Dangerous Secrets: Callaghan Brothers (Book 1)

Posted August 6, 2015 by Marie in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

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Dangerous Secrets by Abbie Zanders
Series: Callaghan Brothers #1
Genres: Military Romance

Two secret pasts... one passionate love story.

Taryn Malone is stranded, broke, and desperate for help. But even if the sexy bartender she's been eyeing offers her a job for the evening... even if he seduces her with his impossibly intense blue eyes... even if every fiber of her heart tells her to stay with him... she can't.

Because Taryn Malone doesn't exist.

Jake Callaghan has been running the family's Irish pub for years now. When he sees Taryn standing out alone in the rain, he does what he's been trained to do as a SEAL - he rescues her. It has nothing to do with her full, firm curves, or her loose, golden-blonde hair, or the way she brushes against him that sends lightning bolts through his body. It's just the right thing to do.


But both Taryn and Jake are hiding secrets from each other. Dangerous secrets. And neither one of them knows just how dangerous it can be to fall in love...

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Can you say OMG? I stumbled upon Dangerous Secrets while I was on vacation and found it amazing! Abbie Zanders has quickly become one of my favorite authors.  The Callaghan brothers all were once Navy SEALs and now work for the secretly for the government. They are the guys that get called when there is no one else that can handle the job. However they all have regular jobs as well and have laid down roots in the town they live in. Jake Callaghan runs the family’s Irish pub along with his brother Ian and on a really busy night in walks a woman that blows him away.

Taryn Malone gets stranded when her car breaks down. She is out of money and needs a job so she heads into the pub and ends up being a bartender. Jake also gives her a room to stay in above the pub where he and most of his brothers also stay. I love how various brothers all seem to get into the bed with Taryn. Nothing sexual happens but at one point she asks what is up with all that!

“What the hell is with your brothers, anyway?” she asked. “Do they do this to everyone?”

It is clear from the beginning that Taryn and Jake are attracted to one another and when they finally give in to that attraction Jake acts like a man and things go downhill from there. Taryn runs but is waylaid by none other than Kane, Jake older brother whom she hasn’t met. I love the relationship that Kane and Taryn develop. It is so sweet (Kane is my favorite brother) and the friendship lasts throughout the series. The guys know that something is up and when the past she is running from catches up with her they don’t hesitate to do something about it.

There is just so much to love about this series! For example how all of the brothers are different yet so similar. They all have the same piercing blue eyes, a Callaghan Crest tattoo with their specialty on it, and each book is about them meeting their croie (Irish for heart.)


About Abbie Zanders

Abbie Zanders is a wife and mother of three (including a set of identical twins), born and raised in the mountains and valleys of Northeastern Pennsylvania. She has a degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. Though she has spent the last 25+ years developing financial software for healthcare-based companies, she has also held second jobs as a pub waitress, a restaurant dessert baker, a secretary, and a bread shelf stock girl.

Hobbies and interests include romance novels (all genres), 80’s hair bands and heavy metal, muscle cars, and really big dogs.

A voracious reader, she carries both a Nook and a Kindle with her at all times, as well as several mini-sized notebooks to jot down ideas when inspiration strikes. Writing is a life-long pursuit; it began somewhere in elementary school when she used to secretly draft scripts for then-popular TV shows, writing herself in as a main character, of course. Things have changed a lot since then – she now focuses on love stories for mature audiences – but her passion for writing remains the same.

She is both grateful and honored to be able to share her stories with those having a similar penchant for love stories, and promises her readers two things: no cliffhangers, and always happily ever afters.

Visit Abbie’s Authorgraph Page: https://www.authorgraph.com/authors/AbbieZanders

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