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Breaking Up with Barrett: The English Brothers #1 (The Blueberry Lane Series - The English Brothers) Kindle Edition
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~"Katy Regnery, the author of Breaking Up with Barrett has written a wonderful story that I just could not walk away fromtoday. It is truly sigh worthy. I so wish I could keep Barrett asmine, although I suspect I will feel the same way with all of thebrothers." -- Martha Lawson, Goodreads reviewer
~"I can't wait for more books in this series! 5 delightful stars!" -- Maria Rose, Goodreads reviewer
~"Breaking Up with Barrett is the first novel in Katy Regnery's outstanding newseries, The English Brothers. From the moment I sat down with myKindle, I immediately fell in love with Emily and Barrett." --Tami Talbert, The Book Enthusiast
~"I just want to start out by saying I'm SO glad there are more bookscoming in this series, because if the rest are as wonderful as BreakingUp with Barrett, I foresee a LOT of fantastic reading in my future!" --Carra, Goodreads reviewer
~"In her latest literary gem, Katy Regnery introduces us to Barrett English, one of five English brothers who we'll meet over the course of the next few months. Barrett is exactly what you're thinking he is - tall,dark, handsome, rich, pompous and secretly incredibly sweet and romantic..." --Summer, Read|Tweet|Repeat
~"Another great read from Katy Regnery!! If you haven't read any of her books,this is a great introduction. She can weave a story like no other. Itwill leave you with the most enjoyable book hangover." --Lena, Smut & Bonbons
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- File Size : 2271 KB
- Publication Date : July 21, 2014
- Print Length : 153 pages
- Publisher : Katharine Gilliam Regnery; 1st Edition (July 21, 2014)
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00M0DQIEC
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #333,672 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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I couldn’t resist the description - it had a very Sabrina-esque vibe to it, if Sabrina had fallen for Linus from the beginning, instead of David. I was not disappointed. At all. Emily and Barrett are destined for each other and it is laid out for the reader from the very first page. Barrett’s protective love for Emily is just what I love reading about.
Their chemistry is compelling and the anticipation for their love scenes builds steadily throughout the story - there really is something to be said for building that tension...when it finally happens, it’s satisfying for the reader and the characters lol.
The best part of reading this was a refreshing maturity from a relatively young characters - when the climax of the story occurs, Emily handles herself in a composed and intelligent fashion, which was a pleasant surprise.. Actually, most of the characters seemed grounded and have believable emotional reactions, , as opposed to the overly dramatic actions I’m accustomed to rolling my eyes about.
This is part of a series, but it is not a cliffhanger and each brother will get his own book.
The Minor Quibbles
I can see where some folks may have an issue with the age difference (at the start of this story Emily’s 24 and Barrett’s 32), if only because of certain scenes where Barrett clearly loves her when she’s in her teen years. I think it just adds to their history, but some may not feel comfortable with that.
Barrett’s main deception seemed a bit shortsighted for a character portrayed as a smart businessman. But it didn’t affect my ultimate enjoyment. The class issue is almost background, barely a consideration.
The Bottom Line
I really, really enjoyed this book and definitely recommend it. I’m looking forward to reading about the other brothers. I would happily read more of Ms. Regnery’s books.
In Breaking up with Barrett we meet Barrett English, the wealthy CEO, and Emily Edwards, the daughter of the English family’s gardener and housekeeper. Barrett and Emily have known each other since they were children. But because of their age gap (and social status) their relationship had been cordial. When Barrett needs a “fiancé” to help with his business deals he turns to Emily (his one and only choice for the “job”). I loved seeing the sparks between Barrett and Emily. Barrett is known as the “shark” of the investment world but I got a better understanding of his character. He is the first born son so he does have more responsibility on his shoulders. But we see a caring and loving side of him even though it is rough and intimidating. But that is why Emily is the perfect balance for their relationship. She is smart, caring and beautiful. Even though she is younger she is really mature and offers friendship and support while “working” with Barrett. I loved this couple!!
This Novella may be short but it is filled with the perfect amount of drama & romance to satisfy readers. With author Katy Regnery's books it is always the focus of the relationship between Barrett & Emily. We don't get lost & bored with too many details of the locations or their mundane life. This had the right balance for me to get to know Barrett & Emily individually and as a couple. My only complaint is that I didn't want this story to end! I want to spend more time with this couple and hopefully Katy will continue their story in another book.
Katy Regnery's writing and creativity continues to flourish with each book. The heat of the passion increases but continues to emphasize the love between her characters. That's what I love about this author. I know that I will be entertained with the right amount of drama and passion that keeps me coming back for more.
This is a great start to a new series and I can't wait to meet the other English brothers.
Top reviews from other countries
While I did enjoy this, there was something about it, that I cannot put my finger on that stopped me really liking or loving it.
It felt quite dated, even though it is very recent, indeed mentions of iPhones (and do not get me started on Emily having herself an iPhone, yet she can hardly afford her rent but whatever), but, it felt like it could have been an 80's Mills and Boon almost.
And for some reason I found Emily almost unlikeable. Again, no real reason I cannot give a solid reason just something about her. I did like Barrett once we started getting his POV however.
Mild "drama" was built up, then never really causes any issues and just fizzles out, then it ended very abruptly. But given this is to be an ongoing series about the English Brothers, I assume we see previous couples and the continuation of their story as secondary characters.
A nice enough read that passed a couple of hours, but I would not be all fired up to continue the series.
Genre : - Contemporary Romance
Series : - First in the series
Writing : -Third person Dual POV (Barrett and Emily)
Love triangle? - No
Cheating? - No
HEA? - Yes
Would I read more by this author? - Maybe
Rating - 3
This story is so beautiful, completely in love, and a breath of fresh air. The idea of falling in love at first sight literally is so stunning, I defy anybody not to find this love story entrancing. The plot, story and characters are great. The writing is wonderful and outlines the characters perfectly. I enjoyed the little angst, but I loved the romantic storyline. Barrett is a romantic who has hidden his feelings behind a business persona, but Emily has unwound his tough exterior and it's truly beautiful. The sex is very romantic and tastefully done to empathise with the love story, I would highly recommend to hopeful romantics and I look forward to the rest of the series.
I loved Emily and Barrett it was very romantic that he loved her from a little girl.
Definitely the sweetest romance I have read recently looking forward to the rest of the English brothers.