by Cecy Robson
O’Brien Family, #5
Publication Date: April 25, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Standalone
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.
I am ashamed to say that this is my first time reading Cecy Robson and any of the O’Brien Family novels. However, I can eagerly announce that I am now a huge fan! I had no idea what to expect from Seamus and Alie’s story, but fell in love with them, as well as, the rest of Seamus’ family.
Seamus is being pressured to date a “nice girl” and settle down, whereas, Allie is reeling with her emotions regarding her “perfect,” model sister marrying the man that Allie used to love. Seizing the opportunity to save one another, Allie and Seamus become what appears to be a couple, having no idea what kind of feelings and emotions could come to light down the road.
To be honest, Seamus initially seemed to be an arrogant pig going through women like he did his underwear and not thinking twice about it. Then there was Allie.. She was beautiful, successful, smart… But she sort of hid herself with her understated clothing and a very submissive personality. I loved watching them both change for the better, enhancing themselves and their own lives, however, I didn’t like Allie’s low opinion of herself or the way Seamus immediately chose to make her over to make her desirable to me and make it seem realistic that he would be with her.
I always think to myself that I have encountered fantastic writing when the author’s characterization enables me to absolutely despise a villain in the story. Cecy Robson definitely takes the cake with that one and her creation of Allie’s sister, Valentina. Actually, also Allie’s mother. Anyway, Valentina was one of the most frustrating, anger-inducing character that I’ve encountered in recent memory, making me want to choke her and slap Allie for tolerating her. Luckily, Allie eventually found some spark. However, between the abuse she received from her family and Seamus wanting to change her hair, make-up, and wardrobe, I didn’t find her to be a strong character.
Despite my criticism of Allie’s character, I truly loved this novel. Watching the friendship develop and change (both ups and downs) between Seamus and Allie was a fantastic journey that I am happy to have read. Although I already know the outcome of his brothers’ stories, I definitely plan on going back and reading the earlier novels in this series!
DON’T MISS THE OTHER BOOKS IN THE O’BRIEN FAMILY SERIES WHICH CAN ALL BE READ AS STANDALONES!
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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