Thursday, January 22, 2015

Review ~ Three Brothers by Nicole Williams ~ JMAC

I grew up with three brothers. They weren’t tied to me by blood, but our connection went beyond genetics or bearing the same last name. Our connection was forged the summer I turned thirteen, the summer my mom ended her life and left me in the custody of John Armstrong, a man I’d never met. Packing all I owned in a couple of boxes, I left the familiarity of the big city and headed west to Red Mountain Ranch, set in a lonely valley outside of Jackson Hole.

Nothing was as it seemed at Red Mountain—it didn’t take long for me to figure that out. John was kind to me but distant, as if he was afraid to let anyone get too close. His three teenage sons had their own devices for keeping love as far away as they could. The eldest distracted himself with cheap relationships that had a shelf-life of one night. The middle son threw himself into the rigor of running a ranch, and the third wielded cruelty and mind-games in his quest to keep people from getting close.

Time has gone by, and I’ve spent those years trying to forget the brother I’d fallen for—the biggest mistake of my life.

Finally, I’ve moved on. Finally, I’m back. But what I didn’t realize was that running away from the wrong brother meant I’d also run away from the right one. The one who’d been there for me all along, waiting in his brother’s shadow for the day I either would or could move on.

But a decade is a long time to wait. Has the brother I should have chosen all of those years ago moved on too? Am I about to discover that my biggest mistake wasn’t falling in love with the wrong brother, but failing to return the love of the right one sooner?

Does unrequited love have an expiration date?

I’m about to find out.


Three Brothers was just such an amazing read.  Nicole, yet again, took me on a rollercoaster of emotions; a ride I will NEVER forget.
Nicole seriously has a way with words.  From the first page I was captivated.  Everything, from the writing, down to the chapter headings were done with such detail and precision that I never wanted to part with the book.  I connected so deeply to this story that I felt like I myself was right there in the book with all of these amazing characters, going through everything with all of them.
I fell in love with each of the Armstrong brothers, all in different ways.  Chase is the one I felt bad for most.  After losing someone very close to him, due to what he thinks is a family curse, he’s left broken.  I felt his pain, it was like it was my own pain.  (That’s what I mean when I say Nicole is an amazing writer, I FELT so much; I FELT everything while reading this book.) Chase is the brother who wasn’t a depressed person, he was an Armstrong brother, which meant not only was he AMAZINGLY SEXY, he was strong, had a great personality.  So knowing how broken he was, broke me. 
Then there’s Conn.  Con is the “damaged bad boy”.  God I loved Con in the way that I want to kiss him, then smack him.  To say he was a bit of an ass is putting it lightly.  But don’t get me wrong, he’s still amazing. 
Saving the best for last (in my opinion) Chance.  Chance is the guy every girl looks for, the guy every girl wants.  But it’s not because of his great looks, Chance is just the epitome of the perfect guy.  He is polite, sexy, respectful, chauvinistic, and just all out amazing. THE PERFECT GUY.  *SWOON*
Scout has a different relationship with all Three Brothers.  This story is one of growing, love, and change.  What brought Scout back to Red Mountain was a heartbreaking situation, but everything she gained from the trip back home, leaves Scout with a whole new meaning to life.
Like I said before, everything in Three Brothers was just perfect.  I loved everything about this heartbreaking beautiful story.  Being able to see the good in a bad situation, being able to love after being hurt, and most of all, learning to forgive.  All these were lessons that were learned, and I loved going through the emotional ride with each and every one of these characters.
Nicole you are amazing, and I’m so happy I got to experience this amazing book!
About The Author
I'm a wife, a mom, a writer. I started writing because I loved it and I'm still writing because I love it. I write young adult because I still believe in true love, kindred spirits, and happy endings. Here's to staying young at heart *raises champagne glass* . . . care to join me?

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