The O'Connor Family Series Collection by Katie Reus
Published by KR Press on June 8, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Holly, North Carolina—where it’s Christmas year-round and miracles can happen. A good thing for the O’Connor family—four local siblings, four sexy stories, four unique journeys to happily ever after.
Merry Christmas, Baby:
Legal guardian for her sister, Nora broke her no-romance rule for Jackson, but when he does something she can’t easily forgive, he’ll have to prove a second chance, and her heart, are worth the risk.
Tease Me, Baby:
Reluctantly leaving town to fulfill an obligation, Fallon can’t let her desire for Brad derail her plans. But the sexy sheriff is determined to prove she’s already right where she belongs…in his arms.
It’s Me Again, Baby:
When his new realtor turns out to be “the one who got away,” Maguire knows a second chance with Samantha is within reach…if he can save her from the menace who followed her home.
Mistletoe Me, Baby:
Nolan already wants Miranda, so playing her fake fiancé is no hardship. Convincing her family—and the whole town—is easy. Convincing Miranda, especially after tragedy strikes, proves far harder.
Length: 111,000 words
Author Note: each title can be purchased individually or as a complete series collection.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I’m a fan of most of Katie Reus’ books. Her paranormal Darkness series is a particular favorite of mine, especially the dragons. You just can never have enough hot, sexy dragon action. I also love her romantic suspense series, Redemption Harbor. It’s an auto-read for me with its mix of sexy alphas, strong heroines and lots of suspense. So I was thrilled when I got the chance to read and review The O’Connor Family Series Box Set. With the diverse genres of Ms. Reus’ that I have already been treated to, I shouldn’t have been surprised, but the majority of the books in this series are straight up contemporary romance, Although well written with some super nice characters, as an action lover, I need to be in a certain frame of mind to be able to read this type of book. That by no means meant I didn’t enjoy the stories because I did. I highly recommend this series to readers who enjoy a contemporary romance that focuses on sexy heroes and super sweet heroines rather than suspense. As these quick, easy to read stories are set in the Christmas themed town of Holly, North Carolina, this set is the perfect holiday escape when the stress gets to you.
I’m not going to do a full review of each book, but just give you little snippets of my overall thoughts on each one.
Merry Christmas, Baby
Nora and Jackson’s story was a super sweet little read. Jackson screwed up in a huge way, in fact, his faux paux was so big I’m not sure I’d have been as forgiving as Nora was. This made her a tad bit of a pushover in my mind, but not in a bad way. With absolutely no suspense, this story was pure romance with a huge dose of Christmas Cheer.
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Tease Me, Baby
Brad and Fallon’s story was extra sugary sweet. I love a sexy sheriff and Brad certainly delivered. Fallon was a bit harder to connect with as she was so far into her own head as she internally competed with her super sweet mother (of all people). Although entertaining, I think this book would have been a bit better if we had delved more into why Fallon was so focused on pleasing her Mom.
Rating: 3.5 Stars
It’s Me Again, Baby
Maguire and Sam’s story was my hands down favorite of the three stories I had not read before. This story was sexy sweet and had just a touch of suspense. I especially loved Sam and how she knew her fears and doubts were pure bunk, even going so far as to calling it her “inner bullshit”. As for Maguire, holy wow was he one sexy handful.
Rating: 4 Stars
As mentioned above, I read and reviewed this one last year. A best friends to lovers story, this was full of all the trimmings a Christmas romance should have including the extremely patient, super-hot, alphatastic hero, Nathan. Things got a bit deep for a minute, but Nathan had it well in hand. A quick, easy read with just a touch of drama, this was the perfect story to wrap up this sweet collection of Christmas cheer from the O’Connors.
Rating: 4 Stars
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