Release Date: July 3, 2018
Publisher: Harlequin Desire
Source: Net Galley
Rating: 4 Stars
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One night of passion, mistaken identity…
and unmistakable consequences!
Jillian Ross craves adventure. And she gets it when her new career as a film scout leads her to the ranch owned by the wealthy Wyoming McNeills. Giving in to temptation with the playboy McNeill causes havoc—since it’s actually his reclusive twin, Cody, she’s fallen for! Now she’s pregnant—and still can’t get enough of her reluctant rancher. Is this adventure just beginning?
Cody McNeills is a hard-working cowboy who loves and protects his family. He’s the oldest of six siblings and the last holdout in some pretty complicated family drama. The last thing he needs is some tenacious film scout riding roughshod all over his life, no matter how sexy she is!
Jillian Ross is trying hard to do her job and Cody isn’t making it any easier, especially since she’s also fighting her attraction to him. Jillian has got a second chance at life and is not letting a little thing like a tall, dark and handsome cowboy stand in her way. Fate however, has some very interesting plans for the two!
This is my first read from Joanne Rock and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I love family-based stories and the dynamic of the McNeills is mysteriously complex. Secrets are lurking just under the surface of this seemingly normal ranching family. As I was reading the book I was reminded of the adage, “What’s done in the dark, will eventually come to light.” And I can’t wait for someone to flip the switch!
Jillian and Cody paired well together. Both characters have been through a lot, suffering tremendous tragedies and hardships. But I think that’s what made them work so well together, they are survivors. Their chemistry was great and the passions were overflowing!
Whether you come in at the second or seventh book in the series like me, you won’t have any trouble keeping up with the storyline. This book easily reads as a standalone. I found myself fascinated with the characters and wanting to learn more about the extended family so I’ll definitely be checking out previous books.
THE FORBIDDEN BROTHER is an exciting, sexy and mysterious read. I invite readers to check out the series. Try on a McNeill for size and see what fits!