Giddy up! Branded by Laura Wright

Posted October 15, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 5 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Giddy up! Branded by Laura WrightBranded by Laura Wright
Series: The Cavanaugh Brothers #1
Narrator: Kaleo Griffith
Published by Tantor Audio on June 3rd 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 8 hrs 28 min
Source: Publisher
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When the Cavanaugh brothers return home for their father's funeral, they discover unexpected evidence of the old man's surprising double life--a son named Blue, who wants the Triple C Ranch as much as they do. The eldest son, Deacon, a wealthy businessman who couldn't wait to leave the ranch and move on with his life, is looking to use his powerful connections to stop Blue at any cost. He never expected the ranch's forewoman, Mackenzie Byrd, to get in his way.

Mac knows Deacon means to destroy the ranch and therefore destroy her livelihood. But as the two battle for control, their attraction builds. Now Deacon is faced with the choice of a lifetime: Take down the Triple C to feed his need for revenge, or embrace the love of the one person who has broken down every barrier to his heart.

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First Thought:

Giddy up! The Cavanaugh brothers are hot!

The Romance:

I love this romance troupe where the heroine finally gets the guy that she had a crush on for years.

Mac was the best friend of the Cavanugh’s little sister and had a huge crush on the oldest brother, Deacon. Years later Deacon comes back home to take over the family ranch and sees that Mac is no longer the little girl who had a crush on him. She’s all woman now and he can’t stop thinking about her.

Mac is all country cowgirl and Deacon is country under his new city boy outside. Sure Deacon moved away and because a millionaire but his heart is still with the country life and Mac.

I really liked that even though Mac and Deacon has a history they didn’t jump straight into bed with each other. They dance around their sexual tension for a bit and then it gets hot as hell when they finally do more than dance.

The Mystery:

While the romance was a good one I think what really kept me going was the mystery that surrounds the Cavanaugh family and what happened to them all those years ago.

The Narration:

Kaleo Griffith did an ok job with the narration for BRANDED. He had sexy voice that really works well for the male characters but like many narrators he didn’t quite pull off the opposite sex voices.  My major complaint about the narration was when a scene changed to another POV there was no pause and sometimes it took me a little while to figure out it was someone else’s POV. I was confused on a couple of scene changes.

Last Thought:

The cliffhanger had running to Amazon to one click book 2, BROKEN.

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5 responses to “Giddy up! Branded by Laura Wright

  1. I listened to this a while back, I read a great review over at Kimba’s blog, so I got it when it first came out. I really wanted to to like it, but the narration didn’t work for me at all 🙁 I liked the story enough to finished it, but I’m really hoping they change narrators for the next book.

  2. Kaleo is always hit/miss with me. I love him doing military books so I will give him a whirl with Cowboys. His female voices are not the best (totally agree there).

    Cliffy? WHYYYYYYYYY! I am whiny today where my least favorite troupes are LOL