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Just Give Me a Reason

(Lopez Brothers #2)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  107 ratings  ·  66 reviews
Rebecca Rogers Maher follows up Rolling in the Deep with a sexy and deeply emotional short novel in which unexpected desire leads to surprise beginnings.
Tony Lopez is losing it. Burdened by a broken marriage and a failing business, the divorced father of two young daughters isn’t on his A game when he meets Beth. She’s clearly pregnant and defiantly single: a beautiful,
ebook, 185 pages
Published February 16th 2016 by Loveswept
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Jan 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Rebecca Rogers Maher Fans, Romance, Novella
4 A Time of Choices Stars
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We are very lucky to be living during a time where we can choose to live ways different from others. If we have the means and circumstances, these choices can be endless. Families can be made up of people we love for who they are, not due to the blood coursing through their veins. We may have the freedom to be single and not have the stigma of being less than...

I could go on and on about how so many things have changed...

Last year I read a novel
Feb 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
There's so much honesty and realness to this story. It feels like you're getting a glimpse into someone's life. Tony and Beth have really great chemistry. They meet when Tony's brother and Beth's bestie get together. Tony is a single dad. Beth is pregnant and the father of the baby is out of the picture. Their situations are less than ideal but they are seriously attracted to each other and, despite the fact that neither is really in a place to start a relationship, they pursue the physical aspe ...more
Originally posted on The Book Nympho

Tony Lopez is recovering from the ending of his marriage, struggling to save his business and working diligently to co-parent his two young daughters. When he meets Beth Cody, the single and pregnant best friend of Holly Ward, he's struck by an indescribable connection that has him tongue tied. Months later when they meet yet again at the home his brother shares with Holly, Beth takes the initiative.

There's a lot to admire about these two. Tony is such a good
This book was rolling along and I was really enjoying it. I didn't even mind that the H had an ex wife and 2 kids that he shares with the ex. I was also very adult and appreciated that he and the ex have a friendly relationship for the kids sake. I usually prefer when the ex is some sort of villain, but because Tony was so wonderful and his feelings for Beth seemed so different compared to what he had with the ex I wasn't bugged by them being good to each other. Everything was great and I even s ...more
Claire Robinson
Nov 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 - "You'd be surprised what I can handle." Stars!

I have to admit that as soon as we met Tony and Beth in the first book in Rebecca Rogers Mahers’ Lopez Brothers series, I had hoped that they would get together, and I was so happy when the blurb for Just Give Me a Reason confirmed my hopes.

This is one of those stories you pick up and don’t put down until its conclusion, and I pretty much read it in one sitting myself. I liked the fact that the author mixed things up a bit with this one in that
A sexy, heartfelt story about a woman who doesn’t believe in marriage or long term commitments and the man who’ll make her rethink every she’s believed about lasting love.
“Unexpected desire leads to surprise beginnings.”

From the moment Tony Lopez laid eyes on the beautifully confident Beth, a passion like he’s never known before has awakened in him. It’s unfathomable and almost uncontrollable, and mostly hard to believe since he doesn’t ever recall feeling this way, not even for his ex-wife
Jan 02, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

This book follows on from Rolling in the Deep, and is the story of Holly’s best friend, Beth, and Ray’s brother, Tony. I loved these two characters in Rolling in the Deep, and was really excited to watch how they would come together, but this book could also easily be read as a standalone.

Beth lives large. She is strong, sassy and lives her life the way she wants it, revelling in her single girl status and bouncing from man to man, not interested in anything serious. She makes sure the
Feb 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Rebecca Rogers Maher is a new author to me and her writing-style, along with character development and story-line, all impressed me. If you’re looking for a slightly unconventional, passionate and captivating romance, Just Give Me a Reason ticks all the boxes. I absolutely inhaled it.


Beth and Tony are two very different personalities. Tony is very much a quiet, unassuming man, trying to adjust to life as a newly-divorced dad, whilst trying to keep his ailing business afloat. Beth is hi
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
Rebecca Rogers Maher is an unconventional author. She doesn't take the easy way out by writing squeaky clean characters. They're real people with real life problems (pain, regret, addiction, abuse, etc.). I love that about her and her stories.

Tony and Beth are characters whose story I really wanted to read. Readers first met the two in Rolling in the Deep. Tony Lopez is the older brother of Ray who is dating Holly. Beth Cody is Holly’s best friend. Just Give Me a Reason seemingly takes place alo
Bette Hansen
Jan 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
A wonderful story of two lost souls and one healing love. Tony is definitely a man who is traditional and wants a home life. Wife, kids, and everything that goes with it. He thought he had it but lost it all when his relationship fell apart. Beth wants nothing to do with the traditional trappings of love and marriage. She's witnessed how those trappings can rip people apart and has no plans to give it a try. When she discovers she pregnant she sets her sights immediately on doing this all on her ...more
Feb 08, 2016 rated it liked it
NetGalley provided a copy of the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Two lonely, souls finding each other in a time that both are unsure of what is going on in their lives. Tony is a divorced dad of 2, trying to bring life back to him and his business. Beth is a pregnant, single and trying to figure out her life. When Tony and Beth are together the chemistry is undeniable.

To me the story has a great foundation but it tends to move slow at times. All in all it is a easy, fast paced and sexy rea
Mandi Schreiner
Feb 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Good sexual chemistry between these two - but I think the pregnancy/baby storyline takes away from the romance a bit.

Review to come
Kathleen R.
Feb 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Title: Just Give Me A Reason
Author: Rebecca Rogers Maher
Series: Lopez Brothers series, Book 2
Publisher: Random House LLC
Release Date: February 16th, 2016
Genre(s): Romance
Page Count: 273 pages
Heat Level: # 3 flames out of 5
Rating: # 4 stars out of 5

Tony Lopez is losing it. Burdened by a broken marriage and a failing business, the divorced father of two young daughters isn’t on his A game when he meets Beth. She’s clearly pregnant and defiantly single: a beautiful, graceful vision that
Jan 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2016
ARC kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
3.5 "just friends"Stars

Even though this is the second book in The Lopez Brothers series, this can be read as a standalone novel. We meet both Beth and Tony in Rolling in the Deep. Beth is Holly's best friend and Tony is Ray's older brother.

Beth is not the forever sort of girl. She is sassy, carefree, live life to the fullest and never one to settle down long with one guy. Though she has always wanted children she never really wan
Feb 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Review originally posted at For What It's Worth on 2/22/16

Source: e-arc provided in exchange for an honest review

Review: This was a unique romance. Beth is 7 months pregnant with another man’s baby (he’s out of the picture and gave up parental rights). She’s a confident, independent woman, with a healthy libido, who doesn’t want a long term commitment.

Tony, recently divorced, father of two, is struggling with the fact that despite following all t
Ruthie Taylor
Mar 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

I really enjoyed the first book in the series, and possibly enjoyed this even more - it is a really lovely read. I would love a Tony in my life!

How do you deal with the fact that your younger brother has just become a multimillionaire, and found the love of his life, when you have just gone through a divorce and have a struggling business. Tony faces this as best he can, always aware of his father's expectation that he w
Keep Calm Novel On
Jan 11, 2016 rated it liked it
NetGalley provided a copy of the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Rebecca Rogers Maher’s sequel to Rolling in the Deep delves into the lives of Ray Lopez’s brother Tony and Holly’s best friend Beth. Tony and Beth were cleverly introduced to the reader in book one of the Lopez Brothers. Beth and Tony share their story via their individual point of view—their voices are clear, strong and distinct. Tony is divorced with two young daughters living in New York. Beth is pregnant and will raise her
Jan 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
I liked this book but loved the first book in this series. I had a hard time understanding Beth's hesitation towards Tony. I would have understood if he was that way but he was perfect. The man was beautiful and I did love seeing Beth teach him to be more open. Overall I just thought it was a sweet story but lacking in somethings. I love the authors writing style can't wait for more from her. I received this as an Arc for an honest review from the publisher and netgalley. Reviewing for
S.M. West
Jan 02, 2016 marked it as to-read
Shelves: arc, up-next
**ARC provide via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**
E-Reader Addict
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book made me want to throw my freakin Kindle across the room.

The first book in the Lopez Brothers series, Rolling in the Deep, was funny, sweet and heartwarming with relatable, down-to-earth characters, and was a runner-up on my Best of 2017 list (even though it was published in 2015 - sometimes I'm really late to the party). So I didn’t even read a preview before hitting the one click button. But by the end of the second chapter I wished I had.

Tony and Beth met through mutual friends. His
Jenn Cunha
Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-netgalley
Received an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review.

A super sweet read with just enough heat to keep things interesting and short enough without losing any details. Beth and Tony have been doing the whole "I want you, but it's complicated" thing with their eyes since her best friend hooked up with his brother. Beth is now pregnant, prepared to raise the baby on her own, when she and Tony both end up staying at his brother's house. The hormones start flying and it isn't long before they give in t
Mary E
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Interesting story

I liked the twist on happily ever after presented in the book. I also liked the frank discussion of women's sexual appetites.
Dec 18, 2017 rated it did not like it
Julie Brengard
Mar 05, 2017 rated it liked it
I was given a copy of this by the publisher for an honest review. For a person that likes contemporary romance, it is probably enjoyable. I do read them sometimes. This one did not hold my interest very well. I felt it need more. The characters were good. The story lie was also good. It just could not help my attention.
This book is about Ray's brother, Tony, and Holly's friend, Beth, from Rolling in the Deep. If you haven't read their story (they win the lottery together), I don't feel like you'd be missing anything that would take away from this story.

Beth is an independent young woman who likes sex but not relationships. Although she never saw herself as married, she does want a child at some point, but maybe from a donor rather than a committed partner. Sooner than she planned, she accidentally gets pregna
Feb 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This was a fun, light read - no dark secrets, no emotionally-fraught drama, no lives in danger. Just a classic case of "Do we or don't we?", made more interesting by Beth's pregnancy, which is an important part of the story's progression.

The two main things that I appreciated: Beth is in the second half of her pregnancy when the story really picks up, and I'm glad that she is still portrayed as a strong, desirable, capable woman. In fact, as one of the other characters tells her later on (I'm pa
Char (1RadReader59)
Apr 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Beth Cody set her course a long time ago. Marriage was not for her. She saw how her parent’s marriage broke her mom because of promises made that were never fulfilled so why even go there. So every time things start getting to heavy more than a sex thing it was time to move on.
Then one sex thing left a little present. So at 33 she finds herself pregnant. Which is fine she had always planned on being as single parent it just came a few years earlier than planned. She got the father to sign off
I enjoyed Rolling In The Deep, the first book in this series, and I especially liked Tony, the brother of the hero, Ray, in the first book so I was happy to get a copy of this book from Net Galley. Tony is my kind of guy, a solid, responsible beta hero who loves his daughters fiercely and is truly broken hearted over the break-up of his marriage, even as he recognizes why it happened and that his ex was right to call it quits. As the book opens, he is struggling to rescue his small business, be ...more
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Just Give Me A Reason by Rachel Rogers Maher, was a great read. I enjoyed the story from the beginning to the end. The story is about Tony Lopez who is a divorced father of two that owns his own store that is failing. Beth Cody who works in a store and is pregnant whom the father gave up right to after a one-night stand. They were brought together by her friend and his brother for a meal six months prior to them coming together again. They both felt a bond between them when they first met. After ...more
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Rebecca Rogers Maher writes gritty, realistic stories that push the boundaries of contemporary romance. Publishers Weekly describes her writing as “gripping and touching,” Library Journal calls it “gut-wrenching,” and USA TODAY declares it “very well-done romance…so satisfying.”

Other books in the series

Lopez Brothers (2 books)
  • Rolling in the Deep (Lopez Brothers, #1)