My Kind of You (Trillium Bay #1)
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tracy Brogan is back with a sweet, hilarious series about family, forgiveness, and what it means to go back home.Emily Callaghan never expected to spend another summer on Wenniway Island. Yet here she is, back in her quaint northern Michigan hometown of Trillium Bay, divorced, flat broke, and dragging along her precocious twelve-year-old. It’s a simple arrangement: Emily, a house flipper, will renovate one of her grandmother’s rental properties in exchange for a much-needed loan. Once a wild child, the reformed Emily also hopes to remodel her reputation and show her family she’s all grown up.But coming home is never simple. Emily’s dad is more distant than ever. Her younger sister is dating a much older man, and Emily’s worried it’s a mistake. The cottage remodel grows increasingly daunting. And then there’s handsome out-of-towner Ryan Taggert…Ryan has his own family drama. A smart, ambitious land developer, he’s come to Wenniway to rescue his father from the grips of a new girlfriend and protect their family business. But he’s quickly distracted by gorgeous, witty Emily Callaghan.There’s no denying the attraction between Emily and Ryan. But will their conflicting interests destroy any chance at love? Or will Emily finally get the chance to rebuild her life—and repair her heart?

My Kind of You (Trillium Bay #1) Details

TitleMy Kind of You (Trillium Bay #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseApr 18th, 2017
PublisherMontlake Romance
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Fiction

My Kind of You (Trillium Bay #1) Review

  • Nicola
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars.My Kind of You is the first book I've read by Tracy Brogan and, with a writing style which was easy to get along with and a cast of quirky, funny characters, she's an author I'll be checking out again. "Too bad he was officially the enemy." I love an enemies-to-lovers story and this is one which doesn't bring too much drama. Divorcee and single mum, Emily Callaghan is returning home to help her Gran renovate a rental property and repay her 10k loan when, whilst stranded at the airport, 3.5 stars.My Kind of You is the first book I've read by Tracy Brogan and, with a writing style which was easy to get along with and a cast of quirky, funny characters, she's an author I'll be checking out again. "Too bad he was officially the enemy." I love an enemies-to-lovers story and this is one which doesn't bring too much drama. Divorcee and single mum, Emily Callaghan is returning home to help her Gran renovate a rental property and repay her 10k loan when, whilst stranded at the airport, she meets developer, Ryan Taggert, also on his way to the island to find out what his wayward dad is playing at. And they have a lovely rapport from the start with little nudges from Emily's fantastic 12-year old daughter, Chloe.Whilst enjoyable, my slightly lower rating is for two reasons: I felt it was a little slow building in the romance department, and whilst Emily and Ryan were endearing, at the same time I was a wee bit irritated by some of their actions--I actually preferred the secondary characters who bolstered the story up by providing some great humour. "Private fireworks are far superior to public fireworks." Overall My Kind of You is an easy, engaging read in a beautiful setting which has set things up nicely for more the Trillium Bay series, which I look forward to reading. Copy received courtesy of Montlake via NetGalley for an honest and unbiased opinion.
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  • Ian
    January 1, 1970
    Twelve years ago, Emily left Wenniway Island. She ran off with her summer romance, and burned all her bridges on the Island. Now divorced and with a twelve year old daughter she finds herself flat broke and back on the island. Her grandmother has offered her a lifeline, a job renovating one of her cottages and turning it into high end tourist accomodation. Ryan is a project developer who finds himself on Wenniway Island when his recently widowered father takes up with a woman. A woman he is conv Twelve years ago, Emily left Wenniway Island. She ran off with her summer romance, and burned all her bridges on the Island. Now divorced and with a twelve year old daughter she finds herself flat broke and back on the island. Her grandmother has offered her a lifeline, a job renovating one of her cottages and turning it into high end tourist accomodation. Ryan is a project developer who finds himself on Wenniway Island when his recently widowered father takes up with a woman. A woman he is convinced is a gold-digger. When he meets Emily there is an immediate attraction but his home is Sacramento and her home is San Antonio. And as they get to know each other the complications just keep piling up. Contemporary Romance is very much a safe place for me. But in the sub-genre that is CR there is both good and bad. Tracy Brogan is well and truly in the good camp. Her stories are about family, relationships, love and home. She always delivers exactly what I want from CR. Many thanks to Montlake Romance and Netgalley for providing me with this review copy.
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  • Pj Ausdenmore
    January 1, 1970
    ARC ReviewI began reading Tracy Brogan's MY KIND OF YOU last night around 10 pm. At 2:30 am, I was still awake reading and laughing so loud and hard I was sure I was going to wake up the people in the condo next door. I finally called it quits when I fell asleep while reading and my Kindle fell on my face and split my lip. That's the only reason! I went right back to reading as soon as I woke up today and finished it with a smile and a satisfied sigh. This funny, heartwarming, can't-put-it-down ARC ReviewI began reading Tracy Brogan's MY KIND OF YOU last night around 10 pm. At 2:30 am, I was still awake reading and laughing so loud and hard I was sure I was going to wake up the people in the condo next door. I finally called it quits when I fell asleep while reading and my Kindle fell on my face and split my lip. That's the only reason! I went right back to reading as soon as I woke up today and finished it with a smile and a satisfied sigh. This funny, heartwarming, can't-put-it-down story is just what you need to brighten your day...as long as you don't fall asleep holding a Kindle. ;-) I highly recommend Tracy Brogan's MY KIND OF YOU.
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  • Trish R.
    January 1, 1970
    Best narration EVER.. You gotta listen to this book. BUT don’t listen to it unless you have a good sense of humor.What can I say about this book? Other than I absolutely loved it. Why? Because of Amy McFadden. She was just phenomenal. So many characters she was able to do and so many emotions. This was the best narration I’ve ever heard. You can’t go wrong with a book that’s free with KU and $1.99 through Audible. It was a story about a 59 year old man having an affair with a 26 year old woman a Best narration EVER.. You gotta listen to this book. BUT don’t listen to it unless you have a good sense of humor.What can I say about this book? Other than I absolutely loved it. Why? Because of Amy McFadden. She was just phenomenal. So many characters she was able to do and so many emotions. This was the best narration I’ve ever heard. You can’t go wrong with a book that’s free with KU and $1.99 through Audible. It was a story about a 59 year old man having an affair with a 26 year old woman and the problems the son of the man and the sister of the girl have trying to break them up, all the while falling in love with each other. And the man, Tag, and the girl, Lilly, you couldn’t help like them both with their May/December relationship. And while Ryan and Emily tried to break the couple up there were times, many times, I had to stop to wipe the tears from my eyes from laughing so hard.This story was warm and loving and caring and there was always the grief that came from trying to make up for your past mistakes. And the characters in this book were great, especially Chloe, the 12 year old daughter of Emily you couldn’t help but love. She wasn’t a snot-nosed little witch that you hated. She didn’t pout or whine or cry. She was just a cool kid. And the others: Gigi, the grandmother, was an awesome old woman. Brooke, Emily’s sister, was stuffy but sweet. But the best of all was Mrs. Meisterburger. She was the funniest book character I’ve ever read about. There was desire throughout this book, which I love, but the sex was all fade-to-black, which is OK by me as long as there is desire and sexual tension. The F-bomb was used about 11 or 12 times. I couldn’t complain about one thing being wrong with this book, unless it was that I hated to see it end. However, I don’t think you’ll enjoy it near as much just reading it as you would listening to it. The relationship between Ryan and Emily is left at HFN but the May/December one has no solution whatsoever. Tag and Lilly just stopped being mentioned so I'm assuming they'll show up in the next book.As to the narration: Awesome, phenomenal, wonderful, emotional, funny, etc, etc.
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  • Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
    January 1, 1970
    I had so much fun with this book. A really entertaining comedy. New to me author, but a new favorite. Full review to come.
  • Char (1RadReader59)
    January 1, 1970
    This was such a funny book. As you know I love family sagas. This one did not disappoint at all. The standout character would have to be Chloe. She was a hoot. This story was about Emily Callaghan and her daughter Chloe going home to a small island in Michigan for the summer. Emily has been a single mother for the last 7 years officially but since day one unofficially. She has had basically no family support of her choosing because her father (Chief of Police) did not make it easy to reach out This was such a funny book. As you know I love family sagas. This one did not disappoint at all. The standout character would have to be Chloe. She was a hoot. This story was about Emily Callaghan and her daughter Chloe going home to a small island in Michigan for the summer. Emily has been a single mother for the last 7 years officially but since day one unofficially. She has had basically no family support of her choosing because her father (Chief of Police) did not make it easy to reach out and ask for help. All because being young and impulsive. She ran off with a non-islander and got married. At the time, she thought she was in love. About the time, she realized she made a mistake it was about the time she was pregnant. Not really ideal. She would never regret her marriage ever for just that reason. When a risky business deal fails beyond bad she asks Gigi (her grandmother) to help her out (not a handout). To pay her back she agrees that on top of paying her back when the house finally flips that she will remodel her rental cottage. On the last stop over they meet Ryan Taggert. They can’t make the last thirty-minute flight due to engine trouble. They share a taxi to the actual nearest town. In route, they find out Ryan’s on his way to the island to save his father from marrying a money hungry bimbo. Who was putting his claws into his millionaire father? Well, let me just say there is a lot more than her claws sinkin’ in, on and around his father that is for sure. There is a lot of things going on in and on that small town too. But the best part is Chloe is making new friends and is accepted for who she is and Emily has a work crew with personality and quirks but a lot of heart. Most of all there’s laughter. I give this: 5 stars. Provided by netgalley.com.Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com
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  • Linda
    January 1, 1970
    A small-town yummy contemporary romance with plenty of humor and a family focus... I loved it!We don’t have to tell secrets. We don’t have to talk at all. We could just, you know, kiss . . . and stuff.” My Kind of You by Tracy Brogan is a highly entertaining contemporary romance with a great island setting. It is the hilarious story of house flipper Emily Callaghan and land developer Ryan Taggert.First, I want to share about the idyllic locale. Michigan’s MacKinac Island served as Tracy’s inspir A small-town yummy contemporary romance with plenty of humor and a family focus... I loved it!We don’t have to tell secrets. We don’t have to talk at all. We could just, you know, kiss . . . and stuff.” My Kind of You by Tracy Brogan is a highly entertaining contemporary romance with a great island setting. It is the hilarious story of house flipper Emily Callaghan and land developer Ryan Taggert.First, I want to share about the idyllic locale. Michigan’s MacKinac Island served as Tracy’s inspiration for this story’s fictional Wenniway Island. In Tracy’s words: “Trillium Bay is located on Wenniway Island, a place so small that cars have been banned and everyone gets around by horse, bike, or on foot. Most of the 600 year-round inhabitants are from families who’ve lived on the island since the 1700’s. Naturally this gives the town a very distinct and unique personality. Everyone knows everyone’s business and secrets are a luxury. Tourism is their main source of income and during the summer there are as many as 15,000 visitors in one day. They’re called “fudgies” because they come for the famous Wenniway Island fudge.” Seriously, I could smell the fudge while I was listening to this book and I want to spend my summer there too!As the story opens, we meet single mother Emily and Chloe, her daughter, as they are traveling to Wenniway Island, Emily’s hometown. It’s not a happy time for Emily. She is flat-out broke because a project of hers took a dive. She is also uncertain of her welcome once they arrive. When she was young, she had a wild streak that resulted in an impulsive marriage, a union which also gave her Chloe, Emily’s pride and joy. She hasn’t been home for the last seven years as she is estranged from her father and not close to her older sister. However, without an extra dime to her name, she has accepted her grandmother’s offer to renovate one of her rental properties. Emily fully intends to pay her grandmother back in full.On their last stop before reaching Wenniway Island, Emily and Chloe meet Ryan and end up sharing a taxi to the nearest town where they can catch the ferry to the island. While in route, they learn that Ryan is on his way to the island to save his rich father from the clutches of a gold-digging bimbo. When Emily and Ryan end up joining forces to break up Ryan’s father and his girlfriend, they discover sparks of their own.I really liked both Ryan and Emily. They are alike in so many ways. They are each driven and creative. When they put their minds together on Gigi’s project, they fed off each other’s ideas. Their chemistry flared from the beginning and the sparks only got stronger as they spent more time together. But, there were obstacles to any lasting relationship for them. Would they be able to overcome them to have a chance at a future together?I had literally loads of favorite scenes but will only mention three… There’s a segment where Ryan and Emily go horseback riding with grandiose plans to sabotage his father’s romance relationship. OMG. I know people around me on the bridge thought I’d lost my mind. The scene includes a laugh-out-loud discourse on farting and, in addition, readers are treated to a vivid sexy image of Ryan coming out of a lake with water droplets accentuating his muscles. I can still conjure the picture even though I listened to this a couple of months ago. Needless to say, their plans backfired stupendously.I will never forget when they first the visited the lighthouse….AND I actually teared up with the story about the fireflies…There were many wonderful supporting characters. Emily’s grandmother was a hoot. I choked laughing when she admitted to being “good at burying men.” Chloe, Emily’s twelve-year-old precocious daughter, was a standout too. She liked Ryan from the moment they met and her matchmaking skills were on full display herein. In addition, there were the quirky characters who made up Emily’s work crew and Dmitri Krushnic, the man who is never without his beekeeping hat even when he’s nowhere near his bees.Following please find a few of my favorite quotes from My Kind of You:"Private fireworks are far superior to public fireworks." --- Life had a way of shifting under her feet like quicksand and she had learned to just make the best of it. Like Gigi always said, ‘when God closes a door, he shoves you out the window.’--- “Just one more?” he said, holding up his thumb and index finger to indicate tiny. Oh so small. “Just one more little one? I don’t think that was my best work, and what if this is the only time we ever kiss? Then you’ll go on for the rest of your life thinking that’s the best I can do. I don’t think my ego can take that.”He sure as hell hoped this wouldn’t be the only time they ever kissed. In fact, he was going to make damn sure of it, and then some. But for the moment, this angle was going to work for him. He could see her indecision. He leaned closer, his lips nearly touching hers. Her eyes fluttered shut as he whispered against her mouth, “Just one more.” --- Your….your bat cave?” Emily responded.“Yes, I’m quite proud of it. I put those visiting Boy Scouts to good use building bat houses, and now I’ve got dozens of them lining the walls of my tool shed.” She ran a hand down her long, witchy hair. “Bat houses, I mean. Not Boy Scouts. I don’t have any Boy Scouts in my shed.” She looked around, and Ryan couldn’t help but wonder if anyone might indeed be missing a Boy Scout.Amy McFadden is the narrator for My Kind of You. Her voice is crystal clear and easy to understand. She exuded the proper emotions and differentiated between the characters to where I had no issue discerning who was speaking at any one time. That said, I didn’t care for Amy’s male voices - only because they sounded too female to me; I got used to her interpretation as the story progressed. Other than that, she did a great job and I look forward to hearing her again. I might even pick up this book to listen to again sometime.I can’t wait for the next installment which will be Brooke’s story. She’s the eldest Callaghan sister and was running for mayor in this book. It seems that she will win her election, but holding public office is not what she expected. In addition, in her book, there will be a jewel theft and a funeral for a guy who died ten years ago. The third book will feature Tag’s and Lily’s May/December romance. I’m pulling for them! Whatever ensues, Tracy has promised more secrets, more reveals and more fun! My Kind of You is a sweet romance with some heat and oodles of comical overtones. It’s also a family saga that emphasizes forgiving and reconciling. I listened to the last fifteen minutes of this audio at home in my garage because I just had to hear the ending before exiting my car. The ending was a complete surprise, until the very last. I highly recommend My Kind of You to anyone who enjoys small-town yummy contemporary romances with plenty of humor and a family focus.My full review is posted at Reading between the Wines Book Club. Please check it out there: http://www.readingbetweenthewinesbook...
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  • Diana Leneker
    January 1, 1970
    Loved....loved....loved this book! I was reading it and couldn't stop laughing out loud. Finally my husband asked me what was so funny and as I was reading him a scene about horse back riding he started to lose it too! I love when a book makes me feel so happy!!!!!
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  • Beth Hommes
    January 1, 1970
    This book was ok. The writing was fine and the characters were likeable. My problems were that the plot was far too predictable and the descriptions of Emily's romantic intentions were too long and drawn out.
  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    Not the bestI love all of Tracy Brogan's cheesy romance books. But this one was slow. Took too long for me to care about the characters. And one I did, it was over.
  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    this is not my 1st read by Tracy ... but I truly think her style is so fun .. her ability to swap to another kind of story ... i loved the airport scene... i love all these characters ... their quirky personalities are just too too much ... I love anything Michigan ....so this was a such a pleasure to read. I love the cover. this was in my 4th Romance Reveal Book Box ...such a fan. A great summer read ... I guess summer is coming to a close for some many but maybe by reading this book it can hol this is not my 1st read by Tracy ... but I truly think her style is so fun .. her ability to swap to another kind of story ... i loved the airport scene... i love all these characters ... their quirky personalities are just too too much ... I love anything Michigan ....so this was a such a pleasure to read. I love the cover. this was in my 4th Romance Reveal Book Box ...such a fan. A great summer read ... I guess summer is coming to a close for some many but maybe by reading this book it can hold on to it for a bit for ya??! I think quotes from a book really give ya an idea of what or how the author does write see this visual "Emily peered at him at little more closely, suddenly wondering if perhaps his old soul had wandered off to that big airport lobby in the sky." Here is the old guys I would think 80s at least in a John Deere hat ... so my grandfather, just resting wait for the time he can get home to his bride for dinner ... so precious!! Is "manspreading" a thing? I gotta google that? Is that??! Google says: "the practice whereby a man, especially one traveling on public transportation, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seats." ... Do women never do this? I guess we are all prim and proper? This gives ya a great visual. MEN!! Here is another funny quote from the airport scene ... DID I MENTION I LOVE THAT SCENE SO MUCH??! "She's buying airplane parts at Walmart?" Can't you buy all things at Walmart? Most people think you can ... at least the watching your budget kind of buying folks ... like me ... you find a way to buy whatnot from there. just saying ... I LOVED THIS BOOK!! such a great read. I will be reading more from Tracy when I can. Such a fan. ( ;
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  • Ruthie Taylor
    January 1, 1970
    ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~This is a real gem of a book - I definitely recommend it to you in all circumstances except one ... if you have had surgery and it will hurt to laugh, because truly some of the things you read will have you in fits of giggles. When we speak of genres we never mention the "island off the coast of" romance - and yet there are some truly superb examples - and this is clearly going to be a winning series in the game. There i ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~This is a real gem of a book - I definitely recommend it to you in all circumstances except one ... if you have had surgery and it will hurt to laugh, because truly some of the things you read will have you in fits of giggles. When we speak of genres we never mention the "island off the coast of" romance - and yet there are some truly superb examples - and this is clearly going to be a winning series in the game. There is a huge advantage of course on an island, as the characters are, to say the least, curious, quaint and hidden treasures. Ms Brogan has had great fun creating a whole host of entertaining islanders for our delectation. She threw in a few rather fabulous ones too - and then stirred the pot with two men from outside, who are getting involved in things that may burn their fingers. What with family feuds, issues of ageism, and two people in particular who have chemistry in bucket loads, this is a refreshingly funny and passion-filled read. There are some scenes which will have me chuckling for weeks, possibly years to come, and I cannot wait to see where the Trillium Bay series leads us next.
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  • Gabriella
    January 1, 1970
    Cute start to a new series...This is a cute and sweet start to a new series. An story set on a charming lakeside town, with a host of quirky characters., makes it an easy albeit predictable book. My complaint is that it felt very rushed towards the end, and we didn't get any resolution to a couple of issues. The ending is HFN at best, I would have liked a little more time with the main couple as an actual couple, they come together officially at the very end, and we don't get to read about anyth Cute start to a new series...This is a cute and sweet start to a new series. An story set on a charming lakeside town, with a host of quirky characters., makes it an easy albeit predictable book. My complaint is that it felt very rushed towards the end, and we didn't get any resolution to a couple of issues. The ending is HFN at best, I would have liked a little more time with the main couple as an actual couple, they come together officially at the very end, and we don't get to read about anything beyond that, which was disappointing. I'm thinking the author's intention was to leave everything set for the next book, but it felt like I didn't get a proper ending in this one (it wasn't a cliffy though). There was no mention of what happened with Lilly and Tag, which was one of the central storylines, so that was up in the air.
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  • Sally
    January 1, 1970
    After reading 7/8 horrible books in a row, I thought I was never gonna find an interesting book ever again! My Kind of You was a breath of fresh air!!! I loved it! I just totally fell in love with the plot and the characters! And my God, Chloe is just so adorable!!! The reason it didn't get a 5 star rating was cz I found the ending a bit lacking,, but but but ...I still loved loved loved the book! I can't wait for the second or third or I dunno how many books this series is gonna have! I want Br After reading 7/8 horrible books in a row, I thought I was never gonna find an interesting book ever again! My Kind of You was a breath of fresh air!!! I loved it! I just totally fell in love with the plot and the characters! And my God, Chloe is just so adorable!!! The reason it didn't get a 5 star rating was cz I found the ending a bit lacking,, but but but ...I still loved loved loved the book! I can't wait for the second or third or I dunno how many books this series is gonna have! I want Bryce and Jack's stories too! and maybe a separate book for Tag and Lilly! I'm so excited!
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  • Susan Peterson
    January 1, 1970
    Sweet, romantic, funny Tracy Brogan has once again written a warm, romantic story, full of humor. My Kind of You is a book that made me laugh, cry, and feel the love between its wonderful inhabitants. The characters in this book are sweet and quirky, feisty and lovely. Each page of this book is filled with tenderness and humor, a heartfelt story that will provide readers with hours of joy and love.
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  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    A nice, fun, an easy read. A perfect book when you don't want to think too much about plots and storylines. With that being said, a plausible and believable storyline with interesting characters. Yes, you will guess the ending, but who doesn't in romance books?. I will read the next one in the series!
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  • Bette Hansen
    January 1, 1970
    AwesomeHumor, small town charm, and quirky characters make this an absolute joy to read. It's well written with a great flow to the story. Definitely one for the must read list.
  • Julie
    January 1, 1970
    Whenever I want a light-hearted fun book to read, I always check to see if Tracy Brogan has a new one out. I was so happy to see she did! I started it this morning and finished it tonight. Thank you for keeping a smile on my face through out the book and the day. Perfect read for the beautiful day it was! Thanks @TracyBrogan!!
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  • Tana
    January 1, 1970
    Cute love story. Its about young relationships and how they don't work out but we still get through them. Enjoyable read.
  • Gail
    January 1, 1970
    First time reading Tracy Brogan and it won't be my last. A fun loving romance story about the meaning of family and forgiveness. A very hard book to put down because I had to find out what would happen next. I loved every minute of it and hated to see it end.
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  • Connie
    January 1, 1970
    FTC Disclosure: I received this book free from Goodreads hoping I would review it.
  • Judith
    January 1, 1970
    Really legit enjoyable read. If you're looking for a summer read any time of the year this book is definitely a good choice.The story revolves around Emily and her daughter Chloe. Emily is a divorced mom returning to her childhood home with her twelve year old daughter in tow. Emily went into the house flipping business with her friend, Jewel, in San Antonio and their last venture has not been a good one. It has forced Emily to take a loan from her grandmother, Gigi with the stipulation of renov Really legit enjoyable read. If you're looking for a summer read any time of the year this book is definitely a good choice.The story revolves around Emily and her daughter Chloe. Emily is a divorced mom returning to her childhood home with her twelve year old daughter in tow. Emily went into the house flipping business with her friend, Jewel, in San Antonio and their last venture has not been a good one. It has forced Emily to take a loan from her grandmother, Gigi with the stipulation of renovating a house her grandmother owns on Wenniway Island in Trillium Bay, Michigan.Also heading to Wenniway Island is Ryan Taggert. He's been summoned by his father to come help with a project for two months but he's also on a mission to "rescue" his father from a midlife crisis that he and his brothers are sure he's suffering from. His father, John Taggert, also know as Tag, has decided to retire and move from Sacramento, California to Wenniway Island because there is also a woman he's interested in...a 26 year old woman who Ryan and his brother Bryce believe is a "bimbo" after his father's money.And so the story begins.... Enjoy 💚I truly enjoy Ms. Brogan's wit and humour and her attention to detail throughout her stories. I love her light, easy style of writing and always look forward to a new book coming out. This book was no exception. I snagged it through Kindle Unlimited and was pleasantly surprised that it included the Audible version and I have to say it is the first Audible book I have enjoyed from the first word to the last. Kudos to the narrator.
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  • Adriana
    January 1, 1970
    Emily Callaghan never expected to spend another summer on Wenniway Island. Yet here she is, back in her quaint northern Michigan hometown of Trillium Bay, divorced, flat broke, and dragging along her precocious twelve-year-old. It was her way to pay her grandma back for the loan that had kept Emily from bankruptcy. As a house flipper, Emily made a bad deal that nearly took everything she had. So being back home was not easy for her. To start with, she left home on bad terms. As a teenager, Emily Emily Callaghan never expected to spend another summer on Wenniway Island. Yet here she is, back in her quaint northern Michigan hometown of Trillium Bay, divorced, flat broke, and dragging along her precocious twelve-year-old. It was her way to pay her grandma back for the loan that had kept Emily from bankruptcy. As a house flipper, Emily made a bad deal that nearly took everything she had. So being back home was not easy for her. To start with, she left home on bad terms. As a teenager, Emily left the island with a college boyfriend to elope. When she realized she had made a mistake, she was pregnant and couldn't go back. Years later, still in a miserable relationship with her father, Emily dreaded what the summer would bring. But what she never expected was that it would bring her Ryan. Ryan Taggert a smart, ambitious land developer, has come all the way to the island to save his father from his new girlfriend while protecting their family business. But he soon realizes there is something captivating about the Callaghan women. The attraction between Emily and Ryan is fast and furious, but there is too much at stake here. The more they try to break his father and her sister apart, the closer they become. Fighting their own attraction becomes impossible. But then in an island where secrets are never kept, Ryan is holding a secret that could destroy them before they even got started... A romantic comedy surrounded by "legit" family and friends, sexy men and seriously sassy women. My Kind of Book!
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  • Jane
    January 1, 1970
    It's all in the details. This book would've gotten maybe four stars, but the mistakes made in it were distracting.As little as 17 pages in, there was a glaring one. The author describes Sacramento, California as "sunny." I lived in Sacramento in the early 70s & it was, indeed, almost always sunny. But not so now. Sacramento sees more than it's share of foggy days and as the years rolled past, the fog moved up the I-80 corridor so that thirty plus miles north of Sacramento, that area sees mor It's all in the details. This book would've gotten maybe four stars, but the mistakes made in it were distracting.As little as 17 pages in, there was a glaring one. The author describes Sacramento, California as "sunny." I lived in Sacramento in the early 70s & it was, indeed, almost always sunny. But not so now. Sacramento sees more than it's share of foggy days and as the years rolled past, the fog moved up the I-80 corridor so that thirty plus miles north of Sacramento, that area sees more fog now, too. I know this because when we moved from Sacramento thirty miles north in the mid-70s, we saw the sun the better part of the year. But, as in Sacramento, soon, the fog pervaded this area, too.I got tired of the characters in this book always being "ravenous." Why not just "hungry?"The heroine's grandmother, Gigi, has been married and widowed three times. On page 83, her late husbands' ashes are in urns, which decorate the mantle. However, in the same scene, the author states that Gigi "buried" her dead husbands. Which is it?And on page 269, a character named Tiny is involved in a pie-eating contest, but with no movement of time, he is also standing next to his girlfriend.This author does write with humor, but overall, the book is "meh." The sex scenes are artless and boring. And the ending is so abrupt as to be jarring. It's like the author said to herself, "Oh, I'm at 300 pages (the narrative is actually 299 pages), so, I'd better wrap it up."
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  • Jane
    January 1, 1970
    I want to thank the Goodreads First Reads Giveaway and Tracy Brogan, author for the eBook copy of My Kind of You that I won in the Giveaway.Wenniway Island in Lake Huron Is home to Emily Chambers and she is going home to help her Grandmother, Gigi to remodel one of her rental cottages. This remodel job is her way out of her financial problems when the house she bought with her business partner in San Antonio turned into a 'money pit' house that is taking way too much to be a profitable flip hous I want to thank the Goodreads First Reads Giveaway and Tracy Brogan, author for the eBook copy of My Kind of You that I won in the Giveaway.Wenniway Island in Lake Huron Is home to Emily Chambers and she is going home to help her Grandmother, Gigi to remodel one of her rental cottages. This remodel job is her way out of her financial problems when the house she bought with her business partner in San Antonio turned into a 'money pit' house that is taking way too much to be a profitable flip house for them.Ryan Taggert is traveling to Wenniway Island to talk his father out of going into retirement and to meet the woman that has captured his father's interest on Wenniway Island. The young woman is Lily and turns out to be Emily's younger sister also know as 'the gold digging bimbo'. In My Kind of You Emily and Ryan find they are attracted to each other as the plot to break up Lily and Tag, Ryan's father.The characters on this remote island make this a humorous romance full of twists and turns. I loved Chloe, Emily's daughter and her matchmaking and all the new experiences she has on the island. This was a fun story and I look forward to reading more about Tiny, Gigi, the bat crazy library lady and the guy that always wears a bee keeper's hat with the net down.
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  • The Book Worm
    January 1, 1970
    I loved, loved loved everything about this book. It's written in a very funny and engaging way and yet, despite all the irony, the important messages flow through. Ryan is a likable character, Chloe (Emily's daughter) is an amazing girl and Emily turned out alright too, even if I didn't care too much for her in the first few pages. Wenniway Island sounds like a really magical place though and, small town dynamics aside, even I would like to live there.Ryan and Emily's romance is sweet and happen I loved, loved loved everything about this book. It's written in a very funny and engaging way and yet, despite all the irony, the important messages flow through. Ryan is a likable character, Chloe (Emily's daughter) is an amazing girl and Emily turned out alright too, even if I didn't care too much for her in the first few pages. Wenniway Island sounds like a really magical place though and, small town dynamics aside, even I would like to live there.Ryan and Emily's romance is sweet and happens naturally - despite the attraction between them they take time to get to know each other before taking the leap - and as such is much more realistic than those two-or-three-day-whirlwinds of some romance novels. We also don't need to be treated to graphic details to get the point.My only complaint is that the end seems a bit rushed, with all the pieces falling into place a almost too seamlessly, and we never get to know what happens between Tag (Ryan's father) and Lilly (Emily's younger sister). Since their relationship was the trigger for the entire plot, I was a bit irked to be left in the dark.Hopefully the author will manage to publish book two really soon (My kind of You is book one in the Trillium Bay series), because I can't wait. In the meantime, I'll be looking for more Tracy Brogan books for sure!
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  • Bookworm
    January 1, 1970
    I received My Kind of You from Montlake Romance via NetGalley for review. (I did buy this through Audible as well) This was my very first Tracy Brogan novel, and I loved it! After reading this book, I decided to download it on Audible for listening. The narrator was excellent, and really brought these wonderful words to life! Wenniway Island is loosely based on Michigan's Mackinac Island.Which had me falling in love with this story instantly!I was lucky enough to spend a summer working on Mackin I received My Kind of You from Montlake Romance via NetGalley for review. (I did buy this through Audible as well) This was my very first Tracy Brogan novel, and I loved it! After reading this book, I decided to download it on Audible for listening. The narrator was excellent, and really brought these wonderful words to life! Wenniway Island is loosely based on Michigan's Mackinac Island.Which had me falling in love with this story instantly!I was lucky enough to spend a summer working on Mackinac Island, so when the story talked about all the quaint things you come across while there, (fudge, calling tourist fudgies LOL, horses, bikes, etc.) it took me right back to that summer! The author did an excellent job setting the scene of the story, and developing characters that were easily likable right from the beginning. The bickering, and gossiping of the island folk had me snickering, and smiling big! While this island is fictional, so many aspects were relatable to that of Mackinac, and was just so much fun to read! Emily and Ryan were sort of a slow burn relationship, which I thought matched the story perfectly. Contemporary Romance readers will enjoy this one! Now I'm off to find more Tracy Brogan stories, her writing is fantastic!
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  • Melody
    January 1, 1970
    So it isn't bad enough that Emily continues to try to get Lily to break up with Tad despite how happy they are. Emily nags, and nags, and tries to get her sister to date a mindless yoga instructor merely because his is handsome and more age appropriate. Emily decided her sister shouldn't be with Tad no matter how happy they are. What she wants is best! She is really narrow minded and selfish. But I am completely disgusted with her hypocrisy and lack of morals. First she talks about finding some So it isn't bad enough that Emily continues to try to get Lily to break up with Tad despite how happy they are. Emily nags, and nags, and tries to get her sister to date a mindless yoga instructor merely because his is handsome and more age appropriate. Emily decided her sister shouldn't be with Tad no matter how happy they are. What she wants is best! She is really narrow minded and selfish. But I am completely disgusted with her hypocrisy and lack of morals. First she talks about finding some random guy to have sex with. Ok tart you are an adult. But when she spends the entire church service graphically and deliberately imagining the sex she wants to have with Ryan I am repulsed and done. Listening in church can be difficult. It is sometimes dry and your mind might wander. That isn't what she did. She never for one moment tried to listen but decided to spend the whole service imaging the sex she wished she could have. She purposefully indulged in the imagery. A skanky hypocrite like her shouldn't bother to go to church at all. She could hardly have picked a more inappropriate sacrilegious topic to indulge in.
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  • Vivian
    January 1, 1970
    Emily Chambers ran off with a college boy after graduating high school. Now a grown woman with a teenage child, she was set to visit her childhood home in Michigan. Back to Wenniway Island. She had to settle some debt and the only way she knew how was with the help of her grandmother, Gigi. Ryan couldn't believe the look of this little town, or island. A sort of Mayberry but with a landscape and sunsets he'd only seen in pictures. He had to make sure his father didn't make the mistake of his lif Emily Chambers ran off with a college boy after graduating high school. Now a grown woman with a teenage child, she was set to visit her childhood home in Michigan. Back to Wenniway Island. She had to settle some debt and the only way she knew how was with the help of her grandmother, Gigi. Ryan couldn't believe the look of this little town, or island. A sort of Mayberry but with a landscape and sunsets he'd only seen in pictures. He had to make sure his father didn't make the mistake of his life; falling for a gold digging bimbo. The last thing he expected was to fall for the bimbos older sister. Both Emily, also know as Peach by the locals, and Ryan are involved in home reconstruction. Although they have more in common than they bargained on. Would Ryan's business savvy get in the way of his heart? Would Emily learn to let go and just be happy? ~ a cute summer read, albeit predictable. Not sure if I'm up for this series, considering its obvious direction. But it's definitely a good, solid 3-star read.
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  • Julie Mink
    January 1, 1970
    A wonderful summer read. Good romance with fun and interest characters and a look at what small town life on an island in northern Michigan might be life. Emily Callaghan and her daughter Phoebe return to Emily'a home town of Trillium Bay in northern Michigan. Trillium Bay is on an island {think Mackinac Island, MI} with no cars just horse drawn wagons for transportation. She is returning deep in debt and planning to help remodel her grandmother's rental cabin to help repay the loan her grandmot A wonderful summer read. Good romance with fun and interest characters and a look at what small town life on an island in northern Michigan might be life. Emily Callaghan and her daughter Phoebe return to Emily'a home town of Trillium Bay in northern Michigan. Trillium Bay is on an island {think Mackinac Island, MI} with no cars just horse drawn wagons for transportation. She is returning deep in debt and planning to help remodel her grandmother's rental cabin to help repay the loan her grandmother gave her and to try to mend fences with her Dad. They have not been close since she ran away and married her now ex-husband.When small town life and the sense of family begins to remind her of what she has been missing, Phoebe asks her if they can come to Trillium Bay more often or maybe move there. Emily is finding a new lease on life and a new man to maybe share it with.Emily has two sisters and I am hoping that there will be at least two more books that tell their stories.
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