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Series: The Burke Brothers
Published by Pocket Star on December 1st 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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Also by this author: Dirty Past, Dirty Lies
Conner Burke never expected Sofie Callahan to come back.Where she’s been for the last two and half years is a mystery, and so is the reason she left in the first place. Now, though, she’s back in their hometown of Shelton Bay, South Carolina, at the same time Conner’s band Dirty B. is home on a tour break.Sofie Callahan has spent the months since her father’s death avoiding anything to do with her hometown. But with her brother in Afghanistan, she has no choice but to return and sort out her father’s house, even if it means facing the boy she fell in love with and revealing the reason she left.Conner has questions, and when his broken heart and her guilty one collide, Sofie has to start answering them. Their present is rocky, their future unknown. Only one thing is certain: Sofie’s daughter will change everything.
I loved this book so much! Anytime I find I rocker series I tend to get sucked in, and this one proved no different.
Sofie is a single mom terrified to return to her hometown and answer questions that many have wondered. She left a couple of years prior hoping she made the right decision. She knows she needs to go back, and doesn’t really want to do deal with the fallout. Sofie is a strong character, even in her weakest moments. She knows she doesn’t deserve any kind of forgiveness, but she is constantly battling the emotions she has for the guy who’s always had her heart.
I absolutely adored Conner. He’s the singer for a band that consists of himself and three brothers. He hears that Sofie’s back in town, and shows up at her door immediately. The fact that she broke his heart doesn’t matter. He has to know if it’s true. He doesn’t want to feel any kind of emotion for her, but he can’t stop it. Even when things come to light he still tries to be a part of Sofie’s life.
I loved seeing these two battle their feelings for each other. There are times when Conner is an asshole, but other times when Sofie is bitchy. Neither of the characters know how to deal with all the past stuff that keeps coming up. Sofie is definitely a firecracker, though. That’s what made me love her so much.
The plot is pretty predictable, but it’s a perfect read for starting out the summer. It’s light, hilarious, and sweet all at the same time. I love these characters, and can’t wait for more of the Burke brothers.