Review of Rough and Tumble (The Haven Brotherhood, Book 1) by Rhenna Morgan @RhennaMorgan @CarinaPress

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AUTHOR: Rhenna Morgan
SERIES: The Haven Brotherhood, Book 1
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Carina Press
RELEASE DATE: February 20, 2017
Live hard, f*ck harder, and follow only their own rules. Those are the cornerstones the six men of the Haven Brotherhood live and bleed by, refusing to conform to society’s expectations, taking what they want, and always watching each other’s backs.

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Blurb

“Gritty, raw, and a side dose of sweet lovin’. Rough & Tumble by Rhenna Morgan will warm your heart and melt your panties.” #1 New York Times bestselling author Audrey Carlan (Calendar Girl series)

A self-made man with his fingers in a variety of successful businesses, Jace Kennedy lives for the challenge and he always gets what he wants. From the start, he sees Vivienne Moore’s hidden wild side and knows she’s his perfect match, if only he can break it free. He will have her. One way or another.

Vivienne’s determined to ditch the rough lifestyle she grew up in, even if that means hiding her true self behind a bland socialite veneer. Dragging her party-hound sister out of a club was not how she wanted to ring in the New Year, but Viv knows the drill. Get in, get her sister and get back to the safe, stable life she’s built for herself as fast as humanly possible. But Viv’s plans are derailed when she finds herself crashing into the club’s clearly badass and dangerously sexy owner.

Jace is everything Vivienne swore she never wanted, but the more time she spends with him, the more she starts to see that he loves just as fiercely as he fights. He can walk society’s walk and talk society’s talk, but when he wants something, he finds a way to get it. He’s proud of who he is and where he came from, and he’ll be damned if he lets Vivienne go before showing her the safest place of all is in the arms of a dangerous man.

Review

Rough & Tumble (The Haven Brotherhood, #1)Rough & Tumble by Rhenna Morgan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

*** I voluntarily reviewed this book, for the Publisher, I gained no monetary incentives nor was I specifically requested to review the book, these are my honest ramblings and I hope you enjoy reading them – kat***

Jace Kennedy on the surface is the type of guy you tell your daughters to stay well away from, he is bright and dedicated and he gets what he wants, lives by his own code even if it’s not quite within the law.

Vivienne Moore’s determined to break the mould of her upbringing, even if that means hiding her true personality. I felt for her, with her only family being either a mother who left for a better meal ticket or the drunk sister on a mission to destroy herself, she is just holding onto the fledgling business she has set up doing event management.

When she rescues Callie from Jace’s nightclub, Jace decides he wants to know more about the uptight woman in the suit… who still dresses in work gear on New Year’s Eve.

Vivienne knows Jace is dangerous because he makes her feel… will she risk it all to live for herself?
Jace will not let her say no – so she ends up having no choice but to look at why she is hiding in suburbia when if she spread her wings she could fly and let her creativity soar.

Although Jace was walking a fine line from being an all out biker gangster, Ms. Morgan has created his character and his ‘Brotherhood’ with more of an old-fashioned code of the wild west cowboys or maybe robin hood… Men that stood against the corrupt town elite rather than robbing and pillaging the poor locals.

I liked that about the Haven Brotherhood, The two Matriarchs were also a bright spot for me, you saw where their morality came from, yes these boys grew up on the streets, but they’d dragged themselves above the gutter and tried to better themselves and their family… whether blood or chosen brother.

Jace slowly and carefully showed Vivienne that she was not doing herself or Callie any favours by enabling her partying ways. He was a bit of a control freak at times, but then this is an Alpha male we are talking about so it was not a surprise.

The adorable Ruger made me want a dog, he was a cute side character that showed Jace and Vivienne’s softer side.

Vivienne was no wilting damsel in distress either, which I was grateful for, I like my MH/FH to have an equal footing in a relationship.

I enjoyed Ms. Morgan’s writing style, the story flows, drawing you into the relationships between the characters which will hopefully get their own books, and I think I will be adding the series to my Series Read list.

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Author Bio

A native Oklahoman with two beautiful girls and a fantastic husband, Rhenna Morgan is a certified romance junkie and has a resume that reflects her passion for new experiences. Since graduating with a Bachelors in Radio, Television, and Film at Oklahoma State, she’s racked up positions ranging from on-air radio talent, skip tracer, and promotions director, to real estate agent, project manager, and business analyst.

Like most women, she’s got obligations stacked tight from dawn to dusk. To combat the crush of reality, she’s turned to romance as her primary source of escape ever since she cracked the spine on her first Christine Feehan book years ago. Whether it’s contemporary, paranormal, or fantasy you’re after, Rhenna’s stories pack new, exciting worlds, and strong, intuitive men who fight to keep the women they want.

For advance release news and exclusive content, sign up for her newsletter below. For social antics and an abundance of smoking hot man candy, follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or Rhenna’s Romantics.

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