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Passion Restored (Gallagher Brothers #2) by Carrie Ann Ryan


August 8, 2017

reviewed for

Jeri’s Book Attic






Passion Restored


 Carrie Ann Ryan


Gallagher Brothers #2


February 28th 2017






The Gallagher Brothers series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan continues with the one brother who thinks he can handle it all and the one woman who could change that.Owen Gallagher likes everything in its place and is organized to a fault. While his brothers have each dealt with their own personal tragedies and stresses, Owen figures he’s had it pretty easy. That is until his perfectly ordered world is rocked at its foundation and he’s forced to rely on others. Now, he must heal his body and his soul while trying to ignore his delectable and utterly off-limits neighbor.Liz McKinley is stressed out, exhausted, and not in the mood for a bearded and growly man in her ER. When she patches him up to the best of his ability, she’s prepared to push him firmly from her thoughts. Of course, that would be easier if she and her best friend hadn’t bought the house next to his. Now their paths seem to cross daily, and she is finding it harder and harder to say no to the injured and angry man next door. But she’s been scarred one too many times in her life, and even though this Gallagher looks good enough to eat, she knows that sometimes, sating that craving is the worst thing she can do.






Carrie Ann Ryan’s novel Passion Restored (Gallagher Brothers #2) is a well written and well developed storyline except for one thing that bothered me from the beginning and that was the instant attraction.


While I do get that attraction can be instant but I am not sure I like the way things are usually described from the guy’s PoV.


Might be my problem as a female but I’d always like to think that there is more to being attracted to someone than just the basics (which I will not spread out in detail here)


Anyway Owen and Liz are two really likeable characters that easy connect to the reader. And the reader is placed right in the middle of their world and explores their building relationship together with them.


It was my first book in this series so I can honestly say it can be read as a standalone, but you will notice that there are stories out there that you might want to read when you watch the interactions of secondary characters.


There is suspense and witty banter between the characters and a bunch of romance is thrown into the mix.


I am pretty sure lots of people will love this book and I will be the odd one out here with only 4 stars instead of 5.


So enjoy :- )



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