Never Enough (Brown Siblings Series #4)

Never Enough (Brown Siblings Series #4)

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by Lauren Dane
     
 

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From the national bestselling author of Inside Out—a sizzling story of insatiable passion.

Gillian Forrester spent her life running...until Miles came along. The moment she held her older sister's unwanted newborn, Gillian stopped running and began building a life for her adopted son. Now, thirteen years later, Gillian's sister reveals the

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From the national bestselling author of Inside Out—a sizzling story of insatiable passion.

Gillian Forrester spent her life running...until Miles came along. The moment she held her older sister's unwanted newborn, Gillian stopped running and began building a life for her adopted son. Now, thirteen years later, Gillian's sister reveals the father's identity on her deathbed-a revelation that shakes Gillian to her core.

Adrian Brown is the epitome of the successful rock star. It takes a lot to shock him-but the bombshell that he has a son rocks his world. And Adrian is even more surprised when the buttoned-up elegant woman who's raising him ignites his erotic and romantic attention-and engages his heart.

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"Dane's stories live up to the words—erotic and romance. She also has great character development." —RT Book Reviews

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ISBN-13:
9780425243008
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Series:
Brown Siblings Series, #4
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
133,515
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Lauren Dane writes everything from paranormal to erotica, and develops terrible crushes on all her heroes. She lives in Washington.

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Never Enough 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 134 reviews.
Bookworm305 More than 1 year ago
For the publisher's price of $10, I want $9.99 of it back. This book was not good at all and yet another dull new release by Lauren Dane. The premise of the story was interesting.a man falls in love with his son's adoptive mother who happens to be his baby momma's sister. Very interesting concept and quite twisty! It could have been a great read but there were several things that stopped it from being that and took it away from the "feel" of the other books Brown series. First, is it just me or did the story just end abruptly...again? Once and Again ended abruptly as well. I was shaking my Kindle to see if it would magically produced the high-jacked pages to the end of book. But sadly.no. No more pages.no more story.just "Author's Notes". Sorry Lauren.but honestly, I don't care about your notes! What I wanted was a true ending to that story. It was like she got tired and just stopped. C'mon Lauren! You really can do better than this. You got me twice in one week and I am not impressed with this new "style" of writing. Second, did Lauren fire her editor? Or.maybe her editor is on sabbatical? Clearly, one or both of them are vacationing on a beach in Tahiti, sipping Mai Tai's, and no one is mining the store. There were so many typos, grammatical errors, and incorrect word usage that I was just shocked. Are there any vestiges of the author formerly known as Lauren Dane? It's like this book was written by an entirely different person. Either that or Lauren rushed to get these books out on her publishers timetable. B-A-D.I-D-E-A! Also, there was one line towards the end of the book that just really should have been edited out. Really! Gillian and Adrian talked dirty to each other during all the sex scenes...their characters apparently got off on it. It was like bad porn but I stomached it.although some of the lines were cheesier than Velveeta. But...I had to re-read this line to be sure my mind processed what my eyes were seeing. I had an honest-to-God, "she DID NOT put THAT there" moment. Adrian tells Gillian, "I want to rut on you." Really.rut on her?!?! I think Lauren got confused for a minute and borrowed a line that could have appeared in one of her Cascadia Wolves book. But even then.this line is so unbelievably crass that it borders on disgusting. SMH at you Lauren. Moving forward, the romance happened way too quickly. He is downright nasty towards her at first. He loudly calls her a money-grubbing whore in public and then uses his lawyers to tell her that she can't contact him. Adrian is apparently schizophrenic and doesn't realize that he's contacted her every time, sans the first, when they dealt with each other. He doesn't even want to listen to what she has to say about Miles. Brody and Erin have to practically bully him into going to visit her. He shows up at her house unannounced and within minutes, even while they're still outside, he is "thrusting" his tongue into her mouth. Seriously?!?! Get real. If Adrian Brown had done to me, or any other red-blooded woman, what he did to Gillian, he would scooping his entrails off the ground and super-gluing his "junk" back into place. Kissing would SO NOT have been on the list of my things to do to him at that moment. The story just grated on me in several places but it could have been a gem if it wasn't for the poor writing, bad grammar, and non-existent editing. I hate to be so judgmental.....but, paying $10 for uninspired drivel gave me that right.
mcsbclcc More than 1 year ago
Here i am, already done with the book and im dying for more! I just cant get enough of the Brown/Keenan/Copeland clan.....please dont let it be the last. Just maybe there could be a story about Jules and Cal? Or even Raven......please ;-)
AMP_TXRomReader More than 1 year ago
I was fortunate to receive an ARC of this and I must say Ms. Dane has produced yet another GREAT story. Fans of the Brown Siblings' will love getting an opportunity to "visit" with the characters again as well as meeting Gillian's friends. Gillian is fantastic! She may well be my favorite heroine yet. She and Adrian are like spontaneous combustion, sparks can't help but fly at every encounter. Their story is so REAL, so visceral, the characters are at times so likeable and yet at times so screamingly frustrating. It is so easy to become totally wrapped up in these two and you close the book feeling as though two of your best friends just got a real world HEA. You know, if you happened to be friends with one of the biggest rock stars in the world or something. ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have all the books in this series and I have to say this is my favorite. It is hot, hot, hot!!!
vitch More than 1 year ago
This series will grab and turn your non-reader friends INTO reading fiends! The characters are real and quite raw, both flawed, and flawless and utterly unforgettable! Ms. Dane is a master at her craft leaving one feeling shocked to finish the story only to realize they aren't real. and desperate for the next chapter in the Brown Siblings lives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
reads like one person writing story and another writing sex scenes-too graphic for gifted author. Not love scenes - but low class sex scenes. Ugh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Adrian's story as much as the others in this series. Being a celebrity, Adrian had to be very wary of anyone claiming he was the father of their son so I could understand his reaction to Gillian when he first met her, although he could have been less nasty. Once he realizes that Miles really is his son, his relationship with Gillian becomes smoking hot very quickly. And, when he meets his son, they bond very fast. The fact that his "mum" and dad are together makes Miles extremely happy and even helps keep them together and become a family. I liked the hot sex between Adrian and Gillian and became emotional when he finds out about her father. Although, I feel he was very wrong, as was his sister, Erin, to write Gillian off so quickly, I enjoyed the fact that he realized he was the one who was wrong and tried to get her back, not giving up until they were back together again. I also liked reading about all the other members of the family and loved Brody's influence on Adrian. The one thing I did not like about this story was that it ended too abruptly. I felt like there should have been more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved Adrian, Gillian and Miles's story. It was heart-warming and emotional. However, I will say that everyone needs to learn to communicate better, out of the three of them, Miles was the best commnicator. Adrian and Gillian both had trust issues, which caused problems in the relationship that could have been overcome a lot sooner had they commnicated with each other. I felt bad for Adrian having missed all those years of Miles's life, because he did not know he had a son. Adrian is a great uncle and deserved to have been allowed to be a great dad to his own kid from the beginning. Although I didn't like his reaction to Gillian in the beginning when she tried to tell him about Miles, I understood it. He is a super gorgeous rockstar who already has been falsely accused of fathering a child and constantly has people invading his privacy, so for Gillian to just think that he would be open and accepting to her saying a kid was his was a bit childish on her behalf. I also thought Gillian needed to do a much better job commnicating with Adrian. She felt like because she had brought him and Miles together that was all she owed him. Umm...NO!! You are in a relationship with him, so you have to communicate with him. Adrian opened himself up to Gillian and told her extremely personal and hurtful things about him and his family, and Gillian refused to do the same. No one is saying that she had to lay everything on the line immediately, but she owed him more honesty than she was giving him. Did Adrian react badly to finding out that Gillian could sing? Yes, but that along with what followed could have been prevented if she talked to him. He wasn't going to judge her, he loved her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## First and foremost let me say: This book should have had an epilogue. It needed it, being the last in this series and because issues were left unresolved between the main couple and the Brown family. That being said, I adored the rest of this book. I absolutely LOVED the heroine. She was fun, talented, strong and kind. And Adrian was YUM. Okay he had a few 'Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot ?' moments, but he was oh so 'fine'. What a FABULOUS series. The only book that I didn't completely love is book 3. Cope and Ella's story. Literally half that book was about others and not the main couple. And when their obligitory conflict came, it was just....stupid. He wants to break up because she could possibly die at some point? Gah. All other three books were incredible! For maximum pleasure, I highly recommend reading in order #1, #2 and #4.
Kimmy88 More than 1 year ago
i love this series of books. it kept me on my toes all the way through.
heathertheromantic More than 1 year ago
LOVED IT!
Katelovesbooks More than 1 year ago
After reading the summary I didn't really think that the book would be very good, but figured that I enjoyed every other Lauren Dane novel why not give this one a try? I have to say I was glad I got it ! I loved it! The story was phenomenal and I enjoyed the characters. Highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it...I have read all her books but this series was so real it felt like i was apart of the family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the family dynamics in the story. The whole family seemed united in their goal to protect the child. They weren't perfect and accepted the flaws in each other with humor and love. I have since purchased all the books in the series and read each one. The theme flows through out. Could hardly put each down as I read them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! You must read them all. I love reading about the characters from the previous books and get a glimpse about how things worked out for them. I loved all the Brown siblings but Adrian was my favorite! Lauren Dane is one of my favorite authors. I highly recommend this book!
elizroberson More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this. Though I would recommend the others first. You could always read this as a stand alone. However if you do then you'll miss the wonderful relationship the three siblings have with each other and there spouses. There aren't many books of Lauren Danes I haven't read all of them great stories.
bonbon69 More than 1 year ago
I loved it....great story
MemeTN More than 1 year ago
She has done it again. Love her work. She is an auto read for me.
AzIfBarbe2 More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. After reading the others in the series this one did not disapoint.
blueEC More than 1 year ago
If you have read the earlier books in this series you MUST read this one. And even tho I wanted to knock some heads together this is why I read Lauren Dane and why I read romance. Way to go Lauren.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book and the series.
happyendingreader More than 1 year ago
I was so excited about this book that I devoured it the same day I got it and I am so happy that it was not a let down. I had such high expectations because Adrian has been such an awesome secondary character in the other books and I couldn't wait to see who he would be matched up with. Gillian was so put together and felt so real to me. Her innate creativity and finding ways to make her life work around her son without giving it up really touched a chord with me. I loved how they could both feel like real adults and create an HEA worth reading more than once. I had a hard time with how Adrian was such a jerk to Gillian but as I kept reading it I appreciated that he wasn't perfect, that he has flaws and didn't remain unaffected by his fame. I came to really enjoy how this created drama for them that did not feel contrived. He is an awesome person once you enter his inner circle but woe be to those who try to violate it. Finally, I am happy to see Raven mellowing some and hope her story is coming soon because I love reading about the Brown family and their friends.
Maryam_S More than 1 year ago
We've all gotten to know Adrian through Lauren Dane's previous books - Laid Bare, Coming Undone and Inside Out. And throughout the previous books we got intriguing glimpses of Adrian that had me waiting impatiently for his story. You know when you have high expectations for a story...and you can't wait for a particular secondary character in a series to have their turn, and then the day is finally here... and unfortunately it doesn't live up to what you hoped and expected it to be. And some how the hero or heroine chosen isn't quite what you expected. I can safely say that was not the case with Never Enough. Lauren Dane delivered on every front and then some. What a fitting end to the Brown sibling series. Adrian Brown's a rock star who had taken some time away from his successful career to spend more time with his family. The opening scene has him returning to the stage after a long absence - what fabulous scene. And provides you wonderful insight in to his love of music. He's extremely close with his brother and sister. And is a wonderful uncle. There's a scene in the book between Adrian and his niece, Rennie where she's voicing some insecurities and his reaction and response just about makes you melt. He adores her and won't have her believe otherwise. It's clear in how he interacts with his family that he longs for the same happiness his siblings have managed to achieve and that he is so ready to start a family. Gillian Forrester had a horrible childhood. No way to sugarcoat that... but what Gillian shows us is that family is not always about the blood ties you have but the bonds you create. She's got a wonderful group of friends who are her family. The relationships she forges ground her and have helped her through tough times. To say I adored Gillian... well that would be an understatement. She was bloody perfect for Adrian. And then there was Miles - the thirteen-year-old son Adrian never knew he had. At twenty-one, Gillian willingly turns her life upside down to bring this precious boy into her life and become his mother. And man is she a fierce mama bear. And Adrian more than lives up to his role as new Dad. He's so thrilled to have a son and yet so angry to have missed the early years of his life. Gillian and Adrian were scorchingly hot together. I loved that Gillian gave as she got in the bedroom, in the kitchen, in the...you get my drift. She was no shrinking violet. They got each other on every level. They both have a love of music. Family is important to them. And both have a hard time trusting others. But they learn how to make it work. I loved the interactions with the families and I loved meeting Gillian's friends. Lauren has a wonderful way of creating stories that integrate families in a way that doesn't take away from the main romance. You look forward to those glimpses of family and friends. In every book of hers I've read, Lauren never fails to give us characters that we love. They're not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but ones you can't wait to learn know about, cheer for, cry for. And I can say in Never Enough hits a grand slam. I'm sorry to see the Brown family series end. But I am looking forward to reading about Gillian's friends in future stories. I also know I'll be rereading Never Enough again, and again. Never Enough is perfect example of why Lauren Dane has and always will be an autobuy for me.
RaeRS More than 1 year ago
Finally, Adrian's story! I was so excited. Book Four in the series departs from the other three in that previously the female protagonists had always had direct experience with violence hence their survival made them into strong women. Instead we have a strong woman because of the responsibilities she took on at an early age. She has trust issues because she is hiding what to her is a shameful secret. The male protagonist has trust issues related to his fame and profession. ** SPOILER ALERT ** I wanted more from Adrian's story, after all his being a rock-star and having bedded so many women he couldn't remember them all, yet finally falling in love is a heck of a story. The fact that he fell for someone that was perceived as a lady (because of her English accent) outside the bedroom and a wildcat in the bedroom is I guess plausible. I also felt there needed to be an epilogue since there were major issues still unresolved after making up from a short break up.