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Max (7 Brides for 7 Brothers Book 5) by [Harris, Lynn Raye]
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Meet the Brannigan brothers—seven sexy brothers who bring the heart and the heat!  From bestselling authors Barbara Freethy, Ruth Cardello, Melody Anne, Christie Ridgway, Lynn Raye Harris, Roxanne St. Claire and JoAnn Ross comes a brand new contemporary romance family series: 7 Brides for 7 Brothers. You won't want to miss a single one!

MAX - Lynn Raye Harris

Former Navy SEAL Max Brannigan is a loner with a strong protective streak and an ocean of survivor’s guilt that drives him to take risks no sane man would take. When he gets the news his billionaire father died and left him a horse farm in Kentucky, he’s busy protecting American military contractors in a war zone. The first moment he’s able, he’ll fly back to the US and dispose of the farm. What does a man like him need horses for anyway? Of all the things his father could have left him, this certainly ranks up there as the most bizarre.

Elinor Applegate lives for her horses, but life on the farm isn’t easy. Once-thriving Applegate Farm has fallen on hard times in the past few years. Only an influx of cash from her mother’s old friend enabled Ellie to keep the family operation going. All her hopes to turn around the business and buy back the land lie on the hooves of a colt destined to greatness. She’s just got to get him there first.

But when sexy, ruthless, infuriating Max Brannigan shows up, Ellie realizes her troubles are far worse than she thought. He knows nothing about horses—and he cares less than nothing about her dreams. To Max, the horses are useless and have to go—in spite of the fact that every encounter with Ellie only makes him want to drag her into his arms and kiss the fire right out of her. But Ellie will fight hard to keep her dreams alive, even if she has to fight dirty. Max has spent most of his life protecting people from danger—but can he protect himself when Ellie launches a full-scale assault against the walls surrounding his heart?

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Luke – Barbara Freethy
Gabe – Ruth Cardello
Hunter – Melody Anne
Knox – Christie Ridgway
Max – Lynn Raye Harris
James – Roxanne St. Claire
Finn – JoAnn Ross

Praise for Lynn Raye Harris’s Novels:

“This is an amazing display of great story telling. I loved every second of it.” - The Romance Book Club

“Lynn Raye Harris is explosive!” - Goodreads

“...Harris proves she knows how to keep her readers coming back for more.” - Julie Johnson

“Reading this book was an unforgettable experience.” - From the Bottom of a Frappe

“Congratulations Ms. Harris you have earned yourself a new dedicated fan. Just keep the wonderful stories coming down the line.” - Romance Witch Reviews

“Harris is a master at giving readers kick-ass intrigue mixed with heart-warming moments and she’s become my can’t-be-missed military romance author.” - Romantic Reads and Such on Dangerously HOT

“Once you start you are in for a roller coaster of a read!” - Twin Sisters Rockin’ Reviews

“Harris also does a fantastic job of weaving romance and suspense together effortlessly. It's never out of place or overbalances the other. It's this perfect combination that will have your heart pounding and then leave you panting.” - Dirty Girl Romance

“I was on the edge of my seat throughout the whole book. I could not put it down.” - Goodreads

“I felt every page.” - Goodreads

“I hate using those overused and often over the top statements like: “ This is the best book in the series so far” and “Lynn Raye Harris has done it again”. However... This is the best book in series and Lynn didn't just do it again, she somehow did it better.” - Clue Review on HOT Rebel

“…this author nails it each and every darn time.” - Romance Book Haven

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 232 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1941002218
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: H.O.T. Publishing, LLC (29 November 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01LXIM4C1
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #42,057 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Loved every bit of this book.....not too heavy, romantic and sexy very entertaining and good for bedtime with great HEA as always
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Loved the story and the characters. I want more please. All good books so far in this series. Thank you
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4.0 out of 5 stars Strong book 5 2 December 2016
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Lynn Raye Harris is the reason I started this series and I have been introduced to four other phenomenal writers so far. I can't wait to read the last two and see how I feel about those authors.

So, obviously I'm a fan of Harris. This book is no different. Still a fan. Well written, good story, two thumbs up.

Max received a very strange inheritance from his dad. A horse farm. He expects race horses. What he gets is anything but. Insert Ellie - the prior owner of the farm whose mother had to borrow money from Max's dad in order to pay for her medical expenses and keep the farm running. Mother has passed and Ellie is doing everything she can to keep the farm going.

The only bad part of these books is the theme of these men feeling like they aren't made for relationships. It gets tiresome, but since there are seven different authors, it's approached in a new way each book. It makes it not so annoying.

Great series. Looking forward to James and Finn!
4.0 out of 5 stars LOVE this series!!! romance fans should not miss it 16 March 2017
By Vivian F. Shane - Published on
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This is book #5 in the 7 brides for7 brothers series which I LOVE!!! Each book so far has been equally as good as the others, which is unusual in a series where each book is written by a different author. This was a new author to me so I was anxious to read the book and I was not disappointed! Each of the brothers so far have receive odd legacies from their recently-deceased father, so Max is sure his will be equally strange. He's right - he receives a deed to a horse farm. There are also conditions to his legacy - he must visit the farm and he can't sell it for a year. After his career in the military, he's ready to move forward with his own dreams, which can be funded when he sells the farm. So he visits...and meets Ellie. Her mother was the founding force behind the farm and a very good childhood friend of Max's mother. Ellie is struggling financially after her mother's death but has her own dreams of rebuilding the farm to its former glory with her championship horse, Champ. Max and Ellie are at opposite sides of the issue, but greatly attracted to each other. Max moves in while looking over the farm and books and they end up falling for each other. After some minor angst (the norm for romances it seems), Max realizes that Ellie and the farm are exactly what he needs. My only complaint with this book was that the ending was fairly abrupt, but that still didn't take away from my enjoyment of the story!

An interesting aspect of this story was that the horses on the farm were not racehorses but saddlebreds, which I had never heard of.
4.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing and Fun, If A Little Quick 3 December 2016
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I really love Miss Harris' "HOT" series of books and her writing style in general - big fan! So, when I saw that she was participating in a multi-author series, I knew that even if the rest of the books didn't interest me, I'd like her contribution. HAHA I feel I should point out that I haven't read the other books yet - "Max" is definitely a book that can stand on it's own, so if you like Lynn Raye Harris's style, you can feel 100% confident that you'll not only enjoy this, but also have no trouble jumping into things in the series at this point, if you want to.

OK, so with that out of the way...

The idea is that there are seven men, all brothers, who have recently lost their very wealthy father. Max didn't have a very close relationship with dear old Dad, and from his thoughts and comments, it seems to be the same for the rest of his siblings, as well. They lost their mother at a fairly young age, and their father more or less disconnected from their lives.

When Max grew up, he enlisted in the Navy and then became a SEAL. He could have come home when he was notified of his father's death, but he chose not to. Now he's Stateside and finally looking into what his father left him in his will. It's been a few months since his father's death and Max has since separated from the Navy. These days he works for a group that basically specializes in mercenaries, and he's spent most of his time in combat zones. He's restless and not 100% happy with his job any more, so when he discovers that his father left him a horse farm in Kentucky, he assumes it's a place that raises race horses. He thinks it could sell it for a tidy sum and use the cash to bankroll his dream of starting his own security company. He knows he could wait a few years, when he'll come into a very large sum of money that's in a trust for him, but he wants to do things his way, on his own. Seems like a good idea, but there's a major wrench thrown in the works when he arrives at the farm to discover that not only does this place NOT raise race horses, but it's struggling to even make ends meet.

And he can't sell it until the one year anniversary of his father's death. Unless, of course, he can convince the current occupant to sell and split the proceeds with him.

Ellie is a woman struggling to hold on to her family heritage by her fingertips. The farm has been in her family for generations, but when her mother became terminally ill, it took everything they both had to pay her medical bills and keep things afloat. Before her death, her mother took a sizeable loan from Max's father, and Ellie has been faithfully paying it back every month, as much as she can. If she can finish training her prize Saddlebred stallion, win some competitions, and then sell him to the highest bidder, she can get out from under debt and have a chance to bring the farm back from the brink. She's more than shocked to learn that the farm was left to Max, and there's no way she'll agree to sell. She just needs a little more time!

Max is determined to make his own way; to leave foreign battlefields behind, and build his dream. Ellie is determined to rebuild all her mother's family worked so hard to build, generation after generation.

It's a great story of two strong people who have their own individual ideas of what they want from life, and how to get there. They're both very likeable people. At first, I was really frustrated with Max, because honestly, why couldn't he wait a few years and use his inheritance to start his company? He could have stayed at the farm and helped Ellie get the farm back in her name if he didn't want to go back to his job as a gun for hire. I recognize that it's not really his personality, but it was still an option. It didn't feel like it was his nature to willfully crush someone else's dream, either, so...

Ellie is a strong person with a brutal daily schedule. I definitely couldn't do all she does in a day! I wanted her to get that farm back in the worst way! I appreciated her fair-mindedness, but I thought she went from being 100% determined to keep Max from "winning" to acceptance and, frankly, almost defeat, a little too quickly. Maybe I felt that way because the book takes place over a very short amount of time?

Max and Ellie have terrific chemistry, and deep down, they're both good, caring people who have a lot of common sense. I think if the timeline of the book were longer, the changes in their attitudes towards each other would have felt completely natural to me. It felt just a tad rushed, but the ending was still satisfying.

If you're not familiar with Lynn Raye Harris' books, they're romances, and can get pretty steamy. If you don't care to read sex scenes, I suggest you pass. But if you're reading this, you probably DO like that sort of thing, so... :-) Enjoy!

**Note to fans of Miss Harris' "HOT" series: I got a delicious thrill, seeing a well-known character from the HOT books pop up in "Max". Not going to give anything away of course - spoilers are just so not classy. I just love stuff like that though. You'll know what I mean when you read it. I love when good authors collaborate and have their worlds combine! It's something that's hard to do, and I thought "Max" did it beautifully.
4.0 out of 5 stars A Horse Farm in Kentucky, A sexy Navy Seal and Passion that is so hot that you will need your fan to cool off!! 4 December 2016
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Lynn Raye Harris – Max - Book 5 (7 Brides For 7 Brothers Series with 7 different authors)

MAX Brannigan’s Story

Ms. Harris’s installment of this series is fast, fun and ohhhh so SEXY and HOT. The premise for the series is 7 sexy Brannigan brothers whose mother passed away when some of them were small. After her death, their father didn’t seem to be able to function as a father without his wife by his side. She was the love of his life and he buried himself in building his media empire and became an absent father with lots of nannies for his sons. And now, even the brothers didn’t get together very often.

They each received notification that their father died alone, his choice, with only his medical team caring for him. The real money portion of the billions would be distributed in 5 years, but he left each of them an inheritance “now”. As each son grieves a father that had faded from their lives years ago, they are taken on a journey that I believe their father hoped would detour each of them from making his mistake, becoming workaholic, and no one by their side to love and cherish.

Former Navy SEAL Max Brannigan is a loner with a strong protective element that made him good at his job. He now worked as contractor still going to all the hot spots of the world, and doing what the U.S. government couldn’t or shouldn’t. To say his job is high risk is an understatement. He takes risk that no one else could consider.

After Max received notice that his father had died and none of his brothers even knew he was sick, he was pissed but he too was grieving for a father that had faded from their lives a long time ago.

Since Max was “war zone in the sand box” on assignment, he waited for several months to open his envelop. He was shocked to say the least because he was willed a horse farm in Kentucky. He decided to take time to go to Kentucky and dispose of the farm and get back to business – war.

After arriving and meeting the owner, Elinor Applegate, he realizes things are not as simple as he thought. This specific farm and Elinor’s mother were where Max’s mother hung out, rode horses, before she met Mr. Brannigan. The farm was on hard times and the Applegate’s borrowed money from Mr. Brannigan to run the farm but mostly pay for Elinor’s mothers health bills before she passed away.

Now what is Max going to do. He wanted the money for the sale to start his own Security Company with x-military folks and keep doing what he was doing in war zones. And the biggest problem is that he is so attracted to Elinor that he often must leave the room when she walks in.

Can they keep their hands off each other? Will Max be able to sell the farm and then what about Elinor, where will she go? Ride this jouney with Max and find out if it is even possible for them to get their own HEA. Max doesn’t think so. Find out.

Grab the rest of the series!
Luke – Barbara Freethy
Gabe – Ruth Cardello
Hunter – Melody Anne
Knox – Christie Ridgway
Max – Lynn Raye Harris
James – Roxanne St. Claire
Finn – JoAnn Ross
5.0 out of 5 stars Integrity in all things 2 December 2016
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When Max visits the horse farm he inherited from his father, his only thought is how much he can sell it for. But then he meets Ellie, the woman whose family has owned the farm for generations. The former SEAL wants cash for his own business. But, even though he doesn't recognise it in himself, he is a man of honor. Can he really sell the farm out from under the true owner. His dreams for hers? This story is about honest and caring people who have overcome challenges that defined their lives. Their integrity shines through this story. What a refreshing tale in which the characters think of others first and take action to help. Max and Ellie come from disparate backgrounds, but share common values. This book has humor, romance, action and suspense. But most particularly it has love and honesty.