillingly. Beau has been called back to the family farm to take up the mantle and responsibilities of a first son, while Payton is rebuilding hers after a painful break-up with the man she thought was ‘the one’.

I found their back stories interesting, with the details plotted out well as the story progressed. Together, Beau and Payton offer a great balance of fun, romance and steamy times.

This is the first book in a series about the McIntyre siblings. We learn a little about all of them but the siblings never over take Beau and Payton’s story.

My one irritation with this book was that as Australian-focused as the writing is, there are times American words (ass, faucet, porch etc.) are used that dilute the Aussie flavour.

I highly recommend this book and I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

Picturing Perfect, book 2 in the Meet the Mcintyres series releases late January 2018.

About the Author

I’m just me. A clumsy, introverted, bubble bath loving, chocoholic who would rather read a book than go shopping. And god forbid if you try and make me shoe shop!

I’m one of four kids to school teacher parents. A wife to a football obsessed husband. Mother to a fur-baby who isn’t aware of how big he is. Aunt to the most crazy/adorable little girls. And sister to two very determined sisters and one easy going brother.

I live in Canberra Australia and work too many hours a day at my day job.

I’m a book whore who can easily (and happily) read a book from start to finish in a day and when I do have spare time, you’ll find me in the writing cave.