Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Last O’Keefe: A Cassandra’s Cop Collectanea ~ Crystal Brewton (Part 3) ~ Irish Twins & The Family Historian

You can find the author here.  The anthology isn’t out yet, but check back as I’ll be sure to let you know when it is.

The Last OKeeffee Collectanea

First up, we have the first novella in the Cassandra’s Cops series – Irish Twins.

John and Cass O'Keeffe are celebrating the one year anniversary of their meeting face to face. Of John's seven brothers, only one is able to join them. That's fine with John and Cass. They actually planned it that way. Matthew is John's favorite brother – his Irish Twin. They share everything. And on this day John and Cass plan to share with Matthew something just as precious as the bond between favorite brothers.

So, before we begin, what exactly are Irish Twins?  According to wiseGEEK.org they are exactly this: The term “Irish twins” is used to describe two children born to the same mother within 12 months of each other or born in the same calendar year.  This describes John and Matthew perfectly, considering they are nine months and ten days apart in age. 

I’ll be honest and say that this isn’t the most plot-heavy book Ms. Brewton has ever written, but that doesn’t make it a bad story, either.  Why?  Because we get to know John and Cass much better during this little tidbit of steaminess.  They draw Matthew into their little circle and we get to know him, too. 

In addition to the above, there’s something refreshing about an erotic story as emotionally charged as this one.  Three people who care deeply for one another sharing an illicit evening alone together.  How can anything get better than that?

The first time I read this novella, I thought it a bit odd that John would so willingly invite his brother into bed with himself and his wife.  But having read further into the series, I can see now that it was the most natural thing for him to do – and for Matthew to accept.  Seeing as Cassandra is a very go-with-the-flow kind of woman, it never seemed odd to me that she’d accept.  After all, two gorgeous redheads want you to join them? Yeah, you go for that. 

The Family Historian

I love these little interludes, for lack of a better term, that Ms. Brewton keeps giving us throughout this collection.  In each, you get to know Liam a little bit better on a personal level.  This one is interesting in that it’s Liam’s take on what’s occurred during the stories to date. 

Stay tuned for more updates!

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