Monday, February 19, 2018

Review/Tour-Wide Giveaway: Best of Luck (O’briens) by Corinne Scott (Blog Tour)

Best of Luck (O'briens)
by Corinne Scott

Best of Luck (O'briens)
Romantic Suspense
2nd in Series
Camel Press (February 14, 2018)
Paperback: 248 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1603813839

Crew Costa isn’t Irish, but for a kid from the school of hard knocks, he’s had the luck of the Irish with his chain of faux-Irish pubs, O’Shaughnessy’s Shenanigans. Number 13 is set to open in time for St. Patrick’s Day. The Bronx is already the site of several authentic Irish pubs, including The Lion O’Brien. Started by Liam O’Brien, the pub is now managed by his youngest daughter Siobhan, but only after her four older brothers refused the job. Now Siobhan has to prove she is worthy.

Siobhan falls for Crew, literally, after they collide while he is moving into her apartment building. Their attraction is immediate and powerful, but they are rivals. Siobhan is counting on the Lion winning the St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl, which Crew has entered as well. The lead-up to the event involves “pranking” your competition, and the older pubs band together against the gaudy newcomer, with its McNaughty the Leprechaun and other cultural stereotypes. For Crew and Siobhan, the pranking quickly gets personal and expensive.

Siobhan and Crew can’t resist the electricity between them, but can Siobhan trust this streetwise charmer? Can Crew trust this daddy’s girl whose overriding passion is her pub? And will the rage brewing among the other pub owners put their lives in danger?

My Review

Siobhan O’Brien finally had what she wanted. She is now the manager of her family’s pub, The Lion O’Brien. It is not easy for her to convince her father to let her run it, but he finally agrees. Her first decision is to sign up for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl. Her father never wanted anything to do with it, but Siobhan is sure this will help business. When she finds out the new pub, O’Shaughnessy’s Shenanigans, is also signed up, she is more than a little furious. After all, it’s not an authentic Irish pub, it’s part of a chain owned by someone not even Irish.

Crew Costa comes from the wrong side of the tracks, but he has put his troubled childhood behind him and made a success with his chain of Irish pubs, O’Shaughnessy’s Shenanigans. When he meets the manager of The Lion O’Brien, he’s immediately attracted to her. It’s not easy for him to trust anyone, let alone someone who hates his pub so much.

As the St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl nears, Siobhan and the other pub owners team up to get rid of Costa and his pub. One annual event prior to the crawl calls for the owners to prank each other. They all team up against Crew. The pranks get way out of hand and even dangerous. This is no longer a fun event. Someone is out to ruin all the pubs.

Siobhan and Crew find themselves drawn together through the turmoil. They team up to figure out who could possibly be behind all the trouble everyone is experiencing. Unfortunately, everyone is pointing their finger at Crew. It’s up to the couple to prove his innocence.

The love story between Siobhan and Crew has everything. Siobhan is from a large protective family, while Crew has always been on his own. They each run a competitive pub. It felt like a touch of Romeo and Juliet with suspense thrown into it. I adored Siobhan and Crew together. There is much chemistry between these two. It’s a joy to watch these two grow from enemies to friends to soulmates.

This is a quick read that will keep you guessing until the end. I was quite off track in figuring things out. Best of Luck is the second book in the series. It is always fun to reconnect with characters you’ve met in previous books. I’m more than ready for the next O’Brien adventure.

For reading challenges:
Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge 2018
Literary Escapes Reading Challenge 2018 (New York)

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from the publisher and tour group. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Corinne Scott was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Her parents were teachers, so of course, she grew up to be a teacher as well, proving that the apple does not fall too far from the tree. Corinne has a bachelor’s degree from Texas State University and a master’s from the University of North Texas. She is passionate about books, which led her to her current occupation as a librarian and author. For more information and links to social media, click here.

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