3.5 Star Review by Ashley
I loved those Brooks brothers when I first met them in Bender and couldn't wait to see what in store for them next. It took a while for Stacy Borel to turn out Slider but I have to say that wait was worth it. While there were a few grammatical and editing mistakes they didn't detract from the overall story. This book picks up right where the first one left off...
To be fair, this book, and leading man- Turner are vastly different from what I was expecting going in. I was expecting more of the broody, dominant almost angry guy, like Camden, But Dr. Brooks is nothing like that. He's a player and has made his rounds. Turner has this quiet intensity about him that just draws you in and keeps you captivated. He also has this calming presence, I guess its the doctor in him, but it really showed when he was helping Annabelle when she got hurt. I loved his patience with the skittish and guarded woman. He gave her what she needed and didn't push too hard or too fast.
Now that Annabelle is a real piece of work. Deep down she has a heart of gold but hides behind a sharp tongue and quick wit. She has suffered more than her fair share of heartbreak and lonely existence. I'll admit that I had a hard time connecting with her initially. But as the story progressed and her true heart started to show I fell for her. What melted my heart the most was watching her blossom and open up as she spent time with baby Noah. Ugh- that part of the story line gutted me. I found it very brave of Stacy Borel to tackle that issue.
It was also nice catching up, albeit briefly, with Camden and Keegan. But I have to say the real star of this book, for me at least, was Donna, Turner's mother. She was completely unexpected and everything you want a mother to be. Kind. Caring. Honest. Compassionate. Giving and forgiving. Her wonderfully thoughtful gesture towards Annabelle was just what she needed. It pulled her out of her funk (literally) and helped her to be able to move forward with her life, with Turner.
Slider really had it all- drama, humor, steam, sweetness and a great secondary cast. All of the Brooks brothers were present and their individual personalities are really starting to come out. I enjoyed the ending. While the book had finished Turner and Annabelle's story is far from over. I know I'll be seeing more of them in the future. And that little tease right at the end...I am very anxious to get my hands on Dodger's story!
About the Author
Stacy Borel is currently a resident of Illinois. She has two children and is a world traveler. Stacy's passions are reading, road trips, experiencing new things, and living life to the fullest. She was a full time nursing student when she rediscovered her love of reading, and in 2012 she decided to try her hand at her own novel. Each of her books contains little pieces of herself, and they are her pride and joy.