Review: The Reed Brothers #5, Proving Paul’s Promise by Tammy Falkner

22059839Blurb from Goodreads

He has watched her from afar…

Paul Reed has been raising children since he was a child himself, but he wouldn’t change his life, even if given an opportunity. That is, until one of his brothers says four little words that shake the foundation of his world. “She’s not a lesbian,” shouldn’t be quite so earth shattering, but suddenly the woman he loves is available, and he’ll do whatever it takes to win her over.

They call her Friday, and she’s hiding more than just her name…

Friday has worked in the Reeds’ tattoo parlor for four years. She’s become more than just an employee, and she loves being in the middle of something so wonderful. She treasures the way the Reeds live for one another, and she adores the way they take care of their family. She would do just about anything to be part of it, if not for the fact that she doesn’t deserve a family of her own. Or does she? Friday is punishing herself for her past, and by doing so, she pushes away the one man who could truly love her.

Separately, they’re strong. Together, they’re vulnerable. As a team, they rock.

234 pages
Published July 16th 2014 by Night Shift Publishing (first published June 16th 2014)
edition language: English
series: The Reed Brothers
genre: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
My Thoughts
I never read back to back of the Reed Brothers series before, not until I did it with this book which I read right after Maybe Matt’s Miracle. I was so eager to read Paul’s story as it has more than a glimpse in Matt’s story. Unfortunately, reading it back to back made me realized that there are similarities among them. In a way I felt like I got deja vu, what Matt said and did were also said and did by Paul. It was kinda bother me since I hope I can enjoy Paul’s story more than Matt’s which at the time was my least favorite.

And then there were things that felt like so random and happened in a rush. It was a surprise all right, I think, but it happened and solved so suddenly I felt like it was there just so the story has surprise and drama in it.

But my main problem was I couldn’t quite believe that Paul is fall in love head over heel with Friday. Yes he keeps telling me over and over that he wants her for years, but in all those years (means: in all those previous books) I didn’t see it. Even when they have already known for four years, I still felt they are fall in an insta-love. And I didn’t feel their chemistry, unlike with other couple in previous books. I also didn’t quite like Paul here. He’s disappointing me. His relationship with his ex-girlfriend is kind annoyed me. He slept with her for years because it’s convenience for them while at the same time he knows that she has boyfriend and even engage with him (her boyfriend) at one time. I mean he knows she’s with someone else and yet he kept sleeping with her. And then suddenly he realizes that he falls in love with Friday. And the fact that he still has a tattoo with his ex’s name in his body? is a no-no for me, a big no, hell to do no!

The positive thing is this book still involves other Reeds, even when I feel a bit “full and crowded” with all of their stories. But hey, I’m not complaining here, I just can’t get enough of them. And I still want to the rest of the series.

Result: 2 out of 5 stars
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Review: The Reed Brothers #4, Maybe Matt’s Miracle by Tammy Falkner

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What he needed was a miracle…

Matthew Reed has seen his share of problems. But he’s a Reed and Reeds can overcome anything. Matt is content working in his family’s tattoo parlor with his brothers surrounding him. The only thing he’s lacking is the ability to have a family of his own. Then his battle with cancer leads him to meet a woman who just might need him as much as he needs her.

She didn’t need anything…

Skylar Morgan is happy. She has a boyfriend. Sure, he doesn’t make her heart pound faster and he really doesn’t support her when she needs it. But she doesn’t need much. Does she? She’s happy to be self-sufficient and she’s happy that she doesn’t have a tremendous amount of responsibility. She’s educated, has a great job, and she has enough money for a lifetime. But what she lacks, she doesn’t even realize until she meets him. And them. The ones who change her life forever.

ebook, First, 185 pages
Published May 1st 2014 (first published April 21st 2014)
edition language: English
series: The Reed Brothers
genre: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
My Thoughts
This is the fourth book of the series but it still has thing I really liked from Reed Brothers series, drama-less. I like drama in contemporary story but sometimes less drama is even better. There is no unnecessary misunderstanding kind of drama here, though I have to admit I thought there will be one, with what happens with Sky, Matt, and his ex-girlfriend, April.

Both Matt and Sky are lovable characters. I loved the way they interact with Sky’s nieces and nephew. They are so natural around them, though it wasn’t that easy for Sky in the beginning. I guess it made their relationship more make sense to me, knowing that she didn’t have a good example how to be in a good-healthy relationship. And her story was just so sad. I think in a way I see it much sadder than other female characters’ story in the series. And I can connect with her well.

One thing that I didn’t quite enjoy was the way Matt and Sky fall in love. It was way too fast, it was an insta-love. Logan and Emily also have an insta-love but they give time to know each other along the story, unlike Matt and Sky. In just a few pages Matt has already told her that he loves her and determines to make her fall in love with him. As much as it is so sweet and made me smile and giddy, I just couldn’t buy it.

Result: 3 out of 5 stars