Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Love Out Loud

Title: Love Out Loud
Author: Marilyn Lee
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
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ISBN: 9781419915482
Genre: {M/F} Multicultural, Interracial
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Amethyst Nymph

A pending birthday and wedding serve as a reminder to Benai Peters that her biological clock is ticking, even though she is no closer to finding a husband. After meeting the wealthy, single and gorgeous Randall Grayhawk, Benai knows that her conservative life is about to change forever.

Randall and Benai are instantly attracted to each other, but Randall knows he has to fight against it. His brother Bancroft is interested in Benai and has made his feelings known to the entire Grayhawk family. Giving in to his desire for Benai would be a betrayal against Bancroft, and Randall couldn’t hurt his brother that way.

Things are already emotional charged in the Grayhawk family and Randall is concerned that Bancroft will slip deeper into the dark place he has gravitated toward. Benai is a temptation that Randall can’t seem to resist. Randall isn’t sure he can give Benai what she wants in a relationship, but he knows that he’s falling in love with her more and more each day. Can he repair the strained relationship with Bancroft and have Benai by his side at the same time?

Love Out Loud is the second story in the Long Line of Love series but I think readers will be able to get the full experience, even if they haven’t read the first story in the series. Although this series is packed with so many emotions that I strongly suggest reading each story. Bancroft isn’t himself lately, and the entire Grayhawk family has rallied around him to help. It becomes painfully obvious that Randall is the Grayhawk brother that Benai wants, even though Bancroft sees her as his woman. Even without this hiccup in the road, Randall has his own issues where women are concerned because of someone in his past. He wasn’t ready to share his heart again and he didn’t want to feel anything stronger than desire. Watching him struggle with falling head over heels in love with Benai made me angry and happy at the same time. Grayhawk men react to everything so passionately and because of that, I feel like I have front row seats in their lives. Watching Randall drop the cold and aloof act and finally come to terms with what he really wanted was a thing of beauty. Marilyn Lee has written another fantastic story that will leave readers breathless.

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