Title: Draw (Gentry Boys, #1)
Author: Cora Brent
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 29 2014
“All my life I’d always known what the Gentry boys were. A set of fraternal triplets born to a depraved family, they were rough, sexy and wild as wolves.”
I don’t even know if love is real. After running from the bastard who brutalized me, I limped back to Arizona, choosing a vibrant college town in the hopes of starting over. I never expected to find him there. Cord Gentry. He and his brothers were tough, lusty forces of nature I’d known since childhood. Years ago, Cord seduced me as a sick game. I’ve hated him ever since. Now here he is again, a man who beats other men bloody for money.
Cord has always been heartless, dangerous, not to be trusted.
And I want him so much I can’t think.
They called us ‘those white trash Gentry boys’ until we believed that’s what we were. Our people squatted at the edge of a hellhole prison town for generations. The childhood we endured was the stuff of nightmares. I’d learned early on that my brothers, Chase and Creed, were the only people on earth worth my time.
They all told us we were bad, that we’d always be bad.
The horrors of the past have scarred my soul.
But now I need to be better. For her.
Well, welcome to the world of unusual names as Cora Brent brings us the Gentry triplets – Cordero, Chasy and Creedence and don’t forget Saylor who is about to fall in love with Cordero!
Despite their very unusual names, I actually really quite enjoyed getting to know these boys. These boys were not so much raised as dragged up by worthless parents, sometimes neglectful, often violently attentive. They were considered to be the sourge of the prison town they grew up in. In the face of adversary, these boys have forged an incredible bond brought together by their traumatic childhood soon ralising that they only had each other to depend on and soon developed a ferocious reputation.
Saylor, our heroine, also didn't;t have the best childhood although very different from the Gentry Boys. Cord rushed her heart, confidence and happiness with an act of malicious cruelty you’d think would be unforgivable when you read it but watch this space!
Saylor is now running from a violent and abusive boyfriend and tries to go to her cousin’s house but he’s not home and she runs into none other than Cord Gentry, architect of her broken heart and teenage humiliation. She thinks she hates him but he helps her out when she needed it most and she soon realises that time has matured this man into a sexy, caring, yet still very feisty soul!
I very much enjoyed the slow build up between Saylor and Cord, Cora Brent really did manage to build the sexual tension beautifully here but, when they finally got together, strangely I found myself believing in their connection a little less although I definitely came back around by the end of the book. Their sex scenes somehow seemed to lack the emotional connection I was looking for although it’s kinda hard to put my finger on exactly why that was.
I adored the relationship between the three boys – their characters were very well fleshed out and it’s clear that the author thought long and hard about these boys and based the entire series around them. I really began to believe in them and some of the scenes between them, especially in the second half of the book were poignant, emotional and really well done.
It’s definitely these boys that will keep me reading this series – there’s so much I want to know about them and definitely want to read Creed’s and Chase’s stories.
3.5 – 4 stars
Series Reading Order
Risk (Creed’s Story)
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