This one will rev your engine
Sorry, what was that? I'm distracted by those abs. And who wouldn't be? Nathan Burns is as good to look at on the cover as he is to read, trust me...
Just like those other Burns brothers, Nathan does not disappoint. Torque is book four in Gillian Archer's Burns Brothers series and although Nathan has some big shoes to fill following after his other siblings, he is up for the job. Hotheaded and a bit of a grump, he is a lot of fun. It's great to see him brought down a peg by his little sister's best friend, Maddie. Maddie has been in love with Nathan since she was six years old. And when she finally gives herself a much needed slap in the face and decides that she's done pining over him, that's when Nathan takes notice of the woman she has become. And isn't that just the way? The two start seeing each other in secret, but will their complicated relationships and the drama of Nathan's family stand in the way of their HEA?
Let me tell you, there is no one who deserves to get her HEA more than Maddie. That poor girl - her life is pretty much in the dumps. When Nathan finally starts paying attention to her, you want to stand up and cheer - or squeal when you hope no one is looking like she did. Maddie is that little high school nerd in all of us. And okay, maybe I felt an extra affinity for her because she is a librarian in a failing industry - yup, you guess it - that's me. Libraries or the lack thereof broke my heart once upon a time. I liked seeing her take charge of her life and carve out her path.
This book was a great read, with two great characters, a long awaited romance - oh and a nice pack of abs. I think you could read it as a standalone but you'll better understand all the family angst if you read the others in the series first. And why not - you won't regret reading a single Burns Brother book.
Thank you to the author and to GiveMeBooksPR for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Title: Torque: A Bad Boy Next Door Romance
Series: Burns Brothers #4
Author: Gillian Archer
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 18, 2021
She’s his little sister’s best friend—totally off limits. But then again, this tattooed bad boy has never followed the rules.
I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t in love with Nathan Burns. We met when I was six and twenty years later, I love him still. But he’ll never see me as anything other than his little sister’s best friend—a pest—if he even thinks of me that much. I’ve got to face facts. He’s not into me. He’ll never be into me.
It’s beyond time to move on.
I swear I blinked and my little sister’s best friend—a woman who’s about as off-limits as it can get—grew up. And she’s hot as hell. When did that happen? It doesn’t help that she’s everywhere now—at our weekly family dinner nights, sleeping on my brother’s couch next door, lying out in our complex’s swimming pool in a barely-there bikini. And who are these losers hanging around her lately? None of them are worthy of the woman she’s become. Then again, neither am I.
And when I stumble across her profile on a hook up app, all bets are off.
*Can be read as a standalone
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Gillian has a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering but prefers to spend her time on happily ever after. She writes the kind of stories she loves to read—the hotter the better!
When Gillian’s not pounding away on the keyboard, she can be found surfing the couch indulging in her latest reality tv fixation, baking something ridiculously tasty (and horrible for her waist line) or snuggling with her husband.
Home is currently in the wilds of Nevada with her amazing husband, ridiculously cute kiddo, and goofy dog.