First, I have to mention that I received an eARC of Fast (Burns Brothers #2) by Gillian Archer from Give Me Books Promotions. So I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. *Note. This book is second in series but can be read as a standalone, however, I would advice to read the first book ‘Build’ before this one. You can read my review for ‘Build’ here.
Author: Gillian Archer
Series: Burns Brothers #2
Publication Year: 2019
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from author via Give Me Books Promotions
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Recommendation: Recommended for contemporary romance readers who don’t mind surprise baby trope and family drama
Family means everything to this tattooed bad boy—good thing since he’s about to start his own.
I wanted her the first time I laid eyes on her. But what starts as a fun time, quickly gets serious when the stick turns pink a month later. My life is already chaos with my recently paroled father popping up and the usual drama at the family business building custom motorcycles. Plus our reality show just got picked up for a full season.
But it really hits the fan when I discover that the new woman in my life is the daughter of the President of the West Coast Kings, the baddest motorcycle club in Sacramento—and our biggest client. Think he’ll like being called Grandpa?
Life just got hella complicated.
Ryan was third child out of four brothers. He worked in his family’s custom motorcycle building business. When they delivered a bike for one of the guys from King’s MC, he met Hope, a daughter of the president of King’s MC. Then the baby surprise comes and we get an entertaining love story with lots of family drama.
He looked like a guy who wore his heart on his sleeve but didn’t mind beating the crap outta anyone who made fun of him for it.
It was a sweet two POV romance with both likable main characters. Ryan took the baby new very well, and he was ready to do what ever was necessary. Also I liked how respectable he was towards Hope and women in general. They were a really cute couple.
I was going to be a dad. A stupid grin stretched across my face. Wow!
I’m not 100% sure on how I feel about the Burn’s brothers’ family dynamic, as they care and love each other a lot, but at the same time it felt like they got angry and ready to hit each other unreasonably fast, and they also didn’t support each other enough. Their relationship reminded a bit of a teenager siblings and less of an adult one. However, I liked that their strong family bond was still there with all their dysfunction.
“Between your muscles and the tattoos, I think you’re like my fantasy brought to life. I must’ve used up all my wishes on you, and I don’t regret a single one.”
One thing that felt full of holes was Hope’s relationship with her family. At one point she tells one way, but then it all turns 180 degrees, and now we learn that it was not the way. Like what? The story should be constant, but that’s not what we get. As we are told throughout the book one way and then it all gets turned around and her story is changed at the end. Then there were a couple of unbelievable moments, but I can’t talk about those because of the spoilers.
She wasn’t King’s property. She was single. And tonight all mine.
Overall I enjoyed the book. I didn’t get bored, which is something that often happens with contemporary romances, but it wasn’t the case here. We got some sweet and swoon worthy moments, some steamy scenes, some sad and some funny situations, and then there were a few twists and turns that kept me engaged with the story.
I usually prefer to have more angst and less drama, that’s why I couldn’t give this book more that 3.5 stars. However, I recommend this book to readers that like contemporary romance with surprise baby trope and has nothing against a lot of family drama.
Lady of Bookland