Saturday, July 28, 2018

Early Release Blitz Review with Giveaway: Dominate (The Final Harris Brothers Duet #2-The Harris Brothers #5) by Amy Daws




Book info:
Title: Dominate
The Final Harris Brother Duet #2
Series: The Harris Brothers #5
Author: Amy Daws
Genre: Adult Sports Romance
Release Date: July 27, 2018
Source:  Egalley from Give Me Books Promotions which did not influence my opinion
My Rating:  5 stars
Blurb

To dominate one’s heart is to truly be free.

The anticipated conclusion to The Final Harris Brother Duet.

After the harrowing attack against Gareth and Sloan, there are more than just physical wounds that must be healed.

Recovering and moving on from their dark pasts is the only way they can truly find their bright futures.

Who will surrender? And who will dominate?


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My Review:
If you follow the author you have seen her emotional posts about this final book in the Harris Brothers series.  And if you've read them all, then like me, you'll understand her sadness.  As much as I had to have this second one right away after part one of Gareth's Story, Surrender, because of the ending, it was a hard one to finish.  Knowing that when we got the end, all the Harris boys would have their HEA, and we'd be left knowing there would be no more.  While all of the books in this series, excluding these last two, are standalones, having read all of them, it made all the story so much better to know all the characters.  It was like a family reunion, loving all the time we got with these characters we've come to know and love.  

The sexiness and risque-ness of the first one carries over to this one, but there is a difference to it.  The difference is one that makes the whole "surrender" and "dominate" ideas sound like my kind of fun.  The awesome thing about Daws writing though, is that those two words relate to so many aspects of the story, and the ways are woven throughout the story seamlessly.  Surrender and dominate in soccer, or just in life, as this quote from the beginning says:

"Something that you refuse to surrender to until you dominate it in every way."

This is something that Gareth's mother said to him, about knowing what to love and dedicate his life to.  And it fits so well with his love of soccer, excuse me, sorry, football, as well as his family's love and life filled with the same.  In this final tale of the Harris family, we get so much more of the background of the Harris mother, things that we barely got to touch on in earlier stories because of the age of those characters when she died, most of them under the age of five. Gareth got to live with her until he was about 8 years old, though.  He was there with her when she was sick.   His mother was his best friend.  But it's not just his mom that we get to know, we get to know about their father, Vaughn Harris.  

If you read my review of the first book, Surrender, which I've linked to above, you know that I wasn't the biggest fan of Gareth before I got to know him.  This book gives you that insight into the father, the closed-off, curt man we all love to hate for how he supposedly treated his wife when she was sick, how he left his children to be raised basically by each other, Gareth and Vi.  Through his own memories of his wife and his past, I know that I probably began to forgive him before Gareth was able to.

Also you might have noted in my review of the first book, I hated Sloan's ex-husband, and her ex-mother-in-law.  Without giving anything away, I will say that one of those definitely redeemed themselves in this book.  I loved how the author gave us the closure we needed with all our characters as well.  Oh my gosh, Tanner needing Sloan's daughter to like him.  I love it!  I love Tanner and Camden and Booker, and all of this family!  I was unsure with the first book of how I would feel about audiobook narrator Will Watt doing Gareth's character, because he just wasn't of the same personality type that I kind of associated that voice with, funny, sarcastic, etc.  Gareth was just too much of a brooding guy.  While Gareth was still his broody self in this sequel, he became the type of guy that I can actually now picture listening to Will Watt narrating.  So, I may be going back and giving these books a listen at some point in the future.  

I could go on and on, but you really just need to read these books.  And I will get over there not being anymore Harris brother stories, right?

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Author Bio


Amy Daws is an Amazon Top 25 bestselling author of sexy, contemporary romance novels. She enjoys writing love stories that take place in America, as well as across the pond in England; especially about those footy-playing Harris Brothers of hers. When Amy is not writing in a tire shop waiting room, she’s watching Gilmore Girls, or singing karaoke in the living room with her daughter while Daddy smiles awkwardly from a distance. For more of Amy's work, visit: http://www.amydawsauthor.com


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2 comments:

  1. I know what you mean. When it comes to the last book in a series sometimes it is just so bittersweet. You love the author's writing and work and want to read it but at the same time you're not ready to let go of the characters. I am glad this finale was just as brilliant as the first book was in this duet.

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    1. This is an auto-buy author for me. I haven't found anything yet that she has written that I didn't love. Thanks for stopping by!

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