Her brothers call her a princess, but he tells her she’s a queen. His queen.
She’s the girl with three brothers. The scholarly one. The one with big dreams and a dark secret.
He’s her brother’s best friend. And the rich playboy who broke her heart.
Finn O’Connor taught Colleen Murphy what it felt like to be in love—and to have her heart broken and bruised.
When Finn appears at a family event a decade later, it all rushes back, and Colleen must fight to resist the pull to the wealthy bad boy she’d been reading about in the tabloids all those years.
Finn tells her he’s changed—but can Colleen trust him not to break her heart again?
And will Finn unlock Colleen’s secret? The one that’s kept her from ever letting anyone too close, including him?
Although she resists, Colleen is starting to wonder if Finn alone sees her for who she really is.
And though her brothers called her princess, Finn keeps telling her she’s a queen.
Note to readers: This book contains scenes that may be triggering to survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The scenes are described as past events.
This is a story that I really enjoyed. I loved the Irish Catholic family and everything that goes into a big fun family. This is a friends to enemies to lovers story and it’s a great story too just spend an afternoon reading. I loved Colleen and Finn’s romance. I loved the dual point of view and the time it took for them to get together. This is my first book by this author and I plan on reading more of her work.
Overall, I gave this book four stars because of the way the author, who is new to me, portrayed both Colleen herself and the abuse she suffered. Otherwise, it’s closer to a three, which is still good, but was missing some key elements for me. While I liked Finn, I wasn’t in love with him. I knew he loved Colleen but I didn’t feel this great passion between them. I would have liked to have seen a bit more fleshing out of the Murphy brothers, which I’m sure will be coming in their own books, but the secondary characters could have brought more to the story than they did. Also, not a big fan of Colleen’s mom. As a mother of daughters myself, I think their relationship would have been more open if the mom shared her struggles with her own issues earlier. I want to continue with the series, even after missing book one. I’m intrigued by Ryan, so I’m hoping we hear his story. The writing was good, I just needed a bit more characterization.