Friday I'm in Love

Wild Irish, Book Five

Ewan Collins has loved Natalie, or at least lusted after her, since Sky introduced them three years ago. It doesn’t matter to him that she is older than him. He just knows she‘s hot and he loves her personality. Ewan works in the pub side of his family’s business in Baltimore, MD. His family sees him as serious, hard-working and mild mannered. Ewan’s sister, Teagan is marrying Sky at the end of the year. Natalie is spending the week to take pictures of Teagan for a video wants to show at their wedding.

Natalie isn’t too sure about staying a week with the Collins family. She loves the family but she’s so tempted by Ewan. If she could just have sex with him that would be one thing but she’s so not having a relationship. She doesn’t do relationships. No matter how prickly she gets or how rude she sounds, Ewan just doesn’t go away. How is she going to make it a week without giving in to his requests?

Another book about the Collins siblings and it’s a winner. Ms Carr started with Monday and has had a book for every day of the week. This one is Friday and it’s Ewan’s turn. While you don’t have to read these books in any order, they are so much better when you start at the beginning of the week!

While this book is about Ewan and Natalie, it also centers around the Collins family. This family is awesome. There is a lot of love and acceptance among the members. Their love of life is obvious and contagious. Ewan and Natalie interact with various members of the family, with Riley they go out clubbing and with Pop they go fishing. Whatever they are doing, the Collins do it with their all and it’s great.

The characters are really well done. There are no cardboard characters or characters that are just there. Each is unique and interesting. Of course because this story is Ewan’s and Natalie’s their characters have more depth than the others but no one is left out.

Best of all, this story feels real. I’m almost positive that I can drive up to Baltimore and find the Collins’ pub. While few names are given to any place in Baltimore, Ms Carr has tried to give it the flavor of the city. Whatever she lacks in that, she makes up in her characters so I’ll live without names of hospitals and restaurants.

I really love Ms Carr’s Wild Irish series. She gives a warmth to the Collins family that you just want to reach out and grab. Each sibling has their own style and way to love but most important is the strength of that love.

I can’t express how much I recommend this book and this series. From sweet love to sly humor to playful interaction to just plan enjoyable reading, this book has it all. I’m going to hate when all the Collins get their happily ever after but I also can’t wait until the next book!

Book Blurb for Friday I'm in Love

Friday’s child is loving and giving…

Ewan Collins has had the hots for Natalie for years but she continually rebuffs him, supposedly because of their age difference. When Natalie comes to stay with the Collins family for a week, Ewan decides it’s time to make his move in a serious way.

Natalie’s been in a funk since celebrating another birthday alone. When Ewan proposes to help her “get a life”—seven lessons in seven days—she figures, what the hell does she have to lose? Ewan’s plans include tequila shots, fishing, karaoke…and other, more erotic hands-on demonstrations.

But Nat’s loneliness isn’t Ewan’s only obstacle. Tragedy in her past continually takes Natalie to a dark place her mind can’t easily overcome. With support, tenderness and love, Ewan plans to win over Natalie one lesson at a time.

Starting with lessons of the heart.


Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2010 5.00