My Brother My Rival Spotlight! 3

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My Brother, My Rival (Book 1) (Cover 10-1-13)
Cody Garrett, a former Navy SEAL, has never met a skirt he didn’t fancy. His six-pack, rugged looks and bad boy image ensures a steady stream of hot babes waiting to slip him their phone numbers wherever he goes.
So, he is confused when Bridie Barker refuses to go on a date with him.
It’s not like she’s a stunning beauty or something. According to him, her ears are big, she’s well-rounded and she’s not even a D-cup.
In spite of her shortcomings, the more she pushes him away, the more he finds himself thinking of her. 
Twenty-year-old Bridie Barker has control issues. Every detail in her life is planned.  Her closet is color-coded and she has an array of storage containers, to ensure that everything is in its correct place.  Her whole world is black and white, and grey areas are a no-no.

When she meets the warm and grounded Scott Garrett, she thinks she has found her soul mate. Unfortunately, and to her disappointment, things don’t pan out with Scott.  While waiting tables, she has a disastrous run-in
with his brother, Wild Boy Cody Garrett, King of Body Shots, who parties every night with a different girl.
Even though he’s good to look at and makes her laugh, she turns down his advances as he’s clearly the tag-and-release kind of guy.
Besides, she is pretty sure he owns not a single storage container, and she’s certain that his closet is not color-coded.
Problem is, Cody Garrett finds her rejection an aphrodisiac and pursues her.
Well I do have to say, this book caught me completely off guard!  I wasn’t sure what I was getting into when I first started it and to be honest, the first few chapters I didn’t enjoy.  At ALL.  But I’m very glad that I had pushed through  them and got to the story itself.
Bridie’s character was so sweet!  Even though she had her own history of issues, throughout the book you could tell that she was trying.  And to me, that means more than anything because it shows that she is willing to try to become a better person.  While there were some times throughout the story that I wanted to smack her, I think that made her more lifelike.   I do have one HUGE issue with her and that was how she seemed to go completely “happy” with Cody’s credit card.  There were several times where it was mentioned how she was spending on it.
Cody is just…. Cody.  I really have mixed emotions about him because of the way he was when it first came to Bridie.  And even after they started dating, the way that he treated her bugged me big time!  To me, it felt like he was just going after her because she said no.  To be honest, I didn’t feel like there was a lot told about him besides the fact that he liked to party.  I just wasn’t able to connect with him during this book.
The story overall, had plenty of twists and turns.  There was plenty of the smut factor that this would entice some of those readers, but there is also more to the story than just the sex that happens between the characters.  It kept me on my toes, and interested enough, that when I got done reading this, I immediately went and bought book 2 because I just wanted to see what was going to happen next in the story!!!

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Author PhotoEve Rabi lives in Australia, but she was born in South Africa. She is the author of 20 books and is known for her kick-ass leading ladies, alpha males and no holes-barred love stories. Oh, and let’s not forget about humour, it’s a must in her books.

To quote a reviewer: “When you pick up an Eve Rabi book, forget sleep. She writes gripping page turners that will keep you reading till the very end.”







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