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Brody (Circle Eight #2)

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  300 ratings  ·  44 reviews
When Texas Ranger Brody Armstrong has a promising lead into the mysterious disappearance of her younger brother Benjy, Olivia Graham follows him across the rugged Texas landscape and into Mexico where she finds the answers she needs and a love to last a l..Title: .Brody..Author: .Lang, Emma..Publisher: .Kensington Pub Corp..Publication Date: .2012/06/26..Number of Pages: . ...more
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Published July 2012 by Kensington Brava (first published January 1st 2012)
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This is book 2 in the Circle 8 series. Eight being the number of siblings in the Graham family. In book one we get a introduction to the family with Matthew the oldest. The Grahams are still mourning the murders of their parents and the disappearance of the baby of the family 5 year old Benjy. In Brody the search is still on for Benjy. Brody takes off for Mexico with Olivia hot on his heels. Olivia is a bit of a hot head. She's stubborn and tough and heartbroken over her missing brother who was ...more
4.5 Stars
After reading Matthew I was a bit worried if I would like Olivia or not... Well that was a waste because she kicked ass! She didn't whine, bitch or simper but instead womaned up and gained my respect. The guts she had made her a survivor that thought quick on her feet in her quest to find her brother. Amazing story with an adventure of a plot and well written romance. I didnt know what exactly to expect but the fire between Brody & Liv is red-hot steamy. (They do it dirty, clean, ho
A hard book to review. The heroine is pushy, bossy and stubborn. The hero is slow to act and lost in his head with all the little details. They are a perfect pair, he needs the kick in the butt she is happy to give and she needs to realise haste is not always the best solution.

Brody is a Texas ranger, looking for the gang that steals children, herds, and what ever else they can get to make a buck. Right now he is looking for the killers of Olivia's parents and hopefully to find her very young b

Wow, where do I start. Honestly one of the most enjoyable books in a long time. I picked it up and had a hard time putting it down (thank goodness I travel a lot for work and can read!).
Brody is on the hunt for Benji the missing Graham brother. As he sets out on the trail he is shocked to find out that Olivia Graham followed him and is planning on joining him on his search. He does not want her and hopes to convince her that this is not a place she wants
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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What can I say? I'm a sucker for a sexy guy in a uniform, whether it's in current times or in the past. Add to that the whole time I was reading this I would picture Len Gunn (the model on the cover) and well.... let me just tell you about the book.

In Matthew, the Graham family had been targeted, their youngest sibling Benjamin was kidnapped and their parents were killed. And then came Brody Armstrong, the Texas Ranger who had been researching a series o
Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks
I'm in love and his name is Brody!!!

Prickly Graham sister, Olivia, has been left in charge of the younger Graham siblings while head of the family, Matthew and his new wife Hannah spend a few days away from the ranch. Texas Ranger, Brody Armstrong arrives at the ranch during this time with news for Matthew about his investigation into the disappearance of youngest sibling, Benjy. When Brody finds that Matthew is not home, he attempts to leave, but Olivia makes it impossible for Brody to get away
Trudy Powders
This story follows Ranger Brody Armstrong and Olivia Graham into Mexico to find Olivias younger brother Benjy.Brody tries to talk Olivia into going back home,she wont budge.Olivia saves Brodys life.They are attracted to each other.They learn of a possible lead as to where Benjy could be.They are captured and their lives are threatened.Once again Olivia saves the day,they escape and make their way back to Texas.Brody fights his feelings but longs to be a part of the family.Brody is accepted into ...more
I think I may have liked this one more than the 1st book of the series. Brody and Olivia have a push/pull relationship that keeps you drawn in and their sex is HOT! I found myself wanting to know more, more, more as I read which is always a good thing. Yes the Benjamin issue grates on my nerves and I honestly feel I can handle only 1 more book before something substantial happens or I'll be annoyed. This book is one however you do not want to miss!
Lynde Shaw
Olivia is pushy, bossy, stubborn hasty in making decisions that leads to trouble, and kind of a b*tch. But throughout the book she's forced to make tough choices, including killing, to save Brody's and her life. Brody is her voice of reason. The one who makes her think about the decisions she's making. She doesn't usually listen, but he's there to reign her in when needed. This book was about their adventures to Mexico to find Benjy, Liv's kidnapped youngest brother. This was a fast paced read t ...more
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This is the second in The Circle of Eight series, I recommend you read each one in order so you can follow the Graham family's story. If you haven't read the first in the series, I am worried that I will reveal to much in this one... so fair warning this may contain **Spoilers**..

The Graham family is still trying to rebound from the tragic deaths of their parents and the kidnapping of their youngest brother, Benjy. Brody is a Texas Ranger h

Texas Ranger Brody Armstrong has been investigating the murders and kidnapping of several ranchers but the one that has touched him the most is the kidnapping of Benjamin Graham, the youngest of the Graham children. He’s determined to find out everything he can even if in the end the news is devastating. When his investigation points him toward Mexico, he heads out to the Graham ranch to give Matthew Graham an update only to find out that he and his wife H
Virginia Campbell
"The Circle Eight" historical western romance series continues with Book Two, "Brody" by Emma Lang. Hotter than a habanero, and a thrill-a-minute action adventure to boot, "Brody" is a very intense romance read. We were first introduced to the characters of Brody Armstrong and Olivia Graham in "Matthew", Book One in the series. Brody is a hard-edged, tougher-than-nails Texas Ranger. Olivia met Brody when he began investigating the murders of her parents and the kidnapping of her youngest brother ...more
My Book Addiction and More MBA
BRODY by Emma Lang is another exciting western historical romance. Book #2 of "The Circle Eight" series,can be read as a stand alone. See "Matthew". What a wonderful,and exciting series of eight siblings whose parents where murdered and their youngest brother has disappeared. They stay together. This story is of Brody, the tough,determined Texas Ranger,who is not a sibling,but has set out to find the murderer and what happened to their brother. Olivia Graham is the oldest female sibling,headstro ...more
Hold on to your britches, this is one rip roaring ride!

Olivia will not take no for an answer. If Brody has the answer to where her brother is, she will do whatever it takes to wring it out of him. Even put herself into dangerous situations. As the oldest girl in the family, she has had to be strong. But her heart broke when Benjy was taken from them. She was like his second mother to him and he held a special place in heart. So now that she knows that Brody is hot on the trail to finding him, sh
I just love it when mysterious characters from one book finally get their own stories. Brody, the title character here, was just such a character in Lang’s previous book, Matthew, which strained credulity. Fortunately, Brody is written more closely to the standards of the gritty Wild West and is much more enjoyable.

Brody is a man in black, a Texas Ranger who helped Matthew track and defeat the bad guy in the previous book. He’s short on words and large of heart, and has a scar on his chin. As th
Romancing the Book
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Holy moly. Brody by Emma Lang was one heck of a roller coaster ride. This tale continues a plot line that began in the first book of the Circle Eight series, Matthew. Ms Lang takes the reader on an adventure through Texas and Mexico and Brody and Olivia search for her missing brother, Benjy.

Brody is a Texas Ranger who after meeting the Graham family decides to do some investigating into Benjy’s disappearance. When Olivia
Nikki Brandyberry
A Texas Ranger works alone and Brody is no exception. On his own for years has left him a hard man that doesn’t have time to play house with any woman. Working a murder and kidnapping case leads him back to the Circle Eight Ranch and gets him an unlikely ally in Olivia. Wanting to use her for her ability to lure in the human traffickers he suspects have the youngest member of her family, he agrees to have her tag along, briefly. What he doesn’t expect is the depth of long lost emotions she relea ...more
Really 4.5 Stars

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I discovered Emma Lang through her alter ego Beth Williamson. I was recommended her Historical Cowboys and I loved the lyrical style of her writing. This is a Romantic Western and I loved every second of it. The book is set in the 1800’s so the men are men and the women are housewives. This family have had their lives turned upside down in the most horrific of fashion and now one of their kin is in the hands of some very horr
Although at times combustible, Brody and Olivia were a couple made for each other. At first, I thought Olivia was too independent and feisty, not quite in character for the time period, but I grew to like her spirit. And Brody, well, I thought he was delicious from the get go in Matthew's story. I loved their verbal wrangling and their white-hot sexual attraction. The plot was quick and entertaining; with all the riding in and out of Mexico in their quest for little Benji, dodging bad guys/gals ...more
Got this from library loan as a ebook; I'm not really into cowboy romance so I don't even know why I checked it out. But, I did finish it, so that's why I gave it 2 stars instead of just one.

Second book in the Circle Eight series and I have to admit, I can NOT wait until Caleb, the third in the series, comes out. This one was a little tougher to read because as a mother, anything that has to do with harming children gets too close to home. Although nothing was actually done in the book, it does have a backdrop story that hints of a harsher reality. We shall have to see what Benjy's story will be, but that will probably be the last story, to see how nitty gritty Emma Lang gets with h ...more
So much emotion in this western historical by Emma Lang.
Olivia is looking for her brother, who has been missing since her parents were killed and when Ranger Brody comes along and is going to go look for him, she's going, come hell or high water.
He doesn't want her along, but knows that he can't really stop her.
They are in for some adventures, both good and bad.
Of course there are some feelings involved. Lust being one of them.

I enjoyed this book, was scared at times for both of them. Was happy
This book had absolutely none of the charm of the first book. It wasn't the heat level (which was hotter, but people who liked the first book won't be bothered by that) - it was the fact that it was just, well... often crude. It's like the author said, "This book's themes are way darker so the book has to be crude."

I didn't believe the heroine from the beginning and I barely believed her at the end. I almost put this in my DNF but was hoping for a payoff and was still feeling invested in the mys
I enjoyed Matthew‘s story in book 1. I gave it 3 stars. I hesitated reading book 2, but I needed to know what happened to Jeb, Margaret & the murder investigation. I was even interested in Matt’s sister Olivia. Olivia appeared to be mean and bitter, but she is really heartbroken & determined. She meets her match with Brody! Brody was exciting, funny, adventurous & finally romantic! (so was the book) Brody is the best romantic western I've read since Catherine Anderson’s Comanche Moon ...more
Now, you see two stars, but that didn't mean I didn't enjoy it. I think my guilty pleasures are historical westerns. Is the book written well? It's okay. I thought Olivia was a bit too perfect a lot of the times. And Brody was alright I guess.

The story was engaging and westerny which is what I was looking for. I think I liked Matthew a bit more, but the series isn't horrible. It's a nice break from all the regency :)

Secretly Reading
This is a gritty, erotic western with a self-determined heroine I liked. I didn't like the quest-plot that didn't conclude at novel's end at all but given it's part of a series, I suspect this is intentional to hook readers for the series (a tactic I'm not fond of.) Still, it isn't a terrible book and if readers are looking for an erotic western romance then this will hit the spot.
Enjoyable second installment. Lang doesn't shy away from the uglier side of people. Some resolution was achieved on a few open issues on book one but the overall mystery/arc is still in progress. I am really looking forward to the next one. I enjoyed seeing the family again and think I have a few ideas as to some of the upcoming issues.
Sensual, heart felt, emotional and pack full of actions! Sexy moody Hero, Sassy head strong Heroine and steaming sex scenes that were not overly done, which I thought went very well with this time period. This series remind me a lot of Sarah McCarty's Hell's Eight series which I love, so I can see myself becoming a fast fan of Emma Lang.
Deanna brady
i am totally loving this book.I won it as an arc giveaway only had it one day and am almost through.The words flow very smoothly making it a great joy to read and Olivia and Brody are great couple to follow.The descriptions of their feelings come through as real,and the love scenes steamy.A good book to curl up with.
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Emma Lang is the pseudonym of author Beth Williamson. She is an award-winning, bestselling author of both historical and erotic romances.

Born and raised in New York, she holds a B.F.A. in writing from New York University. She lives just outside of Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband and two sons.
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Other Books in the Series

Circle Eight (8 books)
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  • Caleb (Circle Eight, #3)
  • Vaughn (Circle Eight #4)
  • Nicholas (Circle Eight, #5)
  • The Circle Eight: Tobias (Circle Eight, #6)
  • The Circle Eight: James (Circle Eight, #7)
  • Benjamin (The Circle Eight, #8)
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“He needs to tell me what he knows before he gets anything else from the Grahams."

She folded her arms across her chest and gave him her best "you will do what I say" look. He only shrugged and kept drinking his coffee.

Eva frowned at her. "Hija, you must be nice to Ranger Armstrong. His is a good man."

Oliviva snorted. "I'll believe that when he treats me like a person instead of a pain in the ass."

"You are a pain in the ass."

At first she could hardly believe he'd said it, but then when it sank in, a chuckle burst out of her mouth. She didn't want to be amused by his smart mouth, but she was. "So are you. Now tell me what you know.”
“I'd like a whiskey too." Olivia's husky voice came from beside him.

The barkeep raised his bushy brows, but poured her a shot and slid it to her.

To Brody's utter surprise, she slung it back as though she regularly spent time in taverns.

"Will you never do anything normal?"

-Olivia and Brody”
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