Author– Eve Rabi
Publication Date – August 29, 2013
Cover Artist – Author
Cody Garrett, a former Navy SEAL, has never met a skirt he didn’t fancy. His six-pack, rugged looks and bad boy image, ensures a steady stream of hot babes waiting to slip him their phone numbers wherever he goes.
So, he is confused when Bridie Barker refuses to go on a date with him. It’s not like she’s a stunning beauty or something. According to him, her ears are big, she’s well-rounded and she’s not even a ‘d’ cup.
In spite of her shortcomings, the more she pushes him away, the more he finds himself thinking of her.
Bridie Barker has control issues, every detail in her life is planned. Her closet is color-coded and she has an array of storage contains so that nothing is out of place. Her whole world is black and white and grey areas are a no-no. She prefers it that way, it keeps her focused and prevents her from becoming the crackhead her mother was.
When she meets the refined, yet warm and grounded Scott Garrett, she thinks she has found her soul mate. Unfortunately, and to her disappointment, things don’t pan out with Scott.
While waiting tables, she has a disastrous run-in with his brother, the wild Cody Garrett, King of Body Shots and who parties every night with a different girl. Even though he’s good to look at and makes her laugh, she turns down his advances as he’s clearly the tag-and-release kind of guy, while she doesn’t believe in one night stands, no matter how meaningful they are.
Besides, she is pretty sure he owns not a single storage container and she certain that his closet is not color-coded. Problem is, Cody Garrett won’t take no for an answer.
My Brother, My Rival is a sexy, modern-day, drama-laden love story that will have you laughing, crying and gasping with disbelief, as the story unfolds
I was hooked immediately to this series. There are several scenes that has me on the edge of my chair, covering my mouth in shock. The emotion from all of the characters were jumping off the pages!
Bridie is from the “other side of the tracks”. Being adopted at a young age, along with her four siblings, she has not had an easy life. Growing up in the ‘hood’, struggling for food on some days growing up, has made her a strong and determined woman. Working multiple jobs, she is putting herself through college to council other kids in her home town.
While working as a waitress at a local bar, she is antagonized and harassed by a group of Navy SEALS. By defending herself, it in turn causes her to lose her job. With some pleading and apologizing, one of the SEALS, Cody, gets her job back…
Cody can’t seem to keep Bridie out of his mind. He is not one to be tied down… he wants to be free to do whatever he wants without the constant nagging of a girlfriend. Until Bridie turns him down, he can’t believe that she would not want him and is determined to chase her down and change her mind.
Cody, Cody, Cody… several times throughout this book I wanted to smack him… and then smack Bridie for putting up with it! As we get further into the book, Bridie finally grows a back bone and stands up to his arrogant ass!
The only one in Cody’s family who doesn’t treat her like “trailer trash” is his brother, Scott. She actually met Scott before dating Cody, but he never called like he said he would… she had no idea they were brothers!! This in turn bring a series of twists to the story!
Book one leaves us with a cliff hanger and I was SOOO glad to have book two ready and waiting, I would have gone insane having to wait for the release!!
Stay tuned for book 2 review!!
(I received this book as an ARC for an honest review)
MEET THE AUTHOR
Eve Rabi lives in Australia, but she was born in South Africa. She is the author of 20 books and is known for her kick-ass leading ladies, alpha males and no holes-barred love stories. Oh, and let’s not forget about humour, it’s a must in her books. To quote a smashwords.com reviewer: “When you pick up an Eve Rabi book, forget sleep. She writes gripping page turners that will keep you reading till the very end.”
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