I love a good book series. I feel like most authors are writing series and I love it, especially when each book can be considered a stand alone (no cliffhanger). I recently came across The Reed Brother Series by Tammy Falkner. I think I saw something about the first book, "Tall, Tatted and Temping" on Facebook. I read the synopsis and it immediately grabbed my attention and it was free on Amazon, so I gave it a chance. Well, I finished the first book in an afternoon and immediately bought the rest of the series.
The Reed brothers are an interesting group. They own a successful tattoo shop in NYC and they all pretty much work there in some form or another. The oldest, Paul, took over caring for his four brothers after their mother died and father took off. Yes, there are FIVE of them. Five, blonde hair, dirty talking, alpha personality, tattooed, sexy, but also sensitive and loving brothers. Oh and two of them are twins. TWINS.
And my favorite, Sam, is one of those twins. His book is the most recent (Zip, Zero, Zilch) and after reading it I tweeted this: "Apparently a blonde haired, cupcake making, tattoo artist, football playing alpha male is my dream man. Who knew?"
I love the interactions between the brothers. They give each other a hard time and are freaking hilarious at times, but when it comes down to it they would do ANYTHING for each other. (See "Calmly, Carefully, Completely")
And the women in these books are awesome as well. Each of the brothers meet their match and there is a joke that runs throughout the series and it can be summed up as this:
"Well, if you ever meet a girl who punches you in the fucking nose when you meet her, marry her."Along with the six main novels there are some short stories that include the Reed brothers, but mostly focus on secondary characters we meet. My favorite is "Finally Finding Faith." It deals with a very serious subject and I found myself sitting on my couch CRYING like a baby, but it was a lovely, hopeful book that any fan of the series should read.
I really can't recommend this series enough. If you love a book series, especially one about a close knit group of men, this case, brothers...this is a series for you.
The Reed Brothers series in order
#1 Tall, Tatted, and TemptingSynopsis
She’s locked up tight. But he might be the key.
Logan Reed is tall, tatted and tempting. Kit’s a woman with a mean right hook and a secret.
Kit wants a tattoo, but Logan sees more than she intends to share in the drawing of the tat she wants. He sees her in ways no one ever has.
Logan’s not disabled; but he hasn’t spoken in eight years. He hasn’t needed to. Until he meets Kit.
Logan doesn’t know everything about Kit. Kit doesn’t know anything about herself, until she has to sacrifice all she ever wanted to save what’s most important to him.
Amazon buy link: http://amzn.com/B00DGK7WAM (free at the time of this post!)
#2 Smart, Sexy and Secretive
I'm back in New York, ready to start my brand new life with Logan. Things are still up in the air between us, and it has been three months since I've even talked to him. But there's one thing I'm certain of -- I can't live without him.
I need her like I need air. But now she's back, and her dad and her ex-boyfriend are conspiring to keep us apart. We can do this, though. Can't we? We can make this work? We have to, because I can't imagine my life without her.
Amazon buy link: http://amzn.com/B00ER6XVPE
Just Jelly Beans and Jealousy
*** This is a short story. It's not a full book. It's only 7000 words, plus samples of the Reed Brothers series. ***
Sean has been in love with Lacey for as long as he can remember, but she has pushed him firmly into the friend zone and plans to keep him there. Or so he thinks.
Lacey did put Sean in the friend zone, but now she's ready for more. Only he won't make a move.
Lacey enters a contest in which a kiss from her will be the prize. Can Sean win the contest? Can he win the girl?
Amazon buy link: http://amzn.com/B00HY2KN04 (free at the time of this
#3 Calmly, Carefully, Completely
I met her on the worst night of her life. She was broken, shaking, and waiting for someone to save her. I am just thankful I got the opportunity to know her. Her dad helped me with some legal trouble I got into, and I volunteered to help out at their camp for children with special needs. Horses, pools, and a tracking bracelet on my ankle. Sounds like a fun week, doesn't it?
She was there and she wanted to thank me for my kindness on that awful night. But I want her. I want her more than anything. I think she wants me back, but she needs calm and careful, and I don't know if I can provide that.
Pete saved me. But now it's my turn to return the favor. He's hot, with this tattoos and piercings but, beneath it all, he's crying out for someone to save him too.
Can he love me completely?
Amazon buy link: http://amzn.com/B00GYGEQ40
Finally Finding Faith
"You'll find Faith in the clock shop," Peter Reed says.
Daniel has a list of things he wants to do before the clock strikes twelve on December 31st.
1. Get a tattoo
2. Ride a horse-drawn carriage in the snow
3. See a Broadway play
4. Buy hot chestnuts from a street vendor
5. Eat a one-pound burger at Rocko’s
6. Drink hot chocolate on a bench in the park
7. Fix my watch
Daniel's watch stopped working when he lost all his men, his leg, and his hope in Afghanistan. A chance encounter at Reed's Tattoo Parlor leads him to Faith, a redhead with the prettiest green eyes he's ever seen.
Daniel intends to meet his deadline before the clock strikes midnight, and Faith sets out to help him. But she is goodness and light, and he’s not ready to let her warmth shine on him.
Faith takes care of her aging grandmother and knows how precious life is. But can she help Daniel realize it before it's too late? She has less than twenty-four hours.
Tick tock. Tick tock.
Amazon buy link: http://amzn.com/B00HVRDDQ8
Reagan’s Revenge and Ending Emily’s Engagement
Calmly, Carefully, Completely left readers with one question — Would Reagan ever get justice against her attacker?
A chance meeting, a well-deserved ass kicking and the end of Emily and Logan's engagement? Find out what happens next in Reagan's Revenge!
Amazon buy link: http://amzn.com/B00JORD84K
#4 Maybe Matt’s Miracle
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.
#5 Proving Paul’s Promise
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.
Amazon buy link: http://amzn.com/B00LIJTS4G
He knows the value of life.
She's still learning.
What would you do if you had one last moment to say goodbye? Would you take it?
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Logan, Emily, and Kit
Pete and Reagan
Matt, Sky, Seth, Joey, Mellie, Hoppy and Matty
Paul, Friday, Hayley, and PJ
The whole family is hanging out at the beach for a special event, and would love for you to come and join them. There might even be a wedding!
Amazon buy link: http://amzn.com/B00NK0ZIUE
#6 Zip, Zero, Zilch
The last one to fall…
Sam Reed is the only brother in the Reed family who hasn’t fallen head over heels in love. He has a promising contract to play professional football, but something is missing. Sam likes to watch cooking shows, snuggle on the couch, and he wants someone to do it with him. But with his go-getter lifestyle, it’s almost impossible to find the time to get to know one woman. That is, until he meets the one who makes him want to change his whole life.
A fake name and a world of hurt...
When Peck was twelve, she was called by a different name, lived with a different family, and had no prospects whatsoever. But now she finds herself the drummer in an all-girl band, makes more money than she ever dreamed possible, and she’s content. Until the day her birth mother shows back up.
Fame. Fortune. Stardom.
Neither of them wants it.
They both have it. But can they have more?
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