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At Last

(The Brooklyn Brotherhood #1)

3.52  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Welcome to Park Heights, Brooklyn where three brothers discover the meaning of family, and taking a chance on love.

After a year of turmoil, Emma Vandenburg Bradley returned home to Park Heights to run her familys business a Brooklyn institution Unity brewery. Still trying to get her feet back under her, she definitely doesnt want to be on the spectacularly bad date that
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Published November 1st 2016 by Swerve
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Nov 01, 2016 added it
Shelves: arc-net-galley, dnf
DNF @57%

Maybe it's just me (totally wouldn't be the first time!) but I'm having some serious issues trying to keep up with everything going on. I know it's the first book in a new series, but does the info. dump have to be quite this massive?

The writing isn't bad and I'll definitely give this author another shot, but unfortunately this one's just not for me.

ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Claire Robinson
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: shit-hot-series, smp
2 - "It was a bad call" Stars.

The first book in Addison Foxs new The Brooklyn Brotherhood series certainly introduced a wealth of characters and plot-lines. For me too many, so much so that the main story between Emma and Nick kind of gets lost in everything that is going on around and without them.

"Are you sure about this..?"

Its hard to write a lot about this book to be honest with you, on a positive level the writing was sound, but there is just so much happening within the chapters that
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
Link to full review below!Good writing, and I liked Nick and Emma, but the plot was a bit meh. See full review on The Book Disciple
Why is it that I get midway through a book these days and go all meh?

This is the first book in a series about a trio of boys, adopted by a single woman in Brooklyn, and each of them finding love. For some reason I read all the other books first so in my sad little 'completer-finisher' world I had to come back and read the first book. I have to say it gives a lot more context for the peripheral arc of the boys' adoptive mother Louisa Mills and her bid to be a local councillor.

Nick Kelley is a
Oct 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jerjen

At Last
The Brooklyn Brotherhood, Book #1
Addison Fox
(ISBN13: 9781250114211)
Brought To You by OBS Reviewer jerjen


Welcome to Park Heights, Brooklyn where three brothers discover the meaning of family, and taking a chance on love.

After a year of turmoil, Emma Vandenburg Bradley returned home to Park Heights to run her familys business a Brooklyn institution Unity brewery. Still trying to get her feet back under
Oct 29, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: books-read-2016
DNF @ 31%

At Last was a rough one for me from the start. The prologue gave us the story of one character and I was really intrigued. Move on to chapter one, and the story is now about a totally different character and I didn't find that story to be nearly as interesting. Besides lacking a spark, the timeline of our main story was extremely off balance. I couldn't deal with the constant switch between past and present. A simplified backstory would have sufficed. I was bummed to see this book not
Nick Kelley's days may have been cut short on the football field, but he'd poured that concentration and intensity into becoming a business owner of a very successful bar, poised to expand his business to a brewery...until he realises it's an old school friend who stands in his way. But as the attraction grows, the deal that he and Emma Vandenburg made seems to overshadow what they both want but can't get.

Taut and very confidently handled, Addison Fox brings together a cast of very diverse
Jaime ~ Fiction Fangirls
4.5 Stars

I really enjoyed this story. I prefer to read romance in 3rd person because I tend to feel more connected to all of the characters in the story because I find it easier to get into their heads that way. I can see how some people might have trouble following along with the story because of it, but this wasn't an issue for me.

In a sense this is a second chance romance because both characters harbored crushes on each other but because they weren't ever actually an item, and because they
Dec 06, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review"
An overall good book but the things that I liked more were somehow marginal to the main romantic couple: the sense of place Park Heights, Brooklyn and the two curious and intriguing emerging relationships: the older couple (Louisa/Dave) and Hector (wow!!!! Great character!)/Becky.
I had some difficulty getting interested in the story in the beginning but Ive enjoyed it, the second part more than the first. Well written and a
Jennifer Dicenzo
Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really loved Nick and Emma! They were reunited when Emma moves back home after a particularly trying time in her life. She remembers Nick, her old high school chemistry partner, much quicker than he does her. Imagine his surprise when he finally places her only to realize that she now stands in his way of buying her family's brewery, something he has been working toward for a long time. Not willing to sell her family legacy to just anyone, she comes up with a compromise, a three month long ...more
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
I really enjoyed reading this book:)
A Klue
With its refreshingly romantic book cover and intriguing synopsis, this reviewer was happy to receive an advanced reader copy via NetGalley of At Last by Addison Fox in exchange for a fair review.

This new to me author does appear to have quite a number of books under her literary belt, folks. Therefore, I was surprised right off the bat to see what I consider a rookie mistake. She started the story off with a distraught, young woman that was not the heroine. Then with no clear transition, threw
at last kicks of a series about three foster brothers who live in the fictional area of brooklyn called park heights. park heights basically functions like a small town within the framework of a larger city, which is weird because in a way this story could have been set anywhere. unlike most new york stories, the city wasn't an actual character in the novel. in at last local boy, nick kelley, former NFL player and up-and-coming bar owner is looking to expand his business by buying the union ...more
Oct 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
At Last by Addison Fox is a moving romance that takes place in Park Heights Brooklyn. This suburb of New York City, is equable to a small town where everyone knows your name, with the exception of readily available cabs, subway, and Coney Island. The Unity brewery is a well known fixture in the area.

After Emma Vandenberg Bradley gets divorced, she returns home to her now widowed father, and their family's local brewery in Brooklyn. Emma is an extremely smart woman and her passion for brewing
Sep 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, twimom227-blog
Addison Fox has become a reliable Go-To author for me. Her writing is intelligent and satisfying. At Last marks the beginning of a new series, The Brooklyn Brotherhood. Three boys, Nick, Fender, and Landon were in the foster care system when Louisa Mills adopted them. They saved her from a rock bottom moment, and she saved them bleak futures. Even though the boys are grown now, each carries the baggage of rough beginnings.

At Last is Nicks story as he faces down some of that baggage while he
Becky Burciaga
Oct 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Being the first book I've read by this author, I'm thoroughly enthralled with the writing. Throughout the book, I found myself impressed with the layers that made up the story, and the characters who brought it all to life. I completely enjoyed the clever dialog, hilarious banter between Nick, Landon and Fender...typical brother stuff, but whip smart and extremely dry...making it that much more fun to read. Their byplay was another layer to the overall story that was so very much enjoyable.

Rachael Fick
Oct 25, 2016 rated it liked it
This book left me in a weird place.

What could've *easily* been a 5 star read (if Ms Fox had stuck to just telling Emma & Nick's story) sadly lost a lot of its charm with everything else going on within the plot. I bet right now you're wondering what I mean, so let me lay it out for you.

In addition to Nick & Emma's POVs, we also spent some time in Louisa's (Nick's adoptive mother) head - and for some reason we were also treated to Emma's friend Becky's POV. For those of you counting, yes
Samantha Bilodeau
*2.5 Rounded Up

I'm a bit torn with this one, as the quality of the writing was truly fantastic and I enjoyed a lot about the stories told. The thing that threw me the most about this was just that - storIES. I felt that there was just too much going on with this, with too much focus on what should have been more supporting characters.

In this book, we not only get Emma and Nick's story, but Becky & Hector's and Louisa & Dave's. And not just glimpses, which would be fine, but most of them
Linda Rea
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a story of Emma coming home with her tail between her legs after her marriage failed and her mother passed away she went to college to become a brewmaster to help her father. To Emma's surprise Dad is in the process of selling her legacy to Nick Kelley former football star and center of her teenage fantasy. Emma has 10 percent of the business and she would give it up unless Nick spends a month learning the business. What Nick and Emma don't realize is how much they will learn about each ...more
Oct 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Thanks to for the ARC.
I was a little lost in the beginning of this book. Not sure who the three boys were and how they played into the story, it took a lot longer then I would have liked to put all these pieces together. Characters were good a bit hard to relate to but there way a strong sense of the family unit in this book, every family is different and this one was very uniquely put together. The bond these brothers have is great and enjoyed that aspect to this book. There are so
Jennifer Oloughlin
Nov 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
There were so many different layers to At Last. I loved that we not only got the story between Nick and Emma, but we also got their familys little stories woven in.

I loved the Unity issue. The way they battled internally over whether the business meant more to them or if they would risk Unity and try to work themselves out.

I loved the relationship between Nick, Landon and Fender. Nick seemed to need lots of advice when it came to Emma. They had a great story!

**** I voluntarily read an advanced
Nov 17, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
DNF at 30%

Other 1- or 2-star reviewers have said it best: (1) I wasn't crazy about the multiple POV's. (2) Emma, the heroine, annoyed me because she comes off as over-the-top insecure and immature with regards to her issues. (3) Too many plotlines when I wish it was more about Emma and Nick.

Felicia Eddy
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was ok
Rating 2.5

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Addison Fox cant remember a time when words werent a part of her life. In addition to being an avid reader, she loves writing novels about strong-willed and exciting heroes and heroines individuals who are meant for each other and who deserve their happy ever after. After she makes them work for it, of course!

First published in 2010, Addison has written across romance genres including

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