Tuesday, August 12, 2014

ARC REVIEW - Love and Blarney (Ballybeg #2) by Zara Keane

Title: Love and Blarney (Ballybeg #2)
Author: Zara Keane
Publisher: Beaverstone Press LLC
ISBN: 9783906245034
Release Date: September 2014
Series or Standalone: Series
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Married in Manhattan…
Ruairí MacCarthy abandoned his life in New York to deal with a family crisis in Ireland. Twelve months later, he’s traded his three-piece suits and Wall Street career for jeans and a job managing his family’s pub in Ballybeg. When his estranged wife bursts back into his life looking for reconciliation, Ruairí must decide if home is where the heart is.

…True Love in Ballybeg.
Jayme King wants Ruairí back. She’s prepared to battle sheep, floods, and crazy Irish in-laws to get him. Discovering he lied about his past was a shock, but Jayme’s had months come to terms with the betrayal. Letting Ruairí go was the biggest mistake of her life. Can she persuade him to return to America and give their marriage a second chance?

I was lucky enough to receive this ARC from the author after I read and reviewed the first book in the series Love and Shenanigans. You first meet Ruairí in that book and get the barest hint of his story, and while this book is significantly shorter than the first book, you still get the complete picture.

I found this to be an enjoyable story; Ruairí didn't have an easy life growing up, and he was bound and determined to not end up like his father. He eventually made his way to New York, found work as a stockbroker and married Jayme after a whirlwind courtship. Jayme is a woman who may have had a privileged upbringing, but that doesn't mean she's spoiled and pampered, and had no issue with working in the pub or even helping to locate a missing cow.

Jayme and Ruairí have a few issues to work out, but they make a good couple and I enjoyed reading their story; I just wish it was a bit longer, I would have liked to see how Ruairí dealt with his father. I would recommend this book if you're in the mood for a quick romantic story that's not overly angsty but you want to see if they make their marriage work.


I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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