Meet the Blackthorne men, each one as hot, fast, and smooth as the whisky that built the family fortune, and the yachts and race cars that bear their name. From proud Scottish stock, Blackthornes never lose. But, one by one, the seven sexy men in this family are about to risk everything when they fall for strong and beautiful women who test their mettle in life… and love.
Phillip – Book 4
When Phillip Blackthorne secures his title as Harvard’s most mischievous co-ed with a prank that makes the campus newspaper, he also loses his first love and complete opposite, Ashley Catherine Cartwright.
Twelve years later, another of Phillip’s stunts goes wrong when his runaway golf cart crashes through Ashley’s charity event on live TV. Their reunion goes viral—not only for the classic car he’s forced to donate, but the sparks that everyone but Ashley can see.
Phillip is determined to win her heart again, but his shot at a second chance is doomed if Ashley refuses to see that life’s unexpected hurdles can be the best part of a happily ever after.
Don't miss these sexy, heartwarming, emotion-filled books by seven bestselling authors: Barbara Freethy, Julia London, Lynn Raye Harris, Cristin Harber, Roxanne St. Claire, Christie Ridgway and Samantha Chase.
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Phillip by Cristin Harber is book 4 in the series 7 Brides for 7 Blackthornes written by six other amazing authors! Each book is a standalone but has an underlying story that connects to each book...
Phillip Blackthorne and Ashley Cartwright where friends and lovers in college until a mischievous prank turns both their worlds upside down and tears them apart. Now years later, Phillip pulls another prank, golf car crashes into Ashley’s charity event on live TV...what happens next will keep you turning pages as these two still have unresolved issues, sparks, pranks, secrets and hopefully a second chance at their HEA...
Brock by Roxanne St. Clair is up next but we still don’t have any answers to the underlying story...
Adventures with a goat
Wow, way to turn Phillip around. At first I was not fond of him. But as we learned more about his story, I fell in love with him. Ultimately, his heart is in a good place. It just doesn't always know a proper way to achieve his goals. I like the fact he did not go into the family business, but rather went out on his own and is succeeding. It was hard to tell, but I think his success is in spite of his family. He raises the money necessary to run his camp on his own. Granted the family is there to support him, but they're not writing his paycheck or sponsoring/funding this endeavor.
Ashley is another success story in spite of her family. She has built a successful event planning business in spite of her mother's interference. But she has mommy issues. She has always wanted to make her mother proud of her, but no matter what she does, she can't.
These two are made for each other, but they have a lot of history to work through. And I really hope there are more goat adventures in their future.
From the moment Phillip and Ashley's eyes meet after years apart, their insta-connection with deep roots erupts back to life, blazing through past and present heartwrenching burdens to a place of healing and contentment.
Ashley struggles with breaking fully from the expectations of others and living up to impossible standards pressed upon her. Feeling her helplessness and pain, it's beautiful to watch her break her way through those chains and find herself. It's always a journey, and feels neverending, but you can see Ashley finding her way.
Phillip has his own set of burdens and pain to carry, and like Ashley, while his eyes came opened to seeing reality and the truth, it still is a long journey to healing, but one he takes on and finds a place of peace.
I adore how these two are total opposites, but yet they match up, filling up the missing parts of the other. Phillip had me melting with his pursuit of Ashley and tenacity to dig in and claim her and not let her go. Ashley had me cheering with her fight and resolve to make it through, even as much as she could also run away. I mean, who doesn't need an escape at times?
Blending some giggles with heart touching truths and sweet moments, this story delivers on all the feels, giving a sense of hope, healing and acceptance.