The Fisher Men X My Heart is the first book in the Fisher Men Series by Rebel Nicks O’Dey. This is my first read from Ms. Nicks O’Dey, and I must confess that I really wasn’t sure I would like this book- let alone love it. I had seen it advertised a few times, but hadn’t jumped to one-click it, as I had sooooo many books on my TBR pile. But after seeing some great reviews- my curiosity was piqued, and I wanted to find out what I had been missing. So, here I am, late to the party- and kicking myself that I didn’t get on board this great series when I first saw it. I have been missing out by not having this author and her sublime books in my life much sooner than now. Because this book, series, and author- are truly fantastic!!! I am so impressed by what an incredibly talented storyteller Rebel Nicks O’Dey has proved herself to be. This book/series is one of my favourite reads for the year, for sure.
This story has so much going on in it, in a great way. From secrets, to suspense, a little mystery, plenty of steam, chemistry, drama, intrigue, tension, danger, emotion, romance, and so much more. I was pulled into the story from the very beginning and couldn’t tear myself away. I read the book in one sitting because I found it difficult to put down, even for a minute. I was so immersed in the story- so invested in the characters and the outcome of the story- that I really NEEDED to know how the story played out- so I devoured the book over the course of the afternoon/evening and loved every minute. I loved the storyline, characters, and Ms. Nicks O’Dey’s writing style so much that I read the first 3 books back-to-back! And WOW- colour me impressed! I am in love with the story- and completely enthralled by the wonderful characters. I wanted to be part of the group, hang out and banter with them, and become a part of their lives. This is how real and believable these characters and their story are- they made me want to be part of their ‘world’. And holy hotness- every single one of the Fisher Men have now joined my book boyfriend harem!!!
When Samantha Reynolds moved next door to the Fisher family as a young teenager, she didn’t fully appreciate (at the time) how important the brothers would become to her, how much she would need and appreciate each and every one. She couldn’t possible predict the traumatic event that would cement their relationship- where the Fisher Men make a pact to protect her- a pact of friendship that stood the test of time. Each one playing their part. Morgan, Connor, Xander, and Zack give her the strength to move forward and live her life. But there was always one brother who was imbedded into her heart much deeper than the rest. Now she’s an adult, just finished college- and headed back to their hometown, determined to claim her man. Has she waited too long? Will he feel the same way? What happens when pacts are tested, deals are made, and secrets are revealed? Will she win her man- or lose them all? Throw in some danger, and I’m on the edge of my seat devouring every word- caught up in the developments. I really recommend reading this fantastic story to find out all the intriguing details for yourself. Don’t be like me and turn up late to this incredible ‘party’- you’ll regret not doing it sooner!
The story is funny- with witty touches throughout the story. The banter, quips and antics had me smiling, and then laughing out loud. This helped balance the intense, emotional parts of the story which had me holding my breath, or really tugged at my heartstrings. The camaraderie between the brothers, and between them, Sam, their friends, and family, was captured so well. It was what made me want to be part of their ‘group’.
I could go on and on about this book- but I still wouldn’t be able to do it the justice it deserves. It’s one of those books you really should read yourself to find out how fantastic it really is. Rebel Nicks O’Dey has earned herself a place at my ‘favourite author’ table- and I will most definitely be devouring the rest of the series- as well as exploring every other book/series in her catalogue of work.
Thank you, Rebel Nicks O’Dey!
Reviewed by @angelahayes