Shane came to Marietta to write a book about the biggest tragedy in recent history. He rents the Sheenan ranch before they realize his intention is to write about the Douglas Family murders. Banding together, to protect one of their own, they are determined to get Shane out of town. Unfortunately, the book is only an excuse to be in Marietta. He grew up in foster care after his Grandmother's death, and always wondered why his Mom never came back for him. When he discovered his original birth certificate, he came to town with a chip on his shoulder looking for answers. Jet came to Marietta after her older sister found her a long-term substitute teaching position near by. Hoping the time in Marietta will help her figure out what will come next in life, she is shocked to find that the attractive man she sees in the coffee shop is her favorite non-fiction author. When he asks her out, she is stunned but excited, until her sister, who is married to the oldest Sheenan brother, forbids it... This story, like the rest in the series, is not just about the relationship between the two main characters, but the family relationship that is the backbone of their lives. This is the sixth book in the series, but it can be read as a stand-alone story if you haven't had a chance to read the rest. I can almost guarantee, that if you haven't already, you will be adding them to your pile. The characters are well-written and real. I loved the story and it kept me engrossed from the very beginning. So much so, that I hated to see it end. This was the perfect conclusion to a series that I hate to see ending.
*I received an advanced copy from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Disillusioned in love after a recent breakup, Jet Diekerhof moved to Marietta to start a teaching job in a nearby town and to be closer to her sister Harley. She becomes intrigued by a man who stops in the coffee shop every day and they quickly become friends. Jet is excited to learn he is her all-time favorite author, Sean S. Finley, and he is currently writing a book about the unsolved murder at the Douglas ranch. Shane is disliked by the Sheenan brothers and Jet’s sister is married to one of them. Harley forbids Jet to see Shane again.
Shane Swan was born in Marietta but raised by his grandmother. After his grandmother passed away, Shane lived in foster homes until he was old enough to take care of himself. One thing he was always questioning was why his real family gave him up. He wants answers and will do anything to find them. Shane knows who is family is, but they don’t know who he is. Writing his next novel brings him back home and closer to the answers he seeks for his book and his personal life.
Originally, Shane’s plan was to use Jet to get information about the Sheenans, but that plan failed when they become attracted to each other. Now they have a whole new problem. Jet is caught in the middle of a feud between Shane and the Sheenan brothers. Jet has a choice to make. Should she listen to her family or her heart?
This beautifully written emotional romance was filled with lots of surprises. The characters were believable and the story kept my attention all the way to the end. It was a great way to wrap up The Taming of the Sheenans series. I would have loved to have known what really happened on the Douglas Ranch the day of the murders, but maybe that is for a future book.
This is book six in Jane Porter's Sheenan books. I was anxiously waiting for this story.
I was prepared for it or so I thought. I LOVED this story so much! I think I felt every emotion I could possibly feel as I read it: I cried, I laughed, I sighed and I cheered.
This is Jet and Shane's story, and what a story it is. I do not want to give away any of the juicy bits. But I will say that both Jet and Shane tugged at my heart in different ways and I wanted them to find their HEA! Shane had a rough life including confusion with his name and how he was raised and who he belonged to. Jet, is finding out who she is and recovering from a betrayal. Shane is torn between wanting to use Jet to help get the answers he is desperately seeking and wanting to protect her.
This story also lets us visit with some of the other Sheenans and put an end to a mystery that has been a thread throughout some of the books and possibly open the way for a new series!
I wanted to treasure every word as it is supposed to be the last one in the series, and I truly was not ready to let this family go. I can only say that I hope there will be more books somewhere down the line. I have thoroughly enjoyed every book in this series.
Jane Porter had a wonderful ability to draw readers into her stories so they are living snd breathing them along with her characters. This was certainly the case for me as I powered through The Lost Sheenan's Bride. This is the sixth and final story in Porter's Taming of the Sheenans series. It is beautifully written, as are the others, and as with each book in this series, I couldn't help turning the pages as fast as I could go while at the same time wishing the story would continue on for a lit longer. As with the other Sheenan stories, this final one can be read alone, though this is a family filled with powerful men, each of whom meets his match in the woman he chooses as his life partner so I'd recommend reading the series.
This story was quite the emotional rollercoaster. I couldn't wait to get to the end, but yet didn't want it to be over. Shane is in Marietta to write a story, but the real reason is to find out about his birth family, the Sheenans, the family that doesn't know he exists. Jet ends up caught in the middle, she really likes Shane, but her sister is married to a Sheenan and they are convinced Shane is nothing but trouble. My heart ached for Shane and his childhood. Always holding out hope that his mother would return for him, but it never happened. With Jet's help he finally managed to move out of the past and let go of some of his grudges. This was a great story with plenty of drama and mystery.
Where do I start? This story is so beautifully written. Stranger in town is not what he seems. New girl in town intrigued. Her family draws a line in the sand. Secrets abound. It will take love and determination to face her family, and with him she will help to unearth the truth and an unbelievable reunion happens. A must read!
This is the last in the Taming of the Sheenans series and while I hate to see the series end, Shane and Jet's story is a great finish to the series. One of the reasons I love Jane Porter's books, is because the characters always ring true and feel real, and it is the same here. The tension and the emotion all ring true, and I wanted to cry for the obvious pain Shane felt but had a hard time sharing. I also appreciate the little tidbits throughout that add more to all the stories that came before this one. I highly recommend it for fans of the Jane Porter and the Sheenan series.