Drawn Together (A Brown Family Novel)

Drawn Together - Lauren Dane I have been a HUGE fan of the Brown Siblings series by Lauren Dane for quite some time and was sooooo disappointed when I discovered she was ending the series with Adrian's book Never Enough and not giving Raven her due. Well imagine my surprise when I was prowling Goodreads looking for something new to read, and I discovered that Ms. Dane was indeed going to give Raven a book! Drawn Together is most definitely a fitting end to the series and Raven was given the HEA she so desperately deserved!

For long-time followers of the series, you are well aware that Raven is a raving BITCH and has frequently come across as brass, nasty, snooty, and sometimes just downright mean to some of our more favorite characters in the series. But underneath her tough exterior is a beautiful soul that desperately wants to be loved and accepted but she just doesn't know how to go about it. Having forged bonds with both Erin and Brody, Raven is content with showing only those two people who she really is inside, and had no clue that her newest client would make her break every rule she has ever set for herself.

Jonah Warner is not a guy Raven would ever entertain for more than a quick Wham Bam...awe thank you sir kind of situation! He's gorgeous, rich and a success attorney that travels in groups that Raven can't see herself ever being a part of. That is until Jonah starts to chisel away at the walls Raven has built around her heart and forces her to confront every demon she has ever encountered!

Drawn Together was gut wrenching, heartbreaking, and hope lifting all rolled into one beautiful package. Ms. Dane did justice to Raven's character by giving her a hero that knew when to push and just how much to push. Jonah was so patient with Raven and challenged her on so many different levels. As with the other books in the series, Ms. Dane does use BDSM, but for Raven and Jonah it was done in such a way that it didn't take away from Raven's abusive past, but instead highlighted her need to release the rigid control she is accustomed to having. Raven's back story is so twisted but readers are finally able to understand Raven's personality and her mistrust of others. The scenes with her aunt and the visit from her adoptive father were just heartbreaking but necessary.

I just can't say enough about how much I loved this story. I felt like Dane did an excellent job of allowing Raven to slowly unveil her faults and history to Jonah. I especially LOVED how Jonah handled her with care, and refused any outside means to find out Raven's secrets but instead allowed her to tell him in her own time. If you have enjoyed the other books in the series, or if you just want to read a really great love story that doesn't feel like you read chapter one and by chapter three the characters are already professing undying love for each other, pick up Drawn Together and give it a shot. I'm giving this one 4 notes and 5 SMOKIN flames because as usual, Dane was P-popping and C-popping on a handstand! Celie should be so proud I made it through!

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