Title: Maintenance Required
Series: The Cortell Brothers Book One
Author: Giulia Lagomarsino
Genre: Small Town Romance
Release Date: November 2, 2020
I live my life by a certain standard. There are right and wrong ways to do things, and I always make sure that I’m on the right side. My brothers call me a wet blanket. They say I’m buttoned-up, boring, and that I don’t know how to let loose. There’s a reason I’m that way, and she just walked through my door. With one wild night, I’ve thrown all my moral guidelines out the window. Now I’m stuck with her and there’s no possible way this could work between us. We’re complete opposites in every way, but damn she’s sexy. Not that it matters. There will never be more between us. One of us will end up killing the other first.
After a long shift in the cancer ward at the children’s hospital, I just want to let loose. My friend set me up on a date, and I gladly took it to let off some steam. I’ve got a fun outfit and I’m ready to let loose. But my one night of fun was spoiled the minute he walked through that door. I was just looking for a good time, and I got him instead. He’s good-looking, but that’s about all that he has going for him. He’s not at all my type, and now he seems to think that I’m some loose whore. It was one night! But I’m stuck with him, so I have to find a way to make this work. If I don’t figure out a way to make the man loosen up, I’ll go insane.
COVER COMING SOON
I’m a stay at home mom that loves to read. Some of my favorite titles are Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Horatio Hornblower. I started writing when I was trying to come up with suggestions on ways I could help bring in some extra money. I came up with the idea that I could donate plasma because you could earn an extra $500/month. My husband responded with, “No. Find something else. Write a blog. Write a book.” I didn’t think I had anything to share on blog that a thousand other mothers hadn’t already thought of. I decided to take his challenge seriously and sat down to write my first book, Jack. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed writing. From there, the stories continued to flow and I haven’t been able to stop. I hope my readers enjoy my books as much as I enjoy writing them. Between reading, writing, and taking care of three small kids, my days are quite full.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5
His life is regimented, he’s responsible, rigid, and according to his younger brothers, a wet blanket. When he dates, he has rules as to how long he waits to take them to bed, and he dates a specific type of woman, so when he agrees to go on a blind date his younger brother set up for him, he’s so out of his comfort zone it is amusing. Eric is the oldest son of the Cortell’s and he is the responsible one. His parents gave him the family home with the stipulation that he take care of his brothers. These guys are hilarious and their antics and relationship amongst all of them is entertaining to be a part of and read.
Katherine is a nurse in a children’s hospital and needs a bit of fun to relax and enjoy life. She’s at the dive bar to meet a blind date and when she sees Eric walk in and he is focusing on her, she assumes he’s her date. After looking him over, she can see that they are complete opposites, and her night is in danger of being a dud. Her over the top reaction to meeting Eric is entertaining to say the least, but it at least breaks the ice between them. The one night stand they have finds them both having a hard time forgetting each other, even if they can’t remember the night they spent together.
I loved this story and the Cortell boys. I love their relationship and the way that they call each other out on their stuff. It reminds me of my kids, to be honest and the camaraderie, love and loyalty they have for each other is heartwarming. These boys are family for life, and they may fight, put down and pick on each other, but their love is deep and strong. They have each other’s backs and prove that in this story. This story was fun to read for a bit, but it got very heavy and tragic as well. It pulled at my heartstrings and broke my heart, but it was a beautiful story, and I would recommend it with my whole heart. The tragedy, heartbreak, love, strength, and families in this story were written so well. I loved it and give it a 5-star review. I am worried, but I also can’t wait for the story in the series, Collateral Damage. If you’ve read Ms. Lagomarsino’s Reed Security Series and loved it, you will love The Cortell Brothers as well.