Brother's Keeper [NOOK Book]

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Trapped in a web of hate with no escape, a young woman discovers her attraction to the man determined to protect her may be her undoing. Will time run out, or will he find a way to protect her before her abusive father kills her?

When Rowan is awarded a ballet scholarship to Michigan State University during her senior year of high school, her life’s dream is finally realized. Having lost her mother at an early age and being subjected to the ...
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Overview

Trapped in a web of hate with no escape, a young woman discovers her attraction to the man determined to protect her may be her undoing. Will time run out, or will he find a way to protect her before her abusive father kills her?

When Rowan is awarded a ballet scholarship to Michigan State University during her senior year of high school, her life’s dream is finally realized. Having lost her mother at an early age and being subjected to the abuse of a destitute drunken father, she has known unimaginable loss and heartache and been left wanting for a better life—a life now within her grasp. But with one ill-fated phone call, her life is turned upside down.

Logan is Rowan's best friend’s older brother whose career is taking off as he prepares to graduate law school and move cross-country to the prestigious law firm that has offered him a very lucrative contract. When Rowan finds herself at Logan’s mercy after he inadvertently learns of the abuse she has suffered at the hands of her father, their lives become intertwined in a way neither ever imagined nor wanted.

In an effort to protect her, but with his own hands tied by her unwillingness to report the abuse, Logan strikes a deal requiring Rowan to stay with him whenever there is a chance her father might be on a drunken binge—which is often. For her agreement and cooperation, he will keep her secret. Soon, their time together weighs on them both, and they find themselves constantly tempted to step outside the bounds of their supposed platonic relationship. But there is no point. The devastating fact of the matter is their lives are moving in opposite directions—a relationship destined to die before it even has a chance to live.

The ever present clock plagues them both as it ticks off the days until they are parted. But one all important question remains—after he leaves, how will he protect her from a father intent on hating her until the day he dies … or the day he kills her?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781595789822
  • Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
  • Publication date: 10/22/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 361
  • Sales rank: 61,247
  • File size: 607 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    Speechless......

    Totally not what i expected by the title of the book after not wanting to read it i am truly an utterly greatful i did even though it bought me to tears uncontrollably magnificent...

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  • Posted November 25, 2013

    I've Read Better

    I really was not impressed by this book. I felt like the actual story line and character development took a back seat to the sexual encounters between the two main characters until the last 70 pages or so. I was expecting a story more like "The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window" and because of that I was even more disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Sweet & Emotional Story

    This book caught me by surprise. I thoroughly enjoyed it. A very sweet love story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    GRAB THIS BOOK AND HOLD ON

    THIS BOOK WAS INCREDIBLE... MANY DETAILS AND A GREAT STORY LINE WITH LOVE AND COURAGE... A SAD TALE, BUT A HAPPY ENDING.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    OMfrickenG

    I can't believe there isn't more reviews of this book! I absolutely loved this book. This is only the second review I've ever written on Nook so it should tell you how incredibly passionate I feel about it : ) A uniquely different story that left me hot, blushing, boo hooin', and smiling at the end. You will not be disappointed with this one for sure ; )

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    WOW!!!

    I am blown away...phew, I cried, smiled, what an absolutely gut wrenching, emotional journey.....loved, loved, loved this book. You will love it. Thank you to Elizabeth Finn. You are amazing.

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  • Posted January 19, 2013

    Here are a whole lot of things that I liked about this book:

    Here are a whole lot of things that I liked about this book:

    I liked that the scenes were told from either Rowan’s POV or Logan’s POV. And it wasn’t just a ‘this chapter was told by Rowan and the next one is told by Logan.’ It was a scene expressed by Rowan’s character and then Logan would either replay it and what it meant to him or pick up from where she left off. It was brilliant; I was never wondering how the other felt because Finn let us know both character’s feelings.

    I liked how Logan found out about Rowan’s father and the abuse. It wasn’t something that he or his family suspected; the realization came very sudden and quick for him. One night, Rowan calls her best friend (Logan’s sister) and he picks up her cell phone and takes the call to help. It was something that he had to take and digest.

    I liked the deal he made with Rowan. Anytime her father is drinking, she must stay with him. This allowed Logan to realize there is more to Rowan than his sister’s best friend.

    And the hot, steamy scenes together weren’t that bad either ;) hee hee

    The only thing that threw me off a bit was the very fast beginning and the very fast end. The beginning is told by Rowan and basically a run down of her life so far. I get that we need to know the past but I felt like I just hit the ground running and was confused of which direction I was going. Same way about the end, the story needed to be wrapped up but weeks would pass between paragraphs and it felt rushed.

    All and all, this book has some a very touch subject that surrounds it, abuse. It made me cringe but it did ring a bell of truth. However, I thought Finn did a wonderful job writing about it and how Rowan recovers not only physically but emotionally. Finn set up a great support system, even though some didn’t know what was happening, it was what helps Rowan.
    ~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~

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  • Posted November 15, 2012

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    Steamy & Emotionally Intense With Heavy Issues

    To put my review succinctly, Brother's Keeper is an emotionally gutwrenching read that's immensely satisfying from word one. Rowan's had a lifetime of pain in her young life and it's the dramatic change in her relationship with her best friend's brother, Logan, that gives her a glimpse of happiness if they're both strong enough to accept it.

    Rowan is an amazingly strong character who always remains hopeful no matter how many times her father leaves her bruised and bloodied. The internal conversations she has with herself allow great insight into her thoughts and feelings and showed a young girl wise beyond her years just trying to find her place in the world. Her shyness was endearing and her quickly evolving relationship with Logan showed how unsure of herself she was but through him she gained unexpected confidence.

    Logan is the epitome of heroic. He always tried to do right by Rowan and quickly apologized the few times his careless words hurt her. He was her shelter in the storm her life had become around her drunken father and it felt natural for those feelings of protectiveness to evolve into something intensely steamier. Being able to be in his head allowed the reader to understand his conflicted feelings and desires and made him appear even more admirable for this internal struggle he fought for so long to keep Rowan's heart safe. The final moments of the book were Logan's finest though and were so sweet that I half expected him to ride up on a white steed.

    The relationship between Logan and Rowan were extremely sexy in some unexpected ways. Some readers may have a problem with their age difference but Rowan is a mature 18-year-old and she knew what she wanted and what she was getting into so I had no problem getting past their ages. The numerous sexual interludes were seamlessly interspersed with scenes of them just hanging out that reinforced their compatibility and showed how important they were becoming to each other's happiness. The secondary characters of Logan's family were a heartwarming addition as they treated her as their own and were her real family. Their interactions were realistic and I enjoyed these postcard moments. In contrast were the horrendous actions of her father who was truly the devil in his rage and the scenes of his abuse of Rowan were hard to read and brought a tear to my eye.

    Elizabeth Finn's created an unforgettable book that's gutwrenching and uplifting at the same time. It balances the two extremes beautifully to conclude with a satisfying HEA. This is my first book by Ms. Finn and its high caliber of writing has me wanting to read more by her.

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