First and Only by Abbie Zanders
Series: Callaghan Brothers #2
Also in this series: Dangerous Secrets, Seeking Vengeance, Guardian Angel
Published by Self-published on December 14, 2014
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You never forget your first love.
Lexi O’Connell has secretly been in love with Ian Callaghan for more than ten years. So when she returns to Pine Ridge and he turns those sexy crystal blue eyes her way, she doesn’t have a hope of resisting, even if she knows it can only be for one night.
Even if it will break her heart. Because while she would know him anywhere, he doesn’t even recognize her.
Ian Callaghan is mischievous, playful, and irresistible to women. When he sets his sights on the attractive young woman who has been discreetly staring at him, he doesn’t think twice about seducing her.
It wasn’t supposed to be more than one night. And falling in love with her was definitely not part of the plan.
A few days is all Ian needs to know that Lexi is The One. His croie. His soul mate. And he doesn’t understand how she can just walk away.
But what Ian doesn’t understand might just kill her.
Another Callaghan bites the dust…
This is the second story in the Callaghan Brothers series. Ian has spent his years caring for his family, working hard being a hero and getting laid…a lot. Lexi is a quietly spoken, hard working, strong minded woman who has loved Ian since the first day they met when she was 14 and he was 17.
This story had some very hard things to deal with. Lexi battles health issues that close her off to some things, so when she has the chance she throws herself into living life to the fullest.
Lexi makes some bad decisions which I can understand, but I thought were a bit selfish. Ian also makes some horrible decisions and I spent quite a few chapters thinking – you bloody morons, communicate with each other.
There were a few issues I felt were unresolved and wished had been dealt with, but I am presuming may be taken further in future books.
This book was heartbreaking. There were times that I wanted things to get better, but seemed to get worse. The ending seemed a little rushed. I wanted to see them happy together for longer and think the sad went on for too long.
Love the family and friends dynamics and will definitely be reading more in this series.
Rating: 4 Stars
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