I received this book for free from Carina Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Rough & Tumble by Rhenna Morgan
Also in this series: Wild & Sweet, Claim & Protect
Series: The Haven Brotherhood #1
Published by Carina Press on February 20th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Carina Press
Reading Challenges: Bad Boys of Romance 2017
Live hard, f*ck harder and follow only their own rules. Those are the cornerstones the six men of the Haven Brotherhood live and bleed by, refusing to conform to society's expectations, taking what they want and always watching each other's backs.
A self-made man with his fingers in a variety of successful businesses, Jace Kennedy lives for the challenge and he always gets what he wants. From the start, he sees Vivienne Moore's hidden wild side and knows she's his perfect match, if only he can break it free. He will have her. One way or another.
Vivienne's determined to ditch the rough lifestyle she grew up in, even if that means hiding her true self behind a bland socialite veneer. Dragging her party-hound sister out of a club was not how she wanted to ring in the New Year, but Viv knows the drill. Get in, get her sister and get back to the safe, stable life she's built for herself as fast as humanly possible. But Viv's plans are derailed when she finds herself crashing into the club's clearly badass and dangerously sexy owner.
Jace is everything Vivienne swore she never wanted, but the more time she spends with him, the more she starts to see that he loves just as fiercely as he fights. He can walk society's walk and talk society's talk, but when he wants something, he finds a way to get it. He's proud of who he is and where he came from, and he'll be damned if he lets Vivienne go before showing her the safest place of all is in the arms of a dangerous man.
There are certain rules that the six men in the brotherhood live by: Live Hard, F*ck harder and follow only their own rules. They only have their own standards to live by, which differ from society and law enforcement at times. They don’t make apologies to anyone and they protect each other no matter what. Vivienne is determined to save her sister, who has gone off the deep end of partying, drugs and alcohol. Vivienne has a hard time understanding it, she has always tried to do the right thing even if she keeps a certain “side” to herself and hidden away. But there is one person that seems to see beneath the surface of her prim and proper self…Jace Kennedy. Jace lives by his own rule and will do anything to protect his brothers. But upon meeting Vivienne, he sees something in her that he is instantly drawn to. Vivienne has spent her whole life avoiding the kind of life that Jace lives, but the more time she spends with him, the more she starts to soften toward him and slowly feels herself falling in love with the “forbidden”…
Plot and Story Line
Rough and Tumble is the first book in a stunning new series by Rhenna Morgan. I have to say that at first I was reluctant to read this because I never know how a author can handle change in genre but this talented lady rocked it and I fell in love with just about everything about this book. It was a quick and fast read and I read it in only a couple of hours. I adored seeing the way this romance was established. And it wasn’t quite what I expected. From reading the blurb, it kinda sounds more like a MC oriented romance, that is more rough and gritty. Now it has some toughness and gritt to it but not quite in the way you would expect at all and that is what blew me away. Is the grittiness came in small ways that slowly pulls you in and before you realize it you can’t put it down because the story just wraps around you in warmth and affection. The smexy scenes that this author places in this story are exactly what I love seeing in a romance. Not overly explicit at all….however they are beautifully written with a touch of poignancy to them. What was also so wonderful was seeing the bond between the six men in the brotherhood. They tease each other, play with each other and protect and defend each other. They literally have such a close knit family bonds here. And even though at first they don’t bring out the “welcoming committee” for Vivienne but they slowly warm up to her. And once they do, yeah I was completely hooked. What really won me over was the way that Jace and his “family” show our heroine what it means to be part of a real family and to let herself be who she wants to be and not what is “expected”.
You got to live life full throttle so there are no regrets when it’s time to cash in
Rhenna Morgan has created six bad boys that are sexy and charming as hell and I only want “MORE”!! If you want a refreshing and stimulating bad boy romance….then Rough and Tumble is your ticket. So come and enjoy this entertaining show.
Interesting cover, it definitely portrays the ‘bad boy” image but it has a slight cartoonish feel to it almost. Maybe its just me, but I love the warm woodsy colors used.
Rough and Tumble is a fresh and exciting bad boy romance that is packed with sizzling chemistry, endearing characters and a love story to tug at the heart strings. A TRUE PLEASURE TO READ
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