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Straight Up Irish

(Murphy Brothers #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  1,048 ratings  ·  194 reviews
I need a wife if I want to help save my family’s billion-dollar pub empire. There’s just one problem: I never plan on marrying. So, I need someone who understands that this is just another business deal. I don’t do commitments. And my brother’s executive assistant, Fallon Smith, fits that bill.

Fallon needs help with her grandmother’s expenses, and her pretending to be my
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Published February 19th 2018 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Embrace) (first published February 1st 2018)
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~Mindy Lynn~
3 Stars!

Straight Up Irish was a story of two people trying to keep their family protected in one way or another. They enter into a fake marriage in order to do just that. But like all fake relationships they don't end like they began.

Connor was your likable playboy. He was flirty and charming. He had many the conquest that they actually ran into on occasion. It was a little off putting with him starting out the book hooking up with someone who wasn't, Fallon. Connor recently lost his father an
Feb 16, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Magan Veron fans, Romance
3 Bucket List/Life List Stars
* * * Spoiler Free
What do you do when presented with a situation which cannot be changed, adjusted or ignored...
Well, the Murphy Brothers have been thrown for a loop. Not only have do they have to deal with the loss of their beloved Da... but he has put a huge condition for the brothers to inherit and carry on the family's business... the Murphy Pub Legacy. All three brothers must marry within a year of the Da's death and remain married for at least six months... oth
Magan Vernon
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: new-adult
I wrote it so I'm biased.

This book smells like whiskey and bad decisions so you should definitely check it out.
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc

Loved the Irish setting but both MCs only left a mild impression on me. It is a slow start/slow burn marriage of convenience romance.

Connor is back home in Ireland to find out his deceased father's will threatens to cheat him and his brothers out of the family business, if they don't marry within a year. When he meets Fallon, his brother's assistance, Connor feels an instant attractration to her and when he learns that she's struggling financially to support her grandmother, the perfect sol
Elizabeth Neal
**2.5 Stars**

Connor returns to his family home in Ireland for the reading of his father's will. When he realizes he and his brothers may not inherit as they thought they would, without fulfilling certain conditions, he takes steps to make them happen on his end. What's that mean? He must be married within a year. When he meets Fallon, his brother's assistance, the attraction is instant, and upon learning of her situation, he believes he has the perfect way to help them both.

Fallon is struggling
beachbum bookworm
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
To begin with I will always give a separate rating on my romances for their level of steaminess...that way if this is something that makes or breaks your potential to read a book, you are not wasting your time.
💖 very mild. Either no sex at all or just eluded to.
💖💖 sex scenes are described in this book
💖💖💖 little left to the imagination. The author is really painting you a picture
💖💖💖💖 wowzers! this could be the amount of sex, detail, dirty talk, etc.
I rated this book 4 stars and 2 💖💖.
Fallon is l
Ilsa Madden-Mills
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
FIRST OMG THIS COVER!!!!!!! Swoon!!!!!!

Thank you Magan for letting me have an early copy! Straight Up Irish, straight up stole my heart. It's sexy, romantic, and funny as hell. FIVE STARS ALL THE WAY! Bring on the next Murphy brother...
Feb 18, 2018 marked it as not-happening
starts out with him in bed with a woman after hooking up with her (and it's not the heroine)?? ...more
Connor Murphy is the middle of three sons and the CFO of the Murphy' Pub group based in the USA. He has returned to Dublin for the reading of his father's will. Expecting the will to be a formality, leaving the business equally between the three boys, they are horrified that their father has made inheriting the business dependant upon all three of them being married within the year.

Connor is the playboy of the trio, a different girl every night. In fact the only woman he has any kind of relation
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Straight Up Irish was a really cute, slow burn, low drama romance. Connor needs to marry and stay married for 6 months in order to keep his inheritance in the Murphy’s Pub empire. Fallon wants to pay off her student loans and take care of her ailing grandmother. Presto a marriage of conscience. Cute story and Connor and Fallon were adorable.
Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, contemporary, arc
Fallon Smith is an American working in Ireland working for the Murphy family distillery. She’s the assistant to Jack Murphy. It seems that a big part of her job is making sure Jack’s brother Connor is on time for pretty much everything.

Connor Murphy has returned to Ireland because his father passed away. He’d been running some of the business in the US, but came back for the funeral and for the reading of the will. Little do the Murphy brothers know that their da left them a big surprise in thei
Sara Oxton
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Straight Up Irish by Magan Vernon one of the best books I will read this year. This is the first book in the Murphy Brothers series and I can’t wait for the other brothers to get their turn. I will admit I am not always a fan of the author, but this book is by far the best I’ve read from her. I couldn’t put it down; Connor Murphy is exactly what you want in a bad boy book boyfriend. He’s hot, he’s brash and he’s dirty (in the best way possible). He would definitely charm the underpants off any n ...more
Steph's Romance Book Talk
5 Stars / 3 Steam Fans

I enjoyed every part of this story so much that I immediately purchased the rest of the series in ebook format! I initially won a set through a giveaway and hadn't gotten to reading them. However, I found this book available on Hoopla as an audiobook and snatched it up! I am not disappointed at all. This book introduces us to the Murphy family where the father has died and left strict instructions for his three sons within his will. Part of those instructions is to find lo
Feb 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, romance
I've been dying to read Straight Up Irish ever since I first heard about it! I mean, a billion-dollar pub empire, a marriage clause, and a fake wedding? My interest was one hundred percent piqued.

The result? Straight Up Irish is so good! It's laugh-out-loud funny and sexy enough to make you melt. I was swooning all the way through.

There are so many aspects that made this book lovable; however, my favorite is the characters.

Connor is the ultimate player. He flirts like there's no tomorrow; his
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ahh hell, how am I going to review this book without gushing all over about Connor! Meet the Murphy brothers Connor the playboy and totally loose cannon, Jack the grouch who is strictly business and Sean who'd rather play ball than mind the family business. Connor oversees the US operation of the business, Sean and Jack are both in Ireland. Connor's called home when their father suddenly becomes ill and dies. We meet Fallon, Jack's assistant and right hand who keeps Connor on time, (mostly) waki ...more
Nicole P
This is my first book by Magan Vernon, and I see the potential. This was more 2½ stars and that was largely due to the female MC, Fallon Smith. She is the assistant to a CEO, who together with his brothers, own the biggest pub conglomerate in the world. She takes a job in Dublin as it will help her pay off her student loans and look after her grandmother. From first glance she is a strong, independent, takes-no-prisoner type of person. She manages to wrangle her bosses brother by barking at him. ...more
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
2 1/2

First off, I apologize. I don't like to write "bad" reviews. I do personally know how much time and energy goes into trying to craft a novel and as always, I have the highest respect for any writer who manages to conceive of and finish a novel. It takes dedication and discipline.


I've always had an affinity for all things Irish. I can't tell you its origin. I think it's via my mother although in her family there was nary a drop of Irish blood, just Finnish and German...go figure.

As such,
Linda Quick
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this book! Connor is the bad boy man whore that seems to sleep with almost anyone, while Fallon is a good girl struggling under extreme financial pressures. Then fate leads Connor is realize he needs a wife and he sets his sites on Fallon. She reluctantly agrees when Connor begins to romance her - from fun dates to extravagant purchases. Somewhere along the way, Fallon falls for him, but she has no idea how Connor feels.

This is a fun book that made me smile, laugh, and care about the chara
May 13, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
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A Klue
Feb 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-ebook-review
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Heather andrews
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Connor is quite the charmer, “you were muttering about a waitress job. Is my brother really paying you that little? I’m going to have to call him about a raise. Or, hell, when I get an office here, I’ll just hire you as my assistant. I can’t promise I won’t be handsy, though.” Connor will do anything for his lady, but he draws the line on some things, "...except for me staying here to watching you try on dresses.” I leaned in and whispered so only she could hear. “I’d prefer to see you undress, ...more
Feb 24, 2018 rated it liked it
3 stars
A light, fun read about Boston Irish! what is not to love!!
Anne OK
Mar 07, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-reads
From a new-to-me-author comes a little Irish tale just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Straight Up Irish is the first book in Magan Vernon’s Murphy Brothers Series. Readers will find an engaging, lighthearted and sizzling marriage of convenience trope with just enough blarney to charm the susceptible. If I come across a romance set in Ireland, it’s usually not too difficult to wrangle its way into my heart and onto my Kindle reading list.

Our first stop is in Dublin where we’ll meet the Murphy bro
☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
Loved it!

This was given to me for review but due to so much going on in RL it took me awhile to finish because I need to actually sit and read it. LOL but I finally did and loved every bit of the story.

Fallon is such a good person who did for others with no complaints so when she finally came across Connor, the one Murphy brother she had to constantly keep up to date for everything because he was too busy keeping up with the ladies instead of the business, ended up walking right into her. This
Lovey Dovey Books
Feb 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Published on Lovey Dovey Books

I remember stumbling upon Magan Vernon with her YA My Alien Romance series and My Paper Heart. I'm beyond excited to read something a little different from her and Straight Up Irish is definitely a step up!

The fake wife trope is trending and this is the first story I've read under the NA umbrella. Fallon moved to Ireland for a temporary job. She has student loans and her grandmother's care as financial burdens, so when her boss' hotshot younger brother proposes marr
I picked this up to read after getting an ARC of the next book in the series. While it was a decent read, it didn't wow me much.

I started it in a busy waiting room and couldn't focus on it. A few days later, I restarted the book, and read it until completion. I had a hard time connecting with the characters, for the most part. Connor felt like a smarmy get, and totally not serious about Fallon. Fallon was so wishy-washy about everything that I found it hard to respect her, let alone believe that
Feb 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fallon Smith is an American girl who is currently working in Ireland for Jack Murphy and his family’s distillery. Although it seems a majority of her job is taken up by Connor Murphy, Jack’s brother, and the resident playboy.

Connor is in Ireland for his father’s funeral and reading of his will. Connor and his brothers are in for the shock of their life when the will is read and they learn exactly how they can become owners of the company. Connor has only spoken with Fallon via phone but when he
Feb 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-review, netgalley
copy received for honest review
The story started off pretty good. I noticed a few people did not like that Connor was with someone other than Fallon in the first scene. I did not have a problem with that. It gave an insight into who he was prior to Fallon. Also, they had never met face to face. They both had lives prior to being with each other. I would not even consider them as friends at that point. Fallon worked for his brother in Ireland and Connor was living in Boston. After meeting Fallon
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
This was a new to me author. Looks like a a pretty good start to the series.

Connor and Fallon devise a plan for a fake wedding so that each of them can get their hearts desire. For him, the business. For her, financial security and help for her Grandmother. As stories like this usually go, there are some flaws to the plan.

The story was a sweet read. Really predictable in the story line. I like the premise of the brother's in business. I actually think I may like books two and three a little mo
Aug 13, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Didn't feel it

The only connection the mains showed was physical lust for the other. Which, I don't understand the h having at all, considering she has had to rouse the H out of multiple women's beds. But alas, she was acting like a horny teenager with no common sense right from the start.
Some character development, and actual bonding could have made this a good book.
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Magan Vernon has been living off of reader tears since she wrote her first short story in 2004. She now spends her time killing off fictional characters, pretending to plot while she really just watches Netflix, and she tries to do this all while her two young children run amok around her Texas ranch.

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Murphy Brothers (3 books)
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