Sunday, May 25, 2014

Book Review : Branded (The Cavanaugh Brothers, #1) by Laura Wright

The Cavanaugh Brothers, #1
by Laura Wright

Release Date:
June 3rd, 2014



ARC received for honest review

In the small town of River Black, Texas, sits the Triple C—a working cattle ranch that sustains the town. But it also holds painful memories and shocking secrets for the Cavanaugh brothers... 

When the Cavanaugh brothers return home for their father’s funeral, they discover unexpected evidence of the old man’s surprising double life—a son named Blue, who wants the Triple C Ranch as much as they do. The eldest son, Deacon, a wealthy businessman who couldn’t wait to leave the ranch and move on with his life, is looking to use his powerful connections to stop Blue at any cost. He never expected the ranch’s forewoman, Mackenzie Byrd, to get in his way. 

Mac knows Deacon means to destroy the ranch and therefore destroy her livelihood. But as the two battle for control, their attraction builds. Now Deacon is faced with the choice of a lifetime: Take down the Triple C to feed his need for revenge, or embrace the love of the one person who has broken down every barrier to his heart.

The Cavanaugh Brother Series

Branded (The Cavanaugh Brothers, #1)

Broken (The Cavanaugh Brothers, #2)


Woweeee! What an awesome start to Laura Wright's new series!

A few months ago while I was feeding my one-click addiction, I stumbled upon The Wicked Ink Chronicles by Laura Wright. I had never heard of it before. When I finished reading First Ink and Shattered Ink, I knew right away that it would not be my last time reading a book written by Laura Wright. Her stories are captivating, sexy and romantic! The first installment of The Cavanaugh Brothers does not disappoint! It was everything I was expecting and more!

In Branded we follow Deacon Cavanaugh, which is the oldest of the Cavanaugh brothers, and Mackenzie Byrd, who is the Foreman of the Triple C ranch. Mac had a huge crush on Deacon Cavanaugh when she was a teenager. When he comes back to the ranch years later, the crush she once had turned into something more. Deacon wants to destroy the Triple C Ranch, Mac wants to save it. When these two go head-to-head sparks will fly! 

Can I just mention that the covers for this series are GORGEOUS! It 100% reflects Deacon. He is sexy, wild,  passionate and confident. He is one hot Alpha male! I absolutely loved him and Mac together. Their chemistry was fantastic and the sexual tension ... Eeeeeep!!!! Oh, and let me tell you something ... Deacon Cavanaugh is one hell of a dirty talker! *Fans Self*

What I loved the most about their relationship is that they did not deny their attraction to each other. He wants her and she wants him. Plain and simple. The battle for the Triple C Ranch was fierce! Deacon wanted to bury the past and start a new journey. Mac wanted to save the place she calls home. It was absolutely amazing to see Mac in action. Once she found out what happened to Deacon she was heartbroken, but that did not stop her. She put her foot down and made him realize what the Triple C Ranch really means. I don't think anybody could have done that. Not even his brothers. 

While reading the book we get to read Cassandra's diary. Cassandra Cavanaugh was Deacon, James and Cole's sister and Mac's best friend. Something tragic happened to her and the mystery behind this tragedy is slowly being revealed. I think that by the end of this series we will find out what really happened to her and that justice will be made. I really enjoyed this story. The author did an amazing job at introducing the Cavanaugh brothers. I got a sneak peek into James, Cole and Blue's world and I can't wait to read about them! They are all fascinating and intriguing. I'm extremely curious about Blue's mystery lady. I cannot wait to find out who ''Cowgirl'' is! 


I give, Branded, by Laura Wright 4.5 ardent, seductive, page-turning stars! I highly recommend this amazing new series! These sexy cowboys will have your hearts melting guaranteed! I am sooooooo ready for Branded, which is James and Sheridan's story :)

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of Mark of the Vampire, Bayou Heat, Cavanaugh Brothers series, and Wicked Ink Chronicles.


  1. Great review Mikki!
    Now, I have to 1-click it. Damn, it looks like my TBR will never diminish. ;)

  2. Oh man. I didn't take this for review bc I didn't have time. Now I'm regretting that! So glad you loved Branded, Mikki. Great review!

  3. Strong alpha male, huh? I'm in.


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