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by Samantha Chase
Released: July 5th 2016
Series: The Shaughnessy Brothers #3
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
“I think if you’re in the mood for a sweet and charming Contemporary Romance that is family-oriented, then you might like this book. ”
~ Under the Covers
ALWAYS MY GIRL is the third book of The Shaughnessy Brothers but this is the first full-length book I’ve read of Samantha Chase. I jumped on reading this book mainly because I was looking for another series that centered around a family. I’m just a sucker for these kind of stories, so I had some high expectations going on.
For the most part, I liked the book. The writing is eloquent and simple to follow. Although I haven’t read the other books in the series, I found no problem in jumping in. Of course, I was most looking forward to meeting Quinn Shaughnessy. He seems to be a favorite and one readers were looking forward to getting a HEA. I liked Quinn but he didn’t totally win me over. He comes across as really young compared to his brothers, and being in the presence of Anna doesn’t help.
Anna and Quinn have known each other for a long time. There are a few small flashback scenes that build their initial relationship as children, which I think helps in strengthening the romance. However, I did feel like Quinn came off a little bit childish, especially as he runs off because he can’t come to terms with what he thinks of Anna. I mean, it’s sweet, but this isn’t a Young Adult book. I expect a grown man to be able to understand his own emotions by now.
Anna was sweet but not very memorable. I was kind of hoping that there would be more to his story because apart from the romance, nothing else really happens in the story. And because I wasn’t fully invested in the romance, the book just kind of cruised along.
I think if you’re in the mood for a sweet and charming Contemporary Romance that is family-oriented, then you might like this book. However, it didn’t exactly blow me away. Still, I am looking forward to reading more from Samantha Chase.
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