Monday, February 1, 2016

Bringing Delaney Home by Lee Kilraine

Book Description

In the sleepy town of Climax, North Carolina, all five Cates brothers are known for being tall, dark, and delicious. But each has his own incomparable love story...Quinn Cates has known Delaney Lyons forever. But after years away from home, Delaney's a changed woman. A mysterious accident she refuses to talk about has left her hurting—in body and soul—and acting out in dangerous, and occasionally entertaining, ways.

Quinn's on the local police force, so he's used to dealing with troublemakers. This one's pretty incorrigible—but he suspects her flippant exterior is hiding something softer and deeper inside. Every time he has to rescue Delaney from herself, his heart and his hormones both go into overdrive. But he owes it to Delaney's sister to keep an eye on her. He's got some experience with that after spending so much time at it back in high school...

Delaney just wants to fend off the gossips, fight off the pain of her past, and make her escape once again. But Officer Cates is ordering her not to leave town, and his interrogation techniques can be very persuasive...

AVAILABLE: February 2, 2016

I tried with this book.  I really did.  But it was a STRUGGLE to finish.  At about 54%, I just started skimming/skipping pages at a time.  I just couldn't get into it.  I couldn't connect with the story at all.  I didn't feel ANY connection (friendship or romantic) between Quinn and Delaney.  And I didn't particularity like Quinn and his "effort" to help Delaney.  It didn't feel authentic or genuine to me as an outsider.

I was just bored.  

The highlight for me was Quinn's mother.  I really liked her and her take-no-prisoners attitude (which helps with her 5 boys).  

Rating: 2 out of 5

**I received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.**