Mini Reviews: McLoughlin Brothers Trilogy by Emma Tharp

Posted March 8, 2019 by Tina in Reviews / 0 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Mini Reviews: McLoughlin Brothers Trilogy by Emma TharpMoving On (McLoughlin Brothers, #1) by Emma Tharp
Series: McLoughlin Brothers #1
Published by Amazon on March 13, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 100
Format: Kindle Edition
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Reading Challenges: ABC Author Edition, Alphabet Challenge, Beat The Backlist, For The Love Of Ebooks, LetsReadIndie, Review Writing
Series Rating: 3 Stars
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3 Stars

Her luck has run out…After losing her job, dealing with the double blow of her grandmother’s stroke, and finding out her boyfriend was cheating, Scarlette James needs a fresh start. What better place to find your luck again, than Ireland.He’s her friend’s ex…Braeden McLoughlin is handsome, strong, protective, and the epitome of forbidden fruit. When he offers Scarlette a vacation fling…two weeks to explore Ireland, and each other, Scarlette doesn’t know what to listen to, her head or her heart.Is Braeden just what Scarlette needs to turn her luck around, or is their two week fling destined for disaster?

Moving On is the first series in the McLoughlin Brothers Trilogy. It was a very quick friends to lovers / enemies to lovers book. The story begins in Ireland. Braeden is on vacation when he runs into Scarlette who is also in Ireland on her own. Her grandmother wasn’t able to make the trip with her but she wanted to continue the trip with her. Scarlette is going through a rough time, she just broke up with her boyfriend she is also in another country by herself and her luggage is lost! Isn’t that rotten luck?

Moving On is told in Scarlette’s point of view only. She was a good narrator I did enjoy the writing and the story. Braeden is one of Scarlette’s friend’s exes. This was actually handled VERY WELL and made me like the story a lot more.

Moving On was definitely a quick lighthearted read that could help you get out of a slump.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Mini Reviews: McLoughlin Brothers Trilogy by Emma TharpAll In (McLoughlin Brothers, #2) by Emma Tharp
Series: McLoughlin Brothers #2
on March 13, 2018
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 108
Format: Kindle Edition
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Reading Challenges: Beat The Backlist, For The Love Of Ebooks, LetsReadIndie, Review Writing
Series Rating: 3 Stars
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3 Stars

Her curves, pale green eyes, and spitfire personality are what draw Jackson to Amelia. His best friend, Will, is what pulls him away.

Amelia Stanton has always had a crush on her brother Will’s best friend, Jackson McLoughlin. But he’s a player and has never taken a second look at her. Until a chance meeting brings them together and the truth about their feelings comes to the surface.

When the unthinkable happens, will Amelia and Jackson make it through an unexpected pregnancy or will Amelia’s brother, Will, put an end to them before they even begin?

With the odds stacked against them, can Amelia and Jackson rise to the occasion or sink before they even have a chance to swim?


All In is the second book in the McLoughlin Brothers trilogy. We meet Amelia and Jackson in Moving On and we are able to get a brief glimpse of their story in Moving On. However, you don’t necessarily need to read these in order to understand the story but it would make sense to read in order due to spoilers.

All In has my favorite trope ever! Best Friend’s Little Sister. I thought this was actually a good approach to the trope. Amelia and Jackson are (personally) better characters than Scarlette and Braeden. They were very likable and sweet. All in is told in both Scarlette’s and Braeden’s point of views, which I liked, a lot better compared to Moving On.

All In is a little deeper in subject matter (in my eyes) compared to Moving On. I did feel like Emma Tharp could’ve dived in a little deeper to make it a four star read for me. I felt like the topics were handled very lightly and that’s what made me not love this book.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Mini Reviews: McLoughlin Brothers Trilogy by Emma TharpAlive Again (McLoughlin Brothers Book 3) by Emma Tharp
Series: McLoughlin Brothers #3
on May 23, 2018
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 116
Format: Kindle Edition
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Reading Challenges: Beat The Backlist, For The Love Of Ebooks, LetsReadIndie, Review Writing
Series Rating: 3 Stars
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2.5 Stars

He thought his life was over.After ten years of being happily married to his high school sweetheart, Patrick McLoughlin thought he had it all. A beautiful wife, a career he loved, and a gorgeous new baby girl. All of his dreams were finally coming true.Until the day Maggie, his wife, walked out and never so much as left a note. Six months of radio silence.Patrick needs a nanny, someone to care for his daughter while he builds his empire. In walks Carsen Sanders - tall, sweet with a model’s body, and eleven years younger than him. She steps in and takes care of his daughter just like a second mom. He can’t help but have feelings for Carsen even though he knows it’s wrong in every way. What happens when Patrick and Carsen can no longer deny their mutual attraction? Or will Maggie return to take back what’s hers?


Alive Again is the third and final book in the McLoughlin Brothers trilogy. This was definitely my least favorite in the series. I really didn’t like it at all and I had high hopes for it.

Just like All In we are given Easter eggs of Patrick’s story. His wife left them and they have an infant daughter. It has been radio silence from his wife for over six months. He has been shell of the man he use to be, his main focus is work and his daughter. But he also needs help raising his daughter so in enters Carsen.

I didn’t really care for Patrick’s story, which is a shame because I was really looking forward to his story. Carsen was an okay heroine. I just didn’t feel like I liked her or Patrick, he wasn’t anything I imagined.

The story did take a turn I didn’t expect and quite frankly I was shocked! I personally only liked seeing the other characters from Moving On and All In.

Overall thoughts on the trilogy
This was a decent series. I was honestly glad that I borrowed the series through Kindle Unlimited because I would’ve felt bad that I didn’t love these books enough to justify buying them. I think if you are looking to meet your goodreads goal this could definitely help you.

3 Stars