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Love Garage (Love Brothers #1)

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A Family Saga with humor, heat and heart--not to mention beer, bourbon and basketball!

Antony Love is the quintessential responsible oldest brother of a boisterous, Italian/Irish family, placed in charge at a young age by his parents who are busy running the family business. He manages his siblings with a fair but iron hand, until his life is shattered by personal tragedy l
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Kindle Edition, 202 pages
Published January 5th 2015 by BeerWench Enterprises LLC (first published November 13th 2014)
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Shurrn
Brothers, Beer, Bluegrass, and oh so much Angst!
This is a disaster in the making, Aiden Love. And you're in the middle of it. Best get the hell out now.
So I'll admit that I had an odd reason for reading this book. I met the author on Twitter and it turned out that we have quite a bit in common. We both have connections to the Craft Beer industry, and we both graduated from the University of Louisville - Go Cards! Her series set here in Kentucky, not far from where I currently live in Louisv
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Blacky *Romance Addict*
If I knew this had a triangle I wouldn't have started it. Shame cause the cover is awesome. I'll give the other books a try though :D

edit: just saw that both books one and two have (view spoiler) in them. No thank you. I'm so disappointed because those covers are gorgeous :((((((

edit: book three has it too ahahahhahhah bye bye series...



Wendy'sThoughts
Jan 06, 2015 Wendy'sThoughts rated it liked it
3.5 Rowdy Brothers and Their Women Stars * * * 1/2

Tight Knit Families... ya got to love them... but with the closeness comes all the family stuff... who is the top dog... who is the baby of the family...who is the favorite...all of these things come into play and when you have 4 strapping, hunky, stubborn in their own right men as brothers with a sister and parents who rule the roost... then you have the basis for the Love Brothers and their stories.

It is based out of Kentucky and in an area wh
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RCA
May 28, 2014 RCA rated it it was amazing
Love’s Garage is the story of the Love family. There’s a mama that is treasured more than life who is also terminally ill, a daddy that is revered and feared by his children, four strong alpha athletic sons, one daughter and a granddaughter. This family lives in Kentucky and loves basketball, beer and bourbon. This family, just like every family in America, fight. There is an intensity to both the loving and the fighting that can only portrayed in small town America depicted by Liz Crowe. Just l ...more
Annabella
Jul 22, 2015 Annabella rated it it was amazing
I was one of the lucky ones who got to read this early in exchange for an honest review....here's my thoughts!

So the story is by one of my top 5 authors. Liz writes male povs like no other and I always have to remind myself that a lady is writing. She also writes strong family tales of love, loyalty and laughter with a touch of sadness and family feuds for good measure. Strong, flawed and depth of characters are also her forte.

Ok so enough about Liz's awesomeness. I love love me a dialogue heavy
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Emily
May 10, 2016 Emily rated it really liked it
When Aiden Love finds out his mother is sick, her returns home despite not having the welcome he wished he had. Aiden knows that his family has lost patience with his lack of focus when it comes to his writing career, but he can't seem to get it right. When he sees longtime family friend Rosalee Norris though. something shifts.

Rosalee is his brothers girl, she is everything that Aiden wants but can't have. Rosalee though finds she has strong feelings for Aiden, but what about Antony? As the Lov
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Kelly 'Perusing Princesses blog'
’Sexy and honest storytelling with an injection of real-life drama that kept me entertained from the first to the final page.’ Kelly, Perusing Princesses

It’s official; I want the Love family to adopt me. All that testosterone makes for one exciting read, even though at the heart lies a complicated Love triangle/square that unfolds gradually throughout the story.

Lindsay and Anton Love were high school sweethearts. With strong Italian/Irish roots, their commitment to their large family of 5 siblin
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Deb
May 23, 2014 Deb rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Wow! Liz Crowe is a genius when it comes to writing fiction! Contemporary romance with drama and humor, she has become one of my favorite Authors :)... I was one of the lucky ones chosen to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review :) ... This awesome, new, 5 Star Must Read story is soooo different from the other books (like the Stewart Realty series) I've read by this Author! ... In this new series, Ms. Crowe is reaching out to readers of different genres who will love the fact it has some ...more
Dorothy
May 22, 2014 Dorothy rated it it was amazing
As the five star rating indicates - it was AMAZING!!!! Liz Crowe has such a way with a story. This family is real and her writing makes you think you are part of their conversations and witnessing their altercations! All of Liz's books are great! You will regret not reading this one when it comes out!!! Oh and the sex is fabulous!!!!
Jessica Brown-Raney
Jan 05, 2015 Jessica Brown-Raney rated it really liked it
I loved this book. The struggle between what's "right" and what they want bring the story to life. I believe we need to get ready for a wild ride with this family. Get it and read it!!
Majanka
Review originally published here: http://www.iheartreading.net/book-tou...

I thought the book would be focused mostly on love and romance, but Love Garage also focuses a lot of family – and love within a family. Antony Love is the oldest brother of five siblings. They’re family is as tight knit as they get, so that when their mother becomes ill, all siblings and their father are affected. When Antony’s youngest brother, Aiden, shows up at his garage, having dropped out of school again and in need
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Stephanie
Jan 14, 2015 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-books
Wow, I loved this book!! This was one of the more angsty books I've read in awhile and while I loved that, I also hated that!

The Love family is a large family with 4 sons and 1 daughter...a wonderful mom and dad who raised their kids right and who the kids still adore and respect. Yes with siblings, there is always rivalry and it is unsurpassed in this book. There is a some very hot sex scenes, some laugh out loud parts and some times you will want to punch the characters and ask them what the h
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Drue DePompei-Hoffman
Dec 07, 2014 Drue DePompei-Hoffman rated it it was amazing
I have been a follower of Liz Crowe's books for quite a while now and I just have to say I LOVE THIS NEW SERIES.

This first installment is about Antony and Aiden Love, brothers in a dynamic Italian/Irish American family of 4 boys and 1 girl.

When Aiden returns home after a long time gone chasing his dream of becoming a successful author he spots his brothers girlfriend and falls immediately in lust.

Antony Love, the oldest son in the Love family is damaged by events of the past, but through it al
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Audrey Carlan
Jan 05, 2015 Audrey Carlan rated it it was amazing
Watch out folks...the Love Brothers are coming for you!

This is a different type of novel from Liz Crowe but not by much. She's well-known for blowing your mind with agnst, grief, and deep love between characters. I think the real love showing in this tale is the love of four brothers and how important their family unit is. Yes there's hot sex, yes there's drama between a couple of the brothers over one woman but in the end, the right decision is made giving the reader their HEA. Something you d
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Christie72
Dec 28, 2014 Christie72 rated it really liked it
***I was given a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.***

Great beginning to a new series…filled with the perfect blend of steamy sex, romance, love, friendship, family, and angst! Aiden Love has returned to his small hometown after his novel was rejected and learning that his beloved mother has cancer. He begs his oldest brother, Antony, to take him in. Antony gives him a job in his successful auto mechanic’s garage, and he allows him to stay with him. Antony was always the brother
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Jennifer Schultheis
Nov 21, 2014 Jennifer Schultheis rated it really liked it
Love Garage is the first book I've read by Liz Crowe and it won't be the last. Love Garage is definitely different from the usual romance novels I read, but different can be good. This book brought many emotions for me and Liz Crowe did an excellent job at making me feel for her characters. Love Garage isn't your usual boy meets girl, boy marries girl, kind of story. There are many more factors and complications thrown into the mix. The angst level is fairly high, as for most of the story revolv ...more
Sue M. Van
Feb 26, 2015 Sue M. Van rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What can one say about Liz Crowe and her exceptional writing skills? With this new series, The Love Brothers, she has achieved another great series to compare to her Stewart Realty Series.

In standard Liz Crowe fashion writing, this book is true to real life along with all the ups and downs that comes with it.

Love Garage is about the eldest son of Anton and Lindsay Love. A walking carbon copy of his father, Antony is the rock of his 3 younger brothers and sister. He has always been the down to
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Deanndra Hall
Feb 20, 2015 Deanndra Hall rated it really liked it
Love Garage – I’d love to be serviced there . . .

I settled into this series like a pair of best-loved, worn, faded jeans because Crowe’s writing style is so similar to my own that I felt right at home. As in my books, these are guys who are, well, guys. They’re not just-barely-adult multi-billionaires. They’re grown-ups with homes and jobs, and not the most glamorous jobs either. Antony Love owns a garage, and his brother, Aiden, is a failed writer who drags home with his tail tucked between his
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Christina
Feb 14, 2015 Christina rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-2015, sfbr
Complimentary copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

When Aiden Love is kicked out his graduate program, his dreams of becoming a novelist are quickly dashed. He returns to his small hometown in Kentucky hoping to find a job at his brother Antony’s garage. Soon though, Aiden finds it is more than just a job he wants from his brother, he also wants his girl Rosalee. She is the widow of Antony’s best friend and Antony feels it is his duty to take care of her, even though t
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Give Me Books
Jan 24, 2015 Give Me Books rated it liked it
Wow! This book had a whole lot of messed up in it; drama, drama, and more drama – the kind that sucks you in like a train wreck because you have to know what happens. We meet the Love Family; an Italian/Irish group of rowdy boys with a mama and a sister thrown in. Lindsay, the matriarch of the family, was probably my favorite part of the entire book. She knew how to control her boys as well as the entire family, even while dealing with personal issues.

We are first introduced to Aiden, the young
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Monique
May 08, 2015 Monique rated it really liked it
I picked up this book one afternoon, and nearly didn't get dinner on the table I was enjoying it so much. There is nothing like a good brother romance book.

This is the start of a series, The Love Brothers, and it is between the eldest and youngest Love bros, Antony and Aiden. Aiden has been away studying his butt off, but comes home just short of his third degree when he is told of his mother's illness. His first place of call is to Antony's garage to score a job and place to sleep. Antony has n
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Elizabeth Robbins
Feb 16, 2015 Elizabeth Robbins rated it it was amazing
Oh book called Love Garage! How could I possibly love you? Let me count the ways!
Okay, first of all, the Love brothers are something else! A garage owner (hence the title), and a failed professional student/fledgling author, Anthony and Aiden are polar opposites that are both in love with the same woman. The woman in question, Rosalee, has a small boy by her late husband, Paul (Anthony's best friend). Though she has feelings for Aiden, who has little to offer in financial security or maturity;
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Lu
Feb 20, 2015 Lu rated it really liked it
I picked this book up on a whim and was hooked after the first chapter. The four Love brothers are fighting, fucked up, jealous fools who are very endearing. They settle their differences on the basketball court but there are some differences that can't be solved so easily. For instance, their mother's cancer and the fact that third brother Aiden is in love with older brother Antony's fiancée. I know that cheating is a hot button for some reader's but I found this book very different than what I ...more
Donna Feibusch
Jan 14, 2015 Donna Feibusch rated it it was amazing
An Awesome Book!

I really enjoyed reading Love Garage (The Love Brothers Book 1), all about the Love family who have five kids, four boys & one daughter the helm is led by Lindsay & Antony. The children are all grown, and are looking for spouses. The youngest boy Aiden has just slunk home from an expensive writing course with his tail between is legs and is begging is oldest brother Antony for a job working at his garage doing grunt work. After much mud slinging he finally gives him a min
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Elaine Cantrell
Jan 12, 2015 Elaine Cantrell rated it really liked it
I like books about interesting, dynamic families, and this one fits the bill nicely. The Love family is interesting if nothing else. The clan matriarch Lindsay is a woman who sees things her family would sometimes rather she didn't see. I didn't get much of a feel for the father other than to say he's demanding, strict, and volatile just like his sons.

The sons are the same but different. They're the same in that they all have explosive personalities, well with the exception of one, and they're d
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Jill
Jan 10, 2015 Jill rated it liked it

2.5 stars
books are love
Jan 08, 2015 books are love rated it really liked it
The words and emotions that are aptly written draw you into this story right away. You know that the brothers were close and that there is tension. You can feel it with the descriptive writing and the conversation the author creates in the first pages.

One brother feels like a screwup and is home with his tail between his legs hoping for help. The other brother is still not getting over his wife’s death from over 10 years ago. Each trying to go on and help one another and each caring for a woman.
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R.C. Bean
Jan 05, 2015 R.C. Bean rated it really liked it
I was provided with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The story revolves around the Love famiy. Antony Love is the head of his family, taking care of his siblings. He is at his wit's end from trying to handle his little most brother's antics - enters Aiden Love, reckless, careless and irresponsible. As he crashes in on the haven that Antony provides for him, he makes a few promises to Antony. Little do they both know that all promises can stand no chance with the irre
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Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
4 Stars!

I liked this book. It was a story about learning to trust your heart as your head can sometimes lead you down the wrong path. It is about making choices that may scare you but are so worth it in the end. This book made me laugh, smile, get angry, and confused all at the same time.

This is Aiden and Rosalee's story (kind of, sort of...). Aiden is back in his hometown, begrudgingly but with his mama being sick, he couldn't say no. Needing his older brother to give him a job and let him couc
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Escape Reality with Books
Jan 04, 2015 Escape Reality with Books rated it really liked it
The first book of every series always tends to be a bit hard at first to get into and unfortunately, this is the same initially as the author starts introducing characters and spinning the web for future books in this series. However, luckily for us readers, the plot picks up quickly.

The story follows the Love family and this book starts with the eldest son Antony's story.

After heartbreak, the likes of which you never want to see, Antony is slowly getting his life back together and settling in
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Amazon best-selling author, mom of three, Realtor, beer blogger, brewery marketing expert, and soccer fan, Liz Crowe is a Kentucky native and graduate of the University of Louisville currently living in Ann Arbor. She has decades of experience in sales and fund raising, plus an eight-year stint as a three-continent, ex-pat trailing spouse.
Her early forays into the publishing world led to a ground
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“I hope you don’t think I’m gonna hire you because you’re my baby brother. No, wait. My lazy, bookworm, useless baby brother, who’s gone and dropped out of that expensive, fancy writing school he just had to get into, and now shows up here at my business, in this ole backwater, hillbilly town...broke and looking like he’s been dragged through a knothole.” Aiden flinched in the face of Antony’s fury.” 0 likes
“Maybe, but I can clean up after the guys who do know how, or I can keep your books, update your website, get you active on Facebook and Twitter and—” That sounded desperate. But he might as well own that, too.” 0 likes
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