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(7 Brides for 7 Blackthornes #3)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  187 ratings  ·  74 reviews
Meet the Blackthorne men, each one as hot, fast, and smooth as the whisky that built the family fortune, and the yachts and race cars that bear their name. From proud Scottish stock, Blackthornes never lose. But, one by one, the seven sexy men in this family are about to risk everything when they fall for strong and beautiful women who test their mettle in life…and love.
Published August 15th 2019 by H.O.T. Publishing, LLC
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Aug 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
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After a horrific crash on the race track, Ross is given an ultimatum by his father. Quit and go home and learn the family business. He meets Holly again (although he doesn't remember the first time). He learns the business and falls for Holly, but doesn't want to work the family business. Will his dad relent when he hears Ross' true business desire. Now what is going on with Ross' Mom and Dad. I'm pretty sure that isn't all cleared up to the last book in the series. On a
Claire Robinson
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4.5 "Strap in for the ride… It’s gonna get intense." Stars!

Race car driver Ross Blackthorne is up next in the 7 Brides for 7 Blackthornes series, and you know you are onto a winner when you read something in one sitting.

"Are you always this direct..? Or is it just me that brings out the best in you..?"

After one crash too many finds his father refusing to allow him to drive anymore, Ross is told it’s time to step up and become a part of the Blackthorne family business, the Liquor making part of i
Lynn Raye Harris
Aug 15, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)

She’s a good girl. He’s a bad boy. Who’s gonna win in this clash of opposites?

Racecar driver Ross doesn't want to work in the family business, but he's got no choice when his father nixes his racing career.

Efficient Holly doesn't like being saddled with a speed-driven playboy, but he's the boss's son and she can't say no.

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Erin Lewis
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Star Review of Ross (7 Brides for 7 Blackthornes # 3) by Lynn Raye Harris

Lynn Raye Harris is a new author to me and I have no idea why I have not heard or read her before. This is the third book in an exciting new series from multiple authors and is Ross and Holly Brooks’ book. Having read the first 2 books in the series I was intrigued with Ross and how his story would pan out.
The Blackthornes own a diverse range of businesses and Ross heads up a racing team sponsored by the Blackthorne em
This is a fun story I read in one afternoon. It’s easily a standalone, but also a nice introduction to previous and future characters in the series.

What I got from the book is a story about two independent people struggling with what they want for their own futures but becoming stronger together. I liked Ross from the first page. Holly... a bit of a prickle bear but I warmed up after Ross did his magic. Once they were a couple, I enjoyed the ride to their ultimate HEA.

I loved being immersed in
Jennie Fortna
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
ARC for honest review with no compensation received from L Woods PR 4.5 stars

Ross by Lynn Raye Harris is book 3 in the series 7 Brides for 7 Blackthornes written by six other amazing authors! Each book is a standalone but has an underlying story that connects to each book...

Ross Blackthorne a NASCAR driver and heads up a NASCAR racing team that is sponsored by the Blackthorne Whiskey Distillery. When he has a fiery crash his father decides its time for him to give up racing and run the Blacktho
Aug 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
Ross Blackthorne is a race car driver but also a Blackthorne. After a crash, his father insists that he stop racing and start learning the family Whiskey business. In this latest addition to the Seven BRides for Seven Blackthorne series, Lynn Raye Harris does a great job in this 3rd addition to the Seven BRides for Seven Blackthornes,
Ross is forced to go work at the Whiskey/ Bourbon distillery outside of Lexington. While there he meets Holly (whose family originally owned the distillery until a
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh so sweet! Ross is an unbelievably sweet man who loves to make the people around him happy. He and Holly were so perfectly matched from the very start. I love a strong heroine, and Holly is definitely that. There was such a beautiful feel to their growing relationship; the way they cared for one another’s feelings and didn’t question their feelings for one another once they realized them was perfect!
Emily Assmus
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My heart was RACING!

A great read from another of my favorite authors! Reading Ross was a race itself as I couldn’t get through the awesome story fast enough. This third book of the series was fantastic!
Jolanda Gelissen
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, sports
Although this book takes place over the time span of just a few weeks, it feels like a slow burn mixed with a bit of enemies-to-lovers.

Ross Blackthorne (third brother, and somewhere in the middle with all the boys) loves fast cars and is living his dream as a NASCAR racer with his own team under the Blackthorne brand. That is, until he crashes during a race in a most spectacular way. His father decides he’s had enough danger, and summons Ross to the recently acquired bourbon distillery in Kentuc
Aug 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ross is the 3rd book in the 7 Brides for 7 Blackthornes series of books. A different author writes each of the 7 books, yet all are on the same timeline. Ross is by Lynn Raye Harris and I read it as a stand-alone initially, but do plan to go back and read the first 2 books in the series.

Ross Blackthorne is a gear head. He loves fast cars and is extremely blessed to come from money so he can feed his love of cars. While a member of the Blackthorne family, his love of cars has always superseded th
Jackie Wright
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars for Ross book 3 in the 7 Brides for 7 Blackthornes.
Lynn Raye Harris is yet another new author to me and that is one of the things I love about this great series, I’m getting to find new authors along with getting to know the Blackthornes and the love of their life’s well that’s when each of these boys realise they have meet the one they are destined to be with. The Blackthorne men are all hot, fast and very smooth just like the whiskey that built their family fortune but each one of th
Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)
Although this could be read as a standalone, I'd agree that you'd enjoy it more read in order of the series. There is a reason it's called 7 Brides for 7 Blackthornes. However, each author has done an excellent job catching up on the overall theme, so if this is your first book in the series and you fall in love with it, which I know you will, you will have no trouble going back and catching up with the other Blackthornes.

Ross is seen as the playboy brother within the family. As a NASCAR driver,
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I truly enjoyed this entry into the 7 Brides for 7 Blackthornes series. This story focuses on Ross, one of the middle siblings and cousins in the Blackthorne family, and how he and Holly find common ground even though the initially are at odds with one another.

After a horrific and fiery crash of his racecar, Ross is ordered by Graham, the Blackthorne patriarch, to go to their distillery in Kentucky and learn the whisky business. There he meets Holly who begrudgingly shows him the ropes of the b
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I simply adore this wonderful, heartwarming and very well written story. I connected with the characters from the very start and as the story unfolded I couldn’t help but fall in love with them more and more.

Ross Blackthorne is a filthy rich, sexy as sin race car driver. When he’s involved in a near death experience, while racing, his father pulls the plug and decides it’s time for Ross to learn the family business and sends him to work at one of the whiskey distilleries. Ross’s passion is fast
Stephanie Taylor
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ross by Lynn Raye Harris is book 3 in the 7 Brides for & Blackthornes series. I’m quite used to reading this author’s military romance books, so this was a big detour for me. But, I love her writing and decided to give this book a shot. And I’m really glad I did! There’s a bit of NASCAR in this book, along with whisky making. Which could potentially be a combustible combination. So…will Ross make the right decision regarding his future with Holly, or will they crash and burn?

While I would lo
Linda Carlson
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing

What a very exciting addition to the Blackthorne series! I was hooked from the very beginning.

An intriguing combination of race cars and whiskey to introduce you into the world of the rich and famous! I got a kick out of Holly’s attitude towards Ross on their initial introduction. He discovered that red heads can be kind of prickly and fierce! I loved the various cars that Ross owned and how Holly grudgingly adored each one.

I appreciated the different descriptions of the whiskey making
Loved it! 5 Stars. My first read by Lynn. Ross and Holly are great characters. From the start there are flames that bring Ross to Holly.
Ross is a racecar driver and during the last last his engine blows catching the car on fire. His dad decided it's time for Ross's hobby to end and Ross to become apart of the family company in Kentucky. Ross not happy does as he wishes only to bide his time because racing is his passion not whiskey. Holy who had whiskey running through who blood work for the Bla
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Lynne Raye Harris has created a dynamic, fast paced yet measured story for Ross Blackthorne and Holly Brooks. Both their families make whiskey, Holly has loved distilling her families Kentucky whiskey, Ross has run from his, preferring driving the fast cars of NASCAR. When Ross is forced from the track to the family distillery he feels adrift. When he learns Holly will be his mentor, things start to change for him. Holly doesn't like Ross, or at least doesn't appreciate his playboy im
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic read! Equally sweet and steamy, Ross Blackthorn is one hot read. Holly is a third generation bourbon distiller who has been overlooked by her family. She is both feisty and self conscious. She isn’t keen on the idea of having Ross Blackthorn, sexy race car driver, underfoot and having to show him around his family’s business. Ross is forced by his father to take his place in the family whisky business, specifically the newer Kentucky distillery. Ross is intrigued by Holly and her hones ...more
Aug 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
The third Blackthorne heir, Ross, is banished to Kentucky by his father after his race car gets into a near-fatal accident. Having to hang up his suit doesn't sit well with him, so he's decided to simply bide his time for a few weeks until he could change his father's mind. He, however, doesn't count on Holly Brooks.

A descendant of whisky brewers herself, Holly already has her life goals in sight. She works hard, hoping to succeed her uncle as the Master Distiller. Having a Blackthorne interrupt
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is book #3, in the 7 Brides For 7 Blackthornes series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader enjoyement, and to fully understand the series, I recommend reading this series in order.

Ross is thrown back into the company business after an accident that almost ended in tragedy. He is not happy to be there, until he meets his mentor. She is fiery, sexy, and everything he never knew he needed.

Holly wants nothing to do with a playboy who couldn't remember he already met her! It'
Carrie S
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars, Ross will get your heart racing!

I really loved this book! This was a light(I’m used to her HOT series😊), heartwarming sexy romance.
Ross is a race car driver and your typical rich playboy. After a close call on the race track, his father forces him to quit racing and learn the family business(which he has no desire to do). Enter Holly to show him how it’s done and show him what he’s missing in life! Holly is smart, independent, down to earth and not the least bit impressed with this ri
Aug 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ross is the first of the 7 Brides for 7 Blackthornes that I have been able to read. Ross is written by Lynn Raye Harris. Just like the other two 7 Brides Series, each book is written by a different author. Each brings their own unique writing ability to the series but still are able to esh the series seamlessly. This one should be the same since these authors have worked together before.

Ross is book 3 in this series with also being the reckless son in the Blackthorne family. A major mishap was b
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Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
From the minute Holly realized Ross Blackthorne was too be the new thorn in her side, Holly vowed she wouldn’t be swayed. Wrong. Without missing a beat, Ross and Holly’s story continues the 7 Brides for 7 Blackthorne’s saga from another brilliant author who knows how to handle self-assured, living on the edge leading men. Ross definitely meets this criteria and gives Holly a hell of a lot to think about as she tries to fight not to melt like every other woman crossing Ross Blackthorne’s path.

Michelle Hatton
Aug 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ross Blackthorne is a race car driver and has no interest in his family history. However after a big accident his father makes him work at the family distillery just outside Lexington. As much as he doesn’t want to learn this role, that all changes when he meets Holly Brooks.

Holly Brooks was born to work in a distillery, yes it was meant to be her family one but after a big fire the property was bought out by the Blackthornes. Holly loves making whiskey but she hates the thought of having to sho
Dana Busenbark
In this third book, we get our chance to know Ross better! I have been trying to be patient, waiting for our handsome race car driver! Who is Holly Brooks? What about Evan Brooks? What do we learn about the Brooks family? What is HOlly's job within Blackthorne Enterprises? What happens out on the track during Ross' most recent race? Who is Martin Temple? What does Ross accuse Martin of? Graham has me as angry as Ross just pages into the story! While I drooled over Ross' LaFerrari, I'm more of a ...more
Ali (Our Book Boyfriends) Flores
What I liked ~
Racing man!! (I married one, so I’m sort of partial)
Holly is so very relatable to me ~ her attitude, work ethic, and serious demeanor
Tension in the Blackthorne family
Continued intrigue with the family secret
The new Kentucky setting
Ross is just the kindest, sweetest genuine good guy with the biggest heart for others
Ross is willing to step out on his own – the first of the Blackthorne men
All the talk about cool cars
I sighed
I swooned
I fell in love with Ross myself
What didn’t I like? W
Kari Hansen
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ross has been following his dream of racing cars even if his father would rather that he was involved in the family business. After his last accident his father has rescinded their sponsorship, so he has no choice but to work at the Blackthorne Whiskey Distillery.

If it wasn’t bad enough that the Blackthorne’s own the Whiskey Distillery that used to belong to Holly's family but now she has to teach their entitled son everything she knows about the business. She knows that he is only here out of o
Ga Books LoverX
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh Ross, this guy is super freaking sweet, a sexy race car driver, and a genuinely awesome guy. *SWOON*

Ross gets into a huge accident and his dad calls quits on his career and basically forces him to take interest in the family business at Blackthorne Distillery. He knows nothing about creating bourbon, but someone definitely does. Holly has been working at the distillery for ever and is shaping up to be Master Distiller, the last thing she wants is one of the Blackthornes to come in and hinder
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7 Brides for 7 Blackthornes (7 books)
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  • Jason (7 Brides for 7 Blackthornes Book 2)
  • Phillip (7 Brides for 7 Blackthornes Book 4)
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