Author: Emma Hart
Genre: New adult romance
Released: 1 December 2014
Publisher: Pocket Star
Series: The Burke Brothers #1
Conner Burke never expected Sofie Callahan to come back.
Where she’s been for the last two and half years is a mystery, and so is the reason she left in the first place. Now, though, she’s back in their hometown of Shelton Bay, South Carolina, at the same time Conner’s band Dirty B. is home on a tour break.
Sofie Callahan has spent the months since her father’s death avoiding anything to do with her hometown. But with her brother in Afghanistan, she has no choice but to return and sort out her father’s house, even if it means facing the boy she fell in love with and revealing the reason she left.
Conner has questions, and when his broken heart and her guilty one collide, Sofie has to start answering them. Their present is rocky, their future unknown. Only one thing is certain: Sofie’s daughter will change everything.
Kicking off with the youngest Burke Brother Conner, and perhaps the one who's experienced the most heartbreak. Two people torn apart by secrets and lies must learn to trust again by new circumstances.
Returning home for a mid-tour break, the Burke Brothers, aka Dirty B, are surprised to find that Sofie Callahan is back in town after being gone for nearly three years. But no one is more surprised than youngest Burke, Conner, who has been heartbroken since the day she skipped town without a word. Sofie had her reasons for leaving, thinking it best for Conner, even though she knew it'd break his heart along with her own. But she's back now, ready to make a life for her and her daughter Mila. A daughter who surprises Conner and impacts the entire Burke family. The love hasn't died between Sofie and Conner, but with all the secrets and betrayal, it's hard for trust to be regained.
Angst and tension, that's what fills this book as we follow Conner and Sofie deal with feelings and their new roles in life. And just when you think they are working things out, emotions run high and one thing sets them off course once again. It's a crazy emotional rollercoaster and you can't help but feel for both characters.
While Conner is dealing with everything with Sofie, it was also great to see the establishment of the rest of Burke brothers, setting up our main characters for the rest of the series. Seeing the family connections was just as enjoyable as the angsty romance drama, helping to balance it out.
Ya'll know I'm a sucker for new adult romances, and this one did not disappoint. It had everything I loved and I couldn't put it down. I love being sucked into these characters lives to the point where you wish you could actually be a part of their world. If you're a new adult fan, this is a series you need to check out! Abbi Glines fans (and you know how much I love Abbi's books) are definitely going to love this series!