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Morgan by Lori Foster

28 May

Favorite Lines: “I am not sick, you idiot! I’m pregnant.” (43)

Morgan is book two in Lori Foster’s Buckhorn Brother’s series. I’m assuming that these books are re-releases based on the fact that all four books were released on March 13, 2007. I’ve only read Morgan and have no intention of reading the other three books. If you read them or have already read them, feel free to post your opinion in the comments area.

Morgan Hudson is the sheriff of Buckhorn. He is one of four brothers and definitely a bachelor considering settling down. The problem is that he doesn’t have anyone to settle down with…until his new sister-in-law comes for a visit.

Misty Malone had a rough time before going to visit her newly married sister. She has some secrets and one of them is that she’s pregnant and the father wants nothing to do with her or the baby. Her new brother-in-laws insist that she stay with them so that she’s around a family that can support her. Morgan wants to be more than a brother to Misty but isn’t sure that it’s the right thing to do.

One good thing about this book is that Ms. Foster doesn’t use a squeaky clean heroine. Often the heroines in romance novels are strong women who have been wronged. That is true with Morgan, but Misty has a criminal past. I can’t pull more than a few books from the top of my head where the heroines have been arrested for crimes.

The brothers are hot! I enjoyed Morgan Hudson’s character. He’s not above blackmailing Misty to get his way (which also happens to be in her best interest). He genuinely cares for her and her unborn child. He is also the only way that I see Misty having a happily ever after.

Parts of this book were fun to read but I didn’t feel invested in the characters enough to care whether or not they stayed together. Fans of Harlequin books will love this book, I didn’t.