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For Your Love

(Hidden Hearts #2)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  55 reviews
Her brothers call her a princess, but he tells her she’s a queen. His queen.

She’s the girl with three brothers. The scholarly one. The one with big dreams and a dark secret.

He’s her brother’s best friend. And the rich playboy who broke her heart.

Finn O’Connor taught Colleen Murphy what it felt like to be in love—and to have her heart broken and bruised.

When Finn appe
Kindle Edition, 315 pages
Published February 15th 2021
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Jan 26, 2021 added it
Recommends it for: Kate McBrien Fans, Romance
It Can Happen When You Are A Sister To Three Brothers...
Who Love You, Calling You Their Princess...
They Mean All The Best But Warn You Away From Their Friends...
But Like Most Cliches Of Life...
You Fall For One Of Brother's Best Friend...

Colleen Murphy Was Taught How Sweet Love Can Be...
And How Incredibly Painful a Broken Heart Can Feel...

Finn O'Connor Was The Best Friend...
And Now He Is Back Ten Years Later...
He's The Playboy Who Has Been...
Grist For The Tabloids...
The Rags Colleen Has Read O
Shades of Rebecca
Feb 11, 2021 rated it liked it
This was my first time reading a book by Kate McBrien, she was a new to me author. For Your Love was an interesting read that had its pluses but unfortunately, also minuses for me. I loved the characters, this is the second chance at love for Colleen and Finn. They meet again after several years of being apart and it's clear they still have the chemistry between them. They were cute and the chemistry was there, don't get me wrong, but they were just missing something. I feel like the author play ...more
Feb 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
For Your Love was a beautiful and heartwrenching story. This is my first time reading this author and I couldn't put it down once I get into this story.

Colleen had always been in love with her brother's friend. But the timing at that time seemed off for them and circumstance had kept them apart. Now they met again years later and still having the same feelings for each other. However, 10 years have passed, they're not the same people as they were before. They have to figure out how to handle the
Feb 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
For Your Love by Kate McBrien is a second chance romance that was emotional and touching. Colleen fell in love with Finn when she was young. He was the best friend of one of her brothers. Then he left and she was heartbroken. She is a strong woman with plans. Then she sees Finn again after ten years and even as she hates it, the connection is still there. Still the sexy and determined man she one knew. But she will not let him hurt again, right?

They both have grown and changed a lot over the ye
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

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Colleen's heart was broken by a boy and she's not about to let that boy, now a man, break her again. Except now, 10 years later, Finn's back, even if it's just for her father's funeral, and she's finding the chemistry they once shared is still there. Can she find it in her bruised heart to give him a second chance?

Brother's best friend romances tend to capture my interest, and they're usually angsty and fun, forbidden love and all that, but this one was
Stacie Christensen
Feb 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Her brothers call her a princess, but he tells her she’s a queen. His queen.

She’s the girl with three brothers. The scholarly one. The one with big dreams and a dark secret.

He’s her brother’s best friend. And the rich playboy who broke her heart.

Finn O’Connor taught Colleen Murphy what it felt like to be in love—and to have her heart broken and bruised.

When Finn appears at a family event a decade later, it all rushes back, and Colleen must fight to resist the pull to the wealthy bad boy she’d
Feb 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
Colleen Murphy fell in love with Finn O'Connor during the Summer she turned 18. She had known him all of her life, but suddenly something clicked. Unfortunately, it was not meant to be, and Finn left without a word and broke Colleen's hurt.

It has been ten years since that fateful evening. So much has changed. There has been death, heartbreak and scandal. At Colleen's father's funeral, their eyes meet across the church and all of her feelings come back, including intense anger for the way he lef
Jan 29, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
In ‘For Your Love’ we meet Colleen Murphy and Finn O’Connor. Colleen is Finn’s best friends little sister, and they grew up together. Ten years ago things changed between them, and Finn broke Colleen’s heart. Now ten years later they see each other again and there is an instant connection between the two of them. But Finn has a reputation of being a playboy and Colleen definitely isn’t going to be just one on his list.

‘For Your Love’ was a book I loved right from the start. The book starts the
Becky Claxon
Feb 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by this author, but it won’t be my last. The story was so interesting and grabbed my attention from the beginning. I didn’t want to put the book down. There is a topic about child molestation that was handled well.

Colleen and her family lived in California and were a close Irish family. I loved the interaction with the siblings and the love of their parents. Finn and his family came to visit for summers and he always felt part of the family. It is always nice
Ashley Tyler
Thank you NetGalley and author Kate McBrien for giving me a free E-book arc of this book in exchange for an honest review! All thoughts and feelings are my own.
4 stars
Trigger warnings: Sexual child abuse talked about in the past
This book is a second chance romance between two childhood friends! Colleen Murphy is the little sister of Finn O’Connor's best friends. As they grew up together, their friendship grew into the begins of romantic feeling when one day in the park Finn and Colleen kiss and
Feb 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book pulled me in from the very beginning with Colleen and Finn's characters. He calls her a queen while her protective brothers call her the princess. He broke her heart a decade ago and now he's back and he wants her back. He has a reputation of being a playboy and she doesn't want to be the next one on his list. Their chemistry is undeniable and past secretes will come to light. Finn really is a swoon worthy character that makes you want to fall in love with him. The writing is so well d ...more
Born To Read
Feb 20, 2021 rated it liked it
I received a free copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
The starting point in Colleen and Finn's story is a misunderstanding. The attraction is obviously there, but Flinn interprets Colleen's doubts as a negative. And he leaves without saying goodbye.
They meet again ten years after that. And Colleen hasn't forgiven him yet.
But the truth is that before that very first night ten years ago, both their lives were full of significant events.
They will have to confront all of them if the
Payton Box
Jan 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was a beautiful story about two broken people learning how to heal apart and together. Colleen's story was dark and heartbreaking and I loved her story and her strength as she recognized when she needed help and to reach out. She didn't let her past haunt her because she was willing to reach out and her strength is admirable.

Finn's story was dark as well and had a lot of twists and turns I didn't see coming as he dealt with his father and his guilt of his past actions.

Finn and Colleen were
Amy Dickinson
Feb 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
Overall Grade: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

For Your Love, book 2 of Kate McBrien’s Hidden Hearts series, is a beautiful story about second chances. The story follows Colleen and Finn, childhood friends (a friendship created through the friendship between their parents) who realize in their teenhood their mutual interest in the other. Their burgeoning attraction reaches its peak when Finn asks Colleen to come home with him to New York. On her pause in response to this request, he rescinds it and quickly denounces an
Patti Lucas
Jan 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of For Your Love by Kate McBrien, the second book in her Hidden Hearts series for an honest review. I can honestly say that For Your Love was one of the most enjoyable books that I have read recently. For Your Love is the first book that I have read by Kate McBrien, and I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to reading other books by Kate McBrien. For Your Love is a beautifully written love story about perseverance and dealing with all of life's shortcomings. I loved every ...more
Amy Reierson
Feb 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Finn and Colleen's story is that of a powerful friends to lovers second chance romance. It does deal with some heavy subject matter that may be triggers for some readers. However I found that the way Kate McBrien handled it was with great care, sensitivity, and respect.

Finn and Colleen they've known each other for pretty much their whole lives. What could have been the beginning of their relationship at a young age was crushed by Finn's father. Ten years later their second chance begins with
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For some reason I really enjoy second-chance love stories, we all have left behind that special someone or they left us behind and we are left to wonder what would happen if we met them again. So was the story of Colleen and Finn who were friends as children and almost more when they were teenagers until Finn suddenly left without a reason and Colleen was left with a broken heart.

Ten years later they meet again at her Father's funeral. Finn now has a reputation as a bad boy and Colleen is not s
Feb 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful story!

This book had me from the first couple of chapters. I loved the story, the characters, the plot, the second-chance love, and the writing! Colleen met Finn when they were teenagers, but circumstances caused them to be apart for a decade, so they moved on with their lives. Until, one day, something causes them to meet again and for those old feelings to resurface. This is such a powerful love story and it was written beautifully.

Can we talk about those steamy scenes? Becaus
Sunny Shelly Reads
For Your Love is a really heartwarming second-chance romance about Colleen, the only girl in an Irish American family of boys, and her brother's best friend. She fell in love with Finn when she was 18, but he essentially blew her off as soon as they shared their first kiss and didn't see each other for 10 years.

At Colleen's father's funeral, those old feelings that they'd both tried to bury come rushing back. A few weeks later, Colleen moves from California to New York, where Finn and her brothe
Jennifer Pierson
Feb 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
I have to start this review out by saying that I'm a HUGE fan of Kate McBrien so I'm always down for her new releases. For Your Love was a story that held the 2nd chance premise that I really do enjoy, but I had a big issue with the hero. Finn O'Connor was best friends with Colleen Murphy's brother, so he was always around, and she harbored a secret crush on him as a teenager. Things took a very quick turn where they shared a hot kiss, but then he did something that broke her heart, and while sh ...more
Judith Miguel
Feb 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! They are soooo good together!
Colleen Murphy is the girl with three brothers. The one with big dreams and a dark secret.
Finn O'Connor is her brother's best friend. And the rich playboy who broke her heart.
When Finn appears at a family event a decade later, it all rushes back, and Colleen must fight to resist the pull to the wealthy bad boy she'd been reading about in the tabloids all those years.
Finn tells her he's changed—but can Colleen trust him not to break her heart aga
Feb 12, 2021 rated it liked it
3 1/2 Stars

Finn and Colleen have known each other since they were kids. Finn would visit every summer with his mother until the summer they shared their first kiss and then he broke her heart. Ten years later when Colleen's father dies, Finn and his mother come back for the funeral. Colleen thought that she was over him, but the moment their eyes meet all those teenage feelings came rushing back. Finn has always loved Colleen and no woman could ever compare, but he's afraid she'll never forgive
Feb 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the first time I have read this author and it will not be the last. This story was so well written and had you engrossed from page one to page last. Colleen and Finn have a history he's her brother's best friend and their families are friends. When Finn asks Colleen to come to NYC for a week she is hesitant. She misses her chance and then things happen with Finn's family and she never gets the opportunity, but his words have still hurt her. What I love is that Finn and Collen's brother ...more
World Of Books 65
Feb 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2nd-chance
‘For Your Love' is a beautifully told slow burn 2nd chance romance. Kate McBrien’s story of two young people’s journey to be together was executed perfectly. Colleen and Finn's fighting have their own demons they are still fighting 10 years on from when two 18 years had a small glimpse of what might have been.

They say that ‘The Sins of your Father, shouldn’t be the sins of the children’ but for 10 years Finn O’Connor has had to live with the devastation of what his father has done, not only did
Feb 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
Overall, I gave this book four stars because of the way the author, who is new to me, portrayed both Colleen herself and the abuse she suffered. Otherwise, it’s closer to a three, which is still good, but was missing some key elements for me. While I liked Finn, I wasn’t in love with him. I knew he loved Colleen but I didn’t feel this great passion between them.
I would have liked to have seen a bit more fleshing out of the Murphy brothers, which I’m sure will be coming in their own books, but th
Feb 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved reading “For Your Love” Hidden Hearts. I was first introduced to Kate McBrien in the Indigo series and I am hooked on this author and her fascinating way of developing characters and relationships while at the same time telling a deeper story in it all.

It’s a page turner, something everyone can relate to. What would’ve happened if an old flame came back into your life? The characters have grown up and have changed in ways that draws them even closer together. That raw chemistry and emoti
Isabella | ilashreads
For Your Love is the second book in the Hidden Hearts story. Finn is best friends with Colleen's bother and they spent their summers hanging out together. But one summer night things changed between them. 10 years later, they see each other and their connection is still there.

TW: sexual abuse as a child

The book opens with Colleen and Finn sharing a kiss and heart break. I wish that there would have been a little more to it so that I could have understood how he broke her heart and why she was h
Kelly-Jo Sweeney
Feb 08, 2021 rated it liked it
I'm afraid that this one was only a so-so read for me. It didn't help that I really didn't take to either of the main characters in the prologue. When it came to the main story there seemed to more angst and upset than was in any way warranted for what had happened in the past. Again, I was struggling to warm to the characters or to become invested in their love story.
I did think that the way that the abuse that Colleen had experienced as a child was handled well and worked well in the context o
Tanja OMGReads
Feb 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4star, feb-2021, omgreads
A new second chance romance and a great love story between two people who had a few hurdles to overcome before they could find the HEA.

Colleen and Finn were friends and for a short time something more. It's been 10 years since they last saw each other but the hurt he left her with is still going on strong. The things Colleen has suffered was hard to read. It broke my heart and I was a huge mess. But she was strong and with Finn's love and support she managed to rise above all the dark moments.
Dawn Herring
Feb 02, 2021 rated it it was ok
While this book will undoubtedly be a great read for some, it wasn't for me. I struggled to get through it. From the start, it felt very choppy to me, like I was missing important information. This is the second book in a series, and I didn't read the first, so maybe I truly was missing something. Regardless, I disliked both characters upon meeting them in the prologue, and although I grew to like them as the story unfolded, it took a long time. With that being said, every reader has a different ...more
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Kate McBrien writes sexy and witty contemporary romance fiction.

She has always enjoyed writing but became serious after being encouraged by a friend (shout out to you, Regina Kammer) to participate in National Novel Writing Month. She began writing historical fiction but soon realized that romantic elements were taking over the historical.

She has an MA in art history, and taught at a local colle

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