As the illegitimate son of the famous O’Neil clan, Kinley Moran bursts into their lives and it’s vengeance he wants--not to be accepted in the family he detests. Now a billionaire entrepreneur/investment broker, he plans to destroy them all with his wealth and power. Little does he know that Bailey and the boys are magnets who could lure him into changing his life’s purpose.
Jamie Ralston is a single mother and waitress at Bailey’s Irish Pub. At thirty, she has one goal--to graduate from college and become a teacher. But when another O’Neil brother shows up, she senses her plan for her future is about to change. Just how much, though, she has control over. She fights Kinley on many issues, but there’s one battle she cannot win: she’s irrevocably drawn to this wounded man.
Will Kinley resist the charm of the O’Neils? Will Jamie resist Kinley’s charms? Read THE RECKONING, a heartbreaking story that will make you cry, make you laugh but also make you cheer for this unlikely couple, and for the O’Neils.
If you haven’t read the O’Neil saga, be sure to download the siblings’ stories: SOMEONE TO BELIEVE IN, CLOSE TO YOU, TAKING THE HEAT, HIGH STAKES and ALWAYS AND FOREVER.
A tidy HEA with messy in-between points
The story involves a bitter half-brother aiming for revenge against the family he felt rejected him. Except he meets a lovely waitress loyal to the family who, along with her young son, show him what love looks like and how much they love his estranged family. Enter one nefarious bad guy looking for revenge against our hero. When said bad guy threatens his family and his new love he puts himself in danger to draw attention away from those he loves and o to himself. Putting himself in danger, lying to the ones he loves - and especially his waitress girlfriend - potentially loses them all. Throughout the novella there is a lot of arguing, disowning, misunderstandings and manufactured strife. But in the end it all peace wins out and their story wraps up in a tidy little HEA bow.