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Give a Little

(The Thorne Brothers #3)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  55 ratings  ·  39 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 208 pages
Published December 25th 2018 by Lyrical Press
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"So, a toast, to friendship and shenanigans."

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 stil
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

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 betwee
Nov 25, 2018 rated it liked it
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 m
Oct 26, 2018 rated it liked it
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 ...more
Kari Lemor
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 d ...more
Bette Hansen
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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. D
Fran Zoch, LSoR
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
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
Lee Kilraine
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
4 Days until GIVE A LITTLE, book #3 in the Thorne Brother Series, releases!

It's a mistaken identity--man flu--fated soul mates--man whispering--cute dog--crazy client--hot construction hero romance trope. 😁

Angel Hatfield
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 Edd ...more
Jackie Wright
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 th
Jennifer Pierson
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library, 2019
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.
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 profe
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
*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” challen
Erin Lewis
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
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
Luz Trevino
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 decide ...more
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 eve
Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Cassie May
Dec 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 mos
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
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** 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 Becke
Rady Reads
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Diane McConnell
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I want to be Tessa!

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 Thorn
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 f
Heather 123
Nov 12, 2018 rated it liked it
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.
Dec 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
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
Sharon Jones
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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,
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, own-digital
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 ...more
Becky Burciaga
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: top
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 ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
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
Ivelisse Davila
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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.
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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 sto ...more

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