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(The Barringer Brothers #1)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  2,451 ratings  ·  267 reviews
After nearly losing his friend in a logging accident, Gage Barringer is convinced now more than ever that he needs to find a different job. But his side business of breaking colts at the small Montana ranch he inherited from his grandfather doesn't earn him enough money. He has his mind set on running The Raven's Nest, a popular bar and restaurant near his ranch. The origi ...more
Paperback, 214 pages
Published October 13th 2014 by CreateSpace
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Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
2.5 stars

Going to rant a bit, hang on

While I liked the mountain setting and the heroine Summer, Gage's sexual past was bought up too much for my liking.

Summer even says she should thank all the women he's slept with for making him so good in bed, right after they've just had sex for the first time. And the scene in the bathroom near the start where he bangs some woman he's used for sex before, then minutes later meets the heroine. It was just unnecessary and put a sour note on their story for m
Lisa *-* GiViNg It To YoU * LoCk StOcK & TwO SmOkiNg BaRrELs
YUM man mountain Gage....what a delight, thoroughly enjoyed this.

Tess Oliver is a new author to me, so I didn't know what to expect. I can safely say I'll be reading more from this author!!

 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Okay. So yeah, I love this book. I'm totally in love with Gage. And Summer is my girl. We can so hang together.

I loved everything about this story. The richness in it's simplicity of the written word, when getting to know these characters separately. Their surroundings & witnessing them coming together. There was nothing contrived with this simple yet emotionally deep story. I'm definitely going to read on. Hopefully this series only gets better.
I HIGHLY recommend this read.

I'm thinking of tryi
Gage and Summer. I swear I already reviewed this one... my computer must have crashed again. Oh well, read this one several months ago but I still remember it pretty well because I quite enjoyed it. Summer is a talented musician who catches her boyfriend/lead guitarist in bed with her supposed best friend. Then the man who wants to give them a their big break in the industry, demands that not only must she sleep with him, but they will be replacing everyone in the bad but her. Suddenly LA doesn' ...more
Oct 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 Pine Scented Stars

The clean mountain air. The scent of pine and dirt. A hunky guy in plaid. No, not a paper towel commercial. This book.

Summer is an aspiring singer living in California. Until she becomes a restaurant owner living in Montana. Funny how life can throw you curve balls. Like finding your boyfriend in bed with your bestie. Or finding out your grandfather left you a restaurant. Or finding out that your mother is a bitch.

Gage is a mountain man and a mountain of man. He has a dange
Oct 08, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, read-in-2014
This was a nice read. There was a long introduction as to how Summer decided to leave her life in California and moved to Montana to take over her grandfather’s restaurant.
Summer was offered a contract with a record company. She is the lead singer for a band. The record company tells her that they will only sign her and not her bandmates. Summer declines since she has always been with her band plus her boyfriend is in the band. Summer declines only to go home to find her boyfriend having sex wi
Jun 21, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Marta Cox
Oct 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Tess Oliver is a new author to me but I have friends who highly recommend her books so when I saw this cover I thought where do I get mine from? This is a contemporary romance which is not my usual genre of choice but I'm increasingly discovering new authors and setting aside my own prejudices . This book was a complete revelation and such fun that I'm so glad I took a chance.
Gage Barringer is a logger but that's a vey dangerous life and he would really like to just find something else to occupy
I'm a huge Tess Oliver fan and before you read The Barringer Brothers Series you need to read Rain Shadow Complete Box Set (Rainshadow, #1-5) by Tess Oliver as it is about Luke, Gage's brother. 4 "I don't know what they put in the water" stars.

Summer is about to hit big in LA with a record deal. Summer is bright and smart and has the voice of an angel. Unfortunately it is either spread her legs or no deal. To make a deal even shittier she finds her boyfriend of 3 years cheating on her. Her Mum is a bitch. So he leaves for Montana to the restaurant she inhe
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-f
I loved this book (probably helped a little by all the crappy books I've read lately). Our hero, logger Gage and his underwater welder brother Seth will definitely get your hearts (and other parts of your body) pumping. Even our heroine, wronged singer Summer, has a strong, take no prisoner's attitude that meshes perfectly with our (formerly) man-whore Gage. Loved the detailed (and accurate) portrayal of what logger's do for a living. It is hard, dangerous work and only real men need apply. Well ...more
Megan Fall
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, cowboys
So, so happy that Gage got his own book. I instantly fell in love with him in the Rain Shadow Series. His book was perfect, and so was his little California love interest. Another great read!
Loraine Oliver
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-books
Gage is the first book of the Barringer Brothers series, and this series is a spin off from the Rain Shadow Series.

The first thing I love about this book is that while it is a new series , we see some of the old characters from The Rain Shadow Series, as well as a host of new characters that you will really enjoy reading about. All of the characters are well developed and as usual in the author's way, she takes the character building a step beyond physical description, giving them them substance
Dec 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommended to Vallsykes by: for readers who like city girl meets country boy (or Montana man) fish out of water "needs more" stories
There are usually reasons why I give a romance 3 stars, and the positive reasons mostly balance out the negative ones.

On the one hand, the fabric of one or both of the main characters is made cheaply or its stitching carelessly unfinished. Sure, I like a flawed character, if he or she is written off a rich or faithful palate. However, I do not like the flaws to come in the form of inconsistencies, shallow conversations for the sake of acknowledgment, or superficial features in the name of "hotne
Jun 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
Very enjoyable read. Much better than I expected and a lot steamer than I could have hoped for.
A bit of insta-love going on, but it didn't rub me the wrong way. It all felt quite natural. Gage is a giant grizzly bear size man who's never met the right woman to settle down with... Until he meets Summer, of course, a woman who's moved to Montana from sunny California to escape a douchey ex. The storyline is very cliche and there was nothing surprising or any twists to the story. And while
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, romance
I got this as a freebie on Amazon. It's not the kind of book I would have paid for, but it was entertaining enough. Everything that happened was incredibly cliché and convenient, from multiple life-threatening incidents where Gage could "save" Summer, to ex-boyfriends being douches and showing up out of the blue, to the man who has never committed to anyone falling for this chick in about a week and changing his bachelor ways. It was definitely one of those two-attractive-people-finding-each-oth ...more
Renee at Book Happiness
Oct 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this for an honest review. I have to say that once I started this I could not put it down. I enjoyed the story and the holy hotness of this book. This is the first book I have read by this author and I have to say that it will not be my last. I read this as a standalone I believe that I didn't miss out on anything. I will be diving into more of these books. I CANT WAIT!!!!
Nicole Emerald Book Reviews  McCurdy
I've made no secret of the fact that I am a huge fan of Tess Oliver's writing, The woman was born to write; each story incorporating everything I need in a novel- a lifetime of emotion, drama, sex, angst, conflictions, atonements and love, all in the span of a few hundred pages.
I also believe that as a fan of her work the pressure is more substantial to make each story and cast of characters stand out and tell his/her story in a way that keeps me as a reader enthralled in comparison to someone
Jun 09, 2015 rated it really liked it

Gage is the first book in the Barringer Brother series . This is the first book I have actually read by Tess Oliver.

Gage is a logger / rancher with a naughty streak that runs a mile long . The men don't really like him and the women want to get into his pants . He hasn't had a serious relationship in forever . That changes the first moment he meets Summer Donavon , the new owner of the restaurant he was trying to buy. That's when the fire works start . Their first meeting was just after he br
Donna Sweeney
Sep 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Kindly provided with an ARC for an honest know me, so here goes.

H.O.T damn.......Gage......purrrrfect !!!

Wow, just when I think Tess has hit her max with the smokin', alpha hunks of men, she produces yet another drool worthy leading male in a story!!!

Quick summary....
Gage, is the brother of Luke from the Barringer Bros series and this book is his story.....hallelujah !!!

Our leading lady is Summer and oh yeah people, she is just as awesome as Angel was in her and Luke's books. That
We like it big book blog
Oct 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I can’t even express how much I was feeling this book!!
I was wondering after finishing the Rain Shadow series if Gage would flow right along as did the other books in the series.
And… Let me tell you… it did!!! I felt like it flowed right along after the last book in the Rain Shadow series… And I mean writing wise… Everything just seemed to connect…
I loved it!!! I mean really loved it!
The story had just enough of everything… No overly drama. I just couldn’t get enough. I read it in 2 days!!(would
S.M. Harshell
**I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.**

After Summer declines the Recording Executive sexual advances only to go home to find her boyfriend and (band mate) in bed with her best friend she decides that moving to Montana to run her grandfather's restaurant. Raven's Nest, is for the best.

Gage is looking to change his line of work, logging is dangerous hazardous work. He wants to buy the Raven's Nest and make something out of it. Since the owner died it has been r
Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Okay so first of all there has not been a book by Tess Oliver that I have not loved and this one is no exception! I think my new favorite book boyfriend is Gage Barringer! I love his whole mountain manly man persona, his loyalty, humility, and protectiveness that is demonstrated throughout this book and to top off that cake with delicious frosting he is one hot amazing guy! I loved Gage and "Hollywood's" little love story, both characters are endearing and you cannot help but love them and want ...more
DJ Sakata
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Favorite Quotes:

“You’ve always been a pro at tossing out a golden nugget of hope and then snatching it back with the black, greedy hand of doom.”

“A scared rabbit would have run. As I recall, you were threatening them with your menacing curtain rods.”

“And, somehow, I can’t picture your brother grumpy. He seems like the kind of guy who would chuckle through a root canal.”

My Review:

This is the first Tess Oliver book I have read – I know, I know - slap me on the back of the head already! I have trul
Jan 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Tess Oliver is one of my favourite authors, I'm yet to read a book of hers that I haven't loved.
I made the mistake of reading this book before finishing the Rainshadow series, I would advise anyone who hasn't read that and intends to to get them read first as there's tid bits of information on the plot spoken about in this book as Gage is Luke's older brother.
Still, it didn't take away from this story whatsoever. I adored Gage, MY mountain man (sorry Summer!) He's such a gentleman, and there's
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have fallen for the Barringer brothers. All of them have their own unique personality that you jusy can not help but love. Gage is the serious and sensual older brother. I love his possessiveness that he shows in this book that is even a surprise to him. And it is delicious! I was hoping Tess could get a great character going for him. Although I did not like Summer at first, I thought she did not have a back bone or faith in herself. I loved how she grew into someone she could appreciate and s ...more
Lynelle Clark
Sep 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
We received the book from the author for an honest review.

Summer has the voice of an angel and one that can open doors to a whole new world. But, when things go haywire with a huge contract and discovering the man she loved didn’t love her as she thought, she decide to start a new life in Montana, and run the restaurant that her granddad had left her.

Meeting Gage was not what she expected. Gage is the eldest of the Barringer brothers, strong, charming but very much a loner, having his heart se
Heather andrews
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Our girl Summer has some balls and can take care of herself, "please, Logan, don't call me babe. Even if you didn't mean to hit me with the mug, it doesn't matter. The damage was done when you crawled into our bed with Chrissy." Gage has no filter like seriously that boy just spouts things off, "eyes turned toward Gage. "Absoeffinglutely." I looked back at him. "Oh come on- that great a** of yours is just begging to be spanked." He's considerate and patient as well, "I won't finish until you com ...more
Ruthie Taylor
Oct 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
"I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads."

This is a standalone novel, although there are other Barringer Brother books - and the reader gets to hear about some of their adventures here.

I would score this at 4.5, if I could. It was a very enjoyable story, and there were really some lovely bits, such as the tattoo reveals. There were some funny moments too, such as when she goes into the barn, but at times I felt the plot was too busy. Both Gage and Summer get to te
Oct 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

The author takes her time introducing us to Summer and Gage and the story is told from both points of view. We meet Gage and Summer and have time to learn about who they are, their hopes and dreams and their problems with life before the author brings them together. There is no love at first sight in this book and I loved the slow build up.

This is a light hearted, small town romance and I was completely sucked in by the stor
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Tess Oliver is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Custom Culture series and a large collection of other romances. She is well known for her relatable characters who "become your friends" as you journey with them and for intriguing stories that will have you "devouring her books in just one day". Tess has been featured on USA Today's 'Happy Ever After' site, and in publicati ...more

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