SECOND SUNDAY SERIES – AUGUST

This month we are looking at Author L.A. Casey’s Slater Brother series.  Currently there are 4 books & 4 companion novellas that are published.  Unlike the other series that I have posted on SECOND SUNDAY SERIES, this one is not complete.  Which is great because that means we can read more of the Slater Brothers, but is also not good because we have been anxiously awaiting the conclusion of the series.  I don’t do well with cliff hangers and even though the last book didn’t really end on a cliffhanger, I want to know what happens to the last brother.  According to L.A. Casey’s Goodreads profile, she has plans for 3 more books – Damien, Alannah, and Brothers.  I go back and forth between excitement that the next book will be coming soon, and dread because the next book will bring us that much closer to the end of the series.

When I first stumbled across this series the first three brothers’ stories (Dominic, Alec & Kane) were out, as well as the first two novellas (Bronagh & Keela).  I will be honest, I was hooked after I read the first book.  The men in this series are all from the same family and they are all almost over the top alpha males.  I love to read book series that follow a family because you will undoubtedly run into the characters from the previous books as well.  The way these men handle all the craziness in their lives is very impressive- we’re talking underground fighting rings, drugs, guns, escort services and more (each brother has his own hurdle to get over).  The more brothers I read, the more I fell in love with them all.  They each find their women in different ways, but I absolutely love how they all put their women first; they do what in takes to protect their girlfriends from the ugliness of their lives.  With each one it was almost as if they found love & realized they needed to change their lives so that the women would be safe.  Well, they were already trying to change it, but finding love kind of put a boost of speed on making it happen.  I don’t want to spoil anything for you if you haven’t read these books yet.  Dominic, Alec, Kane & Ryder are all full length novels, but they are so engrossing that you will not even realize that time is flying by as you read.  Bronagh, Keela, Aideen & Branna are all shorter novellas so it won’t take long to finish those, but they are the perfect way to see the story from the opposite POV.

If you are a fan of over the top alpha men, and women who give them so much lip & sass, you will love this book series!

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DOMINIC (#1)
PUBLISHED: MARCH 17, 2014
LENGTH: 343 PAGES

After a car accident killed her parents when she was a child, Bronagh Murphy chose to box herself off from people in an effort to keep herself from future hurt. If she doesn’t befriend people, talk to them or acknowledge them in any way they leave her alone just like she wants.

When Dominic Slater enters her life, ignoring him is all she has to do to get his attention. Dominic is used to attention, and when he and his brothers move to Dublin, Ireland for family business, he gets nothing but attention. Attention from everyone except the beautiful brunette with a sharp tongue.

Dominic wants Bronagh and the only way he can get to her, is by dragging her from the boxed off corner she has herself trapped in the only way he knows how… by force.

Dominic wants her, and what Dominic wants, Dominic gets.

BRONAGH (#1.5)
PUBLISHED: AUGUST 15, 2014
LENGTH: 138 PAGES

Bronagh Murphy has been through a lot over the past few years, a hell of a lot, so when her 21st birthday rolls around all she wants to do is relax and spend the day with her family. Quietly.

Her boyfriend, Dominic Slater, doesn’t do relaxed or quiet. He never has, and he never will. He plans out a day for Bronagh that is both romantic, and exciting. However, Dominic’s version of exciting is very different to Bronagh’s as she will soon find out.

When things take a turn for the worst, and a bad altercation leaves Dominic once again fighting for his girl, Bronagh will have to decide once and for all if she will fight in Dominic’s corner or walk away and never look back.

Bronagh loves Dominic, and what Bronagh loves, Bronagh protects.

ALEC (#2)
PUBLISHED: AUGUST 17, 2014
LENGTH: 465 PAGES

Keela Daley is the black sheep of her family. She has always come second to her younger cousin Micah. Even in the eyes of her mother, Micah shone bright, and Keela faded to black. Now, in adulthood, Micah is a bride-to-be and the spotlight is solely on her. Keela is a low priority…or so she thinks.

Alec Slater is a bachelor, never one to bed the same woman, or man, twice. He is a free agent who does what he pleases and answers to no one; that is until a fiery Irish redhead with a temper to match her hair colour knocks him on his arse. Literally.

She hates to admit it, but Keela needs a favour from the cocky Slater brother, a huge favour. She needs him to not only escort her to Micah’s wedding, but to also pose as her boyfriend. Alec agrees to help Keela, but has certain conditions for her to abide by. He wants her body and plans to have it before anyone can say I do.

What he doesn’t plan on is losing his heart as well as the possibility of losing his family when someone from his past threatens his future.

Alec owns Keela, and what Alec owns, Alec keeps.

KEELA (#2.5)
PUBLISHED: FEBRUARY 1, 2015
LENGTH: 149 PAGES

Keela Daley is stressed out with nightmares and memories from her past, they are haunting her. She has no time to dwell on them as she is moving out of her dog box sized apartment and into her first house with her fiancé. Moving house is a dreaded task, and Keela would love nothing more than for things to go quietly and smoothly, but when you’re engaged to a Slater brother, nothing goes quietly or smoothly. Nothing.

Alec Slater loves his woman. He also loves playing games and surprising her. Picking moving day to do both, turns out to be a failure of epic proportions. Alec wants to make it up to Keela for his mistakes, but as the day goes on, and things go from bad to worse, he doesn’t know if living with him is something she wants anymore.

What started out as a simple day of packing and moving house turns into the day from Hell. Unwanted house guests. Business propositions. Alcohol. Pregnancy tests. Panic attacks. Fighting. Arguing. Sex, and everything else that is crazy and represents the name Slater. Keela has a choice to make, and not one she will make lightly.

Keela adores Alec, and what Keela adores, Keela cherishes.

KANE (#3)
PUBLISHED: JUNE 2, 2015
LENGTH: 376 PAGES

Aideen Collins is a free spirit. She is outspoken and tough as nails, but she has to be after growing up in a house full of men. Family means everything to Aideen. Her family consists of her four brothers, her father, and her group of wild friends. Aideen is protective of her family, there is not a lot she wouldn’t do to keep them safe.

Kane Slater is a tortured soul. Literally. He is misunderstood by people, even feared by them thanks to the scars that mar his face and body. He relishes in their fear because people who fear you, won’t want to know you. He likes his circle limited to his brothers and their girlfriends, but a thorn from an Irish rose is dug deep into Kane’s side, and her name is Aideen Collins.

Aideen and Kane don’t get along… at all. Aideen is the only woman who stands up to Kane and throws his bullshit back at him without fear of hurting him. Kane is the only man who can see right through Aideen’s tough exterior. He knows her deepest, and darkest secrets. They can’t stand each other, but they want each other. Badly. They hide their need behind arguments, and banter, but when Kane drops his guard for all to see, and succumbs to an illness within his body, it’s Aideen who steps up to the plate to take care of him.

An illness is the least of their worries when a devil from Kane’s past comes back to play with him. Everybody in Kane’s life is threatened, and with his body fighting against him, he doesn’t know if the luck of the Irish is enough to keep his family safe and his demons at bay.

Kane needs Aideen, and what Kane needs, Kane takes.

AIDEEN (#3.5)
PUBLISHED: NOVEMBER 3, 2015
LENGTH: 151 PAGES

Aideen Collins is a free spirit. She is outspoken and tough as nails, but she has to be after growing up in a house full of men. Family means everything to Aideen. Her family consists of her four brothers, her father, and her group of wild friends. Aideen is protective of her family, there is not a lot she wouldn’t do to keep them safe.

Kane Slater is a tortured soul. Literally. He is misunderstood by people, even feared by them thanks to the scars that mar his face and body. He relishes in their fear because people who fear you, won’t want to know you. He likes his circle limited to his brothers and their girlfriends, but a thorn from an Irish rose is dug deep into Kane’s side, and her name is Aideen Collins.

Aideen and Kane don’t get along… at all. Aideen is the only woman who stands up to Kane and throws his bullshit back at him without fear of hurting him. Kane is the only man who can see right through Aideen’s tough exterior. He knows her deepest, and darkest secrets. They can’t stand each other, but they want each other. Badly. They hide their need behind arguments, and banter, but when Kane drops his guard for all to see, and succumbs to an illness within his body, it’s Aideen who steps up to the plate to take care of him.

An illness is the least of their worries when a devil from Kane’s past comes back to play with him. Everybody in Kane’s life is threatened, and with his body fighting against him, he doesn’t know if the luck of the Irish is enough to keep his family safe and his demons at bay.

Kane needs Aideen, and what Kane needs, Kane takes.

RYDER (#4)
PUBLISHED: MARCH 8, 2016
LENGTH: 312 PAGES

Branna Murphy is broken. For months now she has been a part of a one-sided relationship to a man she loves more than life itself. She prayed for a miracle, and hoped something would change, but found that was wishful thinking.

Talking didn’t work. Shouting didn’t work. Crying didn’t work. Nothing bloody worked.

Ryder Slater is furious. For months now he has been lying to a woman he would take a bullet for in order to protect her. He is involved in something that goes deeper than his old past, and if he strays off target, people will start to die. People he loves.

He couldn’t talk. He couldn’t slip up. He couldn’t lose focus. He couldn’t do a damn thing.

Things between Ryder and Branna are at rock bottom, and Ryder knows it. Not only will he be taking on a force that could destroy his whole family, but he will be battling tooth and nail to save his relationship and keep the love of his life by his side.

Ryder targeted Branna from the first moment he saw her, and what Ryder targets, Ryder dominates.

BRANNA (#4.5)
PUBLISHED: JANUARY 16, 2017
LENGTH: 164 PAGES

Branna Murphy is a survivor, a wife, a friend, a sister, and a soon-to-be-mother. She doesn’t have time to linger on anything, especially on a silly argument about how many children she will bear.

Ryder Slater is a hardass, a husband, a friend, a brother, and a soon-to-be-father. Unlike his wife, he has nothing but time to argue his case about how many children they will have… until that time is threatened to be taken away from him.

A surprise honeymoon deep in a beautiful forest for a secluded getaway was supposed to be fun, romantic and peaceful – until the storm of the century hits and both Branna and Ryder face a new enemy that has means to harm their family.

Mother nature.

Branna is consumed by her love for Ryder, and will fight to the end to keep her family safe. Branna treasures Ryder, and what Branna treasures, Branna defends.

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COMING SOON TO FINISH THE SERIES:

(according to the author’s Goodreads profile – HERE.  None of them have release dates on them yet, but I know we’re all on the edge of our seats for them!)

DAMIEN (#5)

ALANNAH (#5.5)

BROTHERS (#6)

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