Book #1: Broken (This) by J.B. McGee
4 out of 5 stars (for the series)
Amazon Summary: Gabby's life has been anything but easy. She is surrounded by friends who seem to have everything she doesn't: money, social standing, and happily married parents. While dealing with the loss of her mother, she experiences her first heartbreak. She commits herself to her studies and runs away from any emotions that aren't safe. Bradley Banks, a confident CEO and commercial architect, who has long time commitment issues forces Gabby to feel again, but will he be her next heartbreak?
Chit Chat with 556:
I think we all agree to say - we loved this series! Although in the first book Gabriella "Gabby" kind of got on our nerves. We loved that she was beautiful, smart, and sarcastic (a girl after our on heart) - but we didn't love the fact that she was another female character with loads of self doubt. It was annoying! Her man trust issues stem from one douche bag, Ian, who she dated in High School. Yes I said High School - like really get over it. Any who Ian pretty much left her totally insecure. Oh yeah did we mention the douche shows up in Book# 2. Long story short Ian cheats (with...read the book) and ruins the little self esteem she had.
Down the aisle walks Bradley. We love him. We love that he knows what he wants and goes after it. Men like Bradley makes us tingly all over! LOL! Bradley is every girl's dream guy! So of course we had to add him to our Hottie Book List.
Book# 1 is mostly about how they met and what happened in Gabby's past. So its kind of like the meet and greet of the series.
Book# 2: Mending (This)
Amazon Summary: Gabby has finally started to break down the walls she has worked so hard to build up from all of the heartache she has felt through the years, just as ghosts from Bradley's past begin to show themselves. Will Gabby find healthy ways to cope with the new heartache she experiences or will she go back to running from the people who pose a risk of hurting her?
Chit Chat with 556:
We love that Gabby agreed to let go of her past and try and build a relationship with Bradley. We also loved that she made him work for her trust and love. Too many books the woman just falls into whatever the man says...but Gabby made him work, which made Bradley a better man. Kudos to Gabby! But of course there is a catch 22...now Bradley has been busy proving himself and the first time a situation rears its ugly head...she jumps out the window. Well not really...but she runs! We were pissed that she ran...you don't even stick around so he can explain. Then she runs right into the arms of her ex-douchbag, Ian. Really Gabby Really??? This was a total setup! And NOW we are even more pissed that she had the nerve to talk to him but not give Bradley a chance to explain.
We loved how J.B. McGee wrote from Gabby and Bradley's POV. You get to experience their individual pain for the situation that has occurred and you get an insight into their personal passion when they come together. And truth be told...a lot of time the guy's POV is soooooooooo much better than the woman. I'm just saying...
What we are waiting to find out:
*What the hell happened with between Gabby and her father? It seems the therapist doesn't want her to focus on that part of her life...but will the sister finally reveal why the daddy left.
**If the ex-best friend, Lindsey, will surface to give Gabby closure on the friendship...
*****And most important is Bradley about to father a baby with another woman*****
Book 2.5 (a novella): Conspiring (This)
Amazon Summary: When Bradley refuses to take Veronica to his cousin's wedding, she finds herself in the company of the charming and attractive Ian. There is no denying that Veronica and Ian have an intense, mutual attraction which draws them together like magnets. But what neither of them realizes is that their attraction isn't the only thing pulling them together. It is a small world, and it’s about to get a whole lot smaller when an innocent fling turns into an intricate plan to conspire.
Chit Chat with 556:
I read a review on Amazon and the reader was complaining about how this book made her dislike Bradley...so I was really wondering if I wanted to read this book. Because we love Bradley!!! Well this book had the opposite effect on me. I fell in LOVE with Bradley even more. Who I lost all respect for was Veronica and Ian. Bradley NEVER promised Veronica hearts and flowers..she knew exactly what kind of relationship they would have. Don't punish him because he did not fall in love with you. Veronica feel in love with Bradley (and that's okay) but she should have taken it like a woman and moved on instead of stalking him to find out he was with someone else. You don't destroy someones relationship because you miserable. And Ian that spineless jellyfish just played along with her. He knew he was sexing her down the minute Bradley left town. I was ready to kill both of them asshats.
And the best part is...you don't have to wait until Book #3 to find out if the baby belongs to Bradley. THANK YOU J.B. McGee for not making us WAIT!!!!
Oh you thought I was going to spill the beans???? NOT!!!!!!!!!! Read the book its worth it!