No one would say Keelie Lockhart isn’t determined. Taking on the role of both mom and dad to her two young kids, she’s managing life the best she can. Saddled with a century-old dilapidated farmhouse she can’t afford, a bevy of goats, two dogs, and a geriatric donkey, the last thing she has time for is a man—even if that man is a knight whose shining armor comes in the form of worn-in jeans and work boots.
Controlled, methodical, and focused—Asa Hollingsworth takes charge of everything in life. Working close to home after years away, he finally has the time to focus on his kids. Little does he know, a chance meeting with a petite, strawberry-blonde stranded on the side of the road, would intertwine their lives in a way he’d never want to untangle.
But when school bullies turn into something much worse, Asa starts to dig around. He never dreams the troubles lurking in the hallways of the local high school would shake his family to its core. With drug dealers lurking, bullets flying, and threats coming from every angle, Asa must do everything he can to protect the ones he loves.
Because in the end, there’s nothing more precious than the gift of life.
Warning: Oh, I’m sorry, that’s a fake ID. If you’re not eighteen, consider yourself bounced and walk away from my books. I’ll gladly welcome you back when you become a legit adult. That is, unless you’re my parents or my children. If so, walk away and don’t come back. You don’t need to know what’s in my head.
Brynne Asher lives in the Midwest with her husband, three children, and her perfect dog. When she isn’t creating pretend people and relationships in her head, she is running her kids around and doing laundry. She enjoys cooking, decorating, shopping at outlet malls as well as online and is always seeking the best deal. A perfect day in “Brynne World” ends in front of an outdoor fire with family, friends, s’mores, and a delicious cocktail.
5 Gifts Stars.
I loved every single moment of this book. Hook, line and sinker it is fun, exciting, sweet, smexy with a fantastic plot. Fab secondary characters. Be it Aunt Lillian Rose or the kiddies. Don’t let me forget the million goats. Jasmine the donkey and Ryder the poodle.
Some might even say that it is darker and more serious than the first two books where that may be. That is the exact reason I can give it the full 5 stars.
It pushed all my buttons that make a book great for me. You need to one click this one asap. The writing style keeps on getting better when I think it can’t be topped it is. Oddly in the other series the third was fan-effing-tastic and here it is the same. Coincidence? I think not.
Ladies I would love to introduce you to Asa Hollingsworth.
BTW how badass and alpha is that name? Very. Had me swooning all over the place. I tell ya.
43 years old and a total DILF. He’s retired from the business and is adjusting to looking after his kids. Yes, even better the DILF has kids. Okay so they are 18 and 15 but nevertheless. That overprotective side just comes out more. And the way he is with the others? Be still my beating heart.
Plain and simple he is the shit.
Keelie Lockhart (totally love that name as well) is getting by. Saturdays are her worst days. Mondays are her best. WTF? Yeah I know cray-cray-crazy. Life hasn’t been kind to her but she has made the best out of a shitty situation. Keelie is a fab heroine and one of the best to date for me anyway. She is strong and sassy and vulnerable. But she didn’t get her shite together quick enough for me.
Never thinking that Asa would ever find someone again in life a flat tire changes that for him. I thought that it was all a bit slow paced but when I really thought about it, it made sense I mean they have four kids and a ton of animals but when those sexy times came?
Off. The. Charts.
Once again a book I highlighted the hell out of but you know spoiler free.
When you get to the end of Gifts hopefully like you will let out a happy sigh put it down and want to pick it up
A Killers R Us store has to be opened for sure cause Asa might be one in a million but knowing Ms. Asher she will not only be wandering over to the dark side. I know that she can pull it off. Jarvis seems to get on particularly well in the underworld of crime and grime.