Saturday, March 21, 2015

Series Spotlight: The McCauley Brothers Series by Marie Harte

When Maddie, Abby and Vanessa rent a house from Mr. & Mrs. McCauley they soon discover that they are getting way more than a house. They also get the McCauley brothers. And they are are quite the group. Flynn is the charmer. Brody is the jokester. Cameron is the smart one. And Mike is the serious one. Luckily they all meet woman who will put up with their shenanigans and it is fun to watch.  

I love all of the brothers, but I think Mike is my favorite. Maybe it's because he is a wonderful dad to his adorable son Colin. Maybe it's because he hasn't really moved on since the death of his wife and when he meets Del he can see a future with her. Or maybe it's because he turns out to be quite the dirty talker. Who knows...all I know is that I while I enjoyed all the books in this series, Mike's was the one that I just couldn't put down. Plus in this book we get the POV of his son Colin and that just made the book so much better. It's always fun to see things from the eyes of a child.  

Here is a little snippet from Mike's book, What to Do With a Bad Boy:

She cut him off by dragging his neck down and plastering her mouth to his. For a moment, he remained still, and she wondered if she’d made a huge mistake. Handsome, sexy, probably rich Mike McCauley wouldn’t want some cool chick like Del. He’d be after a Suzie-homemaker like his moth— 
He kissed her back, taking charge of the embrace. Mike put his hands on her head to hold her in place while he kissed the ever-living breath out of her. She’d never felt so surrounded before. Del had dated larger men, but Mike dwarfed her. So big, so hot, so damn sexy. 
He tasted like chocolate chip cookies, and that sweetness made her melt. He knew how to use his lips and tongue to maximum advantage. When he leaned in to her, she thanked her stars she hadn’t zipped up her jacket. He pressed his chest against her breasts, and she sagged against the car, weak with desire.
He pulled back to look at her. His eyes had darkened to a sapphire blue. His lips were slick, his mouth taut, a furious hunger on his face. “I knew you’d be like this.”
Before she could ask what “this” meant, he dug his fingers into her hair, holding her in place while he angled her chin up and dove in for a second kiss. He ravaged her mouth as she lost track of everything but the feel of Mike against her.
Nothing but need consumed her while he enveloped her in a blaze of arousal that obliterated sense. She had to get closer, had to touch him. But when she tried to move, he tightened his grip and held her in place.
Lord, but his dominance turned her on. She moaned and bucked, needing more. She managed to find his waist, and when she moved her hands under his sweater and ran her fingers over his T-shirt-covered abs, he growled and closed the miniscule gap between them.
He ground his pelvis against hers, and she trembled, understanding that Mike was big all over.
A horn blared. “Get a room.” Someone laughed. More coarse talk.
She didn’t care, until she grew lightheaded from a lack of oxygen.
Mike finally stopped the kiss and pulled back, letting go of her hair, his body still rock hard against hers. They panted, catching their breath.
She just stood there against the car, pinned by his muscular body like a butterfly to a mounting board. Mounting… Not a great word to think of with the hunk of maleness trying to fit into her every nook and cranny. And God, did she want him to.
“Shit.” He blew out a breath and leaned his forehead against hers. When she shifted under him, he groaned. “No, wait. Don’t do that.”
Elated that he’d been as affected by their kiss as she had, she suddenly realized that was not a good thing. Mike really wasn’t her type. He came from a different class of people. She liked his kid, and a sexual relationship might have consequences that would hurt Colin. Besides, she had no idea what Mike thought of her as a person. Del was so done being used for nothing more than her body…unless she was the one setting the rules.
She just wished more than her brain would get the hint. Her nipples stood on end, her panties needed to be changed, and her entire body felt like one giant, exposed nerve. All from Mike McCauley. Talk about bad luck.
A few moments more, then they parted. Mike moved back, and she firmed her knees and stood straight, backing away from him to move to her side of the car. They stared at each other over the roof.
She said, “That was a mistake,” at the same time he growled, “We need to do that again.”
They considered each other in silence, then in mutual unspoken agreement moved into the car. She started the engine and drove him back to his house with only the radio breaking the silence between them. She parked and waited.
He didn’t look at her, just stared through the windshield. “Hate to break it to you, sweetness, but that kind of chemistry is impossible to ignore. Come see me when you grow a pair.” He stepped out of the car, with her gaping at him, then shut the door quietly behind him.”
Talk about chemistry. And when these do finally do get together it is off the charts HOT. 

These books are funny, heartfelt and really enjoyable. You will fall in love with all the characters and rejoice when they all find their happy endings. And according to this Goodreads question, we will get a spin off series about the McCauley cousins.  Yay!

Now keep reading for a synopsis of each book, Amazon buy links and where you can find Marie Harte on the internet. 

It's been the day from hell for Maddie. Instead of offering a promotion, her boss made a pass. She quit, then got dumped by her lukewarm boyfriend. As the fiery redhead has a foul-mouthed meltdown, her green-eyed neighbor Flynn McCauley stands in her kitchen...completely captivated.

He was just there to fix the sink as a favor. He's not into relationships. She's done with idiots. But where there are friends...sometimes there are benefits. And sometimes the boy next door might be just what you need at the end of every day.

Welcome to the rough-and-tumble McCauley family, a tight-knit band of four bachelor brothers who work hard, drink beer, and relentlessly tease each other. When three independent women move in next door, all hell breaks loose.

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It's lust at first sight when Brody Singer first lays eyes on Abby Dunn. The dark-haired beauty looks a lot like a woman he once knew, who died years ago. At first Brody fears his attraction is a holdover from that secret crush, but Abby's definitely different. She's a lot shyer, a lot sexier and, despite her attempts to dissuade his interest, absolutely mesmerizing.


Abby isn't having it. She's still trying to put her last disastrous relationship behind her and overcome the flaws her ex wouldn't let her forget. But somehow Brody isn't getting the hint. It doesn't help that when writing her steamy novels, she keeps casting Brody as the hero.

Brody is more than happy to serve as her muse and eager to help make sure her "research" is authentic. But when their research turns into something real...will she choose her own happily ever after?

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Vanessa Campbell is a CPA by day and a perfectionist by night. She's fit, successful...and decidedly lonely. She can't stop thinking about the youngest McCauley brother, Cameron. He's just like her: smart, attractive, and usually right-except when dealing with her.

Cameron McCauley likes Vanessa a little too well. She's a blond goddess with a razor-sharp tongue. She hates to be wrong, just like him. But she can hold a grudge and is stubborn to a fault-also like him.

A past misunderstanding has them rubbing each other the wrong way. Cam is dying to shake Vanessa up-get her to let loose. But if he succeeds, can his heart handle it?

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Every time Delilah Webster runs into Mike McCauley, he practically bites her head off. The rough-and-tumble contractor clearly has baggage. Del has her own emotional scars and knows she's better off keeping her distance, but Mike's temptation in jeans and a T-shirt and she's always been good with her hands...

There's something about the strong-willed mechanic that sets Mike's motor running-and scares the hell out of him. Mike has loved and lost and will never hurt like that again, even if that means walking away from a woman who makes him feel alive for the first time in years.

When a simple kiss turns hot and heavy, Mike discovers he can't stay away, no matter how certain he is they're destined to crash and burn...

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