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“All my life I’d always known what the Gentry boys were. A set of fraternal triplets born to a depraved family, they were rough, sexy and wild as wolves." Saylor... I don’t even know if love is real. After running from the bastard who brutalized me, I limped back to Arizona, choosing a vibrant college town in the hopes of starting over. I never expected to find him there. “All my life I’d always known what the Gentry boys were. A set of fraternal triplets born to a depraved family, they were rough, sexy and wild as wolves." Saylor... I don’t even know if love is real. After running from the bastard who brutalized me, I limped back to Arizona, choosing a vibrant college town in the hopes of starting over. I never expected to find him there. Cord Gentry. He and his brothers were tough, lusty forces of nature I’d known since childhood. Years ago, Cord seduced me as a sick game. I’ve hated him ever since. Now here he is again, a man who beats other men bloody for money. Cord has always been heartless, dangerous, not to be trusted. And I want him so much I can’t think. Cord... They called us ‘those white trash Gentry boys’ until we believed that’s what we were. Our people squatted at the edge of a hellhole prison town for generations. The childhood we endured was the stuff of nightmares. I’d learned early on that my brothers, Chase and Creed, were the only people on earth worth my time. They all told us we were bad, that we’d always be bad. The horrors of the past have scarred my soul. But now I need to be better. For her. Warning: This book contains explicit language, sexual situations, and violence which may be upsetting to some. Draw is the first of the Gentry Boys series, however this New Adult Romance novel can be read as a stand alone.


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“All my life I’d always known what the Gentry boys were. A set of fraternal triplets born to a depraved family, they were rough, sexy and wild as wolves." Saylor... I don’t even know if love is real. After running from the bastard who brutalized me, I limped back to Arizona, choosing a vibrant college town in the hopes of starting over. I never expected to find him there. “All my life I’d always known what the Gentry boys were. A set of fraternal triplets born to a depraved family, they were rough, sexy and wild as wolves." Saylor... I don’t even know if love is real. After running from the bastard who brutalized me, I limped back to Arizona, choosing a vibrant college town in the hopes of starting over. I never expected to find him there. Cord Gentry. He and his brothers were tough, lusty forces of nature I’d known since childhood. Years ago, Cord seduced me as a sick game. I’ve hated him ever since. Now here he is again, a man who beats other men bloody for money. Cord has always been heartless, dangerous, not to be trusted. And I want him so much I can’t think. Cord... They called us ‘those white trash Gentry boys’ until we believed that’s what we were. Our people squatted at the edge of a hellhole prison town for generations. The childhood we endured was the stuff of nightmares. I’d learned early on that my brothers, Chase and Creed, were the only people on earth worth my time. They all told us we were bad, that we’d always be bad. The horrors of the past have scarred my soul. But now I need to be better. For her. Warning: This book contains explicit language, sexual situations, and violence which may be upsetting to some. Draw is the first of the Gentry Boys series, however this New Adult Romance novel can be read as a stand alone.

30 review for Draw

  1. 4 out of 5

    Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️

    1 Actual Star + 1 Pity I-Dug-The-Brothers Star = 2 "I-Skimmed-The-Fuck-Out-o'-This" Stars For fuck's sake, this book. This was one of those situations where the rubber just didn't meet the road for me. Don't get me wrong, there was the occasional traction skid... ...but for the most part? Not so much. In addition to insta-love that just didn't click with me in this case, I just plain didn't really like Saylor. Don't get me wrong, I don't always have to love the heroine...but I prefer they not be 1 Actual Star + 1 Pity I-Dug-The-Brothers Star = 2 "I-Skimmed-The-Fuck-Out-o'-This" Stars For fuck's sake, this book. This was one of those situations where the rubber just didn't meet the road for me. Don't get me wrong, there was the occasional traction skid... ...but for the most part? Not so much. In addition to insta-love that just didn't click with me in this case, I just plain didn't really like Saylor. Don't get me wrong, I don't always have to love the heroine...but I prefer they not be judgmental flowers who are all self-righteous anti-violence. Plus, this story starts out with Saylor getting beaten up and raped by her boyfriend. Lemme repeat that first part: RAPED. And yet, not even 12 hours later she is getting all hot and bothered at the sight of Cord in a tight pair of jeans? Ummmmm....I'm sorry. Homie don't think so. Also, we are supposed to feel like these two have this "connection" based on...what exactly? This for instance... "She'd defeated the most hardboiled place in my heart. I would rather slice the skin off my palms one millimeter at a time than do anything to hurt her. But fuck it. If she hadn't figured any of that out by now I wasn't going to hold her hand and beg for her to see me for who I was..." Now...correct me if I'm wrong, but the words "by now" suggest a somewhat lengthy period of time during which they would have gotten to know each other... ...but the "by now" he is referring to is basically less than three weeks...during which they hung out at the pool ONCE, he ate dinner at the restaurant where she works ONCE, and then they rode in a car together for a few hours ONCE - on the same day he makes the above statement. So how many ACTUAL occasions spent together? Answer: THREE Now, I know they grew up in the same town and all so they have known each other for years. He DID take her virginity on a BET after all...and then told the ENTIRE town "what the inside of her pussy felt like" afterward. Wow... Such. A. Charmer. But the Cord she is supposed to know "by now" is the NEW Cord. Whom she has only known for three weeks. And hung out with three times. Sorry, I just couldn't buy in here. Although, being that I idiotically bought the entire 1-4 series instead of dipping my toe into this one via KU, I might check out book two just to see if I like it any better. And because STUPID. Find me at:

  2. 4 out of 5

    SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

    FREE on Amazon US today (5/15/2016) Stand-alone book 1. BLURB: “All my life I’d always known what the Gentry boys were. A set of fraternal triplets born to a depraved family, they were rough, sexy and wild as wolves." SAYLOR... I don’t even know if love is real. After running from the bastard who brutalized me, I limped back to Arizona, choosing a vibrant college town in the hopes of starting over. I never expected to find him there. Cord Gentry. He and his brothers were tough, lusty forces of FREE on Amazon US today (5/15/2016) Stand-alone book 1. BLURB: “All my life I’d always known what the Gentry boys were. A set of fraternal triplets born to a depraved family, they were rough, sexy and wild as wolves." SAYLOR... I don’t even know if love is real. After running from the bastard who brutalized me, I limped back to Arizona, choosing a vibrant college town in the hopes of starting over. I never expected to find him there. Cord Gentry. He and his brothers were tough, lusty forces of nature I’d known since childhood. Years ago, Cord seduced me as a sick game. I’ve hated him ever since. Now here he is again, a man who beats other men bloody for money. Cord has always been heartless, dangerous, not to be trusted. And I want him so much I can’t think. CORD... They called us ‘those white trash Gentry boys’ until we believed that’s what we were. Our people squatted at the edge of a hellhole prison town for generations. The childhood we endured was the stuff of nightmares. I’d learned early on that my brothers, Chase and Creed, were the only people on earth worth my time. They all told us we were bad, that we’d always be bad. The horrors of the past have scarred my soul. But now I need to be better. For her. https://www.amazon.com/DRAW-Gentry-Bo... FREEBIES are often good for MORE than one day, I have gathered all my FREEBIES on a special shelf: Kindle-freebies (currently over 500 books) https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...

  3. 5 out of 5

    Tate

    LOVE IT!!!! SO HAPPY THAT I READ IT!!! image: can not wait for another brother!!!! image: image: and also adored the side characters, cousin and his girlfriend!!! so cute!!! and real!!! image:

  4. 4 out of 5

    ~ Becs ~

    3.5 ~ 4 stars - review to come Well, welcome to the world of unusual names as Cora Brent brings us the Gentry triplets – Cordero, Chasy and Creedence and don’t forget Saylor who is about to fall in love with Cordero! Despite their very unusual names, I actually really quite enjoyed getting to know these boys. These boys were not so much raised as dragged up by worthless parents, sometimes neglectful, often violently attentive. They were considered to be the sourge of the prison town they grew up 3.5 ~ 4 stars - review to come Well, welcome to the world of unusual names as Cora Brent brings us the Gentry triplets – Cordero, Chasy and Creedence and don’t forget Saylor who is about to fall in love with Cordero! Despite their very unusual names, I actually really quite enjoyed getting to know these boys. These boys were not so much raised as dragged up by worthless parents, sometimes neglectful, often violently attentive. They were considered to be the sourge of the prison town they grew up in. In the face of adversary, these boys have forged an incredible bond brought together by their traumatic childhood soon ralising that they only had each other to depend on and soon developed a ferocious reputation. Saylor, our heroine, also didn't;t have the best childhood although very different from the Gentry Boys. Cord rushed her heart, confidence and happiness with an act of malicious cruelty you’d think would be unforgivable when you read it but watch this space! Saylor is now running from a violent and abusive boyfriend and tries to go to her cousin’s house but he’s not home and she runs into none other than Cord Gentry, architect of her broken heart and teenage humiliation. She thinks she hates him but he helps her out when she needed it most and she soon realises that time has matured this man into a sexy, caring, yet still very feisty soul! I very much enjoyed the slow build up between Saylor and Cord, Cora Brent really did manage to build the sexual tension beautifully here but, when they finally got together, strangely I found myself believing in their connection a little less although I definitely came back around by the end of the book. Their sex scenes somehow seemed to lack the emotional connection I was looking for although it’s kinda hard to put my finger on exactly why that was. I adored the relationship between the three boys – their characters were very well fleshed out and it’s clear that the author thought long and hard about these boys and based the entire series around them. I really began to believe in them and some of the scenes between them, especially in the second half of the book were poignant, emotional and really well done. It’s definitely these boys that will keep me reading this series – there’s so much I want to know about them and definitely want to read Creed’s and Chase’s stories. 3.5 – 4 stars

  5. 5 out of 5

    Robin Shawn

    This started off strong for me but it went downhill quickly. Saylor's wounds barely began to heal before she fell for Cord. She forgave him way too quickly and I didn't see much growth from him. The point where I lost it though was the unprotected sex. Seriously? You think this moment would be a good time to have a freaking baby?! The characters seemed incredibly immature and basically seemed like they were playing grownup.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Syndi

    Now i get to know Cord Gentry. See i started reading this series backward. I read Gentry generation first then back to the previous series, Gentry Boys. From the blurp of the book, it looks like a second change romance between Cord and Saylor. But I got more than that. I like how miss Brent protrays a harsh lofe of Emblem. The life is tough, hard and corrupt. Yet despite that the triplet of Gentry boys is thick. They stood by each other. I wish the story can be more darker. But i still like it Now i get to know Cord Gentry. See i started reading this series backward. I read Gentry generation first then back to the previous series, Gentry Boys. From the blurp of the book, it looks like a second change romance between Cord and Saylor. But I got more than that. I like how miss Brent protrays a harsh lofe of Emblem. The life is tough, hard and corrupt. Yet despite that the triplet of Gentry boys is thick. They stood by each other. I wish the story can be more darker. But i still like it like this. Like always miss Brent never fails bringing Gentry boys to life. 4 love conquers all stars

  7. 5 out of 5

    Michelle [Helen Geek]

    06/01/2015 -- Didn't like this one much at all. So, I'll lay off this author and check back for another at some point. This NA was very similar to about 50 others out there. Oh .. maybe the story is a bit different, but it has the same degree of angst, the same over the top gratuitous sex, the same insta-love feel. I finally gave up at about 75%. Nothing new and I got bored. So, my experience with Unruly may be a one-off for this author? If so, too bad. Happy [maybe] reading this one! 06/01/2015 -- Didn't like this one much at all. So, I'll lay off this author and check back for another at some point. This NA was very similar to about 50 others out there. Oh .. maybe the story is a bit different, but it has the same degree of angst, the same over the top gratuitous sex, the same insta-love feel. I finally gave up at about 75%. Nothing new and I got bored. So, my experience with Unruly may be a one-off for this author? If so, too bad. Happy [maybe] reading this one! ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Overall Rating = 1.5 Stars Book Cover / Book Blurb / Book Title = 3 / 3 / 3 = 3 Stars Writer’s Voice = 2 Stars Character / Secondary Character Development = 2 / 3 = 2.5 Stars “Did I like” Hero / Heroine = 3 / 1 = 2 Stars Story / Background Story Development = 2 / 2 = 2 Stars “Did I like the Damned Thing” = 1 Stars Worth the Chili = 1 Stars -- [$2.99 on Amazon] Smexy [HEAT] Rating = Steamy 385 pages

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sabrina

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  9. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie*

    This review is not going to be pretty... This book was terrible, IMO. The writing sucked. Sorry that's a little harsh. I just didn't like the choppiness of the story. The dialogue was awful & childish. The heroine was mostly annoying, hell I didn't even like the hero. I couldn't really connect to anyone in this damn book. Not to mention the heroine experiencing a traumatic event, & then falling in love with Cord in like 0.2 seconds. They may have history (a shitty history at that), but This review is not going to be pretty... This book was terrible, IMO. The writing sucked. Sorry that's a little harsh. I just didn't like the choppiness of the story. The dialogue was awful & childish. The heroine was mostly annoying, hell I didn't even like the hero. I couldn't really connect to anyone in this damn book. Not to mention the heroine experiencing a traumatic event, & then falling in love with Cord in like 0.2 seconds. They may have history (a shitty history at that), but for some reason the minute she sees him after years and being fucked over by him, all is forgiven. So not believable to me. Especially considering both of their pasts. The sex, meh. (view spoiler)[not to mention, no condom use. I'd be worried about STDs with that one. (hide spoiler)] . The story was all over the place for me & some major details were left out. Details that I need and it pissed me off that I didn't get them. I'm one cranky bitch. (Can't you tell?). No climax moment for me whatsoever, in more ways than one. I ended up skimming most of the book after 50% but felt like I didn't miss out on too much. This one had some major potential, just didn't follow through for me. I may give the other books a try in the not foreseeable future and that's only because the ratings are much better than this one. Maybe, just maybe, everyone has gotten their shit together. Not gonna hold my breath though...

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Darlington

    An amazing novel! I loved every minute of it!!! When reading the synopsis two things caught my eye. The triplet thing--because that means there will be three books!! And the line 'those white-trash Gentry boys.' I love reading love stories where either the guy or the girl is a underdog in some way. So because of his poor, abusive upbringing Cord was the underdog. But he's not the same kid from high school. Sure he's still that rough/rowdy/redneck, especially on the exterior. But he's also tender, An amazing novel! I loved every minute of it!!! When reading the synopsis two things caught my eye. The triplet thing--because that means there will be three books!! And the line 'those white-trash Gentry boys.' I love reading love stories where either the guy or the girl is a underdog in some way. So because of his poor, abusive upbringing Cord was the underdog. But he's not the same kid from high school. Sure he's still that rough/rowdy/redneck, especially on the exterior. But he's also tender, thoughtful and protective. And I loved the dynamic between the three brothers as well. This is the only book in years--that instead of checking the progress bar to see how much I had left to read (I do this even with pretty good books), I was checking the progress bar dreading the end. I never wanted it to end! I loved it that much!!! And then, those sexy scenes! Perfect for me! I'm not a 'fade to black' girl and, honestly, most books can never get the sex scenes quiet right. But this book sure got them right!!! Okay, that's all!! Go read the book!!!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Mallory

    DNF @ 70% :( This just wasn't for me. It started off really good, but then it just went downhill and I couldn't finish it. I've seen a lot of reviews of people who loved this so maybe it's just me.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Aisling Zena

    Books 1-4 free on amazon.co.uk at the time of posting

  13. 4 out of 5

    Nadine Hook Me Up Book Blog

    *** 4.5 Amore vincit omnia - Stars *** "Amore vincit omnia. Love really doesn conquer all." Wow... I didn't expect to love this book as much as I did. This is a new release and I rarely jump on new releases right away, especially if I don't know the author -but dang, I'm so happy I did. When reading the blurb I was sooo intrigued that I couldn't resist but 1-clicking this .99cent goody! It it didn't disappoint!! Cord, is pure alpha - he's protective, strong, fearless, sexy and extremely good in *** 4.5 Amore vincit omnia - Stars *** "Amore vincit omnia. Love really doesn conquer all." Wow... I didn't expect to love this book as much as I did. This is a new release and I rarely jump on new releases right away, especially if I don't know the author -but dang, I'm so happy I did. When reading the blurb I was sooo intrigued that I couldn't resist but 1-clicking this .99cent goody! It it didn't disappoint!! Cord, is pure alpha - he's protective, strong, fearless, sexy and extremely good in the sack ;) His filthy mouth really got me going -no joke. He knows how to turn a woman on and make her feel all mushy and stuff, while he devours her. He's intense; everything he does or says has intensity and that's what I liked about him. "Cord kissed the way he did most things, with intensity." "There was nothing simple about Cord. There never had been." "... there was no power on on earth stronger than the one between two people who were on the cusp of becoming lovers." Oooh, and the lover he was *fans*. Damn he had stamina, lucky Saylor!!! But Cord was more than just a hot protective no-bs kind of guy; no, he was served a crappy card in life. He and his brothers. He grew up literally in the dumps with an abusive father and drug addicted mom. The only kind of love he knew came from fists...and that's it. His and his brother's childhood was tainted by his upbringing... his last name was like a curse...a curse that made it impossible to achieve anything or to become someone. "...'those Gentry boys' and everything the curse of our last name entailed. All the men in our line went rotten at some point and everyone in Emblem just knew we would follow suit." "A set of fraternal triplets born to depraved family, they were rough, sexy and wild as wolves. Together they compromised a powerful triumvirate which rules the youth of Emblem." But Cord soon experiences love... not just the one from his brothers but from the very same girl he screwed over years ago. She made him see life in a different perspective. She gave him hope. She made him feel worthy. "But what really hammered me were the small glances of uncertain affection she gave me as I'd hoped that for once I had a right to do something decent." Yeah this book was great and I enjoyed every minute of it. It was way more than just 'boy meets girls, falls in love...'. The story around the Gentry boys was touching and very much real and I felt for them. I felt their struggle to fit into society; their sorrow which followed their name like the pest, especially there was so much more to the boys than anyone knew -besides Saylor. The story had depths, that's for sure and I Cora did a great job combining the Gentry boys story with the developing love story between Saylor and Cord. I can't wait to read about the over two brothers, Chase and Creed. I highly recommend this book!! ✦ Atm $.99 on Amazon ->http://amzn.to/1xHxzF8 ___________________________________ ✦ Read all my review (A-Z) on the blog ✦ Like the blog on Facebook

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jenn

    1.5 Fighting & Sexing Stars I honestly couldn't see why so many readers loved this story. So, once again, I'm in the minority. This story had no appeal, or emotional pull/affect on me. I felt it was just about fighting, sex, and dealing with domestic and child abuse. I probably could have dealt with all of that but in the end... This book did nothing for me. I couldn't connect one iota to any character. I really did have high hopes for this however, not one moment did I feel like there was 1.5 Fighting & Sexing Stars I honestly couldn't see why so many readers loved this story. So, once again, I'm in the minority. This story had no appeal, or emotional pull/affect on me. I felt it was just about fighting, sex, and dealing with domestic and child abuse. I probably could have dealt with all of that but in the end... This book did nothing for me. I couldn't connect one iota to any character. I really did have high hopes for this however, not one moment did I feel like there was anything deep to this story. It felt shallowly written. Also, the amount of time this story spent on Cord and Saylor going at it was ridiculous. It wasn't even sexy or sweet. It was raunchy. Not even in a good dirty way. Cord, Creed and Chase are triplets. Saylor is a girl who's around their age and they all grew up in a white trash town chalk full of drugs, alcohol, and abuse. Both sets of families pretty much sucked, granted the triplets parents took the cake in that category. When the boys are teens they have a bet who can deflower Saylor all over 5 cases of beer. The one who does the deed does it in a dirty place and then is cruel the second it's over. Saylor spends 6 years away from her trashy town and becomes a product of domestic abuse and sexual assault. She runs off to her cousin, Brayden, who now lives in a college town. Oh, and by the way, so do the triplets. Saylor has a run in with Cord and how quick she is to let go of the past and how she was recently sexually assaulted. Now she and Cord are together. The boys are in to illegal fighting to pay the bills although each has a talent they do nothing with. Saylor and Cord quickly set up house, fall in love, think of babies and I swear its all in one weeks time. Oh and hey, lets not forget that for 6 years she hated Cord but in a day she's letting go and letting it lay to rest and trusting oh so completely. The triplets and Saylor need to come to terms with their lives, the road it's heading down and if they can make it better. The boys take a scary hit and that throws the 4 for a loop. Saylor loves the brothers like her own, but she's overly in love with Cord. Is it enough to pull him and his brothers out the downward spin they were thrown into? Is she enough for Cord? Can they shake off their "white trash" stigma? Even if its just them in a new town that knows of their stigma...can they over come it for themselves?

  15. 5 out of 5

    Carol

    This is the first book in the Gentry Brothers series. If you are looking for a good and easy book, this is one for you. I really enjoyed the POV of Cord and Saylor throughout the whole book. I was drawn right in and couldn't put it down until I had finished it. Cord is using his fist to support him and his brothers and Saylor is running from the fist of her past. Cord and Saylor have a past that could have been explored more in depth. After what he did to her as a teenager, I would have liked to This is the first book in the Gentry Brothers series. If you are looking for a good and easy book, this is one for you. I really enjoyed the POV of Cord and Saylor throughout the whole book. I was drawn right in and couldn't put it down until I had finished it. Cord is using his fist to support him and his brothers and Saylor is running from the fist of her past. Cord and Saylor have a past that could have been explored more in depth. After what he did to her as a teenager, I would have liked to have seen flashbacks as to how she coped. I know many years have passed but I think she shouldn't have forgiven him so easily. The H & H meet up again years later and right off the bat start a relationship. More development into this would have been more impactful. Even though not said aloud, I Love You shouldn't be the first words she wants to say the first time they have sex. Cord comes across as very protective and loyal to his family. There is nothing he wouldn't do for the ones he loves. Saylor finally takes a stand and isn't afraid to stand on her own and fight her own battles. The little insights you see of Creed and Chase, Cord's brothers leaves you anticipating what demons in their past shapes their future, and what the author has in store for them. Can't wait for the next book in the series. I know I only gave the book 4 stars but that is only because I would have liked more development in the characters and the relationship. I think it came to easy for them considering what they went through.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Naksed

    As usual, these types of ratings and reviews are highly personal. I am not a huge fan of these types of NA romances but I have been known to occasionally really like one, such as Bully by Penelope Douglas. In this case, for me, there was potential in the story and characters but it was DNF because it fizzled out pretty quickly. I could not comprehend the characters'actions which seemed contradictory to their development. I will not say more so as not to spoil it for any readers. This was not a As usual, these types of ratings and reviews are highly personal. I am not a huge fan of these types of NA romances but I have been known to occasionally really like one, such as Bully by Penelope Douglas. In this case, for me, there was potential in the story and characters but it was DNF because it fizzled out pretty quickly. I could not comprehend the characters'actions which seemed contradictory to their development. I will not say more so as not to spoil it for any readers. This was not a bad book per se, just not right for me.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Tpagirl

    Draw was the first book in the Gentry Boys series by Cora Brent. It was also my first book by the author. Cord Gentry was a triplet. I loved the bond between the three. They had endured a horrific childhood and although they found their way out of their small town, they were still barely getting by, but they had each other. They were all gorgeous in their own way with loyalty to each other as their foundation. Saylor McCann grew up with the Gentry boys and it wasn’t pretty. She had a humiliating Draw was the first book in the Gentry Boys series by Cora Brent. It was also my first book by the author. Cord Gentry was a triplet. I loved the bond between the three. They had endured a horrific childhood and although they found their way out of their small town, they were still barely getting by, but they had each other. They were all gorgeous in their own way with loyalty to each other as their foundation. Saylor McCann grew up with the Gentry boys and it wasn’t pretty. She had a humiliating incident with Cord, which was one of the major reasons she fled Emblem, AZ upon high school graduation. Unfortunately her judgement in boys/men wasn’t any better in college and she ended up back in AZ upon her college graduation. Her life was on a continuous downfall, but she found temporary solace with her cousin/best friend since birth until she could get on her feet. I struggled with the first two chapters and anyone with abuse triggers will too. There was nothing good about those chapters except they set the stage by explaining the past so we could get to the present and future. Brent still explored the past as the storyline progressed, but the focus was on a better life. Draw was told with a dual POV so we were able to get at the heart of both Cord and Saylor. I loved the second chance premise while also overcoming poverty and town judgement. It was entertaining and heart breaking at the same time. The plot was well developed but there were numerous editing errors that detracted from the writing. Otherwise, it was a fairly fast read and enjoyable. Additionally Brent set the stage well for the series. I fell in love with the Gentry’s - brothers and cousins alike - their hearts, loyalty, unique personalities and all of their imperfections. I can’t wait for each story, but Brent left a pretty big hole in the plot that I expect to be filled in with Creed’s story next in Risk. I can’t wait!

  18. 4 out of 5

    CC

    Re read via audible Since my previous review disappeared this is a good opportunity to write a few comments. I loved this series (even though it is NA). This will always be my favorite of the series. There is nobody like Cord Gentry!!! Ok so Cord and Saylor have a BAD history. He did something really horrible to her when they were teenagers. Something unforgivable. But Saylor is a better woman than me, because she does forgive him and finds her soulmate. The book begins with Saylor leaving a very Re read via audible Since my previous review disappeared this is a good opportunity to write a few comments. I loved this series (even though it is NA). This will always be my favorite of the series. There is nobody like Cord Gentry!!! Ok so Cord and Saylor have a BAD history. He did something really horrible to her when they were teenagers. Something unforgivable. But Saylor is a better woman than me, because she does forgive him and finds her soulmate. The book begins with Saylor leaving a very bad and abusive relationship. (view spoiler)[ she is beaten and raped. Not very graphic, but it does happen live in the book (hide spoiler)] She goes to her cousin for help and finds Cord - which was NOT a happy reunion! But he helps her out and a tentative truce is formed. But Cord has grown up. He is a good man with a heart and she sees that over a bit of time. I loved their story. I know Cord screwed up badly in the past, but if you can find it in your heart to give him a chance, I think you will love him too! Safety gang lots o' spoilers (view spoiler)[ Cord and his brothers made a bet about who could take her virginity in high school. They are triplets growing up in the worst home possible so they acted like animals. They were not friends with Saylor who was shy and a bookworm. Cord won the bet and was a total ass about it. Then his BROTHER spread the rumor all around school. Humiliating her even further. We find out in Chase's book that Cord was really angry at his brother for doing this. I know this is terrible, but if Saylor could forgive him, I figured I could read it.... Condoms are not always used between H/h. No mention of past but I got the impression they both always used them. Cord and his brothers were all manwhores. Cord maybe a bit less than the others. No OW show up in the story. Saylor was raped and beaten by her ex. I guess he did not "finish" but I was skeeved out that she did not get tested or checked out after. This is sort of HEA and HFN. They are committed but you see it play out more in the brothers books. (hide spoiler)]

  19. 5 out of 5

    *The Angry Reader*

    I liked the first half of this book. It was slightly dark, a lot happening without a lot of whining, interesting characters. The second half had more drama and less of my interest. It wasn't awful, but it danced with OTT. The story - Saylor leaves her shitty bf and runs into our hero - a jerk from her past. Romance. Problems. The drama existed with the hero and his 2 brothers rather than the hero and heroine. So that was different. And I appreciated that when shit coulda gone super south the I liked the first half of this book. It was slightly dark, a lot happening without a lot of whining, interesting characters. The second half had more drama and less of my interest. It wasn't awful, but it danced with OTT. The story - Saylor leaves her shitty bf and runs into our hero - a jerk from her past. Romance. Problems. The drama existed with the hero and his 2 brothers rather than the hero and heroine. So that was different. And I appreciated that when shit coulda gone super south the author took it easy on me. Overall I didn't feel a strong connection to anyone. I never felt like I wanted to quit reading it - but I never felt like I couldn't put it down. At some point I'll likely read the next book in the series, but I'm not rushing into it.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kelly

    This book started out okay, but then turned into insta love and sex. I don't get how Saylor went from one abusive relationship straight to a guy who slept with her in high school as a bet and didn't make him work for it at all. There was a point when she got upset with Cord for what I found to be a valid reason and he basically said I've given her my all so tough if it's not enough. I don't think he made up for his past at all. But to each their own.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Nikki

    Freaking Loved it. I read a few reviews that had me a little worried, but I am happy to report that I loved it and the faults the other reviews found were not faults I found! Cord was a super hot alpha bad boy and Saylor was a spunky girl who had a rough time but was able to turn it around. I absolutely can't wait for Creed's book next!!!!!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Stacie

    3 3/4 "Conquer" Stars!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kate

    So I'm a huge Cora Brent fan and I mean huge. Read all her books and I love them. This book was no different. 4 Gentry Boy Stars. Ms. Brent has picked a deep meaning quote to start the book with. "Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." - Plato- The Gentry boys/men are triplets. Creedence (Creed) is the oldest, Cordero (Cord) and Chaslyn (Chase) is the youngest by about 90 seconds. They have all had a tough upbringing with a junkie Mum and an alcoholic Dad. By sticking together So I'm a huge Cora Brent fan and I mean huge. Read all her books and I love them. This book was no different. 4 Gentry Boy Stars. Ms. Brent has picked a deep meaning quote to start the book with. "Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." - Plato- The Gentry boys/men are triplets. Creedence (Creed) is the oldest, Cordero (Cord) and Chaslyn (Chase) is the youngest by about 90 seconds. They have all had a tough upbringing with a junkie Mum and an alcoholic Dad. By sticking together they are stronger. Growing up in a small town where you can either work at the prison, get the hell out of dodge or sucumb to drugs and alcohol. They were snubbed by the town and called white trash. To survive they each tattooed latein on their skin to never forget. Vincit qui se vincit - He conquers who conquers himself. Saylor McCann who grew up in the same small town and was one of them who managed to get out of dodge. The Gentry boys made a bet and Saylor's life then became hell. Saylor has been abused by her boyfriend and after the straw that breaks the camels back leaves to move to her cousin Brayden. It has been awhile and as life plays out you always meet the person you most dislike. Things change though, people grow up and regret or redemption are hard to come by. You have to be the better person to really forgive someone. Saylor and Cord get close and realise that there is something there they would have never thought could be. “There are a million mysteries wrapped up in every heart. It would be foolish to believe they can be easily sorted.” There are some scenes that could make some people feel uncomfortable. Saylor and Cord realise how much they have come to mean to one another. Money doesn't matter but the love you can give someone and the life that you have as it is all too short to mess up. "And then she gifted me with such a smile of utter fucking brilliance I almost threw myself at her feet and begged her to wear my ring."

  24. 5 out of 5

    ★¸. • * ° * ༺*Blanka*༺*°°*•.¸. ♥★

    I enjoyed it much better, the second time I read it. Three triplets born on the wrong side of tracks, what to do but live up to the reputation the town has placed on them.. And then we have Saylor, who was a dorky little thing in high-school, stuck to her cousin, shy with a crush on all three brothers.. The brothers placed a bet that one of them will pop Saylor's cherry, and let's face it she made it really easy, a drawing and bam thighs spread quicker than any KFC.. And the Cord said, wow what a I enjoyed it much better, the second time I read it. Three triplets born on the wrong side of tracks, what to do but live up to the reputation the town has placed on them.. And then we have Saylor, who was a dorky little thing in high-school, stuck to her cousin, shy with a crush on all three brothers.. The brothers placed a bet that one of them will pop Saylor's cherry, and let's face it she made it really easy, a drawing and bam thighs spread quicker than any KFC.. And the Cord said, wow what a waste! Now let's forward a few years later, Saylor is running from an abusive relationship after her boyfriend nearly put her in the hospital, first day back and she sees Cord after how many years? The reason I gave this a lower rating was the fact that Cord made Saylor cry after the way he behaved in highschol, and now he is a change man supposedly and she is telling him she loves him after 4 days.. Didn't she just get out of a relationship not even a week ago? You love him? Really? Jeez, I don't know if to laugh or cry for her.. Not very realistic. I couldn't relate to any of the characters.. and Cord he just seemed so cold, everytime she said something nice he turned into some sexual reference. He was a boy, not close to a grown man, nothing alpha about him but his fists..

  25. 5 out of 5

    Meghan March

    This one sucked me in and kept me reading until I hit the end -- at 4am. Hot. Dirty. Angsty. I'll definitely be picking up the next Gentry boy. And the next.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Annie Brewer

    I really enjoyed this book!!! Loved Saylor and Cord!!! Can't wait for Creed's book! Those Gentry boys are just awesome. And sexy!!! Definitely recommend this read!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jamila

    Ugh those boys just make u wana hug the shit out of em

  28. 5 out of 5

    Joletta

    I'm not usually fond of second chance romances. There are usually some pretty horrific circumstances and/or a whole lotta drama associated with the characters' first try. I am so glad that I didn't follow my instincts and give Draw a pass. Cora Brent can spin a tale and suck you in before you know it. Cord and Saylor grew up in a nowhere small town who's only claim to fame (so to speak) was the state prison that provided most of the employment to and too many of the citizens for Emblem, Arizona. I'm not usually fond of second chance romances. There are usually some pretty horrific circumstances and/or a whole lotta drama associated with the characters' first try. I am so glad that I didn't follow my instincts and give Draw a pass. Cora Brent can spin a tale and suck you in before you know it. Cord and Saylor grew up in a nowhere small town who's only claim to fame (so to speak) was the state prison that provided most of the employment to and too many of the citizens for Emblem, Arizona. Small town mentality being what it is there were wrong/right side of the tracks (figuratively speaking, in this case). Cordero Gentry and his two brothers (to round out his triplet status) were from the wrong side of the tracks. Gentry is a name that comes attached to worthlessness, hell-raising, panty-dropping, no-good abusive alcoholic users. Yeah, that's a hella name to live up to right? When you're told that you are trash, barely survive living in and with trash, and are looked down upon like trash...well, you're gonna live "up" to expectations. Saylor grew up with the knowledge that she was NOT going to stay in Emblem. She was smart and was going tap that potential in any way she could to flee from her desolate home town. That meant staying as far away from "those Gentry boys" as she could. A drunken bet between three budding degenerates concerning who could pop bookish little Saylor McCann's cherry would make Cord's victory transform Say's need to leave into a driving imperative to leave. She fled to a sunny California college and eventually got involved with an entitled rich boy who made those "Gentry Boys" look like choir boys. Say crawls to Tempe, Arizona to lick her wounds with the only person on Earth who cares about her; her cousin Brayden. The past, however, has a way of creeping up on a person. Who finds her before she can reunite with Bray, but the bad-ass, loose-lipped, cherry-poppin' Cordero Gentry. On the worst night of her life which had followed the worst months of her life, finding Cord near what should have been her safe haven was the cherry *snicker* on top. Needless to say there are quite a few fireworks, tears and snark involved with Say and Cord's reunion. There's also quite a bit of apologies, forgiveness and enough skin on skin to melt your nook. Say is not one of the whiny "woe-is-me" h's that do nothing but lament their bad luck. She made mistakes that she learned from and despite their history she finds safety and security with Cord. Cord wasn't your typical bad boy either. As his character is fleshed out you see the circumstances of his childhood and determination to be, if not the best person in the world (thankfully, because HELLO! BOOORIIINNNGGG!) as good a man as he can. The secondary characters in this book do NOT feel secondary at all. You're left with a driving need to see nearly everyone you meet within these pages living out a HEA of their own. With that said I'm one Amazon click away from diving into Creed's story. WOOHOO!

  29. 4 out of 5

    ~`*Ella Lee*`~

    What a great, hot Alpha read! The hero, Cord, is one of 3 smokin hot, ripped, manly triplets. Their background story is heart breaking. The history between Cord and Saylor....- well at first I wasn't even sure if I could get over how these two started out (in their high school years). It was a very entertaining, quick read. The love between these two - it melted off the pages. I loved how hard Cord fell for Saylor - and the same for her. I loved her cousin and her cousin's girlfriend, Millie. What a great, hot Alpha read! The hero, Cord, is one of 3 smokin hot, ripped, manly triplets. Their background story is heart breaking. The history between Cord and Saylor....- well at first I wasn't even sure if I could get over how these two started out (in their high school years). It was a very entertaining, quick read. The love between these two - it melted off the pages. I loved how hard Cord fell for Saylor - and the same for her. I loved her cousin and her cousin's girlfriend, Millie. Everything about all the characters introduced was great and will make for some interesting fun future reads. Especially Camden...Mmmmmmm I can not WAIT for that broody hunk o' love to start gettin busy in my Kindle. Anyway, great story, lots of ups and downs - but in a good, entertaining way. Not a lot of angst for the two main characters. I thought the author did an excellent job bringing these two together, especially considering their past. Definitely recommend and I can't wait for more!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Angela James

    Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)[ No (hide spoiler)] HEA: (view spoiler)[ Yes (hide spoiler)] Cheating: (view spoiler)[ No (hide spoiler)] Rape: (view spoiler)[Yes, heroine is forced to have sex w/her boyfriend at beginning of book. Not graphic. (hide spoiler)] Violence: (view spoiler)[Yes, some descriptions of hero fighting. Heroine is abused by boyfriend at beginning. No details are super graphic or gruesome. (hide spoiler)] POV: Sensuality level (1 being kissing only and 5 being Penthouse Letters Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)[ No (hide spoiler)] HEA: (view spoiler)[ Yes (hide spoiler)] Cheating: (view spoiler)[ No (hide spoiler)] Rape: (view spoiler)[Yes, heroine is forced to have sex w/her boyfriend at beginning of book. Not graphic. (hide spoiler)] Violence: (view spoiler)[Yes, some descriptions of hero fighting. Heroine is abused by boyfriend at beginning. No details are super graphic or gruesome. (hide spoiler)] POV: Sensuality level (1 being kissing only and 5 being Penthouse Letters graphic:: 2. Sexy but not erotic. Some description but not overly graphic. Grammar errors/typo level (1 being what you'd see in any book, 5 being this read like a rough draft): 3

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