Tuesday, 8 May 2018

New Release Book Review (& Author Giveaway): Save Me by Cecy Robson

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SAVE ME

by Cecy Robson 

O’Brien Family, #5 
Publication Date: April 25, 2018 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Standalone


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SYNOPSIS:

RT Book Reviews proclaims that the O’Brien Family series from award-winning author Cecy Robson “has the hottest brothers ever!” And in SAVE ME, it’s time for Seamus, the family’s most notorious bachelor, to find true love.

Three weddings. No date. What’s a hot stud to do when all the women on his speed dial are either serving dinner to their families or serving time?

Out of all the O’Briens, Seamus is the best-looking, most creative, and, did I mention, best-looking? Single at almost forty wasn’t a big deal until every sibling in his large and loud Irish family found “the one.” Now, he’s desperate for a wedding date, one he doesn’t have to worry will make out with the limo driver or rob the bride and groom blind.

Allie Mendes is the good daughter, who’s spent her life living in her perfect sister’s shadow. But when her sister steals the man Allie was supposed to marry, that shadow she’s lived in threatens to swallow her whole. Allie wants to believe a bright future awaits. But when she begs God to save her from this disastrous twist of fate, the last person she expects Him to send her is Seamus O’Brien.

Allie needs a stand-in boyfriend to avoid appearing as lonely as she feels. Seamus needs a decent woman without an ankle bracelet or a rap sheet as long as his muscular arms. The two make a deal to pose as each other’s perfect date. But weddings mean romance and a chance at forever neither had planned.


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My Thoughts


I am late to the party when it comes to the O’Brien family books. This is my first time reading them and there is enough information offered that I never felt lost.

I found Save Me to be an entertaining read. The writing is well balanced and easily moves between absurdity, humour, pathos, sadness, attraction and hope. That’s a lot to pack into one story but it works.

Seamus O’Brien’s taste in women, put politely, is questionable. Between parolees, thieves and married women, it’s no wonder he is finding it difficult to find a woman that’s respectable enough to be his date for the many upcoming family events. His, at times, crude and blunt personality isn’t helping either.

Allie Mendes has the family from hell. She is constantly measured against her beautiful sister and found lacking. And if the poor opinion of her family is not enough, she is also expected to lend a helping hand for her sister’s wedding. Allie’s story was the one I struggled with the most. It seems to be a popular plot line in recent books I have read where the heroine’s sister behaves in unconscionable ways towards the heroine. Adding insult to injury, there’s always a parent siding with the “evil” sister. Why is this necessary?

Seamus saves Allie from another verbal clash with her sister and mother by announcing they are a couple and from here our twosome become each other’s plus one while they attend these many family events.

There are family dramas occurring throughout the book, some serious, some funny, some poignant. As Seamus and Allie spend more time together, they begin to develop real feelings for each other. Their relationship is not about fireworks and dramatic gestures but more a slow burn as they learn about and discover each other. I enjoyed being on this journey with them.

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ABOUT CECY ROBSON


Cecy Robson is an author of contemporary and new adult romance, young adult adventure, and award-winning urban fantasy. A double-nominated RITA® Finalist, Winner of the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, and published author of more than twenty titles, you can typically find Cecy on her laptop or stumbling blindly in search of caffeine.

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