Family Ties By Louise Behiel

Pub Date:March 16, 2012
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Grayson Mills realized long ago that he’s unable to establish and sustain meaningful relationships - especially with women. He’s constructed a lifestyle that leaves him alone and his sexy new neighbor isn’t going to change his decision - especially since she has a horde of kids running around.

Child psychologist Andie Bowen has four foster children, all with high emotional needs. Andie’s committed to the children and she’s not going to upset them by getting involved with a man who could never accept her family.

But when an unknown assailant starts tormenting Andie’s family, Gray’s personal code demands that he protect his neighbor and her children. While surrounded by family, Gray’s long dormant childhood nightmares return, driving him to seek their meaning.

Together Andie and Gray will face his past, while struggling to keep her family safe and together they will forge Family Ties.

I loved every character in this book. There's Andie (the heroine) and she is a child psychologist who has taking in four foster children.

Bonnie- the teenage and the oldest, she's the typical teenager, but with a troubled past.
Billie-he's twelve and is pretty accustomed to life with Andie
Chloe- the pretty little girl who talks before she thinks, and trusts me she will have you laughing.
Jamie-the newest addition to their little family, and is still trying to adjust to his new life.

Then there's Grayson (hero) who is a loner. He buys house to restore them then moves on. His life goes from quiet and stress free, to hectic when Andie and her little group moves in. Grayson & Andie don't get along at first and really don't see eye to eye, until someone starts to terrorize Andie's family and Grayson decides he will protect them.This book is not just as romance. It's a story about love and acceptance, and how a family is more than someone who shares your DNA, but people who are there for you no matter what and love you unconditionally. It's a story about finding yourself and forgiveness.

Pros: believable characters, a solid plot, unique storyline, moves along at a decent pace, flows well, and everything was well developed .Plus there is a twist I did NOT seeing coming ,I mean it completely blindsided me and I loved it

Cons: I would say in one location in the story instead of Andie she is called Angie. Had a copy minor errors.

Overall, this was a captivating story that will just melt your heart. I would recommend it to anyone. Start reading this book today, you will not regret it.

Characters: 5/5
Writing/error: 3/5
Plot: 5/5
Ending: 5/5
Would I recommend it: Yes!


  1. Crystal I must found your site. thanks for the great review. I've fixed the mistakes (that's what I get for paying someone to do something) but it's going out for another edit.


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