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Irish Charmer

(Brooklyn Kings #6)

4.59  ·  Rating details ·  174 ratings  ·  132 reviews

For three years I've kept my son a secret in order to protect him from the dangers of the syndicate. A life his Irish father is still a part of.

When I have to return to Brooklyn, I don’t expect Nathan to be the first person I see. For a moment, the world disappears and it’s only the two of us. Until reality intrudes.

Because there’s no more hiding the fact that the blu
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Intel Chicky Reads Romance (Kara Merideth)
Story: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Trope: reverse age-gap, mafia, secret baby
Angst: 😱😱😱
Smexy: 🔥🔥🔥

Absolutely adored this book! This was my first book by LK Shaw, so I wasn't sure what to expect - but what I got was ALL my favorite things - in the tropes, writing style, and length! Nathan is 10 years younger than Lucia with the bulk of the story taking place when he's 24 and she's 34. Lucia has bumped into Nathan a couple of times and has always been strongly attracted to him despite their age difference. Three yea
Denise H
Sep 13, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Another great book in the series! It was also great catching up with the characters from the previous books and finding out more tidbits about some in this one. As with the other books in the series, this one was well-written and completely absorbing. I had to read it in one sitting, I just could not put it down. There was plenty to enjoy in Nathan and Lucia’s story as they find their happy ever after. Danger, suspense, excitement, mystery, family, laughter, tears, a few twists, and romance.

Sep 12, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an ARC copy and am reviewing this with my honest unbiased opinion.

This book has a little bit of everything you could look for in an Irish/Italian Syndicate romance. From the chance meeting at a family wedding where you have no choice but to fall for the confident handsome Irishman that makes you smile at his cheekiness. To 3 years later when a ride to the airport turns into a steamy ride before departure!! You can't help but want these two to fall madly in love.

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Sep 15, 2022 rated it it was amazing
An excellent addition to The Donnellys series of books.
Lucia and Nathan are entertaining charismatic characters and I loved reading their story. It was great seeing how some of the characters from previous books were getting on.
Vedece Barnes
Sep 15, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mafia
Lucia meets the charming stranger at a wedding. He's just a kid but he's not trying to hide the attraction he's feeling for her. And the way he looks at her heats her from the inside out. Besides, he represents everything she's trying to distance herself from. She's leaving for London in the morning, no time for a fling.
Three years later they meet again and that same fire they felt before instantly ignites again. And he's still as charming as ever. But, he's still younger than her. He's still a
Linda Reads
Sep 16, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Reverse age-gap, mafia, secret admirer with ill-intent and steam, lots of steam
I’ve only read a couple books from this series but this one reminds me why I bought them. The stories are thrilling and passionate. I love an age-gap story but when it is an older woman with a younger man, I’m all in, being a woman of a certain age. Wink. What is most fascinating is how the author sets up this couple. They first meet at a wedding when Nathan is only 18yo and Lucia is 28yo. She’s leaving town (we later
Ash J
Sep 18, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I love the Brooklyn Kings series and this book was no different. Nathan and Lucia had several interactions where there was a lot of attraction and want. We find out later that Lucia and Nathan hooked up during one of those interactions and now has a two year old boy, who looks just like Nathan. She keeps trying to refuse any kind of relationship with him though and he doesn't know why, he doesn't give up though. This book was exciting, steamy, and I loved the characters. I was shocked and a litt ...more
Linda Dunn
Sep 17, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Forever is a long time but I wouldn't mind spending it by your side...

Irish Charmer lives up to its name. Nathan is a man you don't soon forget, and Lucia never did. Lucia and Nathan meet at a family wedding. Nathan was young but he had the cockiness and confidence of an older man. Even though Lucia is older than him, they both feel a connection to one another. They see each other again 3 years later and they unite in an intense fiery encounter that results in what will change their lives foreve
Sep 16, 2022 rated it really liked it
Lucia meets Nathan at a wedding when he's 18. She's 9 or 10 years older than him and although she's attracted, she thinks he's too young and she's leaving the country. Three years later they meet again and the chemistry is still strong. Then another three years later then meet again and she has a big secret as well as a dangerous stalker.

There's plenty of heat and a growing relationship as well as the angst of her not wanting to have a relationship with him. She has her reasons but they didn't f
Reading  In the  Red Room
Sep 11, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Lucia and Nathan have meet a few times. They shared one passionate night and an incredible connection. Lucia lives in London where is truly enjoys her job. Nathan is in the family business, the kind of family business where you carry a gun and and have enemies. When Nathan sees Lucia for the first time after 3 years he is extremely surprised. They have a lot of talking to do. As these two spend time together not only is the connection growing stronger than ever, the chemistry is burning up the p ...more
Sep 13, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this story and think it is one of my favourites in the series. It covered so many tropes, age gap (given that the President of France is 20 years younger than his former teacher wife, I am not sure it is relevant these days), hidden baby, crossing syndicate lines to name just a few. By the end of the story, age was no longer mentioned and although Nathan is sad he missed so much of Enzo’s life, his love overcomes his sorrow. The relationship with Lucia is so hot it is explosive. ...more
Monica Lynn Parsons
Sep 14, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I have really enjoyed reading this series. I have to say that Irish Charmer is my new favorite. The story pulled me in quickly and I found myself unable to put it down. Yet another time I read a book straight through. Looking forward to my next read by L.K. Shaw!

I received this book as an ARC copy and am reviewing this with my honest unbiased opinion.

Sep 20, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely want a Nathan of my own. He is so charming and swoonworthy that I claim him as my top book boyfriend so far this series.
Jenny B
Sep 25, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I was swooning throughout this reverse age-gap book. So much was packed in this one with the angst, surprise pregnancy, some great suspense and holy steam!
Cali Gals
Sep 14, 2022 rated it really liked it
This is Lucia and Nathan’s story. It is an OW/YM tale (yum). The surprise child was a happy addition. Plan for a story with plenty of sexy mixed with suspense.

I have to admit I haven’t read all the books in this series. I was aware that I was missing some of the details with all the surrounding characters but it didn’t take away from my enjoyment of this book.

This is a fairly quick read with a predictability on the before mentioned troupes that I like. I am always up for an older woman storyli
Sep 13, 2022 rated it liked it
Irish Charmer - Book 6 of the Brooklyn Kings series, by L. K. Shaw

This book can technically be read on its own, but there are characters & references that only really make sense when you’ve read the whole series.
I’ve read book 1, & book 6 (this one).

Content Warnings:

Unplanned pregnancy
Undisclosed Child (ie, one parent didn’t tell the other the kid exists)
Car crash (non-fatal)
Gun violence
Domestic violence (historical)
Criminal organisations/activities (eg gun smuggling)

This list is not exh
Sep 19, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

For three years I've kept my son a secret in order to protect him from the dangers of the syndicate. A life his Irish father is still part of. When I have to return to Brooklyn, I don't expect Nathan to be the first person I see. For a moment, the world disappears and it's only the two of us. Until reality intrudes Because there's no more hiding the fact that the blue-eyed, red-haired little boy
Sep 12, 2022 rated it really liked it
This was a terrific quick read that I devoured up within a day.

The narrative moves fast, keeping you easily engaged and immersed in its story and characters.

I empathized greatly with Lucia's plight and was quickly charmed (hehe) with Nathan. Their dynamic felt effortless, their encounters were gorgeously encapsulated with electrifying chemistry, smooth, fiery dialogue and sexual tension; not to mention an undeniable instant connection that quickly grew and evolved once they met a third time an
Sep 19, 2022 rated it really liked it
Lucia and Nathan met and felt an instant connection. Despite the ten year age difference, allied families, and different countries, they give in and gain a son, Enzo.

Hidden in London, when Lucia finally leaves for her niece and Nathan's brother's wedding, her secret is revealed. Nathan has to decide what he wants- as a 24 year old member of the Irish mob, what will he do for Lucia who wants their son away from all the violence? For his little boy who is sweet, artistic, and always in danger?

Sep 22, 2022 rated it it was amazing
When I started reading Irish Charmer I didn't know if I was going to like it, mostly because of the large age gap between Lucia and Nathan. Generally I find is one participant is in their late teens to early twenties and the age gap is larger than five years it doesn't really work. Despite Lucia being 10 plus years older than Nathan I think they really worked as a couple. The big factor that makes age gaps work is how mature the younger character is. I can never understand how it works when the ...more
Loree Bee
TLDR: My Ratings:
Star Rating = 4.5 ⭐️ ‘s
(I really liked it & will recommend it)
Heat Level = ☕️ Warm. Honestly, I wish this book was hotter.
Recommended for: Lovers of the Brooklyn Kings series and the Irish Mafia genre in general. Also fans of the Younger Man, Older Woman (yay cougars) or the secret baby genres.

Hellllllloooooo Nathan. *fans myself* whew… that boy is definitely my new book boyfriend.

I loved everything about this book… except the heat. For realz, I wish that this book rated hotter
Katie Goodson
Sep 15, 2022 rated it it was amazing

This is the sixth book in this series. It can be a stand alone, but there are A LOT of characters from the first five books and it can be a little confusing when they are mentioned. I suggest reading the whole series. This book only took a few hours to read so it would be a quick read!

By the time that Lucia and Nathan meet, Lucia is jaded. She wants nothing to do with the organization and is movin
Deb Richmond
Sep 20, 2022 rated it it was amazing
L.K. Shaw has done it again! Irish Charmer, book five in the Brooklyn Kings (The Donnellys) series, is another winner.

Nathan and Lucia met at a friend’s wedding six years ago, the spark was instant, but nothing happened. Three years ago, Nathan was tasked with taking Lucia to the airport, and the chemistry was as undeniable as what they did in the backseat of his car before she returned to London. Another three years later, and Nathan is picking Lucia up once again, only this time she’s brought
Sep 20, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Irish Charmer is the sixth book in the Brooklyn Kings series. Lucia and Nathan have circled around each other a few times, with an instant connection that won’t be denied, but she always walks away, afraid. When she comes home with a son that looks exactly like Nathan, will he let her run away again, or will he fight for a chance with her, his son? Can they find love before her stalker takes her?

Oh wow, I completely got swept away with this book and I loved every second spent within these pages
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𝕎𝕚𝕝𝕝 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕪... 𝕎𝕠𝕟'𝕥 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕪...𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕤𝕦𝕤𝕡𝕖𝕟𝕤𝕖 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕒𝕝𝕝 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕗𝕖𝕖𝕝𝕤 𝕣𝕚𝕕𝕖 𝕒𝕙𝕖𝕒𝕕 💗

✔️Mafia Romance

✔️Romantic Suspense

✔️Secret Pregnancy


Lucía had me intrigued from the time I had read Aurora's book and loved her confident and independent personality.

The background that she comes from has made her to have walls around so that she doesn't fall weak or get hurt ever again.

Let me tell you you'll feel for Nathan and Lucia right from the time they meet.
There's no other word but to call it Romantic i
Sep 15, 2022 rated it it was amazing
A great read, wonderful characters and splendid plot once start impossible to put down
Lucia was a wonderful female that had travelled to attend the wedding of her friend and as she had been moving around the room. Nathan had spotted her and moved up to her and asked for her to dance and then had flirted with her which as she was older seemed outrageous, especially as she felt drawn to the attractive young man.
Then ag ain a couple of years later they met again and once again it was another weddin
Jennifer Pierson
Sep 20, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I cannot state it enough, I LOVE THIS AUTHOR'S BOOKS SO MUCH! I'm telling y'all, when it's time to read a new one, I clear my schedule that day because there's nothing else getting done. Irish Charmer was a great addition to this world despite the fact that the heroine did drive me a bit batty with her questionable actions. Lucia is a girl who wants nothing more than to get away from the crime family life she's part of, and there's many good reasons for that but it also made her act selfishly on ...more
ltfrom bc
Sep 17, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Can love transcends age, distance and time?
We often read books where the male character is the older of the 2. But this is the reverse. When Nathan first approaches Lucia, the attraction between the two is immediate. But Lucia fears too much. She feels he is too young for her. As well, she needs to cut ties with her mafia family as she wants nothing to do with them. She plans to take an overseas job. But at “family” wedding, she meets Nathan. It is clear they are attracted to each other, but Lu
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Lucia and Nathan’s story pulled me in from the first pages. When they first meet, she’s determined to ignore him. He’s too young for her and a bit too cocky so she walks away but Nathan doesn’t give up. When they meet again three years later, things briefly get hot and heavy. It’s supposed to be a few stolen minutes and nothing more, just an interlude in her life, but it turns out to have lifelong consequences. When they meet again, she doesn
Nickie Sale
Sep 17, 2022 rated it it was amazing
This was a great, secret baby, age gap, mafia romance which was easy to read and I just snuggled down with it and almost read in one sitting. Lucia and Nathan first meet at a mafia wedding a make a fleeting connection, but Lucia leaves for a job in London. Lucia returns 3 years later, only this time when she leaves that connection is more than just fleeting dance. It's another 3 years before Lucia returns, this time with her 3 year old son Enzo. She knows she wont be able to keep him secret from ...more
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LK Shaw is the bestselling author of sexy, sinful suspense. She resides in South Carolina with her high maintenance beagle mix dog, Miss P. An avid reader since childhood, she became hooked on historical romance novels in high school. She now reads, and loves, all romance sub-genres, with sci-fi romance and dark romance being her favorite. LK enjoys traveling and chocolate. Her books feature hot a ...more

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