Confessions The Battling McGuire Boys #1 review õ 3


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  • Confessions The Battling McGuire Boys #1
  • Cynthia Eden
  • English
  • 23 August 2019
  • 9780373748662

10 thoughts on “Confessions The Battling McGuire Boys #1

  1. says:

    Good book with lots of action good second chance romance Scarlett and Grant had been high school sweethearts After he graduated Grant joined the army and became a ranger The summer Scarlett graduated Grant was home for a visit and broke things off with her He claimed he didn't love her but in reality he was trying to protect her from himself With the things he had seen and done he wouldn't be any good for her The last thing he told her was that he'd be there for her if she ever needed himTen years later both have moved on with their lives Grant is back home running a security company with his brothers They all left the military after their parents were murdered coming home to take care of their younger sister and try to find out who killed their parents Scarlett went to college became a teacher and got engaged They haven't been in contact though they've seen each other at a distance One night she shows up at Grant's office begging for his help She's about to be arrested for her fiance's murder and she needs him to help her prove her innocenceThere's heat between them right away showing that the old feelings are still there Grant is determined to earn a second chance with Scarlett but first he has to find out who set her up As the days go on the attacks on Scarlett escalate and Grant becomes a target as well As they search for the real killer they get to know each other again and things from their pasts come out that create new stresses between them I found it interesting that each had kept secrets in order to protect the other Both have to find a way to let go of the past before they can have a futureThe suspense was well done Though Scarlett was cleared fairly early the issue of finding out who had set her up and was still out to get her continued I loved the introduction of Grant's brothers into the story as each of them did their part to support the investigation By the middle of the book I had a good idea of who the culprit was but there was enough going on to create some doubt The final confrontation was uite intense and I was on the edge of my seat until they were out of it The epilogue contained an interesting twist that was the result of that confrontation and I'm looking forward to seeing where it goes


  2. says:

    I honestly cannot tell y'all how much I LOVE Cynthia Eden's work and ALL her stories for Harleuin's Intrigue line This was so GOOD and that epilogue I seriously can't wait to read about the next McGuire in Secrets and hopefully find out MORE about their parent's murder


  3. says:

    Confessions made a great start to The Battling McGuire Boys series The McGuire Boys are all wonderful characters and I am really looking forward to the other books about them I liked Grant McGuire the main character in this one and thought that Scarlett Stone was a great match for him The storyline was interesting and I am looking forward to learning about the threads that were left hangingScarlett Stone is the main suspect in her ex fiance's murder and right before she her arrest she turns to the one man who can possibly help her Grant McGuire her high school sweetheart Grant broke up with Scarlett when he didn't believe himself to be a good enough man for her and they have both suffered greatly from the loss of one another He immediately agrees to help Scarlett making good on a decade old promise to her that he'd always be there if she needed him As Grant investigates it soon becomes clear that it is going to take all of his efforts to keep himself and Scarlett aliveI really liked both of the main characters in this one I understood why a young Grant ended his relationship with Scarlett I didn't like that he broke up with her but I felt he did it to try to protect her His protective instinct seemed to come out in full force with her and I never doubted the feelings he had for Scarlett I felt very badly for all of the terrible things Scarlett had been through in her life and I liked seeing she and Grant become close to one another again I also enjoyed how the other McGuire brothers stepped up and protected Scarlett This was a good book and a super uick one to read


  4. says:

    This was a second chance romance for Grant and Scarlett Truth be told they never stopped loving one another He broke her heart when he broke up with her years ago to join the military She remembered his last words to her “if you ever need me” he would be there 10 years later she needed him Grant was now an investigator working with his brothers at McGuire Securities She was accused of and being arrested for the murder of Eric Turner her fiancé Just when I thought I had the plot figured out the story would take off in another direction This was one of the best books I’ve ever read The suspense was so good and the story was fast paced with a fair amount of action There were so many suspects weaved throughout the story Scarlett was cleared early in the story Someone was now after Scarlett Grant works with his brothers and detective Shayne Townsend to find the person that set Scarlett up Here is a sample from chapter 10 when Grant was deployed in the military “When I was at my weakest when the blood was on the ground all around me I thought of you Only you You were the one who gave me the strength to fight To move To damn well crawl if I had to do it” He leaned forward and his forehead pressed to hers “Because I wanted to see you again”


  5. says:

    A lot of the time I'm not bothered by all the romantic suspense mini series out there that involve a clan of brothers who all happen to be in typical Alpha Male high intensity jobs finding love I mean I've been coming across it since the mid 90sBut sometimes enough is enoughHere's another family in romantic suspense land with FIVE brothers who are all SEALs Rangers or some other masculine profession To add cliche to cliche there's a younger sister they're all protective over Too much of this book involves a brief setting up of the stories to be found in the next five books That was time that could have been spent beefing up the thin plot of this bookWhen Scarlett Stone becomes the prime suspect in the murder of her ex fiancee she turns to Grant McGuire for help He's an ex Ranger who broke her heart ten years earlier when he left her to fight for his country But he promised he'd always look out for her They are thrown together in their pursuit of the truth with a killer still out there wanting revenge on ScarlettI'm afraid this one felt almost like a bad parody of a romantic suspense novel Every cliche you can think of is present And Grant was just too Alpha male y Most of the time he just ended up sounding melodramatic and silly The Intrigue heroes set my pulse racing than any of the other Harleuin lines but Grant fell far short Every line of dialogue he uttered was corny cheesy cliched and obvious The other characters all fell in line with the expected cliches of this genreThe storyline itself was thin The villain I was able to spot the moment they were introduced If less time had been spent setting up the stories to follow characters could have been introduced in this book to up the suspect countA bit of a misfire from Cynthia Eden who usually delivers really good Intrigue books


  6. says:

    Scarlett and Grant were high school sweethearts However with every tour of duty he felt his humanity slip away so he broke things off with her before she went away to college brutallyA decade later Scarlett is accused of murdering her ex fiancé and Grant is the only one who can prove her innocenceThis was a fast paced thriller If you like Cynthia Eden books you will like this one her writing style is uite distinctive and that's the real problem I feel like every one of her heroes is essentially the same guy doesn't matter if he's a vampire were ex SEAL ranger etc This book is no different I also feel her villains are a bit one dimensional they are always unhinged always meticulous always one of a small group I contrast this with Laura Griffin's most recent book which I also read this weekend there the serial killer's identity fit well with the underlying story his motives and presence were clear without being obviousI like Cynthia Eden but I start one of her books knowing that the characters fall into certain stereotypes If you like alpha males with tortured souls and damaged women this is the writer for you


  7. says:

    That is surprisingly good for a category romance But that is always a case with Cynthia Eden's romantic suspenses Grant was Scarlett's first love but left her breaking her heart Now when she is accused of killing her fiancé she asks Grant for help But finding a proof that she is not guilty is one thing and catching a killer is another Especially then they find out that they are not really over with each otherThe plot is actually well developed twisted and complicated which is not obvious for a category romance And the characters both the main Scarlett and Grant and the secondary are pretty interesting Actually I have liked the other brothers so much that I will probably read other books in this series even though I rarely read category romances Still Cynthia Eden is great in every genre she writes


  8. says:

    3 StarsChallenges♥ April 2018 Word Hunt Sleeping Beauty Edition Dawn Beauty Dance Spin Kiss♥ AMMP Fairy Tale Spell Out 'E’ in The Elf Mound♥ AMMP Fairy Tale Bingo Week 4 Thumbelina♥ RRRC Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs uarterly Challenge#20 Black Onyx Read a book with a black cover or a Romantic Suspense


  9. says:

    2nd chance is my less favourite trope but it's Cynthia Eden and I like her writing Overall ok Too rushed and too insta again for my taste But the general suspense which connects all books was interesting and will keep me reading the whole seriesSafety the heroine wasn't celibate for 10 years Yay Nothing mentioned about the hero but I assume he wasn't too


  10. says:

    Actual Rating 25 StarsThe disappointment I feel for reading this book probably comes from the fact that I have a feeling this isn't Cynthia Eden's best work  In fact I have already read four other books that were much better written with better characters and that were also much memorable than Confessions turned out to beDon't get me wrong   Confessions had a great concept to work with I suppose if a great concept is the same as many other a great concepts in Romantic Suspense landia  A large group of brothers all ex military all buff and hunky all over protective of their own all with their own dark secrets and you've got the McGuire brothers  As well as many other groups of fictional siblings ever introduced in Category Romance or Romantic Suspense Confessions probably would have been a great piece of fluff enjoyable and guilty pleasure for me if I had actually enjoyed it  But instead of turning off my mind and just enjoying the read I found myself nitpicking so many things about it that I couldn't uite justify giving it a higher than 'meh' ratingReally the characters were terribly cliched and the plot a bit predictable  In fact even the writing felt amateur and I found myself wondering if this was actually written by Cynthia Eden and if so why the style felt so juvenile  The romance was just hard to get behind because our main hero felt kind of stalker ish and creepy while the heroine was so stock standard damsel in distress that it managed to make my teeth hurtAnyway I enjoyed the book up to a point and may read the rest of the series if only because I DO own the next two books  The rest of the series and some of the side characters kind of appeal to me and my curiosity is slightly piued  So I'm hoping that the writing style will be in line with what I know of Cynthia Eden and the story lines less carbon copy 2016 Reading Challenges • Goodreads Reading Challenge• BookLikes Reading Challenge• Reading Assignment Challenge• Bookish Resolutions Challenge• Mount TBR ChallengeReviewed at Ani's Book Abyss


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Lock to find the real killer who now wants them both dead More dangerous however is their sudden reignited passion Grant will do anything for a second chance with Scarlettwhile she’ll do everything to keep the secret she never wants him to kno. That is surprisingly good for a category romance But that is always a case with Cynthia Eden's romantic suspenses Grant was Scarlett's first love but left her breaking her heart Now when she is accused of killing her fiancé she asks Grant for help But finding a proof that she is not guilty is one thing and catching a killer is another Especially then they find out that they are not really over with each otherThe plot is actually well developed twisted and complicated which is not obvious for a category romance And the characters both the main Scarlett and Grant and the secondary are pretty interesting Actually I have liked the other brothers so much that I will probably read other books in this series even though I rarely read category romances Still Cynthia Eden is great in every genre she writes

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Meet the first of The Battling McGuire Boys from New York Times bestselling author Cynthia EdenDesperate to prove she’s being framed for murder Scarlett Stone entrusts her reputation and her life to the man who once broke her heart Grant McGui. Confessions made a great start to The Battling McGuire Boys series The McGuire Boys are all wonderful characters and I am really looking forward to the other books about them I liked Grant McGuire the main character in this one and thought that Scarlett Stone was a great match for him The storyline was interesting and I am looking forward to learning about the threads that were left hangingScarlett Stone is the main suspect in her ex fiance's murder and right before she her arrest she turns to the one man who can possibly help her Grant McGuire her high school sweetheart Grant broke up with Scarlett when he didn't believe himself to be a good enough man for her and they have both suffered greatly from the loss of one another He immediately agrees to help Scarlett making good on a decade old promise to her that he'd always be there if she needed him As Grant investigates it soon becomes clear that it is going to take all of his efforts to keep himself and Scarlett aliveI really liked both of the main characters in this one I understood why a young Grant ended his relationship with Scarlett I didn't like that he broke up with her but I felt he did it to try to protect her His protective instinct seemed to come out in full force with her and I never doubted the feelings he had for Scarlett I felt very badly for all of the terrible things Scarlett had been through in her life and I liked seeing she and Grant become close to one another again I also enjoyed how the other McGuire brothers stepped up and protected Scarlett This was a good book and a super uick one to read

review Confessions The Battling McGuire Boys #1

Re a sexy former army ranger turned detective has never been the same since military action But behind his cold demeanor he still burns for ScarlettTaking her case is an easy but dangerous decision for Grant Together they must race against the c. A lot of the time I'm not bothered by all the romantic suspense mini series out there that involve a clan of brothers who all happen to be in typical Alpha Male high intensity jobs finding love I mean I've been coming across it since the mid 90sBut sometimes enough is enoughHere's another family in romantic suspense land with FIVE brothers who are all SEALs Rangers or some other masculine profession To add cliche to cliche there's a younger sister they're all protective over Too much of this book involves a brief setting up of the stories to be found in the next five books That was time that could have been spent beefing up the thin plot of this bookWhen Scarlett Stone becomes the prime suspect in the murder of her ex fiancee she turns to Grant McGuire for help He's an ex Ranger who broke her heart ten years earlier when he left her to fight for his country But he promised he'd always look out for her They are thrown together in their pursuit of the truth with a killer still out there wanting revenge on ScarlettI'm afraid this one felt almost like a bad parody of a romantic suspense novel Every cliche you can think of is present And Grant was just too Alpha male y Most of the time he just ended up sounding melodramatic and silly The Intrigue heroes set my pulse racing than any of the other Harleuin lines but Grant fell far short Every line of dialogue he uttered was corny cheesy cliched and obvious The other characters all fell in line with the expected cliches of this genreThe storyline itself was thin The villain I was able to spot the moment they were introduced If less time had been spent setting up the stories to follow characters could have been introduced in this book to up the suspect countA bit of a misfire from Cynthia Eden who usually delivers really good Intrigue books


About the Author: Cynthia Eden

Award winning author Cynthia Eden writes sexy tales of contemporary romance romantic suspense and paranormal romance She is a New York Times USA Today Digital Book World and IndieReader best seller Since she began writing full time in 2005 Cynthia has written over one hundred novels and novellasCynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast She loves romance novels horror movies and chocol