September 12, 2011

Book Review: Paying The Piper by Rachel Brimble

Title: Paying The Piper
Author: Rachel Brimble
Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.
Release Date: September 19th 2011
Source: Received from Honey Bee Promotions for the purpose of an honest review

 Blood is thicker than water...and its stain is deeper.

Nightclub manager Grace Butler is on a mission to buy the pub where her mother's ashes are scattered but the owner wants to sell to anyone but her. And that owner happens to be her father ... who has a secret she will do anything to discover.

Social worker and all around good guy Jimmy Betts needs funds to buy a house for three special kids before their care home closes. Time is running out and he's desperate for cash. He agrees to to a one-time 'job' for bad-man Karl Butler.

But in a sudden turn of events, Jimmy finds himself employed by Karl's beautiful, funny and incredibly sexy daughter, Grace. Their lives couldn't be more different, yet one thread binds them: they're both trying to escape the bonds of their fathers. Maybe the only way they'll be free is by being together, instead of alone.

Content Warning: Some profanity, sexual situations.

My Thoughts

The writing was smooth and flowed easily. 
The characters were well written and I was interested and entertained by Grace and Jimmy's story.

That being said I really wanted to learn more about the secondary characters, especially the kids from the soup kitchen. There was something about them that held a lot of appeal for me. 
I also thought we needed just a little more information on the family dynamic surrounding Grace, her sister and their parents. I just felt that there was too much history left unsaid that we needed to know to better understand Grace.
And for me, the ending was just a little hurried, Grace and Jimmy's HEA came together a little too abruptly (a mere few pages). 

All in all though, I found Paying The Piper to be a great little contemporary romance and a worthy 3 Star read.

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  1. Thanks for your review, Cath! It is so appreciated - there well maybe a series of novellas telling the kids stories!

    Thanks again,

    Rachel x

  2. Yay, I look forward to reading more about your interesting 'family' of orphans :)
    Thanks for dropping by Rachel.
    Cath xox


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