Saturday, October 24, 2015

Review ~ A MOMENT OF WEAKNESS by Brooklyn Skye

A Moment of Weakness (Boston Alibi, #1)
by: Brooklyn Skye
Series: Boston Alibi
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Releases: October 19, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Publishing ~ Brazen

He can fight anything...except his need for her.

Until her new job starts in September, buttoned-up elementary school teacher Laurel Harris is at loose ends and in need of cash. Fortunately her best friend's older brother is a single dad and desperately needs a nanny. Or so she's told. She doesn't anticipate him being such a menacing, muscled, and undeniably gorgeous man...or that he has zero interest in hiring a nanny.

Micah Crane will do right by his young daughter, no matter the cost. And right now, that cost is juggling parenthood with long hours at his bar and working as an enforcer for a notorious crime boss. He doesn't need another complication in his life, but the sweet, frustratingly opinionated little blonde hell-bent on caring for his daughter stirs his blood like no woman ever has.

All it takes is a moment of weakness to ignite the lust blazing between them. A moment that will unravel their self-control and unleash all of Micah's darkest secrets...

I wanted to read A Moment of Weakness because of the blurb. Okay, and the cover didn’t hurt. I mean come on, an elementary school teacher, a single dad, and a kid. Talk about a perfect recipe for a romance. For me, the perfection ended there.

Micah Crane is a single father and sole caretaker of his six-year-old daughter Shaelynn. He’s part owner of a crappy bar in Boston. He’s also an enforcer for a member of the most powerful crime family in Massachusetts.

Laurel Harris is awaiting the start of the fall school year so she can start her new job. She’s strapped for cash and is running out of places to apply for a summer job. Her best friend, April suggests she become a nanny for her niece. As it turns out, the six-year-old desperately wants to get away from her dad’s bar and have a woman in her life.

I liked the characters of Micah and Laurel. They are total opposites in every way. Their interactions at times were definitely that of a true couple. While you can see their attraction at 63% Laurel and Micah had only gotten to third base twice. I’m expecting a home run, at least once. At this point, I have to admit the story started losing my interest. But hey, 63% I have to keep going. At 85% it gets better.

I wasn’t a fan of Micah consistently coming home with cuts and bruises, looking like death warmed over. When I read he was an enforcer, I didn’t think he was going to consistently be fighting with his hands. I thought he would be a guy who had a gun and would be so big he didn’t need to truly risk his life. The highlight of the story for me was Shae. Being raised as she was, she sees more than you would think. I loved when she called her dad out for being an idiot. The story is predictable so I knew what was coming. Micah’s severing of his ties with the mob didn’t seem realistic. And I don’t truly have an idea of who he is at the end of the story.

While I wasn’t overly crazy about A Moment of Weakness since it lost me more than halfway in, I would definitely read Brooklyn Skye again. This is the first book in the Boston Alibi series and I would love to read April’s story. Ryan, Micah’s business partner, became likeable close to the end, and I would be willing to read his story as well.

**Received a copy from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest unbiased opinion.**

Rating: 3

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