The third book in the Haven Brotherhood series features sexy cowboy Trevor Raines. I’ve really enjoyed this series which started by introducing Jace in Rough & Tumble and then moved on to Zeke in book two, Wild & Sweet. Trevor is a club owner, private charter pilot and ranch owning cowboy. After the death of his mother at the hands of his father he was moved around in the foster care system until he came to live with what would eventually be his adoptive parents, Frank and Bonnie. But it wasn’t until he met his brothers and was accepted into the Haven Brotherhood that he found his place in the world. Even though his new waitress caught his eye the moment she talked him into giving her a shot despite not having any waitressing experience, but he has no intention of getting involved with anyone who works for him. That is until he walks into a bad situation between her and her ex-husband and plays the part of her boyfriend in order to protect her.
Natalie Jordan is a single mom just trying to get buy. When she left her abusive husband she left everything behind but her son and a few incidentals, now she’s working two jobs to make ends meet. During the day she works a desk job at an insurance company, by night she waitresses at The Den and in between caring for her son and work she intends to do what ever is needed to regain her nursing license. Unfortunately, Wyatt, her ex, is a mean bully and he won’t leave her alone. To her shock and surprise her boss follows her home one evening to check on her and intervenes on her behalf when she is caught in a verbal dispute with Wyatt on her front doorstep. Trevor is her boss, but he’s also exactly the kind of guy she needs in her life.
One of the things I like about this series is that each story has felt so different and unique. Yes, this series is about six bad-ass, over the top alpha men who call themselves brothers and seem to have an extraordinary large skill set (Trevor’s a bar owner, ex-stripper, ranch/horse owner, secret humanitarian and pilot) and yes, they have sex on the brain all the time and apparently take a heck of a lot of women to bed, but they aren’t cookie cutter and their romances aren’t cookie cutter either. Where Jace was dominant alpha bordering on alphahole, Zeke was patient and gentle with his heroine. Trevor is just a big, sweet, good ole’ boy who has a protective streak a mile wide. As soon as he walks into the middle of Natalie’s domestic dispute and realizes she has a young son and is in a bad situation he steps up to the plate to be the type of man they both need. He’s caring and kind and is absolutely the type of hero I swoon over… a nice guy in alpha’s clothing.
He and Natalie have a very sweet, slow burn romance that moved at just the right pace for two people who have no desire to start an involved relationship, but connect on a deeper level than they expect. They date, they make time alone together for sexy times and they have the cutest outings with Natalie’s son Levi. In the meantime Trevor and his brothers are actively working to take Wyatt down. There is always a lot going on plot wise in the books and it always involves the brother’s doing less than legal things. Not like killing people or running heroine illegal, more like paying people off and setting people up illegal. It’s interesting to see how these guys work as a team to get the job done and protect their own. They all have specific roles to fulfill and I like that.
Natalie holds her own with Trevor and despite being mentally beat down over the years by her husband, is open to at least a temporary relationship with the sexy as sin cowboy. She’s loving and protective and utterly unable to resist Trevor when he turns on the charm. I don’t blame her one bit.
Once again, I blew through this romance as soon as it hit my Kindle. I’m definitely looking forward to the release of the fourth book in the series later this year. Tempted & Taken is geeky, bad boy Knox’s book and I am so ready. Final Grade- B-
The muscles at the back of his jaw twitched and his eyes flashed open, blazing with possession. “Anything.” He inched deeper, claiming her with a sweet, delicious stretch. “Everything.” Another inch. So perfect. Raw and primal. “Always.”