Worth the Wait (The Gutherie Brothers) by Lori Foster

5 Oh so Worth the Wait stars!!

Worth the Wait (Guthrie Brothers #2)

Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: July 25th 2017 by Harlequin Books
ISBN
037378967X (ISBN13: 9780373789672)
Edition Language
English

Single dad Hogan Guthrie is getting his life back on track, and working as the “barbecue master” at a local diner is just a temporary detour. He and restaurant owner Violet Shaw constantly butt heads…until one night they end up mingling other parts instead. Hogan thought he had the recipe for happiness all figured out. But loyal, carefree Violet is daring him to trust his impulses…and see just how sweet small-town living—and loving—can be. 

Nathan Hawley traded his SWAT team credentials for a sheriff’s badge, but a gorgeous new neighbor is shaking up his orderly life. Nathan has a hunch there’s more to Brooklin Sweet than meets the eye—but given her caution about getting involved, he has his work cut out for him. Still, there’s something about the elusive beauty Nathan can’t walk away from—and helping her come to terms with her past might pave the way to the future they both secretly long for.

My Thoughts…
First thought is amazing!!  You would think fitting two romance novels in one book would be way to complicated, but not for a queen of romance writing like Lori Foster.  She has it down to a science, I didn’t feel like I was missing out on either story line. Both story lines had their equal build up, evolution, and ending.  I really adored that in both Worth the Wait and Don’t Tempt Me we got two stories in one.  Okay I’m getting of track here let me actually talk about the book itself!
We got to meet Violet and Hogan in Don’t Tempt Me, but if you didn’t read it first no worries these can be read as standalone books.  Violet owns her own restaurant, that has so amazing ribs… the ribs happen to be cooked by a certain guy.  Can you see where this is going?  Hogan is an AMAZING cook, he has a secret rib sauce that he won’t share with anyone except maybe his son, Colt.  Violet herself is a fantastic character, she is strong, runs her own business, takes no crap from anyone.  While she may flirt with Hogan and be really attracted to him she knows better than to mess around with that man, she’s heard the rumours she knows he’s a womanizer.  To bad he is so good for business, and such an amazing dad.  While in the first book when we met Hogan I was not fond of him, he definitly did a 180 in this book.  He really is an amazing dad, I adore Colt in both books.  Working 2 jobs just to put his boy through college, after what they had both been through is kind of amazing.  I still won’t condone what he did at first but he does see the error in his ways and he is an overall good guy.
Nathan we meet in the previous book but Brooklin is oh so new and mysterious.  Of course because she is a puzzle to solve Nathan was instantly attracted to her mystery but on top of that he was falling all over himself to get her to say two words to him.  I really enjoyed how their romance had a completely different feel to it.  Nathan had a war going on with himself.  Whether to push as a cop or as a man who wanted to protect Brooklin as “his” woman. Brooklin while seeming more timid at first, was amazingly more resilient than most. While her backstory was not one that I was expecting, it was definitly enough to be like “Well that’s not fair”.  Of course no one in the town believed any of the bad stuff about her because that’s how it is in small towns.
I can’t tell you how many times I have said this about Lori Foster’s writing, but I will say it again I LOVE how she writes strong female characters.  It is kind of rare in romance writing that the female characters aren’t in “need” of a man to save them.  I love seeing in her books that while the men help.  These men don’t baby the women, they basically say yes I know you’ve got this but can I help?  That is one main reason I love reading Lori Foster’s books.    She creates families in families too!  While not everyone in these two books are blood related they might as well be.  Everyone has everyone else’s backs!!!
I have one specific question for Lori Foster… Can we please have even just a novella on Colt??? Yes please?? He’s a doll baby and I would to have a novella about him. Thanks!
Thank you to Lori Foster, HQN Books, and NetGalley for a copy in lieu of my honest review.
About Lori Foster..
Lori Foster

Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.

Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader & Author” event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home.

7 thoughts on “Worth the Wait (The Gutherie Brothers) by Lori Foster

    1. oh my don’t delay! lol I love Lori Foster’s books… all of them 😀 I’ll message you later and help you pick which series to start with because she tends to have characters reappear in other series so you can see them again .. sigh.

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