Title: Proving Paul’s Promise (Reed Brothers, #5)
Author: Tammy Falkner
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 3 2014
He has watched her from afar…
Paul Reed has been raising children since he was a child himself, but he wouldn’t change his life, even if given an opportunity. That is, until one of his brothers says four little words that shake the foundation of his world. “She’s not a lesbian,” shouldn’t be quite so earth shattering, but suddenly the woman he loves is available, and he’ll do whatever it takes to win her over.
They call her Friday, and she’s hiding more than just her name...
Friday has worked in the Reeds’ tattoo parlor for four years. She’s become more than just an employee, and she loves being in the middle of something so wonderful. She treasures the way the Reeds live for one another, and she adores the way they take care of their family. She would do just about anything to be part of it, if not for the fact that she doesn’t deserve a family of her own. Or does she? Friday is punishing herself for her past, and by doing so, she pushes away the one man who could truly love her.
Separately, they’re strong. Together, they’re vulnerable. As a team, they rock.
Read Chapter One here
“I want everything,” he says. “But I’ll start with a kiss.”
Proving Paul’s Promise is book five in Tammy Falkner’s The Reed Brothers series. I love this series and have fallen hard for all the sexy Reed Brothers. Three of the five brothers are now living their happy forever with the women they love, it is time to see the oldest brother, Paul, finally get his turn at taking a chance on a forever kind of love. Filled with sweetness, tender-hearted moments, witty banter and sexy good times, this book sure did not disappoint. Happy sigh!
Paul Reed was somewhat thrusted into surrogate parenthood when his mother died and his father left him and his younger brothers. As the oldest brother, Paul took it upon himself to raise his brothers and provide them with a safe and stable home. Despite him being the older more responsible brother as well as a father of his own to his young daughter, Paul still has desires and needs. Specifically, Paul has lusted from afar after a woman who has been part of the Reed tattoo parlour and essentially his family for four years. He has always believed that she is off limits so he has kept to himself. Now all bets are off. Paul is determined to win over the woman he has loved from a distance. Come hell or high water.
Friday has been working for the Reed brothers for four years and in that time she has found the friendship and family that she so desperately craved. Coming from a troubled past and carrying her own personal demons and secrets, Friday may not feel like she is deserving of the loyalty and love that comes with being part of the Reed brother’s inner circle, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t long for it just the same. Friday has her secrets that she is desperately hanging on to. She is guarded and is not one to allow others below the surface. When Paul makes his feelings known to her, Friday is at a loss. She has this connection with Paul that has long been ignored by both. Can she let Paul get close enough to give them a chance? Will the fortress around her stand in their way or will Paul make his way into through those highly erected walls?
“I fucking love you, Friday. Let me fucking love you.”
Like every book in this series, Proving Paul’s Promise is sugary sweet with a huge dollop of gushy and wonderful moments. Is it a little over-the-top at times? Perhaps. But, I would not have it any other way. I sure love being transported into a love story that is nothing but sweetness, one that gives me butterflies. I enjoy reading a book with little to no angst where I simply want to see the hero and heroine fall in love and proceed to dance with unicorns in the rainbows all the way into a happily ever after. Sure, Paul and Friday have quite a bit to work out and their happy forever is not going to come easy; however, they both know real when they see it and what they share is worth the fight. I loved the fact that Paul never gave up on Friday. He may have made some mistakes along the way but he knew that Friday was it for him and he was willing to wait until she was ready to give him all of herself. It also helps that Ms. Falkner adds in some seriously hot moments between the pair that will leave you fanning your girlie parts. *wink, wink*
All in all, Proving Paul’s Promise is a wonderful addition to this series. One of the best things about this series is being able to catch up with the Reed brothers in each and every book. I simply love seeing how much love the they have for one another and how they embody a true sense of family. Their banter and antics make them these seriously hot and lovable band of brothers that you will fall in love with more and more with each book. I am highly anticipating Sam’s book which is up next. He still remains more of a mystery than any of the other brothers. I am intrigued and absolutely can’t wait for his book!
Series Reading Order
Tall, Tatted and Tempting (The Reed Brothers, #1)
Smart, Sexy and Secretive (The Reed Brothers, #2)
Just Jelly Beans and Jealousy (The Reed Brothers, #2.5)
Calmly, Carefully, Completely (The Reed Brothers, #3)
Finally Finding Faith (The Reed Brothers, #3.5)
Reagan's Revenge and Ending Emily's Engagement (The Reed Brothers, #3.6)
Maybe Matt's Miracle (The Reed Brothers, #4)
About The Author
Tammy Falkner lives on a farm in a lovely, sprawling little town in rural NC with her beekeeper husband and a house full of boys, a few dogs, and a cat or two (or five – who has time to count?). As half of the Lydia Dare team, she has co-written ten books, including the Westfield Wolves series and the Gentlemen Vampyre series. A huge fan of Regency England, she often wonders what other kinds of magical, mythical and strange creatures might live and interact within the ton. Exploring the theory that the fae can walk between Regency England and their own land, Tammy spends as much time as possible with the lords and ladies of society, horse-drawn carriages, and elegant balls. Now add to that some faeries, a little murder, a bit of mayhem, and a troublesome garden gnome, and you have her exciting new series. She hopes you enjoys her world as much as she does.