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Nothing about being a librarian prepared Thuy Nguyen for such a wide variety of casseroles. Or life in a small town. Or becoming a farmer.
But what can she do when her catastrophe-prone best friend begs her for help? After all, Maddy has always been there for Thuy. It’s time to return the favor.
It’s simple really, all she has to do is: learn everything about farming ASAP, save her BBF’s family business from disaster, and avoid being caught staring at Maddy’s biker brother, and his muscles, and his smile, and his soulful, sexy eyes.
Oh yeah, and she should definitely not fall in love with him.
Easy, right? . . . Right.
‘Prose Before Bros’ is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, can be read as a standalone, and is book#3 in the Green Valley Library series, Green Valley World, Penny Reid Book Universe.
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Nothing could have prepared Thuy for the bustle of small time life that she encountered when heading to Green Valley. As Maddy’s best friend, Thuy did not hesitate to head to Tennessee to offer her best friend the shoulder she needed when Maddy’s father passed away. A lack of cell service, no steady internet, and a string of casseroles was not what Thuy expected when traveling to this rural town. Pair these oddities with Maddy’s pregnancy, and Thuy realizes she cannot wait to see California again.
Determined to help Maddy procure through the weight of taking over her father’s farm, Thuy finds that life in a small town can also come with a bit of danger. The Iron Wraiths are determined to keep Drill in their fold. As Drill begins to spend time with his sister, a hidden agenda comes to light. As Thuy makes the decision to put down roots alongside Maddy, she crosses paths with the scorned biker. With the Iron Wraiths scrambling to keep their club in check, Thuy and Maddy find themselves caught in the crossfire of a power struggle. Where will the disaster lead?
Prose Before Bros is the latest installment in the Green Valley Library series. Cathy Yardley has added her creativity to the Pennyverse with the addition of Drill’s story, the Iron Wraith that we all want to learn more about!! I will admit – I didn’t know if this story was going to one that captured my attention, but Thuy and Drill definitely held my attention.
One of the things I loved was the way Thuy’s lifestyle was captured in a way that was interwoven with Green Valley. As a librarian in California, Thuy’s interests and specialties were quite different than the style that Green Valley residents were accustom to. The fresh look on modernizing the library was woven into the story in a seamless and interesting way. Adding the culture differences that Thuy possesses proved to be just the right touch to compliment the diversity that Reid has been known for throughout her various writing ventures. Yardley definitely captured that style in a relatable and realistic manor.
Let’s talk about Drill……who knew that he would prove to be so interesting? I enjoyed finding out more about the man that chose the Iron Wraiths as his family and all that the decision entailed. Thuy’s past definitely blew me away when it came to light in an intriguing way!! Hopefully – that could spin off into another amazing book??!! While I enjoyed Prose Before Bros – I did find the ending cut a bit short. The nuances of life at the farm and where our characters lives were headed, was barely touched on for my tastes. All in all – I enjoyed the look at Green Valley through Thuy’s viewpoint!!