Honor Brown has a lot on her plate and moving into a new house will take what’s left of her limited time. She definitely doesn’t have time for her very attractive neighbor no matter how much he wants to help. Jason Guthrie can’t stop thinking about Honor and he can’t help wondering about where she goes at all hours of the night. Lexie just wants to help her best friend add a little fun to her life — and there’s nothing Lexie knows more than having fun. Sullivan doesn’t need another party girl in his life but there’s something about Lexie that keeps catching his attention. This neighborhood will never be the same.
I forgot how light and fluffy they can be. Now sometimes I’m in the mood for that so it’s not necessarily a bad thing but at the same time I guess I’ve gotten used to a little more substance in my character’s relationship.
I did really like Jason and how much he supported Honor and understood that even though she was pushing him away at first it didn’t mean she wasn’t interested, she just had a lot going on. Lexie was also a really great friend so that was nice to see the bond between the two women. And Colt was definitely a sweet and enjoyable young man. I felt cheated out of Sullivan and Lexie’s relationship. We hardly see any of it as Honor and Jason are really the main couple. At first Sullivan was so resistant to the image of a party girl that Lexie gave off. As the reader we see so little their time together I just found it hard to believe they were in love so quickly.
Although I love Colt’s character he is nothing like a 17 year old boy, at least not the teenagers I’ve met. He bonded really fast with Honor and this just seemed a little too easy, but not a big deal especially because he was so sweet. Foster also gave us plenty to wonder about with both Hogan and Nathan as future heroes in the next book.
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Guthrie Brothers #1 • Romance, Contemporary • HQN • July 26, 2016
Jason Guthrie has no time for entanglements—between helping out his widowed brother and teenage nephew and getting his hometown back on its feet, his days are spoken for. But his nights are another story… And when his lovely new neighbor, Honor Brown, reluctantly accepts his help in remodeling her house, Jason finds himself wishing his handyman skills could knock down the defenses she keeps building around herself.
Martial arts teacher Sullivan Dean knows real danger when he sees it—even when it takes the form of the gorgeous blonde helping her friend move in across the street. After putting his wayward past behind him to focus on teaching control to troubled kids, Sullivan has learned to avoid party girls like Lexie Perkins. But Sullivan can’t seem to keep his hands off the real woman behind that flirty charm—or keep his heart from landing at her feet.