Barrett English is known in the business world as “The Shark”. He is in the family business with his father and younger brothers. Emily Edward’s family has worked for the English Family for three generations. Barrett does not trust many people, but he does trust Emily. She agreed to pose as his fiancé for business meetings. In return she gets payment to help her live while going to school. Now Emily has feelings for Barrett and she decides to call off the “engagement” before she loses her heart.
Barrett is the oldest of the English brothers. He is the one to take the helm of the business when their father is away. He is no nonsense and he likes his life neat. Emily is younger than Barrett by eight years, but he has had her heart since she can remember. She longs for her feelings to be returned, and wonders what a softer side of Barrett would be like. Emily is sweet, understanding, and intelligent. She is as focused as Barrett, but she has a sweetness that is endearing.
I enjoyed Regnery’s sweet love story. I was rooting for Barrett the whole way, and it was a pleasure to see the way Emily affected him. The story was a short one, but this romantic story was still a pleasure to read. I am very happy the English brothers will all have their stories told, because I am quite anxious to meet them!
Publication Date: July 21, 2014
Breaking Up with Barrett is the first of five books about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome English brothers who are all on the look-out for love.
(Except Alex. He’s a womanizing manwhore. And maybe Stratton, because he’s wicked hot, but super awkward around girls.)
Barrett English, aka “the Shark,” is the fair-haired, first-born of the English brothers, and the CEO of the oldest, most prestigious investment banking firm in Philadelphia. He rules the boardroom with an iron fist, refusing to take no for an answer and always getting his way.
Emily Edwards, a first-year doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania, grew up in the gatehouse on the outskirts of Barrett’s childhood estate. The daughter of his family’s gardener and housekeeper, she was always looking through the window of privilege, but forced to remember her place at the very periphery of the kingdom.
When business partners suggest that a fiancee might soften Barrett’s image over business dinners, he approaches Emily for the “job” of fiancee. And while love wasn’t necessarily on Barrett’s radar, he begins to realize that Emily always has been. But will his take-no-prisoners boardroom tactics work on the heart of the woman he loves?
Daisy Edwards has been in love with Fitz English since she was seventeen years old. They met one summer when she stayed with her cousin Emily. It was the perfect story of summer love until tragedy struck; now nine years later Daisy is back in Philadelphia and ready to put her past with Fitz behind her. The only question now is will Fitz let her go?
I loved Daisy’s character. Aside from her complicated feelings about Fitz she is fun and free spirited. She has a wild and carefree personality that is infectious. Fitz is the opposite, he is reserved and not one to voice his feelings. Fitz is calculating; looking at things from all angles to make sure everything is perfect. The only time he ever let go was when he was with Daisy; so she compliments him very well.
Katy Regnery has made me fall for the English brothers in a big way. These men are gorgeous, powerful, and when they love a woman they hold nothing back. Regnery tells stories that will make you daydream with starry eyes about romantic interludes with gorgeous men who are damn near perfect! I can’t wait to meet the rest of the English brothers; Weston, Stratton, and the playboy Alex. I am now waiting with baited breath for the third book in the English Brothers series called Anyone but Alex. If you are a true romantic who likes a little heat in their read don’t let the English brothers pass you by!
Publication Date: July 27, 2014
Falling for Fitz is the second of five books about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome English brothers who are absolutely not on the look-out for love.
(Except Barrett, who fell in love when he was eight-years-old. And Fitz, who met the girl of his dreams at nineteen. And maybe even Weston, who just doesn’t know it yet.)
Fitz English and Daisy Edwards fell in love during one magical summer when they were teenagers. When something tragic happens at the end of the summer, Daisy tells Fitz she never wants to see him again. Despite his feelings for her, he respects her wishes and for almost a decade Fitz and Daisy go their separate ways.
Nine years later, when Daisy moves home to Philadelphia, they meet again, and both are shocked to discover that the feelings they had that summer are just as deep and real today. There’s a little snag, however. It seems that Daisy is engaged to someone else, and she’s come home to get married.
Can Fitz gets Daisy to fall for him all over again before it’s too late? Only if Daisy can learn to trust the man who shattered her heart once upon a time.
Alex English is an absolute cad. He has basically slept with half of the women in Philadelphia. He doesn’t want commitment; Alex is all about sexual gratification. His playboy reputation has reached legendary status. Now, after seeing two of his brothers happily engaged, something has changed in Alex. He no longer finds his emotionless sexual exploits satisfying at all. In walks Jessica Winslow, a girl he knew since childhood, and she is all grown up now and the notorious playboy is blindsided. He wants to be a good man for his sweet Jessie girl, but his past just may destroy his chance at a future.
OK, Alex is a total rake but I liked him. He is sexy, successful, and suave. When he begins to let Jessica into his heart his honesty is astounding, and you begin to realize this man whore has a tender and vulnerable side. Jessica has spent the last fourteen years in London, but she never forgot the first boy she had a crush on. I had to admire her for seeing past Alex’s reputation and seeing instead the man he could be. She is sweet, playful, and she knows what she wants. She is by no means a prude, but she makes it clear she is a woman to be respected
Have I mentioned the English brothers make me swoon? Once again Regnery graces us with a passionate romance you want to get completely lost in. Anyone but Alex seemed to have more emotion and conflict than the first two books. She did a phenomenal job illustrating the transformation in Alex, and all the while she poured passion into the characters. I must admit that through the first three books I have become quite intrigued with the shy Stratton English and I am very much looking forward to his book Seduced by Stratton. I am officially on board with Katy Regnery and if you like a good toe curling romance you will be too!
Publication Date: September 3, 2014
Anyone but Alex is the third of five 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 super hottie, 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?