Brenda Jackson is one of those popular romance writer whose backlist looks intimidating, so when I had the chance to jump into the Granger family series at book 3, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it didn’t feel like I’d missed a beat.
Dalton, the last and youngest Granger brother, (ahem, and Billionaire possible ex-internationl spy ?) can’t get his sister-in-law’s sister out of his mind. They’ve come to heads in the past and agree to disagree,s but when Juliet Bradford decides to re-investigate the wrongful conviction of Dalton’s father. she finds herself skirting danger and love.
Jackson creates a full cast of characters in the affluent comings and going of Charlottesville, Virginia. (#virginiaisforBOOKlovers), and you find you self rooting for this band of brothers as they fight to free their father, who is willing to give up his freedom to keep his son’s safe. A part from the melt off the pages romance there is also a ton of familial love and loyalty.
There are a few storylines I imagine might have felt more full circle if you read the series but it wasn’t necessary. Yes, it was easy for me to pick up sequel bait cause why else would you hire three ex-con bodyguards to protect your sons, but hey. I’m in.
It’s soapy, dramatic with a dash of intrigue. I really enjoyed this book and I don’t feel like I need to go back and read the others but since Passion Flix is making it into a movie I just might.
Narrator Ron Butler’s deep, rich voice brings the smoldering passion, wealth, and power of the Granger family to audiobook listeners. Smooth-talking billionaire Dalton Granger can get any woman he wants except for private investigator Jules Bradford. Then they find themselves working together when Jules begins a covert investigation to exonerate Dalton’s father of murder. Soon, Jules can’t resist Dalton’s seductive charm, which feels tailor-made for the swoon- worthy bass and gravelly undertones Butler employs. However, this leaves little room for vocal variation, most notably for the predominantly male Granger family. Through drama, secrets, and lies, Butler skillfully brings this family’s journey to a fitting conclusion. J.E.C. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2017]