Anyone but Alex (The English Brothers #3) by Katy Regnery
Released: Sept 3, 2014
Genre: Saga/Contemporary romance
Publisher: Katharine Gilliam Regnery
Reviewed by Lena
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"Anyone but Alex" is the third of six books about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome English brothers who are all on the look-out for love.
(Sort of. Barrett and Fitz are officially off the market, Alex has sampled every piece of available ass from Rittenhouse Square to the Liberty Bell, Stratton can’t seem to see what’s right in front of him, and don't even get me started on Alex Pettyfer look-alike, Weston...)
Alex English, the well-known man whore of the country club set, has always preferred to play the field, eschewing a chance with Miss Right for a satisfying quickie with Miss Right-Now. But after seeing his two older brothers take the plunge, something has been aching inside of Alex, and no amount of casual sex seems to fill the void in his heart.
Jessica Winslow, whose older brothers are best friends with the English brothers, has returned home from a fifteen-year stay in England, only to find herself face-to-face with her childhood crush, Alex English, on her first night home. She’s heard all the rumors, but Jessie remembers the older boy who was so kind to her as a child, and can’t help reaching out to Alex in friendship.
Between disapproving brothers, scheming exes, and the biggest business deal of English & Sons' illustrious history, Alex and Jessie’s budding romance is going to be put to the test. The question is…will it be strong enough to be their happily-ever-after?
*All books in The English Brothers series are approximately 50,000 words/200-pages long. The RWA classifies this length as "Short Contemporary Romance."
THE ENGLISH BROTHERS
Breaking Up with Barrett, The English Brothers, Book #1
Falling for Fitz, The English Brothers, Book #2
Anyone but Alex, The English Brothers, Book #3
Seduced by Stratton, The English Brothers, Book #4
Wild about Weston, The English Brothers, Book #5
Kiss Me Kate, The English Brothers, Book #6 (a novella)
Another great installment in the English Brother's series; no worries, this can be read as a stand-alone as well.
Alex English lived a carefree life. For him few things were certain, one his family and their business came first and two, he will never commit to one woman. Blessed with good looks and a gift for sweet talk, Alex was able to land any woman he wanted. His talents were so well known; he was called the "Professor" amongst his friends. While great on the surface, Alex started feeling like something was missing. The conquests were not as fulfilling as they once were. The thrill was going, going, gone until she walked back into his life.
A holiday visit back to her hometown of Philadelphia reunites Alex and Jessica. A reunion between two childhood friends quickly turns into something more. Their desire to be with each other was riddled with challenges not only by Alex's past but also by the lack of support she received from her brothers.
Jessica gets big thumbs up from me. She had more strength and conviction than Alex. These qualities brought out the best in him.
While reading this book my heart went out to Alex. I kept on saying "Come on, give him a chance. He's trying." Thank God for Jessica, cause they finally listened.
This book will have you routing for the underdog. Believing in the good and knowing that people, when having the right motivation and support, can overcome the actions of their pasts.
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You can always find me with my nose in my Kindle reading a romance novel starring a tough talking, hard loving alpha male and sassy heroine. For the past six years reading has been my addiction. I am always up for a good read and am excited when I get any suggestions. My other loves are working out and spending time with my hubs, family and friends.