Monday, 31 July 2017

Ethan's Daughter by Rachel Brimble @RachelBrimble #Review

 There's safety in solitude…isn't there?

Single dad and best-selling thriller writer Ethan James has no problem being Templeton Cove’s most famous recluse…until a surprise visit from the past plunges him into a real-life crime drama, just as feisty nurse Leah Dixon barges her way into his world.
Ethan’s first priority is to protect his daughter. His second priority is to keep Leah out of this dark web—and that means out of his bed. Except Leah isn’t going anywhere; she's afraid little Daisy is in danger. Ethan couldn’t live with himself if anything happened to Leah…but pushing her away may be even harder!

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I have read a couple of Rachel Brimble's books in the past including Saved By the Firefighter which is book 6 in the Templeton Cove Stories. So I was eager to continue the series but what did I think of book 7...

I loved that Ethan is such a loving and protective father, Rachel Brimble has managed to create a wonderful and caring man but with a few flaws too. It's lovely to see the relationship with his daughter Daisy. Daisy is such a cutie and all the way through the story you could really feel Ethan's sense of responsibility at trying to protect her. Whether that be from actual threat and physical harm but also from letting anyone get close to his daughter after she was abandoned by her mother.

Both Leah and Ethan are strong characters and also pretty stubborn too which I guess made for lively interactions. Leah is feisty and her determination to help was so endearing even if that meant clashing with Ethan. Her occupation as a nurse definitely made her keen to step in and help. Then there is the added complication of attraction, but will anything happen?

It is a romance story at it's heart but with the added bit of danger thrown in to keep the story entertaining. The story moves pretty quickly and because of this it's so easy to become invested in the characters situation. A sweet and heartwarming read that is perfect to curl up with and relax. It's easy to get caught up in the story and forget all about your day.

Sweet but with feisty characters and a dash of danger!

With thanks to Rachel Brimble for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.

I live with my fantastic husband, our two young daughters in a small market town near the famous Georgian City of Bath.  Having always ‘played’ with writing, I didn’t seriously sit down and write toward publication until I became pregnant with my second daughter – then I told myself to get my butt in the chair and get on with it before she grows up and I’m forced to get a real job!

Lots of short stories followed as did lots of rejections!  I took a few distance learning courses, joined some online writers groups and basically, learned my craft.  Finally deciding short stories weren’t working for me (they are an art form in themselves!), in 2006 I decided to embark on my first novel and voila Searching For Sophie was born!  Since then, my other books have followed each year.

And when I’m not writing? You’ll find me with my head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with my family.  And in the evening?  Well, a well-deserved glass of wine is never, ever refused.

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