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Can’t Fight This Feeling
Spikonos Brothers #2
By: Miranda Liasson
Releasing March 7, 2017

In Can't Fight This Feeling (Spikonos Brothers #2) by Miranda Liasson, losing her husband to cancer was hard for Maggie McShae. She's grieved for three years, and still time hasn't helped her heal, but at least she's beginning to date again. When Drew Poulos asks her for a favor in accompanying him to a wedding where his entire dysfunctional family will be present, will she finally give in to the chemistry that sizzles between them, or will her love for her late husband hold her back from ever being happy again? 

What a beautifully-written, spell-binding, fast-paced read Ms. Liasson has penned in this story, encompassing the second chance romance trope, a hero and heroine that face some difficult obstacles on their journey to happy ever after and a plot that made this story a complete page turner. The way this story started had me hooked and determined to know the outcome of the conversation Maggie was having. Would she be able to go through with what she suggests in the opening sentence? Would the man she's asking accept her offer? However, it was the moment that the hero entered this story that I loved. Maggie's sass, Drew's sarcasm and their banter on whether he can help her when it comes to dating creates some seriously strong sexual tension that keeps getting stronger until they finally explore their chemistry.

As for the dialogue, it was intense due to the main characters back stories, because they both have plenty of baggage when it comes to relationships. Maggie lost the love of her life and struggles to give another man a chance, because she loved her husband so much and doesn't want to be with another man she can see herself loving that much again. And besides, she has her son to think about and doesn't want the young boy to get attached to any man that isn't going to stick around. While Drew, his ex cheated on him with someone he's very close with, which made me sympathize with him when it came to being around his family. Yet, despite the intense dialogue, there were some really fantastic light-hearted moments throughout this story, especially when Maggie is helping to ease the tense situation they end up in with his family. She was a real hoot in that moment, because of the way she goes overboard in implying that her and Drew's relationship is a whole lot more exciting than it is.

Both the main characters entertained me from start to finish with their back stories and their growing relationship. Losing her husband was too painful for Maggie and I could understand why being with another man feels like a betrayal to the love they had for each other. However, in saying that, I liked how Drew managed to wear the heroine down and show her that love can be a good thing. That it doesn't have to be scary, especially when the person you're falling for has felt lose -- even if it is of a different kind.  

Overall, Ms. Liasson has penned an incredible read in this book, which made me smile at times and brought tears to my eyes at others. I really enjoyed how the secondary characters aren't afraid to offer their advice, even when it seems Maggie is resistant to listen. Furthermore, I liked how this story tied up all the loose ends such as how Maggie helps Drew bridge the gap with his family, the truth coming out about the heroine's late husband and Maggie having to deal with her mother-in-law's fears. How could the woman ever think so poorly of the heroine when she's never given her mother-in-law any reason to? How could the woman not want Maggie to be happy again?

The way this story ended had happy tears running down my face, because of the sign Maggie receives that it's finally time to move on. Certainly, she deserves to be happy again and Drew is the right man for her. Moreover, I liked the way she made things right with him, yet, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up perfectly. Drew is a hopeless romantic the way he gets the heroine's son to help him with the surprise he has for Maggie. I would highly recommend Can't Fight This Feeling by Miranda Liasson, especially if you love second chance romances. 


Widowed psychologist Maggie McShae is ready to find someone who won’t make her heart beat fast, her knees grow weak, or make her feel hot and cold at the same time. No one she can really love, because love brings too much pain.
Drew Poulos, son of a billionaire, is hiding out in Mirror Lake, working at his brothers’ brandy company. He inspires those very feelings Maggie’s determined to avoid. The hunky businessman, who left his high society bride at the altar, is the last person she’d ever seriously date…but he might just be perfect for a fling…
Drew’s too heartbroken to ever trust any woman again, but the sexy psychologist is the perfect person to deflect his family’s attention as his brother marries the woman Drew once thought was his.
As sparks fly, two injured hearts might just find that true love can be even better the second time around….
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He gripped her head firmly with both hands and pulled it toward him, then planted a kiss tenderly on her forehead. “Don’t be afraid,” he said in a low, calming voice that touched her to the core. Still cupping her face with his hands, he looked deeply into her eyes and said, “I want us to try, Maggie. To have a real relationship. To go wherever it is you’re willing to go.” He smiled. “Besides, I can’t resist a girl who reads Harlan Coben.”

“I do James Patterson too. And Tess Gerritsen. And John Grisham.”
“Now you’re really turning me on.” He reached out and kissed her firmly, possessively. In a way that stamped her as his. Then he pulled back a little and scanned her face, tucking a strand of hair behind her ear.

“Don’t go out with the fireman anymore.”
“Okay,” she whispered.

And he kissed her once more. Slow and gently, his lips barely grazing hers. Angling his face better over hers, he brought their lips flush in a deep, sensual kiss. She didn’t realize it, but she’d been waiting for this, missing it since the first time they’d made love. Despite the sudden shakiness she felt down to her bones, despite the fact that she was scared out of her ever-loving mind, nothing had ever felt so damn good.
“Maggie,” he said, stroking her cheek and looking into her eyes. “I never felt this way about anyone. But I need us to promise to be honest with each other. No matter how difficult it is.”
“Okay,” she murmured, barely able to concentrate. “I’ll be more honest. Your dog is spoiled. And by the way—what, may I ask, is she doing in my dog’s bed?”
“They worked it out. So maybe we can too.”
Suddenly he was pushing against her, toppling the both of them to the couch, kissing her deep and hard and wet, until her toes curled and every sensible thought flew far away. She had the vague impression of popcorn spilling, but it didn’t really register. Because his delicious weight was on top of her, and she couldn’t get enough of him, of his good clean smell, of his magical lips, of his hands, roving all over, sliding over the hot skin beneath her shirt.

Miranda Liasson loves to write stories about everyday people who find love despite themselves, because there’s nothing like a great love story. And if there are a few laughs along the way, even better! She’s a former Golden Heart winner who writes contemporary romance for Montlake Romance, Entangled, and soon for Grand Central. She lives in the Midwest with her husband, three kids, and Posey, a rescue cat with attitude.




  1. Thank you for featuring my book today!

    1. You're welcome, Miranda. Glad you liked my review. By the way, you've got a new 1-click reader in me now.

  2. I am so glad to know I wasn't the only one she made cry with that scene. Great review of a great book!

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words about my review. It was a great book that I'll definitely read again soon.

  3. Loved the first book of this series, and can not wait to read this one. Wonderful review.

    1. Hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. Happy reading!

  4. Thanks also for the very kind review! Much appreciated! :)

  5. Thank you for sharing your amazing review!!

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words about my review. I absolutely loved this book.