Series: MacAteer Brothers
Author: ML Nystrom
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 7, 2020
𝗔 𝘄𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝘀𝗲𝗲𝗺𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝗹, 𝗮 𝘀𝗵𝘆 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗸𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗱𝗼𝘄𝘀, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗲𝘄𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗻. 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿 𝗠𝗟 𝗡𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗼𝗻 𝗥𝘂𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗠𝗖 𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗻-𝗼𝗳𝗳 𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝗰𝗵-𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝗠ac
Party girl Melanie Miser has it all: looks, brains, and money. She goes through men with a distinct lack of commitment, never getting too close and never letting them get close to her.
Not even her best friend knows why.
After a lifetime of being mocked for his speech impediment, burly giant Owen rarely talks to anyone outside his family circle. He has wanted Melanie for a long time, but fears he would be just another notch in her bedpost. As their friendship strengthens, Owen still yearns for Melanie to see him as more.
Then life throws a major curveball and Melanie faces irrevocable changes. More than ever, she needs Owen to help her process the hardship of her past and the challenges of the future.
𝘐𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘺𝘰𝘶’𝘭𝘭 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘔𝘓 𝘕𝘺𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘮’𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴-𝘵𝘰-𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦.
ML Nystrom had stories in her head since she was a child. All sorts of stories of fantasy, romance, mystery and anything else that captured her interest. A voracious reader, she’s spent many hours devouring books; therefore, she found it only fitting she should write a few herself!
ML has spent most of my life as a performing musician and band instrument repair technician, but that doesn’t mean she’s pigeon-holed into one mold. She’s been a university professor, belly dancer, craftsperson, soap maker, singer, rock band artist, jewelry maker, lifeguard, swim coach, and whatever else she felt like exploring. As one of her students said to her once, “Life’s too short to ignore the opportunities.” She has no intention of ever stopping… so welcome to her story world. She hopes you enjoy it!
Another sexy Irish brother finds love! These hunky brothers with their Irish sayings and melt-your-heart goodness are terrific. I fell in love with this big, rowdy family in sister Eva’s story and was so happy they would get a series. This one features the quite giant Owen. He’s a bit of a mystery mostly because his live-out-loud brothers take center stage which leaves him in the background. Owen is steady, strong and always there for you. His speech condition made him even more problematic to understand since his voice is small. It’s all about his actions. This story didn’t catch me quite like Eva’s and Connor’s. I liked Melanie, Connor’s wife Beverly’s bestie. She’s a powerhouse that powered through Owen’s speech issue to see his goodness. Plus he’s a hot hunk with a huge build. Big guy, big heart. Always good to make you feel safe. And Mel need that at times because of her troubled past which still haunts her. Owen’s smitten with the smart, beautiful teacher right from the start but his insecurities keep him from pursuing more than friendship. When a one-night stand turns into a gift that keeps giving for Mel it seems that friendship is all that’s on the table. This is a slow build romance with a sweet, caring hero in Owen that’s always there for his dream woman to protect and defend. Mel is slow to recognize what she has in Owen but when she figures it out it’s heart-meltingly sexy and sweet. I did miss the MacAteer brothers in this story. Of course, Connor and his big family are heavily involved and they’re wonderful. Owen’s twin, Garrett, makes a few appearances setting up for the next story in the series. I loved the family atmosphere in the story with Bev’s kids that always kept in interesting and the new addition to the MacAteer family. I’m looking forward to the next installment in this series.