"Katy Regnery is a fresh new voice. I eagerly await every Katy book and I tell everyone I know to read them!" --Carly Phillips, NY Times Bestselling Author
Anyone but Alex is the third of six books about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome English brothers who are all on the look-out for love.
(Sort of. Barrett and Fitz are officially off the market, Alex has sampled every piece of available ass from Rittenhouse Square to the Liberty Bell, Stratton can't seem to see what's right in front of him, and don't even get me started on super hottie, Weston...)
Alex English, the well-known man whore of the country club set, has always preferred to play the field, eschewing a chance with Miss Right for a satisfying quickie with Miss Right-Now. But after seeing his two older brothers take the plunge, something has been aching inside of Alex, and no amount of casual sex seems to fill the void in his heart.
Jessica Winslow, whose older brothers are best friends with the English brothers, has returned home from a fifteen-year stay in England, only to find herself face-to-face with her childhood crush, Alex English, on her first night home. She's heard all the rumors, but Jessie remembers the older boy who was so kind to her as a child, and can't help reaching out to Alex in friendship.
Between disapproving brothers, scheming exes, and the biggest business deal of English & Sons' illustrious history, Alex and Jessie's budding romance is going to be put to the test. The question is...will it be strong enough to be their happily-ever-after?
*All books in The Blueberry Lane Series can be enjoyed as standalone novels.*
THE BLUEBERRY LANE SERIES:
THE ENGLISH BROTHERS
(Blueberry Lane Books #1-6 & 11)
Breaking Up with Barrett
Falling for Fitz
Anyone but Alex
Seduced by Stratton
Wild about Weston
Kiss Me Kate
Marrying Mr. English
THE WINSLOW BROTHERS
(Blueberry Lane Books #7-10)
Bidding on Brooks
Proposing to Preston
Crazy about Cameron
Campaigning for Christopher
(Blueberry Lane Books #12-14)
Jonquils for Jax
Marry Me Mad
J.C. and the Bijoux Jolis
THE STORY SISTERS (Coming 2017!)
(Blueberry Lane Books #15-18)
The Bohemian and the Businessman
The Director and Don Juan
The Flirt and the Fox
The Saint and the Scoundrel
|Publisher:||Katharine Gilliam Regnery|
|Series:||English Brothers , #3|
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About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract for a winter romance entitled By Proxy.
Now exclusively self-published, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled Blueberry Lane Series, the four-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series, the standalone novel, Playing for Love at Deep Haven and a standalone novella, Frosted.
Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Four of her books: The Vixen and the Vet (a modern fairytale), Never Let You Go (a modern fairytale), Falling for Fitz (The English Brothers #2) and By Proxy (Heart of Montana #1) have been #1 genre bestsellers on Amazon. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015.
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.
Upcoming (2016) Projects:
Ginger’s Heart, a modern fairytale
Restoring Love at Bolton Castle, Enchanted Places #2
Jonquils for Jax, The Rousseaus #1 (The Blueberry Lane Series #12)
Marry Me Mad, The Rousseaus #2 (The Blueberry Lane Series #13)
J.C. and the Bijoux Jolis, The Rousseaus #3 (The Blueberry Lane Series #14)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I want an English brother, OMG the things they say
Absolutely amazing! This series just gets better with each new book! I love Alex!! And Jessie is such a great woman for him. I love their childhood history together and how it gives him even more depth than you see in previous books. Can't wait to read the next one!
This fabulous romance is the story of Alex and Jessie. Alex is a well established playboy, not looking for love just a fun time and when he sees his childhood friend Jessie all grown up he is captivated - and afraid, of what she makes him feel and want for his future. When she makes her interest in him known Alex is determined that his reputation not damage her in any way but he is helpless to resist her and the affair they embark on is everything he could want in a relationship - except that an end date suddenly looms before them. Is Alex willing to open himself up fully to a future with Jessie? And will Jessie be able to ignore Alex's reputation and consider a real relationship with him? I loved this story! From the first page you are introduced to Alex's character as a sexual, confident man, never embarking on a romantic relationship after a disastrous young love affair that taught him to be cynical and hardened his heart. He views sex as a means to an end and never lets his heart get involved. His reputation in that regard is widespread - one that has never bothered him until he meets Jessie again and realizes that everyone will warn him away from her. Jessie is portrayed as a sweet, friendly woman, one who has always had a crush on Alex but one he never really saw as anyone more than his best friend's sister. When she realizes that he is finally seeing her as a woman, and a desirable one at that she is willing to face the wrath of her older brothers and give Alex a chance. She has seen the real Alex under the facade, the one who always was kind to her as a child, included her when others didn't, and gave her solace when her mother died. She knows that she can reach the real him and is willing to take the chance on a broken heart by opening herself up to a relationship. There are plenty of sex scenes in this book, but they are all important to the story, revealing not only Alex's character and motivations but also the tender and emotional feelings between Alex and Jessie. The sexual tension between them sizzles and their love scenes are passionate and meaningful. Their relationship is based on true feelings underneath the desire that brings them together as adults and the progress of their romance over the course of the story is wonderful to experience. Secondary characters are key to the plot of the story. Alex has four brothers (all of whom will have their own stories) and Jessie also has four brothers (who will receive stories as well). The relationships between the siblings and their parents and the friendships they share lead to many scenes filled with witty dialogue, humour, and tension. The family relationships are key to understanding the adults that Alex and Jessie have become. Overall, I found this story to be past paced, full of emotional moments, steamy love scenes, interesting and engaging characters and a heartwarming and delightful romance. I am thrilled that there will be more stories featuring these two families. 5 fabulous stars!
Sweet and Steamy 4.5 Star from me Favorite Quotes: “You’re Alex English, the person who was kind to me when I was scared, when I was left out, when my heart was breaking.” Her voice was thread with emotion, so she stopped speaking for a moment, offering him the bravest smile she could manage before finishing her little speech. “I know exactly who you are.” “So… no one’s faking a pregnancy, stalking you, looking for compensation after buying a wedding dress, blackmailing you with compromising pictures, or sending their ex-military boyfriend to kill you over an unauthorized bedroom video?” My Review: I read 546 pages to write this review, as I read the first two in the series first, and I must say, I enjoyed each of them in equal measure. I didn’t expect to like Alex as much as I did since he started off as an unabashed cad, and admitted “club manwhore” - but he grew on me. Ms. Regnery’s writing is enjoyable, descriptive, and inventive. Each character is of course exceedingly good looking, successful, smart, witty, and endowed with unique personalities and endearing quirks. I found the love scenes were deliciously steamy, yet tenderly sensual. Book series tend to make me a bit nervous but I am relieved that each book could stand alone with no cliffhangers, but I also enjoy how the books and characters overlap. I am now curious to see what happens with the remaining family members.