Series Saturday: The Brown Siblings by Lauren Dane

Ok because she outed herself as the person who tells me to read books Carly Phillips told me a couple of years ago that I needed to Laid Bare by Lauren Dane. Having never read her, at that point I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it. Shortly after one of her Chase Brother’s books was free on Amazon and having just purchased a kindle I got the book. And I was hooked on her. I then read all of her books that weren’t super expensive.

When I knew I was going to be meeting Lauren and going to dinner with her and several other authors I decided to bite the bullet and read this book. I also have to point out that until then I had never ever read a book where the men in the relationship also have a sexual relationship. This was WAY out of my comfort zone. But read it I did, and I was instantly in love with Erin, Ben and Todd. So much so that I COVETED the rest of the books in the series.

Because she is such a great friend Helen lent me the rest of the series and I had long conversations with Carly about how much we loved this family. I came to love the series that I now tell people that if there is one series that they need to read it is this one.

The family that Brody, Erin and Adrian have made for themselves makes me wish that I had a better relationship with my siblings, and that I had this kind of relationship with them. It is also in this series that I came to love heroes with tattoo’s. Until Brody I had never been a real fan of lots of tattoos, and he makes them look sexy.

In the last book Never Enough we meet Gillian’s friends and they are all getting their own books. The first book has already come out and the next book Tart will be out in November. And I for one can’t wait. Also on October 2nd Laid Open a novella featuring Erin, Ben and Todd come out.

Unexpected Desire…

It’s been ten years since clean-cut, sexy-as-hell police officer Todd Keenan had a white-hot fling with Erin Brown, the provocative, wild rocker chick next door. Their power exchange in the bedroom got under his skin. But love wasn’t in the cards just yet…

Now, life has thrown the pair back together. But picking up where they left off is tough, in light of a painful event from Erin’s past. As Todd struggles to earn her trust, their relationship takes an unexpected and exciting turn when Todd’s best friend, Ben, ends up in their bed—and all three are quite satisfied in this relationship without a name. As the passion they share transforms Erin, will it be enough to help her face the evil she thought she had left behind?

 

Brody Brown has always been responsible for others. After his parents’ death, he gave up a promising artistic career to care for his younger brother and sister. Now, with his siblings grown, Brody owns his own business, has a nice house, makes a nice living, and for the first time in years he’s on his own.

Elise Sorenson has come to Seattle with her young daughter to find peace. After years as a world-famous ballerina—(and just as many years in a marriage-gone-bad)—she’s looking for neither love nor attention. But she finds both in the handsome, honest man who befriends her with no strings attached.

More than friends, Brody and Elise discover in each other what they need—wild, physical passion without commitment. But it’ll take a shadow from Elise’s past to make them look beyond what they need—to what they truly desire.

 

Ella Tipton is a survivor. In the wake of an attack that left her nearly dead, she’s spent each day putting her life back together. Once vibrant and outgoing, she’s needed to reclaim the best parts of who she was while retaining the hard won lessons. There hasn’t been room for any romantic entanglements, even if she were ready. Still, it didn’t mean she had to stop sneaking looks at Mister Tall, Dark and Tattooed himself.

Security professional Andrew Copeland isn’t quite sure when his jones for the lovely and decidedly skittish Ella developed. He’s known her for years, has watched her triumph over the pain she’d been dealt. Cope is no stranger to women, but he knows the nervous flush he gets every time he talks to her is different than any attraction he’s had in the past. Determined to get Ella to let him in, Andy does the one thing he can think of to get close: he offers her hands-on training in self-defense.

While Ella’s sure he’s just being nice, the prospect of being able to touch him and gain the tools to push away the last vestiges of her fear is more than she can resist. Soon enough, Cope shows Ella his feelings are far more than friendly and re-ignites something deep inside her. Before long desire and love turn them both inside out.

 

Gillian Forrester spent most of her life running from who and what she came from. Until Miles came along. From the moment she held the tiny newborn her older sister didn’t want, Gillian stopped running and began to build a life for herself and her adopted son. Now, thirteen years later, as Gillian’s sister lay dying, she reveals the father’s identity and makes Gillian promise to find him.

Adrian Brown is the epitome of the successful rock star. He’s seen and done it all, with few regrets. It takes a lot to shock him—but the bombshell that he has a thirteen-year-old son rocks his world. And Adrian is even more surprised when the buttoned-up, elegant woman who’s raising Miles snags his erotic and romantic attention.

The last thing Gillian expected was to find herself getting hot and heavy with a person like Adrian. But as much as she wants to open up and give herself fully to this amazing man, she’s afraid the secrets of her past and Adrian’s problems with trusting people may keep them apart for good. If love isn’t enough can they find the trust they need?

 

This is a digital only novella featuring Ben, Todd and Erin from LAID BARE. It takes place during some of the events in TART… It is NOT a standalone.

All she needed to pack was a few bikinis, a toothbrush and some sunscreen. This is what Ben told Erin when he presented her and Todd with tickets to Fiji and the promise of ten days of nothing but sleeping until whenever they wanted, sex without having to lock the door and lots of alone time.

And that’s what they have. Long days and nights filled with pleasure. Long enough that the stress and exhaustion drops away and the three can simply enjoy each other.

They’ve got heat. More than ever before. Recharging their batteries has also brought new levels of intimacy and connection. But when Erin stumbles over the pain of her past, both men band together to not only help her through, but to help each other as well.

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  1. Corinne

    I totally agree with your take on the Brown Sibling series….I wasn’t sure if I would like it or not BUT have fallen in love with this family (with my favs also being Erin/Todd/Ben). They are such a strong & loving family. It makes me jealous that I never had that growing up!! Lauren is a very talented author and one of my favorites!! =)

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