The MacKade Brothers: Rafe and Jared is no exception. The MacKade Brothers are a family in Antietam (Maryland?). He's come back to Antietam, after blowing town years ago, to make his mark on the town he calls home. He's done well for himself in the meantime with his own contracting/construction business, simply called MacKade. It must have been one of my first Nora Roberts books. Men finding love on a construction site, spousal abuse, escaping spousal abuse, haunted houses that are being turned into Bed and Breakfasts.
The Pride of Jared MacKade (3 stars) It took me more time to get into this story. I thought of giving it less stars but the appearance of the other MacKades and getting to know what was going on in Rafe and Regan's relationship were a win for me. I've missed reading romance books and Nora Roberts' MacKades were the perfect way of going back to the genre.
Il libro racconta la storia dei fratelli superfighi di una cittadina nel Maryland, i MacKade: Rage, Jared, Devin e Shane. In questo primo volume leggiamo la storia di due fratelli Rage il più piccolo e Jared i più grande. Anche se il libro è diviso in due storie, incentrate su ogni singolo fratello, in realtà si intrecciano e ci lasciano intravedere futuri risvolti e soprattutto hanno continuità il che mi piace.
Il secondo racconto vede protagonista il maggiore dei quattro fratelli MacKade, Jared, avvenente avvocato, bravo procuratore vive una fase particolare della vita. Questo modo di fare, naturalmente, colpisce la curiosità investigativa dell'avvocato che cerca di conoscerla e apprendere la sua storia, ma come tutte le storie, ci sono muri nascosti invalicabili e per poterli abbattere ci vuole tempo e fiducia e per Savannah aprire il proprio cuore indurito dal tempo non è semplice.
Overall rating - 4 Stars There are two books in this series, each containing 2 stories about the MacKade brothers.
This one merits 4 stars The Pride of Jared MacKade The oldest brother who is now a successful lawyer and after a divorce returns to live at the farm. He is paired with Savannah Morningstar who has bought the land bordering both the Mackade land and the Barlow property and lives in a cabin with her 9 yr old son Bryan. For all this Savannah is the opposite of the shrinking violet and the scene near the end where Jared believes she's come to the farm to apologise and she shows him just how that's not going to happen was pure gold.
I love that Jared was married before, with a cold hearted woman, and it just shows you that sometimes what you think you should be wanting, isn't true at all. I love how Savannah was the complete opposite of Jared's university-successful persona, she didn't even finish high school, pregnant at 16, and worked her ass off to raise her son properly. I loved that their first time was in the woods because just like the house was Rafe and Regan's, the woods and the emotions and peace in the woods is Jared and Savannah's. I love how Jared included Bryan in proposing to Savannah.
This series is four books of pure character-driven brother goodness. Of the four women, Regan was one I liked more immediately, and the appreciation has only grown with each read. However what I do like is getting continued glimpses of the others throughout each book.