Thursday, October 17, 2019

Finn by Melody Anne

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melody Anne begins a sizzling and heartfelt series about Joseph Anderson’s long-lost nephews.

Finn Anderson is a loyal military veteran who has no desire to live a life of luxury and ease, but sometimes a person doesn’t get a choice. His life is flipped upside down when he and his four brothers learn they’re long-lost relatives of the absurdly famous and wealthy Joseph Anderson. The eccentric but generous billionaire puts the brothers to work building a new veterans center, and that’s not all: Joseph won’t stop until each nephew finds love.

Finn has never expected or wanted an easy life, and he struggles with his early retirement from the elite SEAL team. But when a very confident Brooke Garrison literally sweeps him off his feet during a self-defense class he’s teaching, he thinks less about his past and more about a brand-new future.

If Finn knows anything for certain, it’s that he can’t let this woman get away. Though Brooke is tough and compassionate, the loss of her brother has left her vulnerable. She isn’t sure she can risk loving and losing another person in her life, including a very determined ex-SEAL. Can the two of them look beyond their past wounds and embrace what they’re feeling?

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Book 1
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is a new series, but intrinsically linked with the previous Anderson stories, so if you have read them, be ready for Joseph Anderson and his meddling ways – although to be honest, in this case, there is no need for him to intervene at all. I did like that Melody Anne had managed to wangle a whole five more bachelors ready for a happily ever after – although it seemed incredible that they had been local all this time and Joseph had not found them before now!

Finn is the eldest brother and he is very skeptical of the new family that has suddenly come into their lives – and not all that keen, given that they are related to his truly awful father. It takes him a long time to trust them, even when everything good is laid before him. As he and his brothers band together to make a success of the project that they have been offered, he learns what being an Anderson can mean. I might add he takes some of the perks quite happily, as they benefit his mission to gain Brooke's undying love!

His single-mindedness in her pursuit is by times almost stalkerish, although he does promise that if she truly weren't interested he would back off – not sure just how far she would have to go to make that clear!

There is quite a lot of world-building going on, which sometimes can be a little distracting, but will no doubt pay off in future installments... and there are plenty of hints as to who might be involved already.

A very sweet, low angst, plenty of chemistry and passion kind of romance. I am looking forward to the Veterans' centre being open rather than just being built.

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
3.5 stars
M/F Romance
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Brooke has lost a lot in her life. We meet her after a terrible loss, but she's trying to pick up and keep moving forward. She is a tough woman who is fiercely independent and loves her life. She isn't swayed easily by a pretty face or sweet words and I really loved her friends.

Finn is coming to grips with a forced retirement. He is also having to deal with some long-lost family coming into his life. Finn isn't a trusting person, with the exception of his brothers. Finn isn't quite sure what to make of Joseph coming back into his life and offering an amazing project to him and his brothers, but he wants to try and make his brothers happy, so he goes all in.

Finn's taken aback when Brooke puts him on his butt, literally, in front of a ton of women during a self defense class. His attitude that he's met the woman he's going to marry is over the top, but it's also what endears him to the reader in the book. Brooke is trying very hard to overcome her trauma too. She wants to continue to build her own family but is also scared of losing more people.

This book was about letting people who love you in and learning to let go of the past and move forward. It's a cute story about finding something and going after it, whether it's the love of your life or family you want to forge a relationship with. I am really looking forward to Finn's brothers and Brooke's friends getting their own stories.

Melody Anne is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the popular Billionaire Bachelors, Surrender, and Baby for the Billionaire series, as well as the young adult Midnight series. She collaborated with J.S. Scott and Ruth Cardello for the anthology Taken by a Trillionaire.

Melody holds a bachelor’s degree in business but found her true calling when she was first published in 2011. When she isn’t writing, she cultivates strong bonds with her family and enjoys time spent with them, as well as with her friends and beloved pets. A country girl at heart, she loves her small town and is involved in many community projects.

Melody has earned a spot on multiple bestseller lists and is a three-time Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. Best of all, she gets to do what makes her happiest—live in a fantasy world 95 percent of the time.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Finn (Anderson Billionaires #1) by Melody Anne to read and review.

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