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Passion Restored

(Gallagher Brothers #2)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  1,193 ratings  ·  149 reviews
The Gallagher Brothers series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan continues with the one brother who thinks he can handle it all and the one woman who could change that.

Owen Gallagher likes everything in its place and is organized to a fault. While his brothers have each dealt with their own personal tragedies and stresses, Owen figures he’s had it pretty easy. Tha
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Published February 28th 2017
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Feb 16, 2017 rated it liked it
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I'm a big fan of Carrie Ann Ryan and I've been in love with all her bearded and tatted up Heroes so far. Unfortunately this one just fell short for me and I didn't connect to it like I did the others.

Passion Restored follows Owen Gallagher, the organized brother in the family, as his life becomes a bit of a mess. After an accident leaves him home to heal he meets his new neighbor and decides his time off is best spend pursuing her. Liz is an overworked nurse that's trying to
3.5 Stars

So yeah....I love Carrie Ann Ryan, I have loved the Montgomery Ink series and in turn the spin off The Gallagher Brothers but Passion Restored didn't hit the same mark that the others have.

I think a lot of my challenge comes with the fact that everything just happens so fast in Passion Restored. Moody man sees moody woman at bar, next thing you know moody man is suddenly in the hospital and guess what moody woman is his nurse. Moody man comes home from hospital and discovers moody woma
Jessica Alcazar
*sigh* .. so I have mixed feeling/emotions about this book. One thing that bothers me is that I couldn't get into the story and I don't know why. The book was well written, there's no doubt about that, I just had trouble sitting down and really focusing on the story. It took me forever to read it. There is also nothing I can point at and say .. I didn't like that. I am completely befuddled by this book.

Anywho, let's chat about Owen and Liz for a minute. Very likeable characters for sure, but I d
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm a big fan of Carrie Ann Ryan and always enjoy her writing style and this book was just as good as the rest.

Liz is a ER nurse consumed by her job and has virtually no free time. When Liz realizes she lives next door to sexy Owen she's not sure she can resist temptation. Even though Liz resists, Owen is determined to win her over no matter what. There's a few twists and turns and a hell of a lot of chemistry. Liz and Owen were very intense when Liz finally let her walls crumble down.

I love th
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
4.5 stars
Passion Restored showed a different side to Owen, and I really loved it! He was still a planner and an organizer, but he also realized that not everything in life can fit on a neat list.
Liz was great, too - even if her baggage made her a little prone to drama, I totally got where she came from.
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2020
This is a fun spinoff of the Montgomery Ink series! getting to know the Gallaghers has been great.
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
I love the Montgomery Ink books and was really looking forward to this one, but it was a bit disappointing. The characters were flat and not very believable. I'm never particularly happy with stories where passion overrides every personality trait and somehow magically fixes or negates all the baggage.
Also, sadly, the last few books from Carrie have had more than enough editing flaws to trip my annoyance. No book is perfect, but the errors are starting to slide below professional quality.
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I always love Carrie Ann Ryan books. Passion Restored is ooooo so good. Owen and Liz have great chemistry and scenes so hot, my goodness. I liked the pace of the book it moved quickly and it's an easy read. Owen and Liz have an insatiable desire for each other and that really makes the sex and passion of the book ignite.
Owen ends up in the ER after getting hit by a car at a bar where he meets Liz for the first time. Liz was rescuing her best friend and roommate from being stupid drunk
♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ Jeri the Romance Bibiliophile ♡

Carrie Ann Ryan’s novel Passion Restored (Gallagher Brothers #2) is a well written and well developed storyline except for one thing that bothered me from the beginning and that was the instant attraction. While I do get that attraction can be instant but I am not sure I like the way things are usually described from the guy’s PoV. Might be my problem as a female but I’d always like to think that there is more to being attracted to someone than just the basics (which I will not spread out in det
Owen Gallagher
Liz McKinley
3.5 stars
Read 9/8/19
Jun 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-book, romance, 2017
I loved how dumb Owen was struck when he first saw Liz, to the point that Murphy teased Owen about his mouth dropping open and drool. Their next meeting wasn't quite so nice, but I was glad that Liz was there for Owen and his family, even though she was little more than a stranger, it was nice to have a familiar face.

Owen and Liz's relationship was a lot of one step forward and two steps back. To say that Liz had a bad past and was a bit gun shy is an understatement. I loved that Owen always let
Chasing Away Reality
Mar 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Carrie Ann Ryan always forces her heroes and heroines to face their past and fears. I enjoyed watching Liz find her way to Owen and the love and security that he could offer. I love Owen and his dorky organizational ways. He's so caring and steadfast, which is exactly what Liz needed. Liz didn't really grow on me. Usually, I can find some redeeming qualities in the baggage laden heroine, but she was just too much for me. And I wanted more from this story as it seemed a bit rushed. It was still w ...more
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Mar 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love Owen. He seems surly but I think that is because he doesn’t feel he is seen as a equal or pulling his weight at the family business but also because he is feeling alone. He is a great guy. And what he does with the beard wow just wow.

Liz is a wonderful character as well. She is devoted to her job and doesn’t care about what others around her do as long as the patients are taken care of. so when she gets mired in the politics of the hospital and stuck in rumours it does hurt her. I didn’t

Owen Gallagher, a man who liked things organized and being independent found himself relying on others when he suffered an accident. He always thought he had it easy while his brothers went through their own personal tragedies.

Owen met a sassy yet vulnerable nurse who he couldn't get his mind off. Well fate had some plans for him, it turned out that the woman who haunted his thoughts was not only his nurse, she was also his new neighbor.

"What was a man to do!?"

Liz McKinle
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
I love a good geek story and this one has a hot, tattooed, OCD of a business manager geek as the lead character. Owen Gallagher is the younger brother of the grumbly Graham from the first book in the series. Oh, Owen know his way around power tools, too. But give him Post It notes and some office supplies and he is in heaven! His family gives him crap for his neatness and organization tactics but it’s all in fun and makes for some humor throughout the book.

Owen and Liz meet by accident and then
Susan (susayq ~)
Another winner in this series!

Owen Gallagher is kind of nerdy and it's so hot LOL He sees Liz across the bar and immediately is attracted to her. She blows him off, only to see him in the emergency room a little later. And then, they learn they are neighbors. The attraction is mutual and Liz fights it hard. Thankfully, Owen knows it's the real thing and gives her space, but doesn't let her go.

Owen was great! A little nerdy, a lot tattooed and hot. He was so patient with Liz. I wanted to shake L
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Passion Restored by Carrie Ann Ryan takes us back to Denver Colorado and the Gallaghers extended family. In this book we get to know more about Owen. Owen Gallagher is a planner. He makes sure every I is dotted every t is crossed. He has contingency plans for contingency plans. So when he falls in love he is rocked to his core because love doesn’t follow a plan. Liz McKinley is a stressed out ER nurse and Owen’s new next door neighbor. Because of her past she is determined not to fall in love or ...more
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
Passion Restored is another hit in the Gallagher Brothers series. I LOVE the continued ties to the Montgomery family. While any of these books can be read as stand-alones, I highly recommend giving them a try.

I adored Graham from the start although it did take me a bit to warm up to Liz however. She had a rough childhood and despite his best efforts, she continued to keep Graham at a distance and even pushed him away, in my opinion, too many times. There were certainly some twists and turns I d
Kathryn Linke
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Passion Restored is the second title in the Gallagher Brothers series, and features Owen and Liz. As I've come to expect from Carrie Anne Ryan this book was incredibly well written.

Owen is intelligent, organised and driven, and slightly obsessive compulsive. When he sets his sights on Liz he's determined to win her over.

Both Liz and Owen are workaholics whilst Owen is your brooding bearded alpha hero, Liz is a moody heroine with phobias regarding commitment. Liz tends to spend quite a lot of t
Instant attraction brings together an organized, hard working man and a nurse weighed down by her painful past who's afraid to love in this scorching tale full of angst and unexpected twists and turns. From start to finish readers will find themselves mopping their brow as erotically-charged encounters are balanced with melodramatic moments to keep you on edge waiting to see what happens next. Add in familial interruptions and you'll find yourself charmed by the heartwarming support of the Galla ...more
Char Sowers
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Carrie Ann Ryan's Gallagher men fall hard and love harder and sex their women up even harder! I love it!. "Passion Restored" stars Owen Gallagher who is the one of the middle Gallagher men. He's the one who keeps his brothers in line with his ultra-organized ways: multiple lists, color-coded charts, and spreadsheets. Owen makes sure everyone is fed and initials the coffee shop cups for his brothers. Even though they end up drinking out of the wrong ones anyway. However Owen wants to feel like mo ...more
Mar 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads
Owen Gallagher is the most wonderful sort of dichotomous man. He's a bearded, tatted, pierced hottie who thinks order, logic and color-coded planners are his happy place. He is the brains behind the restoration and construction business he runs with his brothers. He runs the office, keeps them on schedule and organized and makes sure the bills are paid. Despite his obvious necessity, he sees himself as the weak link - the one without any special skills or abilities.

Liz McKinley also doesn't see
3.5 out of 5 stars

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The Gallagher Brothers series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan continues with the one brother who thinks he can handle it all and the one woman who could change that.

Owen Gallagher likes everything in its place and is organized to a fault. While his brothers have each dealt with their own personal tragedies and stresses, Owen figures he’s had it pretty easy. That is until his perfectly ordered world is rocked at its foundation and he’s forced to rely on
Jul 02, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.5 Stars

I’ve admittedly been on somewhat of a Carrie Ann Ryan book binge and I really enjoy this author. Most of her novels are 3.5 to 4 stars for me and she’s really good at telling a story. However, I think I’m beginning to suffer from overexposure to her brand of angst. I think these books aren’t necessary meant to be read 6 or 7 at a stretch, back to back with each heroine trying to outdo the next with an angst-ridden backstory. And I DO like a bit of angst especially when it comes with tat
Mar 20, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Two words for Carrie Ann Ryan is HOT DANG!! I knew just by looking at the cover this was going to be a Gallagher brother that was going to be hotter than ever and boy am I right. Of the three Gallagher brothers Owen is the one you go to if you need help or need someone to talk to. He is the one who will get the job done and the one well that will leave you breathless. Liz has no chance of surviving without him for he comes in like a hurricane all strong, blowing in with no warning and leaves a p
Brenda Pearson
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From the moment Liz walked into that bar, how little did she know her future would change forever. She didn't believe in relationships and for good reason, she believes that she would be like her mom and dad, two people that hated each other that was Liz meaning of a relationship. Liz cared about people and being a nurse she always put her patient first.
Owen didn't drool on women, but when Liz, walk into that bar that night he couldn't help himself to be intrigued by her. Yet, she didn't give a
Victoria pearce
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received this book for an honest review.

I have read many of Carrie Ann's books and have loved them. I found this one no different.

Liz is had a rough childhood that has caused her to hide away from everyone except her best friend. She is insecure in some ways and irrationally scared of becoming like her parents.

Owen is an a definite dork with organisational ocd. One of the four Gallagher brothers and the third to find their forever.

Liz is his forever but she doesn't want to be. She fights h
Deana-Coffee, Books, Life Blog
Mar 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Owen is my new book boyfriend. I totally fell for this overly organized, sexy, caring and a little geeky man. How could I not love a man that has a thing for post it. He's dedicated and loyal. Owen likes a woman in jeans, is amazing good with his hands and has a huge heart.
Liz is one complex cookie. She's strong, smart, incredibly hard working and always giving herself. However relationships are something altogether different. Liz has many layers, making her an interesting and deep character.
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 growly, bearded and organized stars for PASSION RESTORED!

When micromanager extraordinaire Owen Gallagher is hit by a car, he's pleasantly surprised (given the circumstances) to find that the woman with the bangin' body at the bar is none other than his nurse. Liz McKinley was attracted to the bearded Gallagher brother the second she saw him at the bar, and again in the ER, but it's the fact that the two are now neighbors that has her trying to shore up her reserves. But Owen's not easily put
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Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary, paranormal, and young adult romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Talon Pack, Promise Me, and Elements of Five series, which have sold millions of books worldwide. She's the winner of a RT Book of the Year and a Prism Award in her genres. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced de ...more

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