Wednesday, August 13, 2014

"Branded" by Laura Wright


SERIES: The Cavanaugh Brothers #1
PUBLISHER: Piatkus Entice
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
SOURCE: Publisher
LINKS: Goodreads | Book Depository

When the Cavanaugh brothers return home for their father's funeral, they discover unexpected evidence of the old man's surprising double life—a son named Blue, who wants the Triple C Ranch as much as they do. The eldest son, Deacon, a wealthy businessman who couldn't wait to leave the ranch and move on with his life, is looking to use his powerful connections to stop Blue at any cost. He never expected the ranch's forewoman, Mackenzie Byrd, to get in his way. Mac knows Deacon means to destroy the ranch and therefore destroy her livelihood. But as the two battle for control, their attraction builds. Now Deacon is faced with the choice of a lifetime: Take down the Triple C to feed his need for revenge, or embrace the love of the one person who has broken down every barrier to his heart.


This was my very first cowboy story and I really loved it! I honestly didn't have any kind of expectations although, being familiar with the author's writing style, I knew I was going to like it. Still, we may not enjoy everything from the same author, even our favourites, right? Well, fortunately this is so not the case.

"Branded" has a great pace and a fantastic plot. Surprisingly, a good space is given to every brother in the novel—and definitely in the reader's heart—not just Deacon. Of course, Deac is the main male character here, but we get to properly meet every Cavanaugh and feel a connection with all of them. Even though the same tragedy hit the brothers when they were just teens—drastically changing their lives—they're very different from each other. And aren't they all equally fascinating? Attraction, curiosity, and also good laughs make the reader constantly wait for every of those handsome cowboys to appear on the scene. As if this wasn't reason enough to already fall for this book, the friend-to-lovers formula and the sexual tension between Deac and Mac should definitely win you over!

I've been captivated by the well constructed plot full of romance, mystery, secrets and surprising twists and, after how this first instalment ended, I really can't wait for the next one to come out!



  1. Oh it's nice that you had a good time with your first cowboy book! They're fun but I don't read a lot of them either I confess. Great review!

  2. Bookworm Brandee13 August 2014 at 15:21

    Yay for cowboys! I love books with cowboys, so I'm really happy you enjoyed your first cowboy story, Silvia. I also really like a series revolving around cowboy brothers. :) It sounds like Branded was a nice intro to the Cavanaugh family and the men sound delicious. I'm also curious to meet Deac and Mac. I'll definitely add this one to my tbr. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Silvia!

  3. The cover grabbed me and I am so happy to read you enjoyed it!! I love a good cowboy read with some humor :)

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

  4. Woot! Yay I'm so glad your first cowby was a good one! I enjoyed this one as well. Very nice start to the series. I can't wait to read about his brothers now :)

    And amazing on the cover once again. Ours is so different with a half nekkid cowboy on it. lol

  5. Wahoo! Woot! Woot! I am so gad you liked it Silvia. Although your cover is much different from the US cover, and I am enjoying this series. Cowboys are cool and smexy.

  6. Yayyyy!! I love cowboy stories, adding this one to my list. Glad you enjoyed your first one :D

  7. I keep asking myself why I haven't started sooner...This one was very good and I can't wait to read more!

  8. To be honest with you, I like stories involving brothers in general, but if they happen to be cowboys I'm not complaining at all! :P Hope you'll have an amazing time with the book, Brandee!

  9. Humour is always a winning key for me :) and that cover grabs the attention for sure!

  10. LOL There's a remedy to that, just grab the book as fast as you can and we'll be even, Lily! ;)

  11. Told you I would have posted a cowboy review this week, Anna! ;) I'm glad this is a book you enjoyed as well, and I'm just like you, I simply can't wait for more Cavanaughs!!
    I know the US cover and, even though I can't totally complain about the model, I find this one much compelling.

  12. Yeah, I've just had a quick chat with Anna about the cover and I really much prefer the UK one. Indeed, cowboys are just like that! ;)

  13. YAY! I really did and I hope you're gonna have a blast with the read as well :)

  14. I haven't read a cowboy book before, either LOL so you're not the only one but i am slightly jealous that you finally read one...and a good one at that! I'll have to read this one than too to even up the score ;)


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