Monday, February 2, 2015

Three Brothers by Nicole Williams

Three Brothers
by Nicole Williams
Release Date: January 20th 2015
Rate: Enjoyed it (4 stars)


I grew up with three brothers. They weren’t tied to me by blood, but our connection went beyond genetics or bearing the same last name. Our connection was forged the summer I turned thirteen, the summer my mom ended her life and left me in the custody of John Armstrong, a man I’d never met. Packing all I owned in a couple of boxes, I left the familiarity of the big city and headed west to Red Mountain Ranch, set in a lonely valley outside of Jackson Hole.

Nothing was as it seemed at Red Mountain—it didn’t take long for me to figure that out. John was kind to me but distant, as if he was afraid to let anyone get too close. His three teenage sons had their own devices for keeping love as far away as they could. The eldest distracted himself with cheap relationships that had a shelf-life of one night. The middle son threw himself into the rigor of running a ranch, and the third wielded cruelty and mind-games in his quest to keep people from getting close.

Time has gone by, and I’ve spent those years trying to forget the brother I’d fallen for—the biggest mistake of my life.

Finally, I’ve moved on. Finally, I’m back. But what I didn’t realize was that running away from the wrong brother meant I’d also run away from the right one. The one who’d been there for me all along, waiting in his brother’s shadow for the day I either would or could move on.

But a decade is a long time to wait. Has the brother I should have chosen all of those years ago moved on too? Am I about to discover that my biggest mistake wasn’t falling in love with the wrong brother, but failing to return the love of the right one sooner?

Does unrequited love have an expiration date?

I’m about to find out.

Author’s Note: This book is a “sweet” romance that isn’t overly sexy. Fans of Lost & Found will be interested in Three Brothers.

Three Brothers is one of those intense reads that every New Adult reader needs to read. It goes far beyond a simple romance. It's simply much more and this "sweet" romance, as the author describes it, has the power to emotionally wreck your reader heart.

The synopsis explains perfectly what to expect from this book. I don't want to spoil the "secrecy" in which the story starts, so I'm going to limit my explanations. I loved that the author kept her promise of keeping the "right" brother for the main character hidden until the exact moment that needed to be revealed. Throughout the story we get signs until it's pretty obvious who's going to be the one who Scout should've chosen all those years back, but it build up is pretty intense.

The relationship these four have going on is an intense one. I felt vulnerable at some scenes, by reading Scout's point of view. Specially in the scenes when she finds the little wolf and tries to save him and everyone told her she couldn't save everyone. WHY?! I didn't see why they had to make her chance that side of her. Well, I kind of understood due to her history with the brothers, but even the lost causes can be saved. I instantly liked Scout for her character and for being one of those girls always trying to make everyone better, to try saving all the lost souls. I loved her personality.

However, what this story has that makes it a pretty amazing read is that the events start to pile up and the story starts to escalate to a level that you are not even aware of until they drop you the big bomb that will lead to an emotional and heart-breaking ending where truths are also revealed and the relationship between the four characters will change forever. And you finish the book with: "I didn't see that coming".

I can easily categorize this read as moving, emotional and a definitely a must read one is you are drawn by the synopsis of the book. I highly recommend you to give Three Brothers a chance and make your choice of which one of the three brother is the best fictional book boyfriend for you.

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I’m the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the CRASH series (HarperTeen, S&S UK), LOST & FOUND series, UP IN FLAMES (S&S UK), The EDEN TRILOGY, and a handful of others. I write stories about everyday kinds of people who find themselves in extraordinary kinds of situations. I tell love stories with happy endings because I believe in making the world a better place, and that’s one tiny way I can make it so. I’m one of those people who still believe in true love and soul mates, and would rather keep my head in the clouds any day over having my feet firmly on the ground.

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