Love Brewing

Liz Crowe
Love Brewing
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Beerwench Enterprises LLC
Release Date
March 2015
Book 3 of The Love Brothers
Contemporary Romance

Every family has one—the black sheep, the problem child, the prodigal. But Dominic Sean Love could teach all of those guys a lesson or two. Stuck in the middle of a boisterous group of siblings, he's given "acting out" a new meaning from the day he drew his first breath.

While he's the one son who follows his strict father's footsteps into the Love family business, he's also the one who butts heads with him the hardest. Their epic clashes are the stuff of family legend. But they have made peace and work side by side to take Love Brewing to the next level of success.

Until Dominic does the one thing his father can never forgive.

Diana Brantley has been Dominic's friend, girlfriend and ex-girlfriend so many times she's lost count. When he shows up at the farm she's slowly transforming into a wildly popular farm-to-table resource for restaurants all over the U.S. her first impulse is to shoot first and ask questions later. But she doesn't. And their lives entwine once more, for good, bad and ugly.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Jan 21, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
110 people found the following review helpful
Warning: this book contains a lot of emotional triggers that could cause readers to exhibit signs of a mental disorder. Reader discretion is advised.

After he halted a wedding and severed tenuous Love family ties, Dominic Love seeks solace with the one person who he knows he can count on no matter what: longtime friend, lover, girlfriend, ex…whatever…Diana Brantley. Diana knows better than to let the volatile Love sibling back in her life again, but she can't turn down his plea for help, not when she can see the fear and stricken look on his face. Beyond the mental illnesses that plague him and his propensity to self-unmedicate, nobody ever knows which Dom they're going to get when he enters their life.

A complete and unashamed manwhore, Dom has slept with anyone that shows interest, but most recently it was a man who he fell in love with, and when his homophobic father found out, Dom was pretty much disowned and kicked out of the Love family fold. Despite her engagement to another man, Diana can't pull herself away from the hold Dom has on her, setting all the players up for an explosive fall. Join the Love family as they continue their heartbreaking saga.

LOVE BREWING is the third book in the ongoing Love family saga featuring a family of Italian/Irish-Americans who would be the very definition of dysfunctional. Since he was a child old enough to understand that his brain didn't work the same as his siblings, Dom has been coddled and catered to and enabled in a way that encourages his rebellious and destructive behaviors. Knowing people with mental illnesses, I can relate to his highs and lows and extreme narcissism that makes up his daily life. Ms. Crowe's "Romance for Real Life" certainly rang true in LOVE BREWING, almost to the point that it was disturbing. Too many drugs and alcohol and bad choices and sex and lies and horrid behavior went past the real life sexy romance feel and into the disturbing.

And I had a hard time feeling for Diana since the idiot kept taking him back in her life over and over, despite his repeated heart crushing actions. Saying too much about this particular book would be giving too much away, but I will say that even as a huge fan of Ms. Crowe, this story was so over the top disturbing that I almost didn't like it at all. The big saving grace, for me, was the fact that she tackled an illness that isn't often explored in women's fiction genre, which I found brave.
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