My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is the last book in the Gallagher Brothers series but can be read as a standalone. Carrie Ann Ryan did such an amazing job with this story! I absolutely loved the positive vibes and the feeling of HOPE that was woven in these words. Yes, Murphy’s story is a bit of a tear jerker (but I’m a sap so….) and yes, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that he’ll get the girl in the end but that’s what I LOVE but books like this. Cancer has touched and affected my life so many times and in so many ways, it’s refreshing to read about a survivor. And not only is Murphy a cancer warrior, he’s also strong enough to go after who he wants…Tessa. But this isn’t a sad story about a hero with an illness, no this a ROMANCE (a HOT one too!) between two friends who learn how to depend on each other. I was really able to connect with their friendship and then their romantic relationship. I’ll add this inspiring, hopeful, loving book to my READ AGAIN E-SHELF! Told from dual POVs with a sweet ending. I received, read and voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
The Gallagher Brothers series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan concludes with the final brother who thought he had everything to look forward to, and the one woman who can handle him.
Life isn’t worth living if you don’t fight to live. That’s what Murphy Gallagher learned at a young age when cancer ravaged his body not once, but twice. Over the course of his survival, he lost his parents and his childhood, but he’s been healthy for years and has become a man he hopes his family is proud of. But when his world tilts on its axis yet again, he’ll have to learn what it means to fight not only the unknown but also his attraction to his best friend.
Tessa Stone works hard and plays harder. She’s spent her life trying to figure out who she is in the present rather than looking back. Yet when she’s forced into close proximity with Murphy, she’ll have to not only be his rock but learn how to relax enough to maybe let him be hers, as well. But seduction doesn’t stop when the world seems to, and close encounters of the naked kind might just be the first step in something much more complicated than either of them bargained for. Life, though, is for living, after all.
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Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.