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We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love. - Mother Teresa

  • Aug 24, 2010
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Shawn O’Malley is 31 and still struggling to get control of her love life.  She has three overbearing brothers who have done their best to ensure she never has sex.  Everyman she has ever been interested in has come up against the unmovable obstacle of the O’Malley brothers’ brick wall.
 
With three of her romantic interests, past and present, back in town at the same time, Shawn starts getting a little crazy.  With the help of her best friend, Suzie, they scheme and drink their way through Shawn’s many disasters.  They are trying to get Shawn some long overdue satisfaction with her life long crush.  The only trouble is he also happens to be her eldest brother’s best friend, Bryan.
 
By about page 3 I knew I had a keeper.  Shawn is a loveable nut with a klutzy streak and a romantic heart.  Her family is equally endearing and crazy as are the supporting characters.
 
Bernadine Darcy penned an extremely humorous and relatable romance about everyday people you can easily become attached to.  I laughed my way through this book and found it very hard to put down.  When I wasn’t laughing out loud I was grinning from ear to ear. 
 
The conversations at the family dinners are fricken hysterical, and those alone would be worth buying this book.  This book is just plain fun; it’s as smart, sexy and sassy as its heroine and I can’t wait to read more from this author.  This is one of those books you keep on your shelf and read and reread when you need a little pick-me-up.  
 
Cherise Everhard, August 2010

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Payback is the only thing on Shawn’s mind when she takes a baseball bat to her ex-fiancé’s brand new Mustang. He deserves it after leaving her standing at the altar before pulling a two-year disappearing act. To complicate matters, her high school sweetheart, Adam, is the arresting officer; and Bryan, her adolescent crush, turns up in time to spring her from jail.
Life has never been easy for Shawn. Three domineering older brothers block her at every turn, and Bryan still treats her like his own pesky little sister. Armed with her shock jock personality and dubious advice from her best friend Suzie, Shawn sets her sights on Bryan’s elusive heart.
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