Elizabeth Brannigan is determined to show her father she’s capable of running the family business. Saving his struggling Chicago bar seems like the perfect project. But she’ll need a little help dealing with the rough crowd. Who better to assist her than the handsome co-owner of a thriving Irish pub? Of course, with so much work to do, there are bound to be a few late nights… Colin O’Leary’s father passed away before he could prove to him that he wasn’t a screw-up. Now he wants to show his brother he’s responsible enough to own a bar of his own—and Elizabeth may be able to help him. But when their professional aspirations clash, tempers—and passions—flare. Are they mature enough to mix business with pleasure—or will they have to choose between the two?
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Elizabeth has grown up competing against her brother, she wants to show her father that she is the one who should be running the family business and fixing his failing Chicago bar will do that. Colin helps run his family bar, who better to help her than him but with problems of his own things won't be easy as they think. The initial attraction they felt never goes away and the long hours they spend together makes it hard to keep things just professional, can they make things work or will everything implode both personally and professionally? I really liked this book because no matter how old you are you never really grow out of your sibling rivalry and this book shows it. Elizabeth has always had to compete with her brother, this wasn't in the normal way either it's a full on war that their father not is aware of but he also encourages it and pushes them to do it. At first I thought Elizabeth was a bit over the top and an anal retentive control freak who just needed to get over herself and let things go, but then as the story unfolded and thing were revealed I was all for what she was doing. Colin was a pretty easy going guy, he had his own sibling rivalry thing going on but it was more on himself than anything else. Elizabeth and Colin where perfect for each other, with how laid back he was and uptight she was they balanced each other out. They had off the charts chemistry, I wanted their relationship to work out and the farther along in the book I got the more anxious I was becoming because I wanted them to be together. There are plenty of bumps in the road that keep things interesting and the ending was very surprising. Something to Prove was different and I can't wait to get my hands on Moira's book!
I have absolutely loved writing the O’Leary series. When I first started writing More Than This, it had not been my plan to write a series. I thought I was going to write about the 3 female friends that appear in that book. Somewhere along the way, though, I fell in love with Ryan O’Leary’s family. I love everything about the dynamics of that big family. As of right now, I have turned in the next O’Leary book, Moira’s story, and I am happy to say that Kensington has contracted the last 2 O’Leary books that haven’t been written yet. I am getting ready to start writing Liam’s story, which should release in January 2015 and then I’ll write and end the series with Maggie, the youngest O’Leary, which should release in July of 2015. Moira’s book will be released in July of this year and I’m really excited about it. Although I’ve loved all of the O’Leary books, I have to say that I think I had the most fun writing Moira’s. There’s something about her that is fun to connect with. She’s lovable and bubbly and talkative…she just kind of jumped onto the page. Jimmy O’Malley, on the other hand, wasn’t so cooperative. He grew up across the street from the O’Learys and he’s Liam’s friend. The O’Malleys are everything the O’Learys aren’t – they’re a messed up bunch. Moira and Jimmy are pushed together because of work, which suits Moira just fine, because she’s been in love with Jimmy since she was 10 years old. She thinks this is her chance. Jimmy disagrees. She’s Liam’s little sister, after all, and that’s how he wants to think of her. Silly man.
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