A year after their family was brutally torn apart, the Graham siblings begin to put their lives back together at their ranch in East Texas. Olivia Graham has strived to take care of her younger brothers and sisters. But their family circle was broken when their young brother Benjy disappeared. She can’t shake the feeling that he must be out there, somewhere. Brody Armstrong, a handsome but rough-around-the-edges Texas Ranger, has been working on their case for months, and now he has a promising lead. As Liv follows him across the rugged Texas landscape and into Mexico, she’ll begin to find the answers she needs – as Brody finds a passion he didn’t know he wanted…
Review: Holy moly. Brody by Emma Lang was one heck of a roller coaster ride. This tale continues a plot line that began in the first book of the Circle Eight series, Matthew. Ms Lang takes the reader on an adventure through Texas and Mexico and Brody and Olivia search for her missing brother, Benjy.
Brody is a Texas Ranger who after meeting the Graham family decides to do some investigating into Benjy’s disappearance. When Olivia finds out what Brody is up to, she decides she’s going to help him whether he wants it or not. And it doesn’t take long before sparks are flying between the two of them.
I’ll be honest. I actually liked Olivia more than Brody. She had to grow up way sooner than anyone would like when her parents died and she ended up taking over the care of her younger siblings. I wasn’t a huge fan of hers during Matthew, but she really blossomed and grew as her story was told. She’s a strong woman who knows what she wants and just goes after it.
Brody on the other hand was weaker than I would have expected of a Texas Ranger. I kept waiting for him to stand up to Olivia and be a man, but he kept deferring to Olivia and then having to mop up after her blundering. Not that she was inept, just inexperienced. At any rate, I just wish Brody had been more alpha male.
That said, I really enjoy this book. The story was fast paced and action filled. The sex was smokin’ hot. The hunt for Benjy advances with this installment of the series. I can’t wait to read Caleb to see what is going to happen next with this family.