Want You

Want You

by Stacy Finz

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ISBN-13: 9781420141924
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 02/27/2018
Series: Garner Brothers Series , #2
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 522,123
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Stacy Finz is an award-winning former reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. After twenty years-plus covering notorious serial killers, naked-tractor-driving farmers, fanatical foodies, aging rock stars and weird Western towns, she figured she had enough material to write fiction. She is the 2013 winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award. Readers can visit her website at www.stacyfinz.com.

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CHAPTER 1

TJ Garner looked at the stack of time cards on his desk and gave them the finger. It was nine in the morning, he was bleary-eyed from doing paperwork the night before, and right now he'd sell his soul for a doughnut. Hell, he'd settle for a cheese Danish. But that would require him to leave the office and walk a block to the Morning Glory Diner when he was up to his ass in work.

In two hours, he had to make payroll, a chore that had been put on the back burner because he was too busy putting out fires. A website that continued to crash, tour guides who were no-shows, and a new retail operation that couldn't seem to achieve liftoff.

That was the irony of his life; he ran Garner Adventure, his family's extreme-sports tour company, but never went outside. He'd taken over as CEO from his dad five years ago so he and his three brothers could start running the business and his parents, who'd founded the company in the 1970s, could semiretire. This wasn't exactly the life he had envisioned all those years ago when he'd been trying out for the U.S. Olympic team.

The phone beeped with a call from the front desk. "Hey, Darcy, what's up?"

"We've got a situation."

When didn't they? "What's it this time?"

"One of the members of Win's mountain biking tour took a tumble into a thirty-foot ravine on Glory Mountain."

Damn. "Is he okay?"

"They're trying to get him out, but he may have broken his collarbone."

Ah, Jesus. "Win called 9-1-1, right?" TJ's oldest brother, Colt, was Glory Junction's police chief. He was clutch in a disaster. Win, his youngest brother, not so much.

"Yes. But the cyclist is a lawyer."

Not good. "Is he threatening to sue?" He reached for his cell phone to check for texts from Win, hoping that by now he had everything under control and TJ could go back to the exciting world of payroll. But there was nothing.

"Yep," Darcy replied.

He let out a sigh. "All right, I'll go up there to see what I can do."

"That might be good," Darcy said and signed off.

He grabbed his down jacket and gloves, texted Win for his GPS coordinates, and loaded his bike into the back of his Range Rover.

"Hello, friend," he said, gripping the handlebars. "It's been a while." And now he was talking to inanimate objects. Boy, did he need a vacation.

Halfway to Glory Mountain, his phone pinged with a text. It was Win with his latitude and longitude. He tried to call him for an update, but boy wonder wasn't answering, so he sent an emoji of a phone and texted, Call me, hose bag.

Two minutes later, he got No can do.

Things must be pretty bad if Win couldn't talk. But who knows, he could've been superbusy updating his Tinder account.

TJ shot off another one. Accessible by vehicle?

Y was the only reply, which TJ took for a yes.

He turned on his GPS and let it lead the way. Upon reaching his destination, he shook his head. WTF, Win, you couldn't have just told me it was the trailhead? He parked in a clearing by a large pine tree next to his eldest brother's police cruiser. A fire truck and an ambulance sat closer to the edge of the cliff, where a crowd of cyclists peered down at the gorge below.

TJ got out of his truck and Colt, who was huddled with the fire chief at the skirt of the mountain, waved him over.

"Where is he?"

Colt and the chief both pointed over the ledge. TJ moved closer and looked down, where a blue porta-potty lay on its side, wedged between two trees, the plastic door smashed to hell.

"Ah, jeez." TJ scrubbed his hand over his face. "Don't tell me."

"Yep," Colt said and perched over the edge for a closer look.

"Dude." Win came over from where he was standing with the crowd, holding his phone in the air. "He's threatening to own us by tomorrow."

TJ blew out a breath. The morning had just jumped five points on the Richter scale of suck. "I thought he wiped out on his bike." At least that was what he'd assumed. "And Darcy said he fell thirty feet down." By his estimation, it was no more than twelve.

"I don't know where she got that," Colt said. "But he's all yours."

TJ crouched in the dirt to get a better visual. "He's still down there?"

"Yep. Inside the john. We can all say a prayer of thanks that the thing was empty."

TJ got up and looked at Win. "How did this happen?"

"I have no idea. He went off to take a leak before we started the ride and the next thing I knew, the porta-potty was rolling down the mountain."

The fire chief picked a piece of yellow Danger tape off the ground near where the porta-potty once sat and waved it at them. TJ and Colt exchanged glances.

"Now why on earth would someone use something that's been red-tagged?" The chief kicked the dirt where part of the mountainside had crumbled.

It was early February and they'd already gotten a truckload of snow, which was normal for California's Sierra Nevada. But after five years of punishing drought and a spate of wildfires, they were experiencing mudslides and erosion. In Malibu, five hundred miles away, houses slid into the ocean. Here, it was porta-potties into ravines.

TJ watched the firefighters make their way down the craggy mountainside with a stretcher and a brace. "His collarbone is busted?"

"I doubt it." Colt rolled his eyes. "He's been screaming at Win on his phone for the last twenty minutes about how he's going to sue us fifty ways from Sunday. Either he has a high threshold for pain or he's full of crap."

"Really? Toilet jokes?" TJ shook his head. "Why would anyone leave an empty porta-potty on an eroded mountainside?" The trailhead was maintained by the county.

"I suspect it wasn't eroded when they left it; then they discovered it was a hazard after the last storm and red-tagged it. They were probably just waiting for the sanitation company to pick it up." Colt toed a mound of snow that had turned to slush. "Until a couple of days ago, the road to the park was impassable."

TJ turned to Win. "What's his name?"

"Stanley Royce."

He began to hike down the same trail the firefighters had used, trying to avoid patches of ice and snow.

"What are you doing?" the fire chief called.

"I want to talk to him, make sure he's okay." This was what he did now, fix problems. Fifteen years ago, he'd had different plans, ones that involved whooshing down a pristine, snow-covered mountain, not following the trail of a fallen porta-potty. Thank God it was empty.

"Let my guys handle it, TJ."

"Nah," Colt said and stifled a laugh. "You should absolutely go down there. Work your magic, little brother. I'll go ahead and stay up here. Just whistle if you need police assistance."

TJ flipped his brother the bird and continued to make his way down the hill. Someone had to deal with this and Colt probably wasn't the right guy for the job. Even though he owned an equal share of Garner Adventure and was their go-to guy in an emergency, Colt wasn't what you would call a diplomat. Josh, two years younger than TJ, was a little more tactful than Colt but had physical therapy this morning. And Win ... well, if their client had been a woman, their baby brother would've been their guy.

By the time TJ made it to the porta-potty, the firefighters had already managed to get Stanley on a stretcher and were checking his vitals. Someone needed to zip Stan's fly.

"Mr. Royce" — TJ stood to the side so as not to get in the way — "TJ Garner. You okay?" Yeah, stupid question.

"It took you people long enough to get here. I could be dead right now."

"We're doing everything we can, sir." TJ sat on the ground while Shane, one of the firefighters and a buddy from high school, checked Royce for fractures, cuts, and bruises. "Anyone you want me to call, Mr. Royce?"

Stanley whipped his head around and shot TJ a dirty look. At least his neck was okay. "What kind of operation are you people running here?"

TJ examined the overturned outhouse, which still had large pieces of yellow tape stuck to it, and was tempted to say an operation where 99.9 percent of their clients were smart enough not to use a portable john with the word danger posted all over it. In the end, he figured Stanley had been humiliated enough without TJ telling him he was a moron.

"Hang tight, Mr. Royce. I know it's ... uh ... uncomfortable." Sometimes bad things happen to good people? There really were no words for this sort of thing. "Whatever we can do —"

"Oh, you'll do plenty. When I'm through with you people you won't have a pot to piss in." Interesting choice of words given the situation, TJ thought to himself.

"How's your collarbone?" It wasn't swollen, which was a good sign. And by the way Shane and the other firefighter were jostling him around, they probably didn't think it was broken.

"I'm in agony," he said. "I may have spinal injuries."

Shane gave an imperceptible shake of his head. Stan was milking this for all it was worth. TJ looked up at Colt, still standing at the top of the embankment, giving him a big, thumbs-up sign. In return, and out of Royce's line of vision, TJ made a gun with his fingers and pretended to shoot himself in the head.

"We're going to get you some excellent medical care, sir."

"Here? I doubt it. I'll be using my own physicians." Royce kept yelling about how they were all idiots and how he was going to die from norovirus.

TJ got a text from Colt. A smiley face emoji and Keep up the good work.

He fired back, Not helping, asshole, and slid his phone into his jacket pocket.

Usually, he was very adept at finessing disgruntled clients — not that they had many — but Stanley continued to berate TJ, Garner Adventure, the firefighters, and anyone else he could think of.

TJ threw out, "How about I reserve you a suite at the Four Seasons?" Maybe a night in a luxury hotel would calm Royce down.

"You think you can buy me off with a hotel room?" Stanley barked. "Ha. That's just the beginning of what you'll get me."

"So, I'll take that as a yes." TJ tried to sound conciliatory.

Stan continued to make threats and TJ figured he may as well be productive rather than sit around listening to Royce bitch and moan. So he climbed back up the mountain and started making arrangements, leaving the firefighters to finish dealing with Stan.

Win pulled TJ aside. "Is he okay?"

"According to him, he's dying from norovirus as we speak."

Win shook his head. "He couldn't have just gone behind a freaking tree?"

TJ shrugged and glanced at the members of Win's group, many of whom were taking pictures of Stanley on the stretcher with their cell phones. "Why don't you get the ride started? No reason to ruin the tour."

"Sure, but is he still going to sue us?"

"He says he is, but who knows?" It's not like the guy had a legal leg to stand on, but if he was really an attorney, he could tie them up in court long enough to cost GA a pretty penny. "For now, let's just focus on getting him to a doctor."

Over the next ten minutes, TJ made calls, including to the Four Seasons for a reservation.

"Hey, TJ." Shane came up alongside him. "Royce doesn't appear to have any significant injuries. But we're taking him to Sierra General just in case."

That was good because TJ wanted a full medical work-up. Garner Adventure was all about safety and having its clients leave in the same shape they came. "I appreciate that, Shane. Someone will meet him at the hospital to take him to the hotel after his checkup. I'll get his bike."

"All right," Shane said and grinned. People would be talking about this for weeks to come. That's the way it was in a small town.

Colt wandered over and TJ said, "Don't you have anything better to do?"

"Slow crime day." Colt's mouth tipped up because, as usual, he was full of it. Glory Junction might not be San Francisco or Los Angeles, but there was plenty to keep him busy. "He's got nothing to sue over. By tomorrow he'll be apologizing for ignoring the Danger tape."

TJ hoped so because he had enough to deal with, including GA's new retail division, his brainchild despite resistance from his three brothers. Selling adventure clothes wasn't exactly in their wheelhouse, but Colt's fiancée was a world-famous fashion designer who was doing a sports line specially for GA. And Josh's wife owned Glorious Gifts on Main Street and had a ton of retail experience. And Win ... if he wore the clothes, women would line up to buy them for their husbands or boyfriends. With those kinds of resources, he figured they should diversify, even if it was a calculated risk. And if it failed ... he'd have a lot of explaining to do.

"At least it's a nice day," TJ said. Even though it was forty degrees out, the sun had slipped past the clouds and beamed through the canopy of branches. With all the snow they'd gotten — always a boon for business — it was nice to have a break from it.

The area was an adventurer's paradise, so even when the snowpack was low, there were rocks to climb, rivers to raft, lakes to kayak, mountains to hike, and acres of unparalleled trails to ride. People from all over the world flocked to the small town to get their extreme sports on.

"It is that," Colt said, looking up at the sky.

TJ glanced over at his truck and considered pulling out his bike. He'd already missed the payroll deadline. Sorely tempted as he was, responsibility won out as it always did these days. He'd left his skis and the dreams that went with them on these slopes a long time ago. Better to move forward because he sure as hell couldn't go back.

* * *

The next morning, Darcy called in sick and texted TJ that she'd already put in a doughnut order at the Morning Glory Diner. Because he was the first one in, picking them up for the meeting would now fall to him. His family's love of doughnuts was epic. Sometimes he thought it was the only reason they came to the meetings.

At least he'd missed the breakfast rush at the diner. The tables were mostly empty except for the back, where Deb Bennett was hunched over a sheet of paper. He usually tried to avoid her. But in a town this small and with her being best friends with his sister-in-law Hannah, it was near impossible; Deb was everywhere he was.

The thing was, he was head over heels for her and probably had been since the beginning of time. Or when her parents had first started cleaning Garner Adventure's offices twenty years ago. But Deb had chosen Win. The two had been inseparable since the ninth grade, and while they were split up now, it was widely understood that was temporary and that they would eventually wind up together. That was why he stayed away.

But today, curiosity won out over good sense.

He strolled over to catch a glimpse of what Deb was looking at so intently.

"Not my shift," she said without glancing up. "Talk to Ricki."

"What're you working on?"

She lifted her head, big brown eyes taking him in and a spot of pink in her cheeks. And he felt that familiar ache.

"Oh, hey, I didn't know it was you."

He pointed at what he could now see was a spreadsheet. "What've you got there?"

"My screwed-up life." Flustered, she gathered up the paper and shoved it in her purse.

"Why's it screwed up?"

"I just have a lot of bills," she said and looked away.

Against his better judgment, he grabbed a chair at her table. "Want me to take a look at it?"

"Uh-uh. It's embarrassing."

His eyes locked on hers. "Nah, come on."

She shook her head. "It's just ... someone like you wouldn't understand."

"Someone like me?" he repeated. They hardly talked anymore, and when they did it was about how many inches of snow Royal Slope got or which kayak was better for racing. So what did she know about him?

Deb let out a breath, blowing a strand of dark hair out of her eyes. "Someone who's Mr. Responsible. Someone who has it together and looks down his nose at us mere mortals."

Way to make him sound like he had an iron rod up his ass. A guy could have his finances together and still not be judgmental. She sounded like his brothers.

"Come on, Deb, when have I ever looked down my nose at anyone?" He leaned across the table and pointed at her bag. "You do know what I do for a living, right? I could probably help you."

"No, thanks."

"Your choice." He got up and focused his attention on the counter to see if his doughnuts were ready.

Felix, the owner, waved him over and started filling a white bakery box with crullers.

"If you change your mind, you know where to find me," he said, got his box, and paid at the cash register, sneaking one last look at Deb, who was digging in her purse and didn't seem to notice that he'd walked away.

As he left the diner, he wondered for the millionth time why he even bothered.

(Continues…)



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Want You 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy the way the authorbconnects the town through multiple stories. There is enough explanation to read each one as a stand alone book, but it brings a little more depth in both background and relationships than is typically found in this modern romance genre. One issue I have (admittedly having read and very much enjoyed something like eight of Ms. Finz's books in a row) is the constant use of miscommunication as the main conflict between the leading man and leading lady. She gives each character a solid story that explains why they make assumptions or misunderstand their counterpart, which i appreciate, but there must be another way to create somelast minute drama before happily ever after. I look forward to continuing to read her books and getting to know more about both Glory Junction and Nugget.
nelriv More than 1 year ago
Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author (netgalley) I am going to be in the minority and honestly do not care, I did not understand the five starts but I guess everybody is entitled to their opinion. I however will not give it five stars, will not give it 2 because it was not poorly written. I do not like when someone ends up having a relationship with siblings that is not for me. I could not understand how h thought she was not good enough for one brother so settles with other and then in the long run ends up with the one she originally wanted..yuck..Then the loyalty this family had none, they supposedly knew and cared for h, yet had no qualms about firing..sorry folks this was not a love story for me and I do not care to read about the rest of the group.
Boaters92 More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I have read all of Stacy Finz's Nugget and Garner Brothers series. While each book is a standalone, I highly recommend reading them all. I love how each book can be read as a standalone, but if you're lucky enough to have read all her books, you notice characters from other stories popping in from time to time. The story of TJ and Deb was a long time in the making. TJ has had a crush on Deb since they were very young. Her family used to clean at his families adventure business. Unfortunately, Deb always thought TJ was way out of her league, but she thought she had a connection with his brother, Win. Deb and Win had been an on again, off again, couple since they were in high school. Eventually, Deb realized her feelings for Win had changed and decides she needs to move on. TJ hires Deb to help with a position at their company that she's not qualified for, but he thinks she could be great at. Convincing themselves they aren't attracted to each other when they're working so close together turns out to be harder than they thought! Win, of course, has his own issues going on in this book. You can't help but have such a strong reaction to his finance in this story. And not in a good way! If you enjoy reading stories that draw you in and make you feel a part of them, then Stacy Finz books are for you. I really enjoyed TJ and Deb's story. It was sassy at times, and steamy at others! It made me laugh, and made me just feel good! I highly recommend this book to everyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good series
etoile1996 More than 1 year ago
it's a total coincidence that the previous review i wrote also had two characters who've known each other since their school days and have loved each other since then, and that the male lead's name also happens to be t.j. hey, at least the female lead has a different name, but deb has similar money and family problems. anyway, so in want you, t.j. and deb finally stop protecting their hearts and glaring and realize that all that heat was crazy sexual attraction. and it's pretty great once they stop circling each other and just go for it. interspersed with t.j. and deb's deepening relationship is t.j.'s younger brother and deb's on-and-off-again ex, win's story. my guess is that the next book will be about win and darcy, and if you are wondering why i'm focusing on that instead of t.j. and deb, it's that we spend a lot of time hanging out with other characters. colt garner might have been charming as the lead in his book, but he's a total jerk in this story and that made some of the family scenes harder to buy. but as everyone works through their issues you do get caught up in the lives of everyone at glory junction. **want you will publish on february 27, 2018. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/kensington press (zebra shout) in exchange for my honest review.
ReadingLlama More than 1 year ago
This is the second in the Garner Brothers series, and while I think it could work as a standalone, I think you’d miss a lot of the background flavor. Both TJ and Deb have grown up in Glory Junction, and both are outdoorsy people. On the surface, though, that’s where the similarities end. TJ is the workaholic, business-oriented Garner brother, at the expense of his own personal life. He has a certain vision for the company, and while he’s helped make it wildly successful, he’s not satisfied. Deb, on the other hand, works as a waitress at the local diner. Though they’ve each secretly had crushes on each other since they were kids, Deb believes TJ is too good for her, and TJ has avoided Deb because of her on-again-off-again relationship with his brother Win. When Deb confesses her money issues to TJ, he resolves to help her, but the main solution to her problem is that she needs to make more money. So, naturally, he offers her the management position for his family’s company’s new retail division – something she has no experience in. “The entire business world operates under the premise that it’s who you know, not what you know. No one passes on an opportunity because they have too much dignity to take a hand up. But if you want to live over a diner, drive a busted car, and eat ramen the rest of your life, suit yourself. The rest of us will happily use our connections to get ahead and prove ourselves.” Deb is, understandably, shocked (as is the rest of TJ’s family), but eventually takes the position, and then works her butt off trying to learn on the job. Luckily, she has a network of small business-owning friends (oh, and Delaney, the fashion designer from the previous book), so she’s not going in completely blind. I was initially a bit skeptical of the whole premise, but Deb was an amazingly hard worker and had the advantage of being the type of person they wanted to advertise to. I was also a bit uncomfortable with the power dynamic – not only does TJ hire her for a job that’s she desperately unqualified for, but he’s also her direct boss. Partly because of this, by the time Deb and TJ finally get together, it’s more than halfway through the book. They have several other external obstacles, as well, like pretty much everyone in town’s assumption that Deb and Win will eventually end up together, and various characters shoving random women at TJ. Internally, Deb feels unworthy of TJ – I mean, her parents used to clean the company’s office when she was a kid, so there’s definitely a class divide. TJ, for his part, desperately wants to succeed but is also terrified of losing, to the point where he’s either unwilling to try something for fear of failing or, if he does try something, gives up the minute it becomes too hard. “Which reminds me, what are we doing for your birthday?” he asked. “Getting drunk and then setting my car on fire.” “I’ll bring the gin and marshmallows.” We’re told that a lot of Deb’s financial situation is a result of her constantly bailing out her parents, and we do see it twice in the book – once at the beginning, where she ends up “loaning” them most of her tips so they can buy firewood, and again in the middle when they need help with a plumbing emergency. While having a much better paying job that includes benefits is sure to be a big help with dealing with that expense, I know from experience that that kind of responsibility is a mental as well as monetary burden. I would’ve liked to see that covered more.
Jennann3 More than 1 year ago
Deb has spent her whole life working hard, but never quite making enough money to support herself. What extra she does make, she gives to her parents to help support them. In efforts to dig herself out of overwhelming debt, she turns to TJ, CEO of Garner Adventures. Even though everyone in their small town assumes she'll eventually marry Win, TJ's younger brother, she's secretly crushed on TJ for years. Deb just doesn't think she's good enough or classy enough for TJ. TJ has always believed that Deb was "The One" for him. Since she dated his brother, he mistakenly thinks they will eventually get back together. So TJ avoids Deb at all costs....until he offers her help, then a job. The job, which includes health benefits, would go a long way towards helping Deb get out of debt. But Deb lacks experience and TJ's brothers aren't too happy with him. Deb, wanting to make TJ proud, vows to make the retail shop of Garner Adventures a success. In the process, she teaches TJ to relax and live more in the moment. Woo-hoo!!! LOVED Deb and TJ's story! It was funny how TJ's family and friends kept trying to set him up, but never thought of Deb as a possible girlfriend. The novel was entertaining, filled with angst in overcoming past fears, and had a HEA! I did want to slap Win upside the head at times. A truly enjoyable novel. I can't wait to see what happens next with the Garner Brothers. I received a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
SairaM More than 1 year ago
This is my first time reading a book by this author and I have to say I very much enjoyed this story. The setting, the characters, were all wonderful. This is book 2 in The Garner Brothers series, and can be read as a standalone, but best to read in order. I will definitely be picking up book 1 and waiting patiently for the others in the series. As for this book, I can not just pick 1 favorite character, because they all had a special impact on the story, but the character I disliked the most was Britney, and to find out who that is and why,.... well read for yourself. I voluntarily read a free advanced reader’s edition of this story.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Want You by Stacy Finz The Garner Brothers #2 Glory Junction feels like a small town environment although it is flooded with tourists, skiers and people looking for adventure when on holiday and Garner Adventures has been lucratively helping people have fun through their business for decades. In this book we are told a story of a woman who has always thought she was not good enough for one Garner brother so settled for another. After fifteen years of hot and cold it seems it is finally time for Deb Bennett and TJ Garner to not only see they are meant to be together but act upon that fact. There is some indecision on TJ’s part due to the bro-code as Win has been “with” Deb for so many years BUT eventually he overcomes not only that but a few of his other issues. What issues you ask? His touchiness about not making an Olympic team, his drive to make the company succeed at the expense of his own personal life, his mixed feelings toward his brother(s)…and perhaps a few other things. This was a story that had many men seeing Deb as HOT but not acting on it because it was always assumed she would end up with Win. It was a story of Deb being in a bind due to her commitment to family at the expense of her own needs. It is a story of past beliefs and personal issues impacting the present. It is a story of coming into one’s own when finally given the chance – and taking it – to work to full potential. It is a story of friendship and community. And, it is a story of family and all it can and should be. I am interested in Win Garner, the supposed womanizer and flake with a heart of gold, and who he will end up with. I believe it just might be Darcy after a few things that were mentioned in this book ;) Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington-Zebra for the ARC – This is my honest review. 3-4 Stars
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Deb Bennett is in need of some financial advice and with T.J. Garner being a CEO he seems like the perfect candidate to turn to, not only does he help her with her problem, but he also offers up some unexpected butterflies. At first she was a little reluctant to take it, mixing business with pleasure and all, but she soon starts to fall in love with her work, and maybe a little with T.J. too, which puts her in a tricky position, since he is the brother of her off again on again Win. Now she must decide if she should continue to wait around for Win to decide she is the one, or if she should explore the sparks bouncing around her and T.J.... T.J. Garner has never had an issue landing a lady, but the one he currently has his sights set on may just be the hardest one to land yet... mainly because at one time she belonged to his younger brother Win. For the last few years her and Win have had a little fling here and there, and she seems to want more from Win, but his brother doesn't seem to be feeling too serious about her, and T.J. does. But is he willing to cross the line, and possibly put a wedge between him and his brother? Between the pages of "Want You", you will find two people who were brought together in a business sense, but soon learn there is more there than just a boss and employee relationship... they have some serious chemistry too. But exploring said chemistry could drive a wedge between brothers, ruin a possible future between long-time lovers, and complicate the lines drawn between business and pleasure. This newest offering in the The Garner Brothers series from Ms. Finz is sure to treat you to literary escape filled with angst, passion, drama, and some toe curling romance that is sure to leave you seeing stars!! I thoroughly enjoyed this one, the moment I cracked the cover I was pulled into this spicy little love triangle of sorts, and found myself quickly becoming addicted to the enthralling story line, and these wonderfully crafted characters, I just wasn't ready to leave them until I had devoured every last word! I highly recommend you pick this one up, you will not be disappointed with what you find!! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Loved, loved, loved! These Garner brothers are all so swoony and TJ seems to have it all. A little bit geeky, a whole lot rugged, and hot as sin. As the CEO of Garner Adventures he could have his pick of women but the only one he wants is Deb. Too bad she's off limits. TJ's brother Win and Deb have had a sometimes on again, mostly off again relationship of years and TJ has had to watch from the sidelines. Now Deb is working for Garner Adventures and staying away from her is getting harder and harder. I absolutely adore this series and even though each book can be read standalone I recommend you treat yourself and read them all. I'm sure you will fall in love with the little town of Glory Junction and all the characters that live there just as I have. I definitely recommend this one.
aherman More than 1 year ago
Finz is the mistress of small town romance, and Want You does not disappoint. Glory Junction is the setting for adventurous characters you will fall in love with. TJ and Deb's story will keep you turning the pages and rooting for their happily ever after. I highly recommend this book to fans of the contemporary romance genre.
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
I am always drawn to books that revolve around a business environment. So after reading the book blurb, I just had to check out Want You by Stacy Finz. I have read quite a few books by Ms. Finz, and her romantic stories never fail to disappoint. To begin with, the cover of Want You is quite pleasing to the eye. Secondly, I found the trials and tribulations of running an adventure company to be both exciting and enlightening. Furthermore, the writing is well-paced, descriptive, and brings out the true emotions of the characters. This is the second book from The Garner Brothers series and it can be enjoyed as a standalone. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
Amy Eddinger More than 1 year ago
Deb has always loved TJ but mainly dated his brother. She never imagined TJ would feel the same. This story, by the Amazing Stacy Finz, tells of how Deb and TJ`s romance blossoms over finances and marketing. This time I feel it's important to tell you that you need to read this book and not tell you about what happens. From start to finish, you instantly fall in love with both characters and feel like you know them and start rooting for them as a couple. There are ups and downs but it makes the story so much better. If you haven't read this book, you totally should. Start with the first book in this series and follow the Garner brothers through love and life. I cannot wait for the third book!! Thank you to Stacy for sharing your amazing writing talent with all of us!
Amy Eddinger More than 1 year ago
Deb has always loved TJ but mainly dated his brother. She never imagined TJ would feel the same. This story, by the Amazing Stacy Finz, tells of how Deb and TJ`s romance blossoms over finances and marketing. This time I feel it's important to tell you that you need to read this book and not tell you about what happens. From start to finish, you instantly fall in love with both characters and feel like you know them and start rooting for them as a couple. There are ups and downs but it makes the story so much better. If you haven't read this book, you totally should. Start with the first book in this series and follow the Garner brothers through love and life. I cannot wait for the third book!! Thank you to Stacy for sharing your amazing writing talent with all of us!
RachaelBrown More than 1 year ago
I loved TJ and Deb's story! TJ is now my favorite Garner brother. It was fun catching up with Colt and Delaney & the other characters from Glory Junction. The Garner Brothers series just keeps getting better! I'm looking forward to Win and Darcy's story. I can't wait to see what Stacy Finz has planned for them. :) I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary Advance Reader Copy.
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read by this talented author, and it definitely won’t be the last one. Yes, it’s a story about TJ Garner, son, and CEO of a sporting empire, and Deb Bennett, the on again, off again girlfriend of his younger brother, but it’s more than that. Intertwined in the well developed and engaging plot and story of this couple , we get a story about family, honor , dedication doing the right thing, opportunities, responsibilities and of course love. The author’s description not only of the town and the slopes but also of the all the characters and their interaction, draws you into the storyline and you feel that you are actually there with them. My only regret is that I missed book one since even though it’s a stand alone, we get to know there must have been a good story to tell about Colt and Delaney. Definitely an author to add to my list of favorites. I was gifted a copy of this book by Netgalley. The opinions expressed are solely my own.