BRACED is the second book in
Stacy Gail's Brody Brothers series. Once upon a time, Lilah Ledbetter
was hopelessly in love with Fin Brody. When Fin finally took their
friendship to a different level and became physically intimate, he just as
quickly destroyed it by acting like a colossal jerk afterward. The things
Fin said, as a defense mechanism to push Lilah away, acted like an acid
on Lilah's heart and left scars that never really healed. When Lilah ends
up working at Green Rock Ranch, the Brody family stronghold, it makes
for an initially awkward and painful time for her as she revisits old hurts.
This is an incredibly emotional story and perfect for readers who enjoy
second-chance romances and ones with a hero and heroine who have a
Stacy Gail immediately makes the reader empathize with Lilah and her
defensiveness when it comes to Fin. Fin said some things to Lilah that
were extremely harsh. Thankfully for readers, Stacy Gail explores and
explains Fin's family background in order to make him easier to
understand. Fin realizes he messed up when it comes to Lilah on an
epic scale. Even better than realizing what he said and did wrong, Fin
has some self-awareness and realizes why he acted the way that he
did. The self- awareness on Fin's part mobilizes him to show Lilah with
his actions that she matters to him and that he is trying to make up for
what he said that hurt her so badly. He knows that she is the only
woman he's ever truly loved, and he is committed and fierce in his
attempts to be the man she needs. Lilah has two voices in her ear
offering, whether wanted or not, advice on her relationship with Fin.
Her mother firmly disapproves of Lilah getting involved romantically
with Fin, and it's a sore spot in their mother-daughter relationship, and
her BFF Casey is more objective and tells her to observe Fin's current
behavior to gauge his intentions. At the start of this book, I thought I
wouldn't like Fin, but he won me over along with Lilah.
BRACED is about a love that goes
astray but comes back stronger than it ever was. Stacy Gail balances
the super sexy with the ton of drama she packs into every page of BRACED. I am intrigued by Fin's
brothers and hope to read more about them soon. I look forward to
Stacy Gail's next book.
And that’s the last thing Lilah Ledbetter wants. She’s
been down that road with Finian Brody, and she’ll be
damned if she’ll let him hurt her again—no matter how hot
he still makes her burn.
You deserve better, and I want the chance to give you
Epic truck sex should never be followed by a broken
heart, but that’s exactly what Fin gave Lilah, all those
months ago. Nudging her into a job at Green Rock Ranch is
hardly the way to make amends, though her body doesn’t
seem to get the message.
Tell me you want me, Lilah. Say it.
Heaven help her, she does. Avoiding Fin when they’re
working together is next to impossible. He’s still
arrogant as hell, but there’s something different this
But so has she.
Feel all of me with all of you, sunshine, and know this
is where you belong.
Fin might be sure they belong together, but Lilah will
have to bury the past before giving Fin—and love—a second