All as different as nuts, bolts, and nails, the Thorne brothers have put their difficult childhood behind them and opened Six Brothers Construction. Now one of them is about to change his blueprint for living, thanks to a client who sees him as her personal fixer-upper… Grayson Thorne will do anything for his brothers, but women? They’re just a very pleasurable distraction in his bed. Business comes first, and his heart is permanently shuttered even if the rest of his body is ready, willing, and more than able. Then gorgeous, infuriating Tessa Madigan hires him, and puts every one of his rules to the test…
Tessa’s heard all about “Fifty Shags of Gray” Thorne, and she knows one thing is true: this man has rarely heard the word no. The animal attraction she feels for the hotshot designer is all too real (and all too annoying), but she can’t help wanting to tame the beast. And if she can convince Gray that love is just as satisfying as lust, they could soon be building the perfect home for their hearts…s
Lee Kilraine lives in the pine woods of North Carolina. When she isn't typing away on her computer with her golden retriever, Harley, destroying something at her feet, you might find her on her front porch swing plotting her next book while guarding her garden from the local gang of deer. She has a weakness for dogs, bacon cheeseburgers, red wine and Alpha heroes. She loves reading and writing stories with a HEA and if they make her laugh...well, that's perfect.
To brotherhood, people that don't give up on you, furry comfort, secret-agent Grandma Gigi, and Operation Snag Fifty Shades! My first Lee Kilraine story. I was not disappointed! The title truly fit Tessa and Gray's journey. And there is a lot packed in that journey!
The author's style is easy to follow, yet intriguing enough to want to enjoy every chapter as she slowly reveals the MCs backstories. Tessa's inner pain, while I knew it right off, was still full of feelz and misty eyes once Gray discovered her true burden.
I had not read books one (Beck's) or two (Wyatt's) in the series and had no probs understanding the dynamics of Clan Thorne. Book two appears to run concurrently with book three's timeframe. So I'm all about reading that backlist!
*ARC received through NetGally for an honest review...which was no problem at all ;)*
Other interesting facto? The author fit in, not once but twice, my fav descriptor: rat b*stard LOL So in fact she had me at "rat b*stard!
When Gray Thorne mistakes Tessa for the woman who ordered him a drink laced with a certain blue pill, she's a bit mortified, but also really amazed by her reaction to the hot Thorne brother. The brother they call Fifty Shades of Gray because of his uh, prowess. When she, her friend, and her grandma, Gigi, cook up a plan to get Gray to notice Tessa, will it net her the result she wants? Or will both hers and Gray's insecurities and demons get in the way of what could be something beautiful between them?
I wanted to like Give a Little as much as I liked Give and Take. Unfortunately, I just couldn't bring myself to embrace it the way I did Give and Take. Why? Several reasons, the main being neither Tessa nor Gray were that interesting and their connection was pretty weak. I didn't believe Gray even liked Tessa, for one, nor could I understand why he would have liked her in the beginning. Her attempts at getting his attention were laughable at best, and pitiful at worst. Her "inner voice" was annoying and obnoxious, thank God it wasn't really used that much. So when the two of them finally acted on the attraction they supposedly felt, I was let down a lot. They connected for a brief time, then they didn't see each other for weeks. The pace was really dragging at this point and I was highly tempted to DNF. I'm ultimately glad I didn't, though, because finally, by the end, I could see a glimmer of light in this otherwise fairly boring story. Once Tessa opened up about her accident, and Gray opened up about his childhood, I could finally see the worthiness of their characters. But before that I was bored with them, with their story. So the first 3/4 I'd definitely give a 2 star at the most. But the last quarter was really good and the pace picked up quite a bit, so I'd 4 star it. So I picked the rating in between these two. 3 stars is fair for a mostly boring story that redeemed itself at the end. I know this author can write a good story, though, and I liked the other brothers, so am looking forward to the next installment of this series.
An ARC of this book was generously provided to me from the publisher via NetGalley. Overall Rating: 2.5 stars Do I recommend it? Yes, if you’re looking for a really sweet book with a bit of heat Genre: Contemporary Romance POV: dual Writing: 3/5 The author’s writing style is actually quite nice, decent pacing with an easy style. Story/Plot: 3/5 This was a good story line, but found it got a bit convoluted around 75%. It was a bit predictable, but there were some elements that were unique enough to make it enjoyable. Characters: 2/5 I think this is where I struggled. At times both the H/h were too good to be true, and then during the ‘sexy times’ it just didn’t feel true to their character. Emotions: 2/5 At times the characters were engaging, but not enough for me to really care strongly. Flow/pacing: 3.5/5 Story line moved along quite well Steam: 2/5 HEA: Yes Will I read this author again? Probably not, but this a case of ‘it’s me not you’. I generally like my books to be a little bit more realistic, and not quite as sweet as this. Just a personal preference but I’m sure many others would enjoy this book more than me.
Six Brothers Construction brings us to Gray's story. Gray has a reputation around town and parts beyond as a one and done and I'm out of here guy. He doesn't do love, any semblance thereof and is closed off, and he's a damn good designer and that is what he's known for in the business. The guys business is really growing and they've just taken on a new client. Tessa is finally out on her own, after three long years she's got a house and a business in the works and the Thorne brothers come highly recommended. Tessa's first meeting with Gray takes place in a bar on Halloween where she is mistaken for someone else and Gray makes an impression on her. She's there with a friend doing something that was a yearly ritual for them but again, was put on hold for those three years. When Beck is a little overwhelmed with new bids he passes off some to Gray and included in that is Tessa's remodel. When he arrives she slams the door in his face. Then opens the door. It's something she does, a result of anxiety she suffers from. They start off on the wrong foot, Gray throwing Halloween night in her face and it's pretty obvious she isn't the girl he's angry with, but Gray is Gray. When she excuses him from the job and says she deal with Beck he's more than relieved. Although he can't figure out why he's drawn to this girl. Tessa does talk with Beck and when it's brought up at the next staff meeting Gray agrees to go back. This goes on several times, her pushing him and then pulling away. He finally agrees and does redesign her work vehicle and her kitchen. Tessa's backstory slowly evolves and we hear it when Gray does. It's tragic, sad and she still battles with it daily and is slowly making progress. Her father and best friend help her as do her many customers. This is a good story, I didn't understand why as I was reading that it seemed like a chunk from a previous novel was dropped in out of nowhere about the guys finding out about their half sister and her showing up. And the same story with Ryker, their missing brother. Unless it was a gross editing error, it didn't belong in this book, I felt it was out of place in the story. The book is smooth and steamy and well written. When Gray pulls a typical Gray move, I couldn't help but feel for Tessa. Honestly I was a little disappointed with this one, Gray being such great fodder for a story and not that this was a bad story, it was a great story, Tessa's character didn't seem like a great fit for him. Then again that's just me. Having read the previous 2 books this just kind of didn't have that same flow. Nonetheless, read the book. These brothers have it all going on and I love their interaction and caring for each other! And we get a peak at the next book and wow what a surprise. Maybe..... have to wait and see!
*arc from NetGalley and Publisher for an honest review*
Lee Kilraine just keeps getting better and better. I loved the first two Thorne Brother books and couldn't wait to get this one. But I wondered because Gray is the brother who was the king of one-night-stands. Who could they throw at him who would make his allergy to commitment go away? And, wow, this was perfect. Quirky Tessa with her pain and past, and not the typical she was hurt by an old boyfriend past. Recovering from a Traumatic Brain Injury she was so frail and vulnerable but tough and determined to succeed at the same time. I loved that the story unfolded slowly and it wasn't a weekend romance. But now I'm wondering if we'll get to see the newly found sister as well as the missing brother, Ryker. I hope we do because I'm hooked!
I am soooo loving this series and this is an amazing addition. The Thorne brothers have been through hard times but they've come through them strong and bonded together with one major exception and an unexpected new addition to the family. Grayson Thorne is a player and has the reputation to match. There's always that one woman who can tame a man like Grayson and Tessa Madigan may just be the one to do it. She's willing to give it all she's got!
Great writing, great characters, and a fun story. Don't miss it. I definitely recommend.
I loved how this book was written it is sweet and hot and the storyline kept me going, Tessa and Grayson are the perfect couple for this story, she brings out the best in him and he is just what she didnt onow she needed
Contessa Imogene Madigan was Tessa to her friends and family. Tessa was driving Gray Thorne crazy but it wasn’t her goal . It was either a temporary side effect or her plan had failed spectacularly. Her plan- a few years ago Tessa was given the opportunity to rethink her life. Tessa decided to stop settling for what felt safe. Tessa decided she needed to take a few risks and live life to the fullest. Six weeks ago fate stepped in. On Halloween Tessa was a cat and she stood in a bar named Big Eddie’s waiting for her best friend Laura. Halloween was a tradition that started for them when they won first prize for their costumes in fourth grade. There was nos topping them. They rocked best friends costumes for seventeen years. There had been a three year hiatus . but his year they were back. Tessa a cat and Laura a mouse. Lack of imagination in the costumes had been Tessa’s fault as she had waited to that morning to decide they needed to do this. Tessa was happy to be where she was after the three years she’d just made it through. Than a sister cat came up to her at the bar and got the bartender’s attention to give her order and let Big eddie know tessa wanted to order too. Two years ago tessa decided women should go after what they wanted. Even if it wasn’t in her comfort zone. Than the other cat pointed out the Thorne Brothers- Beckett, Ash, Wyatt, Eli, and Gray - to Tessa. She then told tessa she had her sights on Gray. Gray was like something you seen in a magazine or on the big screen. then the woman took a little blue pill- Viagra- and put it in a beer and sent to Gray by Big Eddie. Than Tessa got a text from Laura saying she was there and got a table for them. Tessa went to pay for the drinks when a hand lightly on her waist, onto her belly pulling her up against a wall of muscle. When she looked into the mirror it was gray. The shock that went right through Tessa’s body could only be what it felt like to remap a person’s DNA. Than Gray said he appreciated the drink but the little blue pill she added was unnecessary and uncool. Than Tessa said she wasn’t his cat. Than Tessa turned and Gray said he was sorry the other cat had an easy four inches on her. Than he told Tessa he was sorry he bothered her and went back to his brothers. There was something about Gray that drew Tessa in. Than tessa made her way to Laura and told her the blue pill story and Laura said it was too bad Gray was the way he was. While Tessa was out of circulation Gray became king of the one night stands. He was upfront about his commitment issues according to rumor. Tessa’s inner voice had said something to her as far as gray was concerned.But her brain had been through a lot the last three years. Tessa didn’t always trust it especially after her brain had convinced her she was in love with her ex-Paul- and that had been a mistake . He had broke up with her when she needed him most. Tessa said as far as progress went she had come a long way. Also she was ready to start her home renovation and Laura mentioned the Thorne brothers. Their company Six brothers Construction were some of the best when it came to remodels. Paul was at the bar and came up to Tessa and Laura. Laura told Paul he couldn’t join them as it was girls night out. Than Laura said Paul wanted tessa back and she didn’t want to see tessa sucked back in and hurt again. The brothers did volunteer work with some kids in the foster system. They knew how kids from abusive situations craved normal. Gray wa shead of design and Project Manager but was helping out Beck and covering his sales appointments. Tessa wanted to make a serious go at her new venture -Bow wow meow , tessa’s mobile Pet treats. She needs to at the very least gut and remodel her kitchen so her appointment with the Thorne brothers was about to happen. She thought she was meeting with beck but it turned out to be Gray. I absolutely adored this book- another new favorite. If ryder gets a book I sincerely hope I get to read it. I advise you to read this series in order for a smoother read plus it is worth reading them all. I loved the plot and pace and read this in one setting. I didn’t want to put the book down. I loved Gray and tessa together and how they interacted. I loved how strong both tessa and gray were. I loved how loyal and much Gray loved his brothers. I loved how tessa’s family stood by her and laura when Paul didn’t. I happily found nothing to criticize in this book. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I highly recommend.
Book 3 in The Thorne Brothers Series and this is Grayson Thorne’s story , this may be a series but I do believe each book can be read as a stand-alone as each book is about a different brother. I loved the first two Thorne brothers but Grayson really stole a piece of my heart he is the one I wanted to know about and I wasn’t disappointed because Lee Kilraine gave me everything I wanted and more. Tessa is recovering from a terrible car accident which left her with some brain trauma but that was three years ago and she is determined to get her life back on track so she and her best friend Laura dress up for the Halloween bash happening at the local bar Big Eddie’s and this is where she comes across the king of one night stands Gray Thorne....... Gray Thorne gets sent a drink with a little blue pill in from a woman at the bar and he mistakenly thinks it was Tessa who sent it over , when he confronts her about it the attraction is instant and the chemistry sizzling but is this sweet woman capable of dealing with the man who knows his way around a woman’s body better than most...... This book is a slow burn with some perfect banter as Gray and Tessa get to know each other and I loved getting to know the real man as he becomes smitten by the sweet loveable Tessa, he loves her through the bad days as she struggles to recover from the effects the car accident left her with. Two people so opposite, Gray is anything but boyfriend material when we first meet him and Tessa will only settle for a relationship so what or who will give in this beautifully written love story I guess you will need to read the book to find that out. Looking forward to more from The Thorne Brothers and Lee Kilraine.
Give a Little is the first book that I've read by Lee Kilraine and I've gotta say that I really loved it. The Thorne Brothers have had a terrible childhood, but now as adults, they have started a business together called Six Brothers Construction, and they are the best out there. This is Grayson Thorne's story, and he's not a big one for relationships, and that's not to say he doesn't get his share of women, he just hooks up, but lately, he's not even really interested in that, so he's convinced he has the man flu. That is, until he meets the quirky Tessa Madigan, who infuriates him, although, also gets his motor running as well. Their first meeting didn't quite go well, it fact, he was quite douchey to her, and I wanted to really punch him. Then, she decided to hire his company to help her restore her house, and it only got worse from there. Again, I wanted to hurt him, though they had serious chemistry. See, Gray isn't the only one with serious demons, Tessa has her own fair share, which he doesn't even try to understand, nope, he just tries to write her off. Luckily, she gets under his skin, and his brothers also force him to keep trying with her, so their interactions get funnier the more the story goes on, and I find myself laughing a lot. And the cast of secondaries, which make up not only his brothers, but her best friend, Gigi, and furry beast, so I really didn't stop laughing much after that, at least until he messed up again. There was even an f-bomb worthy twist or two, so yeah, this story was great! And now, I have to read all the previous books, and CANNOT WAIT for the next book, so I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO ALL!
it feels like 10,000 years ago... but it was just yesterday.
I quite liked this book - there was a lot of humor, great chemistry - I mentioned I didn't care for the cover [I know I'm a total judgeybear] - but it was one of the books I rec'd on twitter. https://twitter.com/Limecello/status/... Can't remember if I tweeted about it otherwise.
I liked that Gray and Tessa had so much going on. [Didn't love her ~game playing with the "just say no/be difficult" like... that's his fucking business and professional life, ok?] But they worked it out.
The viagra in the drink O_O [not Tessa's doing - I was shocked the bartender even took the drink over but glad he obviously automatically disclosed it.]
I liked Sully and all his ridiculous outfits - it was a lot - as I said around 75% when the other character comes in and just like ... it's kinda shoved in there and detracts/distracts a little from Gray and Tessa but I am definitely interested in the next book, and I looked into Kilraine's backlist too.
I actually think I'll pass on the first two books of this series - they just don't seem like my cuppa, but I did like the writing a lot - and that Tessa doesn't let Gray get away with shit. Loved all his brothers too, and how [Eli?] I think says how Gray isn't dumb but he's so pretty (and lazy) he acts like it but people let him get away with it because see: pretty. XD
And seriously - the Old Yeller scene! Also excited about of course Eli's book and Ash's. Who knows when Ryker's book will be - next maybe? Seems fast but what do I know I know I had a huge smile on my face when I finished this book
*I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
Oh, how I love these Thorne Brothers! I’m actually sad because I didn’t know Wyatt’s story had dropped, but I can fix that issue. I’m just extremely happy I didn’t miss Gray’s story. Holy Moley, so hot!
Tessa is in need of change. After a three year dry spell, she’s ready to tackle a few things that may be easy for most, but they’re anxiety riddled for her. And now that her bestie has given her the “Snag Fifty Shags” challenge, it looks like she’s gonna need to step outside her comfort zone even more than anticipated. Time to move awkward Tessa over, here comes....awkward Tessa.
Gray is one of the six Thorne Brothers. Well, one of the five that’s actually working together. He’s currently suffering from the man flu (not THAT flu) and made a bet with his brothers to remain celibate, hoping to cure said man flu. But the bet becomes hard to keep when he can’t stop thinking about his quirky client. He shouldn’t BE thinking about his client. Sigh, screw the bet...
The relationship between Gray and Tessa is honestly the cutest ever! I literally laughed out loud a few times and held back tears a few more. Each recovering from a deep loss, it takes being with each other to overcome the past, choosing happiness. Tessa is NOT a damsel, but one of the strongest characters I’ve read in a while. Gray is flawed just like the rest of the Thorne Brothers, but it’s the deep rooted love that pulled my strings.
4 star review of Give A Little (The Thorne Brothers #3) by Lee Kilraine Lee Kilraine is a new author to me. This is the third book in the series and is Grayson Thorne and Tessa Madigan’s story. Although a stand alone I do feel that you might benefit from reading the other books in the series prior to Give A Little. Gray has no time for romance, preferring not to get involved with the women he sleeps with, that is until he meets Tessa. Tessa has heard all about Gray and yet there is something about him that really draws her to him and she is determined to win him over even though she is aware of his non commitment rule. Tessa has been through a lot over the past few years and now she is going to live life to the fullest and not take it for granted. I really loved how strong, and determined Tessa was, sure she appeared a tad quirky at times but I admire her courage and fight. Tessa’s vulnerability got to me as she fought to have a “normal” life. I think that Gray was the right man to love and support her however it certainly was a rocky road for these two. I loved the relationship that Gray had with his family; it was heart warming and obvious that they are extremely close. This was a sweetly written book with a touch of heat every now and again. I am intrigued enough that when time permits I will look at the other books in The Thorne Brothers series, I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
Give a Little is the third book in the Brothers Thorne series. I loved it! It was such a sweet fun read, though there were times where I teared up a couple of times. Tessa has been recuperating the last three years (physically and mentally) from a horrible car crash that had terrible consequences. Consequences that Tessa is trying to overcome. I admired this about her. After all she went through she never gave up. She is now looking to renovate her home, starting with her kitchen. She has decided to start selling pet treats. She hires Gray Thorne and his brothers to do the work. Gray's first encounters with Tessa were entertaining. He was so frustrated with her actions. I liked that the relationship progressed slowly. It took a while for Gray to like Tessa. In Tessa's case she had been attracted to him since the beginning. They both had baggage that was getting in the way of their happiness, but in the end love made them overcome their fears. The secondary characters were all very likable and therefore I am interested in reading more about this family of six brothers. Sully, Tessa's dog, was so cute! I'll continue with the series. I want to see all the brothers get their HEA. Thank you to the publisher for providing the ARC through NetGalley for an honest review.
So the first page of this story grabbed my attention. Tessa is funny... and a bit crazy (in a good way). We first meet her in a bar waiting on her friend to show up. The lady next to her sends a drink with a Viagra in it to Gray and this is how they meet. He mistakenly thinks she sends him the drink even though he saw the other cat. What cat, you ask? Guess you need to read this one to see what I am talking about. (Where was I...oh, yes....) lust at first sight for Tessa - her internal voice even speaks to her. Gray felt something, but he believes he is broken inside and has the man flu. A few weeks later, while interviewing construction companies for her van and home remodel, guess who we see again? Yep, Gray!
The timeline of this books coincides a bit with the previous book, but not enough to make you think you are reading the same story all over again. I hate when that happens. I do like getting other points of views at important parts. (I can hardly wait to see/read more Hope!)
I loved the ending! So happy with how it turned out.
I highly recommend this one! This is book 3 in the series. It CAN be read on its own, but then you will miss out on meeting two of the Thorne brothers in depth.
Poignant, sweet, sexy and truly enjoyable with a few laughs along the way. I devoured this story in a day and loved the author's easy writing style and fabulous characters. Oh, all the sexy Thorne brothers! This is my first story in the series and I can't wait to read the other stories about the sexy brothers. I liked that the author didn't give away too many details about the previous stories. This one features Gray, probably the best looking of the guys and such a player but he has his reasons. He's a terrific hero with his hunky exterior and his even better heart and soul. His patience will be put to the test when Tessa becomes his newest client. Tessa is a fantastic character along with her wonderful family and friends. She's still recovering from more than one tragedy but her attitude is everything as she pushes to make a new life for herself. She decides to go after what she wants and that includes Gray. This is one sexy couple with steamy chemistry! The author's treatment of the heart-wrenching events in the story is emotional without being too heavy and gloomy. A couple of twists at the end sets up for future stories and new characters. Can't wait for Ryker's story. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC.
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Blog This book is book 3 in a series but can totally be read as standalone. I haven’t read the other books and while I will definitely pick them up over the holidays, I understood everything just fine without having read them before. This book tells the story of two broken souls touching each other and healing each other without really wanting to, or trying to. Gray and Tessa are so broken, with one, you can see it on the outside, with the other it’s mostly on the inside which made it much more difficult to handle. They meet in an unexpected and rather funny kind of way and I laughed a lot while reading this book. I laughed and I cried. A lot, because it had parts that were heartwrenching. And I will never ever try to watch that movie. Ever. The writing style was great. It led me through the story and piqued my interest, because it made me want answers to some questions that haven’t been answered and I am now waiting excitedly for the next books, while picking up the previous ones to see where it all started. It was an easy read without any plotholes or things that threw me off reading and I really enjoyed it.
** I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. It was just released on Christmas day. Thank you!
I love this series! This is the third in the series and I have thoroughly enjoyed all of them. I would recommend that the series be started from the beginning as there is a running theme throughout that you need to understand. Also, Grayson's story runs simultaneously with Beckett's story which was the first in the series, so there are tidbits that occur in the first book that give hints towards this story.
I also really enjoyed when "awkward" Tessa made her appearances. It lent a little bit of humor to the story and made the journey for Tessa and Grayson all the more believable.
I will not discuss plot. I will only say that this book and the series has been a great pleasure for me and I look forward to each brother's story and to finding out what happen comes next for the Thorne brothers.
I can't get enough of the Thorne brothers. I love everything about them, all of them are unique at some point. I fell in love with every single one of them. Beck is the heart of the family, Wyatt the youngest and the quiet one and Gray.... OMG he is everything you would want in a man, well, getting there. He sees the value of a person and tries to bring a pleasure in person's life. Either with designing her home or the steamy kind of fun. When he meets Tessa she is kind of crazy but when he gets to know her more, he is smitten. She wants to live and enjoy her life after being almost taken down by a truck. The way of her recovery is long, she's got bad but also good days. She wants to give back a little for her second chance of life and cheers patients in recovery with her sweet dog Sully.
He is anything but boyfriend material, she would love nothing less than a relationship.
Lee Kilraine's books are brilliantly written and have wonderful funny underline.
Tessa (Contessa) Madigan is trying to put her life back together after a catastrophic car accident by expanding her comfort zone at Halloween by talking to Grayson Thorne. She is attracted to Grayson (Gray) Thorne but his reputation is more of a one night stand kind of guy. Tessa needs to face her fears and move forward with her life and one of the goals is having the house she bought from her grandmother remodeled so she can start a company selling treats for pets. Gray Thorne’s company finally got the contract for the house after fixing up her van but it took a long time for Tessa to open up to Gray about her fears.
Tessa is a much, more stronger person than I could be after all that happened to her but her moving forward and opening up to Grey is very eye opening. Give a Little is the third book in the Thorne Brothers series and definitely stands alone.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Lee Kilraine knocked this book out of the part. Out of all the Thorne Brothers' books so far in this series Gray's story is my favorite. I had to keep reading to find out just what secrets were hiding behind both Gray and Tessa's pasts making them into the characters they are now. Watching them both struggle with giving themselves over to each other bit by bit and learning to trust another with their secrets is truly both comical and interesting.
It's a story that has everything you're looking for in a book giving you every emotion imaginable and showing how your family can be your best friends, but sometimes you can open up to others and learn the give a little of yourself to someone new. I can't wait to see what's in store for the rest of the clan as they keep growing in their search to round out their family both in blood relatives and their extension.
Oh how I love the Thorne brothers! I love how the author brings to life each brother in all the books. Like the previous ones, Give a Little is not just about Gray as we continue to learn more about the other brothers and even some extra family members in this book.
Gray... well he's your traditional play boy, not wanting to commit to anyone which isn't unlike his brothers given their upbringing. I felt the pairing with Tessa to be a little odd, more than just the whole opposites attract thing. And her "inner voices" were killing me.
Not as good as the first book in the series, but still leaves me wanting more from these boys. I CAN'T wait for Ryker's story!
Give a Little is the first book by Lee Kilraine that I have read and I am now a fan! Although this book can be read as a standalone, I want to read the other books in the series because I need to know more about these Thorne brothers. The book was well written, the story engaging and the characters flawed but have big hearts and you will be rooting for them all to find their happy ending. This is Gray and Tessa’s story. They are both living with guilt from their pasts that is so deeply engrained they haven’t been able to move on, but somehow they find a kindred spirit within each other which provides them the strength to finally move forward. Lee has done a great job teasing and building up the next story in the series so get excited! I know I am!
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction book blog. First off - that cover!!! Just gorgeous. This is my first book by Lee Kilraine, and I thought it was a magnificent book. I loved Tessa. She was hands down my favourite character. She is so funny, I had several laugh out loud moments reading this book. After you read her back story, you realise why she has some of theses quirks. But I ended up by loving her character even more. I also love it when I read a book where the H is an absolute player, but falls hard and fast. This is definitely the case for Gray. This is a wonderfully written book that has a sub story which I imagine was also brought up in the two previous books. Would love to read more books from the author in the future.
I just love this family :) The third Thorne brother to take the plunge is Gray. While I had a feeling that Tessa Madigan was going to be the one to rope in the family player, everything I thought she would be like was completely wrong. And that is a good thing because I wasn't planning on liking her much. Tessa needs a remodel of her grandmother's house, and Gray is called in to help her design her space. I thought that Tessa was being obnoxiously indecisive because she was a total flake, but it turns out that Tessa is just really bad at convincing Gray to be in a relationship. And we find out Wyatt named the cat Chloe! Now my new problem is that I have to wait for more books to be published...I should have waited until the whole series came out!!! These are totally binge worthy!
This story covers a huge range of emotions, from supreme happiness to gut wrenching sadness. There’s the quirky and the stoic...humor and despair. There’s brotherly love and side spitting banter...then there’s Tessa, a one in a million character who’ll live on long after the story has ended.
Ms Kilraine delivers on an exceptional level with the Thorne brothers, I can only imagine what she has in store for the remaining siblings who have yet to take the journey to their own HEA.
This ARC book was complimentary, provided by the Publisher and NetGalley. I am voluntarily providing my honest review.
Amazing heartbreaking story! I really love reading this unique love story between Gray and Tessa. This is the first book that I read about Thorne brothers and if the others are good as this one then I will definitely seek more from this author. I liked that story has a fun side, serious side, hot melting side, and heartbreaking side all wrapped in a beautiful story. Both Tess and Gray are really likable interesting and well developed. I really liked that Grayson although denying his feelings had done so much small but important things for Tess. I enjoyed reading it and I hope the next story will be great as this one. Recommended. I volunteered to review an ARC of this book for Netgelly
3.5 Stars Give a Little by Lee Kilraine is book Three in The Thorne Brothers Series. This is the story of Tessa Madigan and Grayson Thorne. I have read the previous books, but feel you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so. Tessa is recovering from a bad accident and working to start her life again. Grayson is a playboy who is used to women coming on to him but he isn't one to loose his head over a women. When a mistaken identity start their first meeting it kind of keeps theme of their relationship going. I thought both had things they had to get over to see what they really wanted. Overall enjoyed their story.
This brothers series is extremely good. This one is about Tessa and Gray the playboy, the one with a remorse and another secret. This brothers love each other like no one. They are a true family and this family is getting bigger and better. Tessa is a strong women with inner voices that help her make the big choice in her love life. Also we heard from the othersbrothers and can't wait for Hope and Sinclair story. Ryker is always present....... I receive and ARC from Netgalley for a honest review.