Cathleen Brogan thought life was going well; she is married to the love of her life, Mick, they have two beautiful daughters, and while they might not live in the lap of luxury they aren't on the streets begging for food either. But when her husband suddenly gets sick, she never expected the worst to happen....Burying Mick is one of the hardest things Cathleen has ever done. Now how is she to go on with her life?
The one good thing, if you can call it that, that comes from Mick's untimely death is the reappearance of his cousin, a priest, who was more a brother to Mick than even his own brother. Father Jerry Brogan was even the man that married Cathleen and Mick all those years ago. Since that day, they've not seen him, but upon hearing the news, he leaves Italy (where he was currently stationed) to make Mick's funeral in England. His last gift to his friend and non-blood brother is to speak at his funeral.
As a priest, as well as a family member, it is understandable for him to stay around to try and help the grieving widow out. But the thoughts and feelings that Jerry has for Cathleen are anything but pure and innocent, and when she lets him know that she feels the same, he is torn over what to do. Does he honor his vows to the priesthood or allow himself the one thing he's always wanted: companionship and love?
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A sexy fling in Ireland? I'm in! Honestly, that's all I needed to know when I picked up Her Best Laid Plans. I have a serious weakness for Irish heroeA sexy fling in Ireland? I'm in! Honestly, that's all I needed to know when I picked up Her Best Laid Plans. I have a serious weakness for Irish heroes and romances set in Ireland. I'll forgive Jamie and Conner for staying in the US in the end, but I was disappointed that she didn't move to Ireland. Perhaps because I want to, and I would happily take her place. However, I understood why she made her choice.
Besides the setting, I truly enjoyed this quick novella. Jamie and Connor's chemistry burned bright and my Kindle was definitely smoking!
From the start, the banter was lively, and made the story fun and flirty.
I can't tell you how many other little quotes I have highlighted. Quotes that made me smile or laugh, giggle or sigh, swoon or blush. McKenna has them all bundled into this quickie!
While the sex and chemistry was amazing, Cara McKenna also provided a solid, if quick, story. I liked these two and while, yes, I often wanted to shove Jamie out of the way to keep Connor for my own, I did feel that they would make their HEA work.
I will be reading more of McKenna's books, as I liked her writing. Now if only more authors would write contemporary romances set in Ireland, I will be a very happy reader! Hint, hint . . . And I want romances, ladies, not chick lit! :)
4 1/2 STARS!
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