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Jake (The Seven Brothers of Elko: Book One) [Kindle Edition]

Raeann Blake , Sharon Gunn Jones
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Book Description

Christopher Davis Reardon's wife died young, leaving him with two small boys to raise on his own. Jake and Davis were typical boys, but good kids. Mr. Reardon lived to see them both grow into the kind of men any father would be proud to call his sons. Respect for others, right from wrong, honesty, and the value of family were among the many things he taught his boys. And teaching them about women was right at the top of the list, especially the right woman. He had a mantra that was repeated to both boys from the age of thirteen until they were grown men themselves. They still know it by heart.

"Son, you always treat a woman with respect, no matter who they are, what they do, or what they say. All men have lust in their hearts, so bed 'em if you have to, but treat 'em with respect. And when you think you're in love, you're not. Because when you are in love, you'll know it. When you really love a woman, she'll be the first thing you think about in the morning and the last thing you think about at night. When you really love a woman, she is your breath, your heartbeat, and your very soul. And when you really love a woman, you won't be lusting after any others because no other women exist."

Jake Reardon always understood what his father was saying. But he never felt the true meaning of those words...until he met Brinley Phillips.

Never mind that Tommy Joe Branden had "hands-off" signs posted all the way around her in big bright red letters. Never mind that she so completely believed in 'til death do us part that she was still hoping for a reconciliation with a man who would just as soon see her dead as not. And never mind that she lived and worked in Texas and had no plans on making Nevada her home. He practically felt his daddy nudge him in the back. Maybe that's why he stumbled off the edge of that cliff.

But when ghosts better left at rest raise their ugly heads, the path to that 'happily ever after' gets steadily more difficult and more dangerous. And just when he thought it couldn't get any worse...it did.


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About the Author

Raeann Blake has worked in software development for more than a decade, but uses a long history of experience in occupations from waitress to assembly line worker, from secretary to stay-at-home mom and more to lend credibility to many of her characters. A vivid imagination led her into being a "closet" author for more than five years before she finally decided to heed the advice and encouragement of her family and friends to share her work with others. Although a native Texan, Raeann is convinced she was really supposed to have been born in Montana, or that she at least lived there in a previous life. She currently lives in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband and a crazy dog that eats walls and pretty much anything else (the dog, not the husband). Between her full-time job, supporting her husband's band, and trying to keep the walls intact, she still finds time to write and feed that inner being that keeps whispering new stories in her ear that insist on being told.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1230 KB
  • Print Length: 375 pages
  • Publisher: P. O. Milligan (5 Oct. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009MHLVHS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #328,947 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon best-selling author, Raeann Blake has worked in software development for more than a decade, but uses a long history of experience in occupations from waitress to assembly line worker, from secretary to stay-at-home mom and more to lend credibility to many of her characters. A vivid imagination led her into being a "closet" author for more than five years before she finally decided to heed the advice and encouragement of her family and friends to share her work with others.

Her books were initially written strictly to quiet the voices in her head that kept telling her all these stories. She embarked on this journey with no expectations of becoming a commercial success, but wanted to share them with others who might enjoy reading them. Her stories are for adults and contain both explicit language and graphic content. Each of them is outside the industry standards for the genre in terms of length. She feels that they are told the way the stories needed to be told and understands that some readers do not want to invest that much time in a single work. However, she is happy to make them available to all of those who prefer novels that can't be read in a matter of hours, as she does. It takes a diverse group of readers to keep the industry strong and she applauds all those who buy and borrow any book of any genre, short or long. Certainly not all books are for all people. If her books fit the bill for you, she hopes that you enjoy them.

Raeann's love affair with books began long ago when her father became justifiably irritated after about her twentieth proclamation that she was bored and had nothing to do. In response, he shoved a book in her hand and told her to read it. Jack London's Call of the Wild was her first 'grown-up' book and she was hooked.

Although a native Texan, Raeann is convinced she was really supposed to have been born in Montana, or that she at least lived there in a previous life. She currently lives in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband and a crazy dog that eats walls and pretty much anything else (the dog, not the husband). Between her full-time job, supporting her husband's band, and trying to keep the walls intact, she still finds time to write and feed that inner being that keeps whispering new stories in her ear that insist on being told.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Jake - WOW 5 stars. 15 Jun. 2013
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This is the first book I have read by this author and came upon this by complete accident. But I'm so glad I did, I have never read a book that has made me cry and laugh like this one did, this was such a roller coaster of emotions that I could not out it down, I was so engrossed I didn't have a clue as to what was going on round me, I would highly recommend this book to everyone, this is possibly one of the best books I have read all year (and trust me I read a lot)
Cannot wait for Davis's story. Great start to what I can tell will be a great series. xx
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5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down 5 Feb. 2013
By jay
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This is the second book I have read by this author, and am glad to say that it passed all my expectations.

The book had me gripped, not right from the start but a few chapters in I knew this was going to be more than just a good read. The characters were believable and more than likeable and the situation that they found themselves in dragged me in

Will certainly be looking out for the next book in this series
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jake (The Seven Brothers of Elko 22 Jan. 2013
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This is a terrific read, goes at the right pace, I really liked the characters. If this is a series can't wait for the next one
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 25 Oct. 2014
By suzanne
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Got bored half way through and struggled to finish this, Taming Clay is a better read
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Amazon.com: 4.4 out of 5 stars  96 reviews
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2.0 out of 5 stars Maybe it's just me.... 24 Dec. 2012
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I guess I'm the odd man out. This had the makings of a very good story but I'm at about 1/3 of the way through and I cannot read it anymore. The heroine is a victim of horrible domestic violence. Her husband has repeatedly abused her, the final straw being when he brutally beat, sexually assaulted, and raped her - leaving her near death. For that he served 2 years in prison while she suffered through re-constructive surgery and suffers night terrors on a nightly basis. While he is in prison he divorces her. Oh, and did I mention that after he was convicted and was leaving the courtroom, he threatened to finish the job when he got out of prison? Nice.

She then meets this wonderful man who she admires and is very interested in, but will not pursue because she still loves her husband and believes that sleeping with the H will be breaking her vows. Not to mention that she still lives in the house where she was attacked because her husband (she did not refer to him as ex-husband) found it when they first got married and she always loved the house.

In the meantime the H is falling in love with her and she is flirting with and kissing him (although she follows it with the typical confusion and remorse, etc, etc)

The last straw for me is when the husband is released from prison, within 2 days tracks her down in Vegas, and walks up to her at a nightclub in front of the H and everyone who loves her and asks her to dance...and she says YES! EVERYONE she loves is pulling out all of the stops in order to keep her safe while she is in this delusional state of mind that she can have her husband and marriage back.

I'm sure this happens in real life, but that doesn't mean I have to tolerate it. I'm done. I hope the Hero is done as well although I'm sure he'll suffer through until the book is almost over, when the h will miraculously come to her senses. Of course, she will only come to her senses after her ex-husband tries to kill her again.

No thank you.
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No ordinary romance. Brimming with raw emotion and drama. I could not put it down! 10 Oct. 2012
By Fence Hugger - Published on Amazon.com
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This is no ordinary romance story. It is a roller coaster of emotional upheavals and heart-pounding drama, mingled with romance and light-hearted humor, amid surprising plot twists. I read a large portion of this book while trying to see through the tears. Raeann Blake has a way of drawing you into the story, making you feel like you're right there in the midst of it all, experiencing every emotional upheaval right along with them. Read this, and you'll be hooked. Her first two books, Taming Clay and Red Says I Love You were great, but she has even surpassed them with this first story in a series titled The Seven Brothers of Elko, this being Book One, Jake. So there are more to come! Yea! Keep up the good work, Raeann.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hard to believe 12 Feb. 2013
By Kathy Cliffton - Published on Amazon.com
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I don't think anyone would want to go back to anyone who beat and raped her. Afraid to leave yes. Still love no.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Awesome Book! 4 Jan. 2015
By Donna feibusch - Published on Amazon.com
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I absolutely loved reading Jake (The Seven Brothers of Elko: Book One), all about Brinley Phillips & Jake Reardon who met in Las Vegas when she was visiting her big brother Tommy. You see Brinley has been thru a lot and is still trying to recover after her ex-husband nearly killed her two years ago. Tommy was her brother Carl's best friend, but when he died when she was fifteen, he decided she needed a big brother to look after her and he appointed himself. He's totally in love with her but she has no idea, and he just doesn't want anything bad to happen to her again. But he's seen the strain on her face and in her body and knew she needed a vacation, so he picked her up in Texas, and flew her on his jet to Vegas for a couple of weeks. Only problem is there are no rooms, so she's going to stay on his couch, but she's very Leary of this. So while they are having lunch with friends, she meets a guy named Jake that she can't take her eyes off. The author wrote an incredible story, and the characters literally bring this book to life. It's about an amazing women who has been thru the most horrific things that any human being should ever have to endure! Read this book because it will make you laugh out loud, cry like a baby, sigh, shake your head more then once, and cum up a storm. This one of the most heart-wrenching books I have ever read. I've been reading it from cover to cover for the last four days, and haven't been able to put it down! I can't wait to read book two! Please take the time to read book one, you won't be disappointed!
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Love Story 24 Oct. 2012
By smiley84 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
My friend shared this book with me and it was AMAZING!! At times I laughed out loud and other times I cried like a baby! I loved how she told the entire story instead of shortening it! Can't wait for the other books to come!!
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